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Old School DIY Farm Equipment – Bill Whitaker’s Homemade Tractor

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Old School DIY Farm Equipment – Bill Whitaker’s Homemade Tractor

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I want a tractor that goes 60 mph like this one! Winning pulling contests, drawing wagons, skidding logs, raking hay, pushing a snowplow: You name it and Bill Whitaker’s do-it-yourself tractor does it. And the machine only cost $200 to build. And I’m wondering if that gives you any ideas?

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12 thoughts on “Old School DIY Farm Equipment – Bill Whitaker’s Homemade Tractor

  1. Fresco says:

    http://www.amazon.com/Handy-Farm-Devices-How-/dp/1558214321/ref=sr_11_1/102-7646803-1640934?ie=UTF8

    I found this book a while back at the bookstore in the Folk Art Museum in Asheville, NC. Pretty danged cool, eh? There was a whole series of these things. Makers have been around for a while.

  2. DGary says:

    $200 in 1978

    which still isn’t bad considering it’d be about $600 today, tho I doubt you could buy some of those vehicles for those prices now, or even anywhere near them.

  3. suburbanjunkyard says:

    The quarterly magazine “Farm Show” has DIY tractors and implements like this in every issue, and also have compilation issues with all the home-made gadgets, both big and small. The compilation issues are for sale individually without subscribing, but you can get some of them free if you do. Despite being for farmers mostly, it embraces the Maker spirit and reminds us it has been here a long time. http://www.farmshow.com

    suburbanjunkyard

  4. Allison Marks says:

    Pretty nice post!!
    Farm equipments are really very important part of the farming and agricultural. Now those guys who are really interested in agricultural, they can also make their carrier in farm equipment operations. 
    Industrial Equipment

  5. Allison Marks says:

    Pretty nice post!!
    Farm equipments are really very important part of the farming and agricultural. Now those guys who are really interested in agricultural, they can also make their carrier in farm equipment operations. 
    Industrial Equipment

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