The Bamboo Wheel Horse

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Jr.14015 W. Catharpin Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553

The wheel horse is a model 701 built in 1961. On 13th of
October, 1989, my son and I spent two hours cutting bamboo away to
get the tractor out. The bamboo had grown up through the chassis
and into the tires and had gone around the rims on the front. The
photo at left shows the start of a lot of fun. By May of 1990 I had
completely pulled the tractor apart, rebuilt and painted it and put
it back together for a nice old tractor. I use the tractor a lot to
plow the garden, pull the Parker sweeper, plus to pull a sled that
I built to ride on when it snows. Photo at right shows how tractor
looks now, after I rebuilt it.

I take the tractor to a lot of steam and gas shows. The Wheel
Horse decal on the hood, shown in the photos, is factory original.
It took lots of time to cut away rust and save the decal.

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