We’re having so much fun here in the South at festivals and
parades, I thought I’d take a moment to share my toys with the
readers of GEM.
I put these tractors together using transaxles and Kohler K
engines that have a combined starter/generator from older (1970s)
Cub Cadets. The steering gears were recycled from a planter bottom
unit, and the rear wheels are from an import car. I modified the
wheels, adding spokes and 15-inch hay rake traction tires.
After rearranging the parts, adding some oil field pipe
(steering gear tube) and feed mill screen (in place of a radiator),
I think I got what I wanted, which is the appearance of an IHC F-12
and an unstyled John Deere. My thanks to John Hiniker in North
Mankato, Minn., for supplying the decals.
Contact engine enthusiast Michael G. Cobb at: P.O. Box 1301,
Texarkana, AR 75504.