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Heavy A

Postby spaceghost » Tue May 13, 2008 7:09 pm

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Re: Heavy A

Postby Jim Becker » Tue May 13, 2008 8:08 pm

Another scrap yard special. Don't know why they call it an A. I don't see an A part on it, except maybe the radiator and fuel caps.
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Re: Heavy A

Postby RonHarper » Tue May 13, 2008 9:37 pm

Jim, Based on your extensive knowledge of farmall tractors, What do you make of this. Is this at all, any type of original prototype or is this just some homemade project that someone came up with. Ron.
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Re: Heavy A

Postby Jim Becker » Tue May 13, 2008 10:17 pm

When I said scrap yard special, I meant that it was assembled from parts found at the scrap yard. The engine came off of a combine or baler. At 69 ci, it isn't close to a 113 ci A engine. The transmission is probably from a truck. The steering gear is probably from a F-series tractor. The rear wheels were made by welding the flat steel tires on regular pneumatic tire rims. I don't know where the rest from the transmission on back came from.
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Re: Heavy A

Postby markwayne » Tue May 13, 2008 11:15 pm

And the worst part is these guys should know better. What are they trying to pull?
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Re: Heavy A

Postby smigelski » Wed May 14, 2008 6:42 am

they say a sucker comes along everyday. they just want to make $$$.
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Re: Heavy A

Postby Virginia Mike » Wed May 14, 2008 6:49 am

I agree with Jim, it is a long way fro an "A". It was made in a well equiped shop. Maybe a large paving company. I don't think IH would sell just sheet metal to a short line manufactor.
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Re: Heavy A

Postby KETCHAM » Wed May 14, 2008 8:25 am

Looks like a clunker to me!!!!Kevin :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Heavy A

Postby markwayne » Wed May 14, 2008 8:31 am

That looks like a typical continental power unit of the late 40's early 50's used on all sorts of stuff. The styling of the sheet metal is typical of the era. Overall its a neat job well done. Could have been made in a rail road shop too the father in law is ex railroad and tells of some really neat stuff they built over the years, the RR was used to making their own stuff, for yard maintainance in this case.

But one could take an A or Cub and make a road roller out of it.... cool project. You would have the nicest farm roads around :lol:
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Re: Heavy A

Postby Virginia Mike » Wed May 14, 2008 8:52 am

A RR shop could roll the heavy metal for the wheels and bend the frame members. I don't know if they would make something they could buy unless it was during the war when equipment was hard to get.
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Re: Heavy A

Postby markwayne » Wed May 14, 2008 9:15 am

From what the father in law says, often they had a hassle buying capital equipment but during slack times could do about anything they wanted in the way of tool making and such. So if they had some bits laying around, plenty of new metal and some really skilled fabricators...

the FIL saw the end of steam just before he started working for Norfolk and Western and through the merger with Southern that made Norfolk and Southern.
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Re: Heavy A

Postby cowboy » Wed May 14, 2008 9:29 am

Actually its pretty cool. If it were close to me I would probably go to $700 for it. Of corse I have plenty of road and trails to pack down at the farm with it. It sure is nice to pack the road down after you grade it.

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Re: Heavy A

Postby George Willer » Wed May 14, 2008 9:32 am

Cowboy wrote:Actually its pretty cool. If it were close to me I would probably go to $700 for it. Of corse I have plenty of road and trails to pack down at the farm with it. It sure is nice to pack the road down after you grade it.

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Re: Heavy A

Postby Boss Hog » Wed May 14, 2008 8:39 pm

George Willer wrote:
Cowboy wrote:Actually its pretty cool. If it were close to me I would probably go to $700 for it. Of corse I have plenty of road and trails to pack down at the farm with it. It sure is nice to pack the road down after you grade it.

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Re: Heavy A

Postby cowboy » Thu May 15, 2008 9:36 am

George I think my pole just broke its not very long now :D

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