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Tractor of the Month - January 2015

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Tractor of the Month Contest

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This months contest will be :

"Winter Fleet"id="blue"> id="size6">

Show us your Simplicity/AC winter snow removal fleet(multiple tractors) for the 2014/2015 seasonid="size6">

Voters will choose the most impressive Snow removal Fleet from entries submittedid="navy">

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All Simplicity and Allis Chalmers Lawn & Garden Tractorsid="red">id="size5">

As well as all other names made by Simplicity and/or Allis Chalmersid="red">

Please Note:

All pictures submitted to Tractor of the Month contests should be sized to 640x480 to maintain consistency and neatness in presentation


Tractor of the month contest guidelinesid="size3">

1. For club (paid) members only. This includes all such dues paying members, officers, moderators, and administrators.

2. The selection committee will determine each monthly contests criteria. Equipment that does not meet theme criteria will be disqualified by the committee.

3. The tractors submitted can be a restoration, an original, a rescue, a modification, an extensive repair/rebuild - or as specified by the committee.

4. This contest is open for members to enter their own tractors, or by having someone else nominating them - upon which owner must accept and post entry.

5. Post your entry as a reply to this topic. Narrative and pictures are required - This to tell its story, and to convince club members why it is deserving of being the next Club's tractor of the month.

6. Members can enter a tractor/equipment multiple times (months), but it can only win once per year. Once that tractor has won, they cannot submit that tractor again for a year on any subject.

7. Each contest will have a entry submission period beginning the 1st day of each month and lasting to the last day of each month. Once the submission period is over, the current nomination topic will be locked and the next opened.

8.Following each months submission period, a poll topic will then be opened and members will be asked to vote on the nicest tractor listed in the nomination topic. Vote will last for a period of two weeks , from the 1st day of month to the 15th of each month. The new winner will be declared on the 15th of each month.

9. Wining tractors each month will be posted on the club home page for a period of one month, and a Contest winners hat will be sent to the winner.

10. Please post only entries/nominees in this topic -- any other replies will be deleted.

11.All pictures submitted should be sized to 640x480 to maintain consistency and neatness in presentation

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OK, let's prime this pump!This is how we remove snow on Country Club Dr. First is this Simplicity 3410.


This one is the first Simplicity I bought, right after we bought our house. It came with a deck, and a dump cart, purchased from the original owner. This was 1987 or so.


After the first winter, I went to the dealer, and bought the blade, and some chains. It did a fine job for about 12 years or so. But the engine was getting tired. So I bought a Briggs 11 HP off EBay. It was mid 80's vintage, but had never been used. I installed it, and used the tractor for about 3 more years.


By then, I had found this website, and caught the bug! So this tractor was retired, until this year.


This 2110 was bought with a blown motor. It was going to be parted, but there wasn't much interest in the parts. So I had the 10HP from the 3410 rebuilt, and installed it in here. I also acquired a B210, which was parted, but gave up it's snowblower.


It's been pretty dependable, except for having to replace the points yearly. So I'm planning on installing a NOVA II breakerless system.Come on, lets see yours!!!




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Here are my boys.I just got the cab and 2 stage blower for the Legacy this weekend. (still haven't gotten around to putting the decals back on the Legacy since repainting it this summer. I'm lazy :D).

Legacy with blower and cab.jpg

The blower will be coming off the Sunstar tonight, and the blade going on in its stead.

Sunstar with blower.jpg



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My snow Crew the trusty 620 with blower and rear blade, tired big 10 with a loader, and a 7013 with a 42" blade accompanied by their helpers as if they need help sm00

snow crew I.jpg

and the area I have to play in, 105' of sidewalks and steps plus 2800 sq ft of driveway

driveway I.jpg

Now all that is needed is snow

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Out of 4 entries we only have one contestant with their "fleet" grouped together in one picture.

While for this contest it wasn't a requirement, for future contests with multiple tractor or "fleet" criteria, we will be making at least one group shot photo mandatory. This because there will be only one winners photo posted to the Club home page. If the fleet is not photo'd together, I have to end up picking just one tractor that was pictured individually to post.

This is a example of 20/20 hindsight you knowsm00:D

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Here is my fleet for this winter. I may pull in a small frame or two to play in the snow as winter progresses, but these are my three tractors that will be at the ready.



Grandpa's old '68 B-110, wiht hydrolift, front AG's and 46" blade


2003 AGCO 2025...will be my first winter with the hard cab. The Sweepster worked great last winter, and I have since added a snowflap to keep the dust down, which got tested, and worked well, in our record November snowfall last month. The 2 stage, 47" blower shares the quick hitch with the broom, and can be swapped in minutes.



2004 Legacy XL...will be my first winter to work with 4x4


A look at the weight used on each machine. The XL has about 500lbs of spare weights I have laying around. Probably overkill, but I won't have this tractor chained up, and can't have the weight sitting around unused =]


The AGCO has a weight carrier with 4-42# weights, 50# wheel weights and the weight of that big old cab...maybe 200#? It sure feels heavy when driving around.


The B-110 has inner and outer OEM wheel weights, for around 50lbs per side, 8" front weights, and a stinger/doughnut combo for lightening the blade when pushing snow in float.


A walk around of the fleet...and view from within the cab

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One other thing I need to make mention of, that being there are room for only 8 entries on the polls.

With this in mind we have to limit each months entries to the first 8 entires. After that 8 is reached the submission topic will be closed.

Got room for 3 more entries this month and less than 2 days now to enter them.

Contest will close early AM on the 15th. sooner if the limit of 8 entries is reached.

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:D Well if there is still room I might as well show off my snow removal fleet. The pics are from previous years as I don't have any current ones right now. I use a BigTen with a blade; a BigTen with a blower and a Sno-Bee 7HP walk behind.








The majority of the work is done by my go to BigTen and blower set up. I have used this combo to clean my driveway for several years and it takes a lot of snow to get the better of it. The walk behind and BigTen with blade are mostly back up in case of a breakdown.If we get huge snowfall or bad drifting I have access to a JD 540 loader from work....Dave








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Well as the submission period end fast approaches, I'll throw my hat into the ring as well.




From left to right, 3210v, 2110/cab and blower and 3112v/loader.The 3210 is a 3 owner machine, myself being the 3rd owner. The 2110 is a 13hp repower, and is equipped with a rh lift, hydro lift and a hi/lo along with the cab, ags, tri-ribs and grader blade. The loader is on a low hour barn/eBay find 3112v.

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Got my 2 1964 Allis Chalmers B-10's together for the running.One with the loader, the other with 46" dozer blade. I share the suitcase weights between the 2. I added hydrolift to the b-10 with the blade this year, sure is great! Also have the stinger weight with donut weight on there. They really worked great last winter piling up the snow!











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This contest has now concluded.


goatfarmer-3410 and 2110 [6%] 2 votes

huffy-Legacy and Sunstar [3%] 1 votes

Marty-MN-620,Big Ten,7013 & walker [15%] 5 votes

yukon-7112,Legacy,Agco 918 [0%] 0 votes

Talntedmrgreen-Legacy,Agco2025,B-110 [9%] 3 votes

B10Dave-2 Big Tens & Snowbee [21%] 7 votes

ReedS-3210,2110 & 3112 [12%] 4 votes

acb10_64- two 64 B-10's [33%] 11 votes id="red">

Congradulations to acb10_64 for this months win with his 2 64 B-10's !

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