Little Farmall F-14

By Staff
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408 Murray Street, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895

This little Farmall F-14 started when I found a steam valve
hand-wheel in a junkyard! I thought: ‘This looks like a little
steering wheel for a Farmall.’

Then I started digging through my junk tractor parts and found
an old Farmall gas tank and radiator which I had to cut down
smaller. I also found the wheels, which had to be altered. I found
the rear tires at a local junkyard. The best find of all was the
steering box, which looks very original. It came from my dad’s
scrap iron pile behind his barn. He told me it came from an old
combine it was used to raise and lower the reel. The front tires
are off of a hand truck. I put each tire in my metal lathe and
grooved them out to make it three rib. The seat is from my
son’s old toy pedal tractor. The rear end is a Springfield
three-speed transaxle.

I made my F-14 in 1990. It took me three months, working only in
the evenings and on Saturdays, since I work at a lumber mill during
the week. I have a total of $35.00 in the materials. I’ve had
my Farmall in three parades and eight engine shows.

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