What Were They Doing With This?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:10 pm

Not quite sure what to think of this:


Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:25 pm

I can't figure it out but I sure hope someone knows.

Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:34 pm

I had it all figured out until I saw the lifting eyes on the canopy. :lol: :lol: In any event, I'll bet the wheel weights are easily restored. Sheet metal and grille doesn't look bad either. I'd write that auxilary engine off.

Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:16 pm

I studied the pics for awhile and.......WOW!! What the.......???

There's definately a driveshaft there.....looks like whatever it was driving busted off at the front; doesn't look like a torch cut at all. That's a lifting lever on the right; cable went over the pulley to whatever was being lifted...cable is gone/broke too. The lift range is evident by the space in the driveshaft track up front. Looking at it through my 'backyard mechanic' eyes I'd say it's a set up for a snowblower up front that probably worked fantastic till that last iced in rock or whatever......
It's obvious the tractor was moved for the pics; note the flat spots on the front tires. Perhaps the rest of this "GIZMO" is still there somewhere.

Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:40 pm

I would think the eyes on the canopy are there to lift it on & off the Cub. It has a big auger but I dont think it was for snow removal with that screen cage. My guess is that it was used for mixing feed. Maybe it was on a hog farm. :?: :?: :lol:

Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:17 pm

Can't imagine to guess what it was used for. But judging from the lean of the canopy I'll bet the guy that used to own it was a liberal :lol: :lol:

Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:19 pm

I'm curious about the guard rods by the right rear wheel. Makes me think it was used around some tall vegetation.

Wed Feb 04, 2004 8:31 pm

Well, I played with these picture a bit with a graphics program to see better and have a few conclusions that are still guesswork... :D
1. I don't believe those are guard rods by the wheel. I believe they are just levers that have fallen down against the wheel. I believe there are two of them to allow for a longer travel like pull one part way then grab the next to go farther... ?
2. If you look at the crossbow shaped piece that would be roughly opposite the base of those levers, maybe a pivot point? I think that the crossbow piece is part of a chain or cable lift much like IHC used on some of their sickle bar mowers. The chain/cable then would have lifted by running to the pulley on top of that pipe with a pulley then down to the pipe frame below.
3. I don't believe that was a drive shaft to the front but just a frame for a an angled blade.
4. That is the same power unit I had on an old IHC hay baler.
Guess... I think it was a ditch filling rig made by a ditching contractor to backfill trenched ditches. Probably an angled blade on the front to take off the top then a powered unit to push the rest of the dirt over to the ditch. Trying to straddle a ridge of dirt would be a possible reason to have rolled over and bent the canopy.
That is my guess which I am positive is correct unless it is wrong... :D

Wed Feb 04, 2004 8:44 pm

I sent the seller a email asking if he had any idea what it might have been used for...I'll keep y'all posted. :roll:

Wed Feb 04, 2004 9:23 pm

:roll: My guess is that it's some sort of cotton picker, notting the area. :idea:

Thu Feb 05, 2004 11:00 am

My guess is that it's some sort of cotton picker, notting the area

I bought a tractor in Texas that had been moved down from Wisconsin, where it worked in an apple orchard. So, this monstrosity could be a transient. My 2 cents, maybe water well drilling or pecan orchard shaker?

What are they doing with this?

Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:20 pm

I just hope yall don't everyone from Texas does their Cubs this way.
Johnny :D

Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:37 pm

It's only about 500 miles away, I wonder if I could conn...er that is persuade Bud and Russ to take on another...NAW, not a chance!

Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:11 am

That must a be a "super ultra rare" twin engine cub prototype tractor. The canopy is from an A-C as it has the "lean" to it that you get from riding a WD or WC all day. Either way, the asking price needs the decimal point moved over a few digits to the left.

Fri Feb 06, 2004 12:35 pm

$399 bucks. Lets pool our money and buy it. We can send it to Rudi and he can dissect it and put the pictures on the manual server.