Interesting Model T on Craigslist.
The fellow says it is a snowmobile but my opinion is that it is a tractor conversion.
He mentions that he found a "Mohawk" in one of the castings. I'm thinking maybe the auxiliary transmission is a Mohawk.
What a machine. With both rear axles driven I guess this wouldn't have had tracks?
I think it is a tractor and only had tires - no tracks.
Interesting! I think you're right Erik about the machine actually being a tractor conversion rather than snowmobile. The main reason is that this conversion is four-wheel-drive and is built very, very stout to say the least! My point is that a snowmobile conversion did not need to be built that heavy (or "stout") like a tractor, and all that expense to make it 4wd was NOT necessary with a snowmobile, because the forces involved are not nearly as great as with a tractor, and because only two-wheel-drive is needed with a snowmobile, because the track itself delivers power from the drive axle to the non-drive axle. Again, an interesting machine for sure, and I would certainly think worthy of restoration.
Oops! Sorry Tim & Erik,....we were typing at the same time.
Wow - very, very unique. Wish I lived closer. Would love to add that to my fleet. Definitely tractor.
Can't think of the proper name, but could it be one of those "build a truck" kits?
Joe R. Independence, Mo.
I can't think of the proper name, but could it be one of those "build a truck" kits?
Joe R. Independence, Mo.
I do not think it is a "form-a-truck" conversion, but it does almost look to be a factory type of conversion. Very unique, and I "also" would love to have it. I also say it is some form of tractor. It definitely needs to be saved. Thanks for the posting Erik.
Dang I wish I wasn't already running about two years behind on the projects I've already started! Whatever that thing is, I like it!
The ad has been removed. Did anyone save pictures for this thread?
Given the lack of a hitch, I have to question the "tractor " idea. I figure a back country heavy haul (logging??) truck maybe
In one of the pictures there was a pile of tracks. I wish it had been closer to me. Dan
15 miles from me
So Mike, did you pick it up? Dan
Hi Dan, No I didn't, it is neat but lots of iron to move around, yes there was tracks with it. I got pics from him before it was moved into his yard. I believe it was a snowmobile but used as a tractor or the like in its last years because of the steel wheels on the front.