Toy Pedal Tractors

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1432 Hughes Shop Road Westminster, Maryland 21157

For some years I have toyed with the idea of building antique
pedal tractors. But, until the blessing of grandsons, it remained
an idea. And then the time arrived when ‘Pop Pop Santa’ had
to build his grandsons something special for Christmas. The one
grandson fell in love with Pop Pop’s 1942 U Moline, so my work
was cut out.

The two tractors are replicas of a 1940 Moline R and 1937 John
Deere A Open Post. They are made out of sheet steel, of 12, 14, and
22 gauge. It took about 100 hours for each tractor and I used the
wheels and crank of production tractors. They weigh about fifteen
pounds more than a cast tractor.

I have started a third tractor which is an 8N Ford. This tractor
will probably be for sale. I would be willing to build any antique
tractor into a pedal tractor. The only problem is they would be
awfully expensive.

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