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O. T. - Do what yer can with what yer got.

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11 months 2 days ago #250653 by Deas Plant.
Hi, Folks.
O. T. - some Eastern European and elsewhere 'ingenuity' making do with what they have:



Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Dandy Dave, kittyman1, Busso20

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11 months 1 day ago #250659 by trainzkid88
that was part of the design of the original land rover. you could run several attachments from them.

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11 months 3 hours ago #250713 by kittyman1
Love it, that's shade tree engineering at it's best...and most of it works...and can be further modified/improved...who knows where it goes..

- at the race track....this is called...."run what you brung" ....nice!

always dropping GOLD, all you have to do is just pick it UP !

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11 months 2 hours ago - 11 months 2 hours ago #250716 by trainzkid88
we have a ronaldson & tippet stationary engine at home that had a cream can for a hopper as it was either tank cooled originally or the factory cast iron one broke.

it was a common adaptation of the fergueson TE20 and ford 9n tractors to have the baby ford v8 as the original 4cyl engines were a bit anaemic in the power dept.
a mate of mine mounted a isuzu 4jb1t engine in a old fergy chassis. it now has double the hp and nearly triple the torque.
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11 months 1 hour ago - 11 months 1 hour ago #250719 by Deas Plant.
Hi, trainzkid88.
The last farmer I worked for just after I left school had a Ford 80-donkey 6banger slotted into a Chamberlain 40K tractor and fitted it with dual rear wheels at the same time. That was quite the beast for its time.

I have done several truck re-powers, a 6V-71 Jimmy into an ACCO in place of a 6V-53 and a Cummins 903 V8 into a 1923 cab0over Benz amongst them. The Benz was good for 100 MILES PER HOUR PLUS after the re-power. I also slotted a 308 Holden V8 into an RLHC Bedford 4WD truck. That made it get up and boogie. I also put a TK Bedford cab on it and 'tilted' it while I was at it.

I also put an HB Holden Torana motor into an LJ50 Suzuki and then followed that one with a Datsun 1200 motor into another LJ50.

All good, clean(?) fun.

Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.
Last edit: 11 months 1 hour ago by Deas Plant.. Reason: add info.

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10 months 4 weeks ago #250721 by Deas Plant.
Hi, Folks.
More on doin' what yer can with what yer got - check out the cushion blade on the push cat in this video - and the 'push cat' itself:



Just my 0.02

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.

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10 months 4 weeks ago #250722 by trainzkid88
one of the weirdest i saw was a home made "tractor" called old rusty. she was made from the arse end of a centurion tank and some rsj beams had a twin steer front end, a six cyl ruston developing around 1500 hp at 600 revs and 6 44 gal drums for a fuel tank. it had 6 30inch tractor wheels on the back.

at the same event there was a articulated chamberlain made from 2 super 90's with gm power that still got regular use in farming. it also had duals.

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10 months 4 weeks ago - 10 months 4 weeks ago #250723 by Deas Plant.
Hi, trainzkid88.
Is this the one you mean?



And then there's this one, with a bit more footprint on the ground and a bit more grunt under the hoodz:



And a 'different' IH rig:



And two old 'poppin' Billys along with the Chamberlain unit(s) - before they got their extra back 'legs':



Or the Jackie Boy:



And the Black Jack:



And the Honey Bee:



And the Baldwin DP600:



And a converted Bren Gun Carrier:



And the Upton tractor:





And the 'grandmummy of them all:



Will that do for starterz?

Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.
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10 months 4 weeks ago #250747 by kittyman1
that's great stuff Deas...110% correct on INGENUITY...
-also add a dash of Creative Flare,...and Human Spirit...awesome!

always dropping GOLD, all you have to do is just pick it UP !

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10 months 4 weeks ago - 10 months 4 weeks ago #250748 by Deas Plant.
Hi, kittyman1.
I just realized that I 'miscued' on one of those links. Where it showed the HoneyBee tractor twice, the second one was suppsed to be the Zell 214 foot seeder set-up bing pulled by a Baldwin DP600 tractor. I think I have corrected it now.

Part of the interest in that set-up is the way the GPS works. It either tells the driver where to steer the tractor so that the seeder misses the clump of trees - or - it doesn't trust the driver to do it and does the job itself.

Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.
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