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Tractor of the Month:July 2017

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Tractor of the Month Contest

 

July 2017
This months contest will be :
 
"Towed Implements"
 
Show us your Towable implement hooked up to your Simplicity/AC built tractor.  Implements themselves can be any brand and or homeade creation.
 
Tell how you came into your favorite tow behind cart, sulky,  trailer or ??? (no mounted attachments).  Candidates should describe condition, rarity, homebrew design, utility or other attributes they feel the club would appreciate.
 
 
Contest limited to the first 20 entries

 

Voters will choose the best overall entry and its presentation

 

Open to
All brands of towables as long as they are pictured being pulled by tractors made by Simplicity and/or Allis Chalmers

 

Please Note:

 

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

Also: If contest criteria calls for multiple tractors, please put all the tractors in one picture, rather than posting a series of pictures showing individual tractors. Its the only way to get all your winning equipment, for such a contest, in the picture on the Club home page

Tractor of the month contest guidelines

1. For club members and registered users, or those who have access to use the Show and Tell forum. This also includes all 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 and removed from the submission topic.

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 owners to enter their own tractors, or by having someone else nominate them - upon which owner must accept and post entry.

5. The contest is limited to the first 20 entries submitted. This due to the poll system only being able to accommodate 20 entries. Following the 20th entry, the contest topic will be closed to further entries. Votes will be taken in the normal time frame as stated below.

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

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

8. Each contest will have a entry submission period beginning the 15th day of each month and lasting to the 15th day of the following month. Once the submission period is over, the current nomination topic will be locked and the next opened.

9.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. All members and registered users are eligible to vote. Vote will last for a period of two weeks , from the 15th day of month to the last day of each month. The new winner will be declared on the 1st of each month.

10. Wining tractors each month will be posted on the club home page for a period of one month, 1st day of the month to the last day of the month, and a Contest winners hat will be sent to the winner.

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

12. All pictures submitted should be sized to 640x480 to maintain consistency and neatness in presentation. If contest criteria calls for multiple tractors, please put all the tractors in one picture, rather than posting a series of pictures showing individual tractors. Its the only way to get all your winning equipment, for such a contest, in the picture on the Club home page

13. Final vote results will be posted to Poll topic at the time the Poll topic is closed. These posted results are the official, and FINAL results that will determine the winner each month regardless of any further votes cast After the polls have been closed. This is stated because while replies cannot be made after a poll topic is closed, apparently votes can continue to be cast. Its a technical issue that we have to work around at the present time.

14. In the event of a tie, the following procedure will be in effect. The tied winners will share having their pictures posted on the Club home page, each having an equal amount of the months time in the spotlight. There will only be one hat awarded though, and so there will be a run-off vote between the tied members for the hat. This vote will last 2 weeks. The winner of this second run-off vote will receive the winners hat.

If a tied winner has already won a contest and a hat, the hat for the tied contest will automatically be given to other tied winner who has not won one yet.

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I'll kick this off with "Gamma's Taxi"

What started as a New Old Stock bagger cart that was missing the top and hoses.

Lisa doesn't do well at backing, so this has 2 attachment points. The grand kids needed a ride and some shade at the Steam Show.

Added a bus seat, complete with seat belts, and a canopy top off an old yard swing. A few pieces of conduit to hold the top up and Wala!

 

 

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Just for variety, here is the "Kid Hauler"

A friend does some scrapping, so when he finds something "interesting" he brings it to me before the scrap yard.

He showed up with this piece of an old carnival ride. So I asked him "how much"?

His answer; There is very little metal, so it's not worth anything as scrap, and since I ran out of the house without my cigarettes and coffee, what can you do?

So this cost me a total of a pack of smokes and cup of coffee ;).

I simply added an axle, and a tongue and it's ready to go. Kids love it and it will seat 8 :)

 

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I will submit my Viking Overseeder hooked to my 17GTH.  I found the Viking at a local red Ag tractor dealer back in 2013.  I made a good deal on it - I think it was $15.00 and bought them a box of donuts for break time.  It was slightly damaged - they had dropped something and bent the hopper up.  With some patience, I was able to massage it back into shape.  It had a Cub Cadet hitch on it originally, but it was easy to make a Simplicity hitch for it.  From what I gather, these are pretty rare.

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Country manufacturing Manure Spreader I got  a number of years ago.  Bought it new from the manufacturer, a product they have been selling I believe since the 1970's. Paid around a grand for it. Works really well. I pressure wash it off after every use till the boards come clean.

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Towed Tandem Disc

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Got the 2 gang disc attachment without the wheel frame on clearance from TSC . Its a attachment for a Swisher Quadivator.. I scratch built the wheel frame assembly, and unlike the Swisher Quadivator which you can interchange attachments, mine is permanently mounted to the disc.

This is approximately 48" wide. A person can make some trays to set in the framework to add weight if needed. I used a trailer jack to raise and lower the wheels, but one could also use an electric actuator or a hydraulic cylinder.

While I dont use it much, when I need it, theres nothing else that will do. Last time I used it I used it to level out a half acre of pasture and re-seed. Worked great.

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Congratulations to TimJr with his Viking Overseeder for being this months winner

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