What the heck is this thing?

Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:52 pm

So, this thing has been sitting at the main farm where I work for years. I've never been able to figure out what it is and what it was for. Its got double wide front tires and the rear wheels do the turning.


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Re: What the heck is this thing?

Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:02 pm

a lot of them used old ford tractor engines for power

Re: What the heck is this thing?

Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:03 pm

https://www.google.com/search?client=fi ... %20tractor

Re: What the heck is this thing?

Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:07 pm

they were used on golf courses among other places

Re: What the heck is this thing?

Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:10 pm

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Worthington G ??????

Re: What the heck is this thing?

Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:12 pm

I've never heard of 'em. Interesting. I always wondered what this thing was. Looks to be in restorable condition too. Wonder if it could be fixed hah

Thanks guys!

Re: What the heck is this thing?

Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:48 pm

Most likely used to pull a gang of reel mowers. Remember Arnold Palmer riding one in a commercial. Might be worth money to the right person. Something different to take to shows. You may not remember Worthington, but how about Jacobson mowers?

Re: What the heck is this thing?

Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:54 pm

danovercash wrote:Most likely used to pull a gang of reel mowers. ..............
I would bet PUSH a gang of reel mowers with that hitch out front and the combine type rear steering to make really square/tight corners. You're not trying to mow the grass you just ran over with it out front. Could also be a wing gang on each side as well. Definitely a neat rig but finding all the mower parts maybe tough. Could turn it into a mini forklift :D

Re: What the heck is this thing?

Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:38 pm

That looks like a Worthington/ Jacobson Model "F8" tractor. Front wheel drive, rear wheel steer golf course mower.

Re: What the heck is this thing?

Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:45 am

I would agree it's a Jacobsen F model. Jacobsen bought out worthington and were capitalizes of the worthington golf course fame name. When the square nose model F appeared they had just the Jacobsen name. They were full hydraulic to move the mower up and down. The engine was a ford industrial 134 or 172 But the F model probably had the 172. These engines were the same engines used in the hundred series and early thousand series tractors in the mid fifties to mid sixties. These engine made a good transplant for the ford tractor.
Here is my jacobsen G10. It has a 3pt hitch and pto. It is equipped with a 192 ford engine, ford truck 4 speed with granny low, and a 3/4 ton ford rear. It has the capability to move down the road at some scary speeds.
Kirk

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Re: What the heck is this thing?

Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:46 pm

I asked my boss about it. He says some old golf course manager gave it to him after it was sitting broken down. My boss used it for parts on his Ford tractor.

Re: What the heck is this thing?

Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:17 pm

I have a calender pix somewhere that shows a Dodge front clip short dog with the Worthington name on it.