1993 - Volume #17, Issue #5, Page #06[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Utility Tractor Has Front, Rear 3-Pts
The tractor is powered by a 25 hp Wisconsin 4-cylinder air-cooled gas engine. It has 9,00 by 24 tires on back and 15-in. ribbed tires in front. The front axle is made from 2 1/2-in. sq. steel tubing and the rear axle is off an old Ford 1-ton truck. The tractor is fitted with a pair of 4-speed transmissions.
"It's handy for doing a lot of different jobs," says Clark, who built the tractor last winter. "Works great for mowing my lawn, planting, cultivating, etc. I modified a 5-ft. wide lawn mower for use on the front 3-pt. and also modified a 5-ft. cultivator that can be used on front or back. I use a 2-row McCormick-Deering lister planter on back to plant sweet corn. I can also use a 5-ft. harrow and a 12-ft. sprayer on back. I use the sprayer for controlling weeds along fences and around my yard.
"Either 4-speed transmission by itself would have been geared way too fast, especially with the big rear wheels. The two transmissions provide 16 forward speeds - 17 when both transmissions are put in reverse which provides the slowest speed. It has 4 reverse speeds. I use a separate gearshift to operate each transmission and a hand-operated clutch to run the mower."
The rear tires didn't have much traction so Clark bolted 300-lb. wheel weights (salvaged from the rear wheels of an IH tractor) into the tractor's rear wheels to improve traction. The steering sector is off a Massey Harris 21 combine. He mounted a hydraulic pump on the side of the engine which is used to operate the 3ípts. They're raised or lowered by 2-in. cylinders. He used steel tubing to make 3-pt. lift arms.
The seat is off a horse-drawn dump rake. The fenders were salvaged from an International tractor. Clark used 5-in. channel iron to build the frame.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dean Clark, Box 214, Waukomis, Okla. 73773 (ph 405 758-3423).
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