It ain't pretty, but.....

Sun Dec 28, 2003 10:50 pm

Definitely a case of hillbilly engineering, but blocks the wind. Now I need a good snow to try it out in. Have discovered 2 things driving with it on. With no wind hitting you in the face, 3rd gear doesn't seem nearly as fast as it used to. 2- With a 3 foot piece of pipe bolted to the top of the transmision, and the canvas surrounding it, the tranny noise is much more noticeable. Please excuse the pix quality, but the camera I used is a very early model digital.
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Mon Dec 29, 2003 1:56 am

:) Hey John, That looks quite neat. I like that. Kinda reminds me of a traveling circus coming to town. :)

Mon Dec 29, 2003 9:58 am

One of the neighbors asked how much tickets were for his grandkids to ride the carousel. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mon Dec 29, 2003 5:59 pm

John, your tractor doesn't look so bad that you need that huge bag over your head!! :lol: :lol:

Mon Dec 29, 2003 7:33 pm

This Forum is Extremely Amusing, to say the least.

Mon Dec 29, 2003 7:55 pm

I was just wondering how he gets in and out of it :?: Do they just seal you up in it like one of the seal-a-meals John? :lol:

Actually, it is a great example of engineering. You had a problem and you solved it. I'm sure when the winds are howling and everyone else is freezing their you know what's off, you'll have the last laugh.

I bet Rudi would like one, right Rudi/.

Mon Dec 29, 2003 8:10 pm

I think its great- even keeps the snow off the seat while parked, Looks like it took a bit of work though. I'm sure you will enjoy it all winter long.But-------- How do you get into it? :roll:

Mon Dec 29, 2003 9:41 pm

Dennis:

Ahhhhhhh YUP! :lol: :lol: Wouldn't be a bad idea. :idea:

Hey John, hows about a sketch? When it gets 20 or 30 below it is mighty cold on Ellie-Mae!

Mon Dec 29, 2003 10:06 pm

John... Does that come with "Oxygen"?

Toy Tractor

Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:03 am

That cab makes the tractor look like a toy.
Having Fun!
Kim

Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:14 pm

parts man wrote:John, your tractor doesn't look so bad that you need that huge bag over your head!! :lol: :lol:


Actually, the bag over my head is so the tractor doesn't have to admit to knowing me.

Getting in and out is easy. The seam you can see just in front of the rear wheel is velcro.

The umbrella is a cable splicers umbrella I bought on ebay. The side panels (thrown away by one of the fellows at work who had hauled them on his truck for about 5 years without ever using them) are curtains for when the umbrella is attached to a manhole rail. There are hooks that are mounted on the umbrella that the side pamnels hook on. About the only thing serious I had to do was to make a stand that bolted to the transmission housing for the umbrella shaft to drop in. The main problem I have is that the clear plastic isn't made for driving and it really reduces your depth perception, making adjusting blade height a little touchy.
I'll get some better pictures in a day or two and post them. The only camera I had with me at the time was a rather old Toshiba PDR-5, which has been out of production for several years, but I leave in my truck for times when I want a spur of the moment picture, such as when finding an unexpected tractor.

Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:11 pm

Imust say that you certainly have a great sense of humour John. You took a lot of ribbing and came back with one better of your own. :wink:

Wed Dec 31, 2003 10:39 am

:D :D :D John, does it rotate when the tractor moves?

Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:30 pm

Brent Duxbury wrote::D :D :D John, does it rotate when the tractor moves?


Depends on how slick the road is :roll: :roll: :roll:

Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:33 pm

parts man wrote:Imust say that you certainly have a great sense of humour John. You took a lot of ribbing and came back with one better of your own. :wink:


Thanks, I have to have a good sense of humor. Too lazy to fight, and to fat to run!