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    Default A little tractor I built when I was 14

    This is a small tractor that I built when I was 14 I had been working at the blacksmith shop for about 4 years and decided I needed a small tractor around the farm
    A little tractor I built when I was 14-14-one-my-early-builds
    The tractor has an old lambretta scooter engine I had cut off the right angle drive for the rear wheel at the back of the transmission then made a short shaft to connect the trans to a 4 speed transmission off of a 12 HP Western Auto rider mower then put 2 sprockets in the rear transmission back to the axle where I mounted 2 sprockets as idlers with a dog clutch between them this gave me 3 x 4 x 2 for a total of 24 forward speeds and 6 reverse top speed was around 20 MPH which could easily keep up with the larger Molines and big John Deers' we had
    the small trailer you see in the front I made for my dad's riding lawn mower I even made a 1" ball hitch for it by using an old truck tie rod end

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    Default Re: A little tractor I built when I was 14

    Very cool
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    Default Re: A little tractor I built when I was 14

    Thanks for posting.
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    Default Re: A little tractor I built when I was 14

    That was mighty good experience to have at an early age. Great!
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    Default Re: A little tractor I built when I was 14

    What is a shame is this is the only picture that I have of it or the trailer
    I made a pair of steel wheels for it out of old Mack truck rims and welded angle iron lugs on them we used it several times to pull start the big tractors especially the John Deere H

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    Default Re: A little tractor I built when I was 14

    Very cool. Thanks for posting.

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    Default Re: A little tractor I built when I was 14

    Good job.

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    Default Re: A little tractor I built when I was 14

    Thank you for sharing that Frank! I and others also, will look forward to seeing other things you have built. Welcome aboard! What tractor do you have now?
    Working to increase the scope of the small tractor experience, one quick attach at a time.

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    Perhaps you should apply for the CEO position at John Deere... Nice work!
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    Default Re: A little tractor I built when I was 14

    That's a danged cool project for any age, all the more impressive that you were only 14! So, what did you end up doing for a living? Still building stuff?

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