I just had one of my video's posted on this site so I decided to join and add another. Looks like the site if full of great builds and ideas.
Hi wayneb - welcome to HomemadeTools.net
Great first post. I'm going to move this directly into the Homemade Tools subforum, where it will get more eyeballs. Feel free to post any other videos, pics, or details on this build. Very interesting.
By the way, people love these kinds of builds (and I'm one of those people).
Some previous similar types of builds:
Last edited by Jon; Dec 22, 2015 at 11:59 AM. Reason: adding additional links
Welcome - glad to have you here!
Great tractor and a great reminder of why I moved to Orlando!
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your homemade tools. Do you have anything in the works currently?
Paul Jones (Dec 21, 2015)
I built this 4x4 articulated tractor about 30 years ago using 2 narrowed Cushman Truckster axles, a Cushman 2-cyl engine with a modified Sundstrand hydro mounted to it. Used a power steering cylinder from a '69 Mustang to steer it. Right hand control was via a "joystick" for variable FWD/REV & steer left/right. It had a twist throttle on it and as a safety feature; there was a button on top that one needed to push down to allow going into reverse.
Left hand was a similar arrangement for the blade control; up/down, left/right. Blade had a stiff spring-biased link that allowed the blade to fold under should it hit a solid object, then it snapped back when backed off.
Unfortunately, I don't have any videos of it. But it sure worked great for clearing our driveway which was quite long.
In the "off season" I remember giving our young daughter rides around our rather small front yard. She really liked it.
This is our eldest son on it.....
papadog (Aug 2, 2022)
Congratulations gatz - your 4x4 Articulated Tractor is the Homemade Tool of the Week!
This looks like a useful and beautiful old tractor, especially with the Cushman Truckster axles and the '69 Mustang steering cylinder.
Some more nice builds from this week:
Shallow Bore Test Gage by Rikk
Milling Arbor Storage Rack by Frank S
Milling Machine Driveline by engineer steve
Spot Welder by thecuzdoes
Tool Post Grinder by th62
Circle Cutting Jig by orioncons36
Lathe Carriage Stop by Mr. Factotum's Workshop
Roubo Winding Sticks by e_m_maker
Floating Knife by Mazay
Spindle Bearing Grease Cup Installation by rgsparber
gatz - we'll be adding tool entry to our All Homemade Tool of the Week winners post. And, you'll be receiving a $25 online gift card, in your choice of Amazon, PayPal, or bitcoin. Please PM me your current email address and gift card choice and I'll get it sent over right away.
This is your 2nd Homemade Tool of the Week win! Here is your first winning tool:
carloski (Aug 5, 2022)
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