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Homemade JD Scale Model

| November/December 1990

  • Scale Model B.O. John Deere

  • Scale Model B.O. John Deere

  • Scale Model B.O. John Deere
  • Scale Model B.O. John Deere

 P.A.1018 West Dixie Avenue Leesburg, Florida 32748

The pictures are of my scale model B.O. John Deere. It wasn't until I saw the August 1990 issue of Gas Engine Magazine that I realized I had used a Tiger garden tractor chassis to build my John Deere. I found it under a lean-to on a barn beside the highway in Nahunta, Georgia.

I used everything the Tiger had except the air cooled engine; moved the three speed transmission, steering wheel and seat back to make room for the LB 1?-2? HP International engine. Then it was just a matter of making the radiator, hood and fenders scaled down and proportioned to the original B.O. John Deere I have.

The hand clutch tightens the idler pulley, and pull the clutch all the way back for the brakes just like the original. This little B.O. is for my wife, Susie. She earned it for having patience with me over the long weekends I was building it.


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