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Packing Crate Garden Tractor Cab
"I made a cab for my Deere 314 garden tractor using metal tubing from the crates used to ship garden tractors to Deere dealers," says Louis Kadlec, Pisek, N. Dak.
"I covered the tube frame with 1/8-in. thick Plexiglasss, using metal screws and large washers to attach the plexiglass directly to the frame. I made holes in the plexiglass with a special drill bit that doesn't crack it like ordinary bits. The plexiglass is fastened directly to the frame. The roof of the cab is a sheet of plywood.
"A hinging bracket at the rear of the cab is bolted to the tractor through holes drilled in the rear of the fenders. I fasten down the bracket, tip the cab up into position, and bolt on a brace that fastens to the tractor by the battery box. Three bolts hold the cabin place. I'm 75 years old and I have no trouble putting icon or taking it off.
"The cab works great for blowing snow. It's not heated."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Louis Kadlec, Box 7, Pisek, N.Dak. 58273 (ph 701 284-6244).

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #1