The Tractor thread...

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:28 pm

Nothing in the world wrong with an OLIVER-- sayin up here goes--if it's red, keep it in the shed :clap: toothy
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:36 pm

I have an Oliver 77, anybody want a pull off in that class? Weighed down and 6 cyl engine with a very large power band it's unbeatable and despite daily abuse still runs like it came from the factory. For $h it and giggles drop an engine from a 1755 in it and take on the big boys (up to 100HP). I still miss my Cletrac, now that machine was a blast.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:20 pm

coalnewbie wrote:I have an Oliver 77, anybody want a pull off in that class? Weighed down and 6 cyl engine with a very large power band it's unbeatable and despite daily abuse still runs like it came from the factory. For $h it and giggles drop an engine from a 1755 in it and take on the big boys (up to 100HP). I still miss my Cletrac, now that machine was a blast.


Nope!

In high school I had a friend that worked really hard on a farm and saved up and bought a tractor. An Oliver and used it for pulling. Needless to say, he pulled well and made money doing it which made the kids that spent their McDonald's money on junk cars nearly cry.

Who says farmers are dumb?

And by the way; the name of his pulling tractor..."The Right Shade of Green!" :D
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:32 am

freetown fred wrote:Nothing in the world wrong with an OLIVER-- sayin up here goes--if it's red, keep it in the shed :clap: toothy


Fred its the other way around ;)

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4 Farmall Cubs . 1948, 49, 58 and 59 and a lot of atachments.

3 out of the 4
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Me and my boy working on the 49
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Dad cleaning the 58 it has the sickle mower on it and it works great!
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We split this tractor and replaced the clutch ourself
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The 5' belly mower I restored this past year
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If you want to see any vids search for "Guntoatin" on YouTube
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:23 pm

Nice collection Josh--gotta love them thar CUBS :) unfortunatly, not quite up there with the N's toothy
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:16 pm

freetown fred wrote:Nice collection NS--gotta love them thar CUBS :) unfortunatly, not quite up there with the N's toothy



The cubs were the most versatile for what I needed and wanted . They were also more affordable around here . Eventually I would like a super A . I love IH's one point hitch . Too bad IH wouldn't release their information for 3rd parties to replicate. that's why the Ford 3 point design took off so well but sure is a lot more work than the single point ;)
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:25 pm

They're both outstanding tractors when ya get out in the fields ;) Damn Josh, I thought that was NoSmoke postin all them thar pix--sorry buddy, this gettin older crap ain't all it's cut out to be :clap: toothy
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:36 pm

freetown fred wrote:They're both outstanding tractors when ya get out in the fields ;) Damn Josh, I thought that was NoSmoke postin all them thar pix--sorry buddy, this gettin older crap ain't all it's cut out to be :clap: toothy


Hah that's alright Fred I figured :lol:

I want a tractor with a bucket on it next! I need to dig my bomb shelter / house ;)


I am addicted to old tractors and would enjoy owning any of them!
My Dad bought all these tractors when I was looking at a lawn tractor. We both agreed that for the same price of a plastic chinese made lawn turd we could own a functioning piece of American history. I have 4 belly mowers and a sickle two have bush hog type swing blades on them. They sure cut grass a lot quicker than a lawn tractor.
I am a fan of the oldschool lawn tractors though!
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: oros35 On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:51 am

I guess it's an addiction... #17 currently. Brought another one home!

1951 Minneapolis Moline ZASI
#492 of 515 made.
This one is different, was made for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Originally painted semi-gloss OD green.
Runs great, all numbers match, all the specialty parts that make it a ZASI are there except for the pintle hitch plate which should be easy to remake.
Little history on it, 515 were made for the Air force, Navy, and Army corps of engineers combined. Most were painted either green or grey, a few were possibly yellow too. They were typically used on air fields for moving stuff. But I could imagine what all they were used for. I've read one story of how many of them were left overseas and even some that were pushed overboard. Things that made them unique are a foot pedal throttle, foot clutch, short front axle, heavy cast wheel centers, and a different engine number with a few differences from the agricultural one. Brass tags with army registration info.
Here is what it's supposed to look like:
http://www.tractordata.com/industrial-t ... hotos.html

Plan is to restore it to as original as I can. It's missing the grille, battery box, and the tires should be industrial tread. It will get painted Korean War era Semi-gloss OD green.

yes it's ugly, but give me a little bit, goal is to have it restored by September 2013.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:57 am

That's real nice oros---I'm gonna hold ya to that Sept. projection. :)
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: LDPosse On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:24 pm

Well I used to have a 1951 Farmall M... Bought it in October 2008 and sold it in June 2011. Traded an old 1970 Caddy Hearse for the Farmall, drove all the way from Hershey PA to Chardon OH for it!

I sold it because it needed new rear tires and I really didn't want to sink the $$ into it. Some guy from Perry Co bought it to use on his farm, so it went back to work!

I'd love to have another someday. All I have now is a Cub Cadet 147 (for sale), and 2 Wheel Horse 211-5's.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Bootstrap On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:42 pm

Just got a 1961 Farmall 140. I am in the process of tearing the motor down and doing an in-frame rebuild. Almost done with that.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:07 pm

Outstanding project Bs--you gonna call a ready for spring deadline? ;)
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Bootstrap On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:42 pm

Maybe. I bought the tractor not running so, if everything else is ok then it should be running by Friday. If I fire it up and the hydraulics pee everywhere, then different story.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: mr1precision On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:21 pm

Its alive! Still have work to do though.
http://youtu.be/9Nukl0y6vpE
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