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Tuff Bilt tractor ??

Postby Bezirk » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:17 pm

I am considering buying a Tuff Bilt tractor and I am curious if anyone has experience with one or owns one.

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Re: Tuff Bilt tractor ??

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:43 pm

I did a little on line research on them, and could not find anything on them from people who owned them. I did find that they are not BBB accredited. I suggest going with both eyes wide open.
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Re: Tuff Bilt tractor ??

Postby Bezirk » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:05 pm

Thanks John, I have found some info and they look interesting. The one I am looking at is used and has some implements with it, not sure how many . They are basically a clone of the Allis G with apparently some upgrades.

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Re: Tuff Bilt tractor ??

Postby SONNY » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:58 pm

I would HIGHLY suggest checking on parts available BEFORE buying one!---Just my .02!!! thanks; sonny
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Re: Tuff Bilt tractor ??

Postby Eugene » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:38 pm

http://www.mytractorforum.com/45-backya ... again.html

Don't know if the firm in the above link is still in business.

Edit: http://www.tuff-bilt.com/home.html

Ad says an electric Tuff Bilt tractor is coming in 2016.
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Re: Tuff Bilt tractor ??

Postby Steve Butram » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:26 am

I saw last week That Tough-built is branching out to Cuba. With the Trade embargo relaxed it may me an emerging market for them.
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Re: Tuff Bilt tractor ??

Postby dickcub50 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:26 pm

Have had experience with both the old Tuff Built and the newest one. Both were good garden market type tractors.
The old tractor has since been modified with a new engine. The new model is now at work in Santa Rosa, Ca. area
Organic Garden. Parts for both are readily available as the use standard off the shelf items.
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Re: Tuff Bilt tractor ??

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:07 am

I read in an online Business review that the original TUFF BUILT tractor company has been sold to a company based in Oklahoma with a possible export market in mind to underdeveloped African countries. The owners are also in a dispute with the newly formed company that wants to build a clone and export to Cuba. I also read that the original Tuff Built company did not have any patents on the tractor they produced and sold. The newly formed company has produced several prototypes and has received Cuban and US authorization to continue this project as reported by the local Mobile, Alabama TV news about 2 months ago. This topic has been posted on the FORUM before. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=90623&p=717472#p717472

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Re: Tuff Bilt tractor ??

Postby dunn2 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:56 pm

Tuff-bilt tractors are now being manufactured in Walthill NE. Tuff-bilt Tractors Manufacturing, Inc. bought Tuff-bilt Tractors from Southeastern Industrial Rescorses in January of 2016 and moved the inventory to Nebraska. The tractor going to Cuba is not associated with Tuff-bilt other than the fact that they used a Tuff-bilt tractor and switched the logo on the gas tank.

Tuff-bilt are a great Cultivating tractor that have been around since the 70's. Their is a website www.tuff-bilt.com and their is even a facebook page for tuff-bilt. https://www.facebook.com/Tuff-bilt-Trac ... page_panel

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Re: Tuff Bilt tractor ??

Postby Shane Nelson » Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:22 pm

My dad had one years ago, it was okay for what it is. His had a mower under it.
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Re: Tuff Bilt tractor ??

Postby DZG » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:10 am

1000lbs of drawbar pull with a 19hp kohler?

Tractor data says the Cub makes almose 1200 with 10hp :p.

Sorry had to.

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Re: Tuff Bilt tractor ??

Postby Urbish » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:35 am

DZG wrote:1000lbs of drawbar pull with a 19hp kohler?

Tractor data says the Cub makes almose 1200 with 10hp :p.

Sorry had to.


Modern day horsepower ratings are calculated much differently from those of 40+ years ago. You might also recall the big horsepower lawsuit of 2008 against Briggs & Stratton for fudging horsepower numbers to up-sell inferior engines. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/15/AR2008021501732.html

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Re: Tuff Bilt tractor ??

Postby DZG » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:08 pm

Never heard of that lawsuit....i knew vehicles changed from gross to net in 72 ish, what changef among small engines?

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Re: Tuff Bilt tractor ??

Postby Urbish » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:18 pm

Basically, small engine manufacturers were slapping higher HP labels on identical engines and charging more for more power that wasn't there. In 2010, they were forced to adopt a new standard for measuring horsepower. That's why for a few years you saw them switch to torque labeling in LB-FT instead of Horsepower.

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/04/lawnmower_settlement.html

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Re: Tuff Bilt tractor ??

Postby Urbish » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:24 am

Hemmings did a nice write up on the CleBer Oggun light tractor today. It looks very similar to the Tuff-Bilt but has many subtle differences: https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/09/18/1940s-50s-allis-chalmers-model-g-enjoys-relevance-again-with-the-debut-of-the-cleber-llc-oggun-tractor/

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Manufacturer website: http://thinkoggun.com/


Here's the Tuff-Bilt for comparison:
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