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Road Grader Garden Tractor
"My road grader garden tractor has two4-ft wide blades - a 17-in. high dozer blade in front and a 6-in. road grader blade in the middle. Both blades can be raised independently. Works great for leveling my driveway," says Wayne Bashore, Mifflintown, Penn., who used the rear drive axle from an old car and a 2-cylinˇder, 17 hp Wisconsin engine to build the tractor.
The front blade is used to scrape off bumps and the middle blade is used to smooth out the loose dirt. The middle blade can be tilted to either side by operˇating a lever.
"It does abeautiful job. The front blade also works great for piling dirt and for pushing brush up into riles that can be burned," says Bashore. "I cut up an old hot water heater to make the front blade. The middle blade is the cutting edge off an old road grader blade. Up-and-down movement of each blade is controlled by a hydraulic cylinder.
"I patterned it after a 1939 Allis-Chalmˇers G tractor. I originally used it to pull my cultivator. With the cultivator right below me I could really see what I was doing."
The garden tractor has a hydrostatic transmission and mechanical steering with 12-in. wheels in front and 20-in. wheels in back.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Wayne Bashore, Rt. 2, Box 201, Mifflin-town, Penn. 17059 (ph 717 436-2204).

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1993 - Volume #17, Issue #4