It seems expensive if only to me??
A bit overpriced by more than half for what it is, but an interesting bare-bones kit
am i not thinking correctly, it looks like the tractor would have to run in reverse to go forward.
never mind, i see you just turn the axle upside down.
I guess that's why the tractor convention we saw on the Calgary tour used an internal gear on the wheel. Never thought about it previously. Interesting.
the problem as i see it, with the internal gear is it would get dirt in the gear teeth. however, i think most used a roller type drive pinion, which wasn't affected as bad.
it is amazing what those things will pull. philip
I have had a couple and yes they are fun and will really pull. The best thing about this one is that they have removed the cleats or lugs from the rear wheels so the rear wheels can spin and not dig in. I can tell you for a fact that if the rears dig in the pinion will climb the bull gear and being so short the front end will be in the air fast while pulling. If you are on a hard surface with cleats or lugs you really need a good spring seat because being light it will shake the fillings out of your teeth. NEVER try to drive one onto a trailer, that is like being on ice on an incline.
On one of mine I put in a 3 speed aluminum Warford for the under drive to control it and it worked well. I graded the banks of a pond with a spring tooth drag and worked the heck out of it, put ski's on the front and during the winter would go to the woods with a trailer for firewood.
I made up a back blade and plowed the driveway one winter but cars would pull over to watch. I didn't like that and the steering was hard so I got rid of both. A farmall cub on rubber fit my needs much better to plow snow and garden and mow then 2 of them. Now a Ford Golden Jubilee is scary powerful to mow and plow with.
Either the Sears or the Wards was called the "Thrifty Farmer" and the did the work but will work you more than a gym membership. If you really use one as intended they can be extremely dangerous.
Fun little toy that I am glad I had and played with but really don't want another.
I have never had one but since I collect old tractors I would love to find one.you see a lot of homemade a model tractors down here we call them short dogs they are cool. We don't get much snow here but I do have a snowplow for my 140 farmall
Sears was the "Thrifty Farmer." I use wood runners on my flatbed and mine loads fine.