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4WD Articulated Tractor
"My husband built a 4-WD articulated tractor last winter and I'd like to surprise him by running a story about it in FARM SHOW magazine," says Ruth Stuber,
"He built the tractor totally from scratch over a period of 4 months for about $1,000. The frame consists of pieces of 2 by 8-in. and 3 by 3-in. channel iron. The engine is a 250 cu. in., 6-cyl. Chevrolet that's fitted to a 4-speed Chevrolet transmission. A 2-speed heavy-duty Timken Rockwell transfer case controls a pair of 2-speed Eaton rear ends that drive the wheels. The drive is mechanical.
"The tractor's articulated steering consists of two 2 by 16-in. hydraulic cylinders and a 6 gal. per minute hydraulic pump. The pump is belt-driven off the front of the engine.
"The main hydraulic pump is also belt driven off the front of the engine. This pump operates a dozer blade up front and six outlets at the rear of the tractor. The rear-mounted fuel tank came from a 175 International swather.
"The tractor weighs 3 1/2 tons without fluid in the tires or wheel weights. We put 8 tires on it in the summer but only 4 in the winter, fitted with chains. We use it mainly for snow removal, grading, harrowing, and seeding. The 6-cyl. engine has plenty of power and starts well during cold Alberta winters.
"The only thing the tractor still needs is a rear 3-pt. hitch. It's on the drawing board."

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #2