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Sprayer Made From 1949 IH Tractor
"Makes a good spray tractor," says Ed Gallaher, Independence, Ore., who converted a 1949 International W-6. He built a new operator's platform, raising it up and moving it forward, which made room for a rear-mounted spray tank and improved operator visibility. He had to reroute steering and foot controls to the new platform. He also installed a wide front-end and moved it out 3 ft. for better stability and to improve steering in soft fields. A pto-powered spray pump mounts on back.
Key to versatility of the tractor-sprayer are the rear tractor tires. Gallaher widened the tread of the tractor's 11 by 38 tires by splicing an 8-in. wide piece of metal into the rims. When finished, the tires were 20.8 by 38.
"It's not hard to do. I used 8 ga. metal and just beat it into a circle with a hammer and welded it into place," says Gallaher, who's made the modification on other equipment. He's currently making a spray tractor out of a 1951 Farmall "M" which, he says, will be the "Cadillac" of farm tractor sprayers.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ed Gallaher, 7775 Buena Vista Rd., Independence, Ore. 97351 (ph 503 838-1147).

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #3