1996 - Volume #20, Issue #2, Page #08[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
1950's Farmall Tractor Fitted With Late Model Cab
Watkins has a cow-calf operation and, due to his poor health, needed a way to feed out hay comfortably during bad weather. He first mounted a wide front end on the Farmall 450 to add stability and put a bale spear on the 3-pt. hitch.
Then he decided to tackle the tough part - putting a cab on the old tractor. "A friend of mine, Lewis Roediger, had a cab off an 806 IH and said he could figure out how to fit it to the Farmall. Since he can do just about anything mechanical, we decided to go ahead. Thanks to Roediger's engineering skill, the cab looks like it was made for the tractor. I'm very proud of it.
"I use the tractor every day. It keeps me comfortable in all kinds of weather. This was an affordable project that any small farmer could afford. I'll be glad to provide information to anyone who wants to try it themselves."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bobby Watkins, P.O. Box 73, Easton, Kan. 66020 (ph 913 773-8307).
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