Monday, September 5, 2011

Mini International 826

This tractor started The Little Tractor Co...

I built this 1/2 scale IH 826 tractor from a 1968 Cub Cadet 125. It is heavily modified, and I had to do a lot of custom fabrication. I built this tractor for myself, for fun in my spare time. I never thought I'd earn a living doing it again... I have about 230 hours invested in this tractor over the course of a year, working in my spare time. I could now build a duplicate in about a month once I get started.
This is what the tractor looked like the day I brought it home.
This is an "in-progress" photo of it...
Here's some Photoshop magic to show how much the machine grew.
This is the tractor turning some soil at a Plow Day that a friend and I held at one of my parents farms this summer.
Here's a shot of the 3-point hitch...
Here's a shot of the 12 inch plow mounted...

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  1. That little tractor pulled great at the plow day. Thanks for the picture to remind me. I was in all honesty amazed at these tractors.

  2. I'm very inspired by looking through your work on here. Wishing you all the best success in what must be a heckuva lotta fun way to be in business!