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Simplicity 700 Custom "Wide Crop" edition


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I just recently got this machine from a friend who got it from his friend names Jacob Leedle from the Lake Geneva area of WI. His family made this to use it on their food plots. Its a VERY odd looking machine but it seems to have been made fairly well. The differential actually still works and overall, besides the front and rear axles the machine is pretty well factory. Original engine and bodywork!

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It came with goofy car wheels on the back with sprockets used as hubs. I swapped on 2 simplicity hubs and now I can use proper garden tractor wheels. It runs but the carb leaks fuel very badly so needs a rebuild. The plan for this is to clean up and upgrade a few parts, mount nice wheels and tires on it, and repaint it as a factory simplicity tractor. All new paint, some era proper lights, etc.

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macallis180

Would be extremely stable on some really steep sidehills that way!

Guess it shows a person how tough these old tractors were built to be able to take this type of a modification, and keep on workin'.

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quote:Originally posted by MikeES

Lawn mower racing anyone? It should corner like its on rails and will be very hard to pass. :)


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id="quote">Looks like it was made to run on the salt flats 8D
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quote:Originally posted by 720nut

Ok, so what did they do with it?


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id="quote">They used it on food plots, for cultivating, plowing, planting, etc. They had some pull behind carts that were this wide as well. Pretty much they made ti all big enough to drive over the plots which were around 5' wide.
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Did some work to it, got it running and put some 6-12 tires on the rear. The narrow tires really add to the look of it!

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