My Family of Tractors


| March/April 1998



6-12 Maytag Tractor

9565 Highway 63 Emmett, Kansas 66422-9704

For some time I've been wanting to end a picture of the four tractors that I've built.

My family of tractors started when I built the red one-lunger tractor (at far right in the picture below) in 1985, and the 6-12 Maytag tractor (second from right) in 1986. These two tractors have been featured in GEM before, and many people have seen them at shows. We think we would like to sell those two as we are getting too many toys.

The green tractor (second from left), which I built in 1996, has a 6 HP Faibanks-Morse engine as its power source. The 6 HP Fairbanks-Morse engine uses oil. The transmission is out of a 35 Massey-Harris self-propelled combine; and, without a doubt, that is the best little transmission made for building these toys. It has a self-contained clutch, three speeds forward and reverse, differential and a brake.

I put a two-seater wood seat with cushioning on it, and then added two implement seats on the back of the regular seat for passengers. These implement seats are fixed with springs so as not to be too rough to ride. We also use it to haul Maytag motors and other items back to camp.

The Fairbanks-Morse 6 HP tractor pulled a sled at Fort Scott, Kansas, clear across the arena in the 13 to 20 HP class at their tractor pull in an exhibition pull. We were the only ones to pull it clear out the end of the pull area.