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Do any of you out there got any good pictures of old 'Doodle Bugs' ?
Of course if you do, you should start a new topic under the 'Tractor Pride Photo Forum' section.
Just looking for memories, NJDale
Here are some pictures from my grandma's photo album that have a doodle bug in them.
Mom and my oldest brother
Oldest brother. Notice the hunk of concrete behind the seat.
Grandpa and Aunt
"I ain't believing this!"
Next time I'm able to go to my parents there are pictures from the 80's of us using my Grandpa's model A "doodle bug". I'll see if I can find them and scan them and add them to this thread.
22 sickle bar mower x2
23A tandem disc harrow
144 cultivator (#53 & #97 spring tooth)
154 leveling and grader blade
189 moldboard plow 2-way
193 moldboard plow x2
spring tooth harrows
David Bradley planter (modded for Cub)
That's a great colection, Ike. Thanks for sharing. Jeff
'49 Cub (#77786) "Jessie"
"64 Farmall Cub (#224657) "Alex"
Cub 54 Blade
193 Moldboard plow
Cub L-38 disc harrow
My father-in-law's Putt-Putt is one type of Doodle-Bug. It was built from parts of different cars and trucks. The rear end is off a 1 ton Ford ?, the tranny from a Studebaker, wheels from different types of cars .. Chrysler and Ford if I remember correctly.
Here are a couple pics
Blowing snow with a homemade blower
Just after it was made, my mother-in-law did the modeling
The last one shows Pepere (my wife's grandfather - Mom's Dad) on the Putt-Putt and Dad manning the scoop digging the basement for their new house.
Dad made one back in the 70's. I don't have any photos of it. he used the transmission and rear end from a 49 Ford. he narrowed the rearend down to 4ft. The engine was a 2 cylinder Wisconsin from an old IH baler. He add two master cylinders from I think chevy trucks to make turning brakes. he made the frame from channel irons. I can't remember what he used for front wheels. I know they were like 4.00x12.
The transmission was belt driven off the engine. it had three belts with an idler pulley for the clutch.
This one just hit the local CL...more pics in the ad.
"More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth." -- Napoleon Hill
Here's how we do Doodlebugs in Connecticut. New England Doodlebug Association on Facebook
Heavyweight Class at the 2011 Four Town Fair in Somers, CT
On a good night the winner will pull 80,000 - 90,000 pounds. Diesel engine - chain drive.
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