For you farm tractor guys

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I took this pic a year ago. It is the same tractor we had on our little ranch during the 1960's...and it wasn't new then. I think it's a Ford, but can't remember. If someone wants more pics to use for detailing I can get some next time I go "home".

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Now we need a kit! B)

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Looks like a Ferguson 35.

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Not sure why but I love old tractors.

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Not sure why but I love old tractors.

Yeah, aren't they cool? I wonder if there's a kit for this one. We had a lot of different little tractors for working on the ranches back then. This one is a real survivor I guess. But as I remember, it didn't get used much...especially after most of the land got sold off for a small housing project. That sure paid better than plums and pears.

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You mean like this one?

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Love the old Tractors

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Umm.... what happened to the rear wheels? :blink:

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We have a 1932 Ford tractor .........That still runs very well!

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Umm.... what happened to the rear wheels? :blink:

That is a reaction between the rubber and plastic, happens on a lot of the European die-cast as well. The plastic becomes soft, kind of melting.

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Tom I'd love to get my hands on that kit. I never knew it existed till now . Now I have another end of the earth search. What scale is that?

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Tom I'd love to get my hands on that kit. I never knew it existed till now . Now I have another end of the earth search. What scale is that?

It is 1/20 scale.

One that was built with some broken parts recently went off ebay for $164.00

Good Luck.

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That would be nice to have some one cast in resin.

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Tom;

Is that kit still available anywhere?

Is that tiny little black piece the driver??

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Is that tiny little black piece the driver??

It looks more like a barbecued alien... :lol:

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One of these days... I have a big idea for a project in mind to scratchbuild one of these in 1:25 scale.

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It's a 1966 Minneapolis Moline G1000 with an aftermarket cab. I think I can rob the tires from one of Ertl's tractor kits, but pretty much everything else will have to be conjured up or HEAVILY modified from other kit pieces.

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I know Steve Ripley of C/W group The Tractors, does that count?

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Harry, He does look like a barbecued alien,lol I was not paying attention when I took those photos, that little guy does not belong with this kit.

Chuck, You might be able to convert the MF tractor to a Moline,it has that type of cab.

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I remember learning how to operate a tractor on an 49' 8n ford and its still in the family to this day!....and i even told the current owner i will make sure it stays in the family! :lol:

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I ride this around the yard sometimes.It was up to the frame in mud when found.

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Chuck, You might be able to convert the MF tractor to a Moline,it has that type of cab.

The 1155's cab is a little bit larger in all dimensions (having a 1:1 1155 handy helped me out there B) ) but parts of it might be usable. Tires from the Ertl kit are also a bit larger on the back, but close enough to work. The big thing will be the transaxle, the tin, and of course the Long Life MM engine. MM had an engine design all their own for most of their existence.

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The 1155's cab is a little bit larger in all dimensions (having a 1:1 1155 handy helped me out there B) ) but parts of it might be usable. Tires from the Ertl kit are also a bit larger on the back, but close enough to work. The big thing will be the transaxle, the tin, and of course the Long Life MM engine. MM had an engine design all their own for most of their existence.

I would have thought the MF1155 was about the same size as the G1000 but I have never see the two next to each other. You could go big scale, Ertl made the G1000 in 1/16 scale diecast.

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They are pretty close in size, the G1000 being just a tad smaller in most dimensions. A few inches here and there mostly. I might go the big-scale route too, the local Agco retailer can usually order the 1:16 Ertl stuff.

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The G1000 has not been made for years and are quite pricey now. Spec-cast is making a very nice 1355 and 955 but they look like a different design.

Is the cab on that a Hiniker? Ertl has made several 1/16 tractors with that cab.

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The 955 and 1355 were products of WFE meddling with it's 'heritage' brands. They were basically MM's Long Life engine and front axle mated to Oliver's transaxle and three-point system, a design which debuted with the first White-branded farm tractor. The 1355 was sold in White, Oliver, and Cockshutt livery as the 2270, and the 955 was also sold by Oliver and Cockshutt. They were the last trace of MM's engines, as White Motor Company did not believe in building their own engines. After the old names were dropped in favor of White, WFE bought its engines from outside manufacturers.

The cab on my G1000 is from Full Vision, Inc. I'm not sure if it was made by Hiniker, produced under licence, or anything like that, but it does look very similar. Not sure how they'd compare size-wise, though.

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Cut my grass with a '52 8n that my maternal grandfather bought new! I have the original bill of sale. I paid more for it to the estate than it sold for new. oh well it's still in the family!!

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