Went for a little ride today on the hitch of a 1947 John Deere!
What a machine! Spins a 300lb flywheel, has over 5" of stroke with 2 pistons the size of giant coffee cans, 36" rims ... they just don't build em like this anymore.
There's more metal in the engine block alone than in 5 L100 tractors at Home Depot. Someone please built a time machine!!
He was taking me up to his place to check out a couple vintage bikes. They will probably be for sale soon in one form or another, as he told me his riding days are long behind him now. It was like my very own episode of American Pickers! Never know what's gonna come by in my neighborhood. Yesterday my other neighbor let me squeeze off a few rounds from his .270 ... been a great week here!
The pics are of some of his other toys. That Ford 2N is late 40's early 50's? Forgot what he said. And that Orange one is a 1938 ..... I already forgot the damn name!! Another 4 cylinder with lots of metal for the drivetrain. Cool stuff! He has 2 other J/D's not pictured too.