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Van Seat Perfect For Tractor Rides
When Robert Bauer’s grandkids come to visit one of the first things they ask is, “Can we go for a ride on the tractor?”
“I bought the Farmall B just for that reason,” Bauer admits, noting there is plenty of room to mount an extra wide seat on it, enough space for him and 2 children.
He pulled the backseat out of a Dodge Caravan, leaving the seatbelts intact, and welded it on angle iron that bolts through existing holes on the fender. Angle iron from the backside of the seat to the drawbar adds more stability.
“I have an old cattle pasture with the Vermillion River running through it so we go down there or go out to check the crops,” says the Hastings, Minn., farmer. The grandkids, as young as 4, are safely belted in and love their tractor rides.
Because the Farmall B steering is offset, there is plenty of room on the right for Bauer.
He mounted a step on the clutch housing, noting that he gets plenty of use out of the tractor with the extra wide seat.
“When the grandkids aren’t around, the two dogs get to ride,” he says.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Robert Bauer, Hastings, Minn. (ph 612 987-2790).

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