Saturday, November 22, 2014

1456 Diesel Front Wheel Assist...

I pulled the next one in the shop the other day. This is a White Field Boss 21. It is an imported Iseki and about 15% larger than it's little brother (the Field Boss 16.)

This one is going to be a 1456 with front wheel assist. I'm making a few tweaks to my measurements to accommodate the larger chassis.




These tires are MASSIVE (& expensive...)
 Making progress...


She's just about done now, the only thing left is the seat...
Getting ready to paint...
Red paint!
 It's starting to look like an IH now...
 These 2 racks hold 90% of the tractor...
 Lining up the stripe from the dash to the hood...

 I'm getting close...
Almost done...

She's all done and ready to deliver... 


 

 
 
More later,
Kurt

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Minneapolis Moline G750

Well I'm not afraid to say that I'm very excited about this project. A customer has asked for a Minneapolis Moline G750 to show along side his real one. I've never seen one of these in person... that may be because there were just over 200 of them made. All of the sheet metal will be the same as the Oliver 1650 that I did a year ago, but the grill will be totally new, and of course the paint color. :)

 This is what I'm starting with... a Cub Cadet 125. 12 horsepower Kohler with a hydro transmission.
The hood and grill are done...
 Fenders mounted, and making progress on the axle...
I always go through the hydro units on these tractors. New seals throughout and new seals in the rear end and engine as well.
 Finally started to paint...
 It's kind of weird re-assembling a yellow tractor... It's a first for me. :)
All done...



 
More later,
Kurt

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Red Power Roundup 2014

My Dad and I went to the Red Power Roundup in Huron South Dakota. We had nice weather for travel and the show. We took 2 orders at the show, and 2 more once I got home. All in all a very successful show for The Little Tractor Co.
 Thanks Dad, I couldn't have done it without you! :)
Who'd have thought that you teaching me to weld when I was 9 or 10, would lead to me building huge toys!

Kurt

Monday, April 7, 2014

John Deere 4020s...

I just pulled in the next pair of tractors... They are both going to be John Deere 4020's, but will be significantly different. The AWD tractor will be used as a maintenance machine for a home owner. It will have a front end loader, and a mower deck. It will also plow snow in the winter. It needs to function as a useful yard machine. The other one will be a toy, just like most of my tractors...


 
 I finished the hood sheet metal...
 

All done...




I'm going to make some "old" Deere logo stickers for the loader arms.
 

 This isn't the final hood, but the "blank" that was made to make a fiberglass mold. I should have the finished part by Monday.
  She's all done!



 
More later...

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