My Wife’s Homemade Tractor

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1285-A Lovett Road Orange Park, Florida 32073

Could you possibly tolerate one more tractor story? Sure hope
so, because here we go.

My son and I made this little tractor for my wife. It started
with a Crosley car that we cut down. It is powered by a 23 A Briggs
and Stratton engine with a 6-to-1 reduction gear box on the engine
going through the Crosley clutch, transmission, and rear end.

We used the Crosley steering mechanism on the front end, and
part of the frame as the frame. The tractor is way over powered. It
can pull a tremendous load or spin the back wheels. You can travel
at a very slow speed in first gear, or you can speed up in high
gear to a moderate fast walk. This makes it nice for my wife to use
at crafts, and historic engine shows.

We want to thank the many readers of GEM for answering questions
and helping us restore our engines.

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