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post #1 of 4 Old 04-13-2012, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Puddle jumper

Hello everybody

My puddle jumper
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Just a bit of history - I got this tractor in a deal with my motor home. It was far from what I would call a running tractor, but I could see it in my mind. As I live a few miles from a scrap yard I was able to find what I needed to do the build with there. First was a new frame 4x4x1/4 angle - cost 5.00. Then a motor Wisconsin two cyclnder 17hp w/cluch build in, Sheet metal crushed by claw - distrubter bust off - but I could turn it over - cost 15.00. Used mag - cost 35.00+15.00 shipping. EZgo golf cart in very bad shap - cost 18.00. It gave me front axle parts - 4 rims/w ?tires - some metal. Six rotortillers some w/motors - cost 25.00. Four were rebuilt and sold - profit 180.00. Miss steel - cost 75.00. As it stands now I belive I am out 8.00 and I have been using it for almost 4 months.

This beast is far from being done and in the end may be totally rebuilt, but for the time being it is doing the job. Oh-yes two new tires w/rims 150.00 way to much but I needed the height.

Thank-you all for listening and if you wish to comment please do. (please for give me if my spelling is not right)
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-13-2012, 03:41 PM
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Re: Puddle jumper

Anyone can go out and buy a tractor but to build one your self is something to be proud of.
I think you did an excellent job on it.
It looks good and since you've been using it for 4 months, it obviously works good also.



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post #3 of 4 Old 04-13-2012, 05:00 PM
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Nice. I have given some thought to building a tractor. After reading JDCrawlers thread I really have the itch.
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-16-2012, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Would like to thank-you for your replies. I have a few more pictures which I will post. I also plan on making a dozier blade as I have the JD blade.

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