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    Doodle bug154.jpg After I retired we built a new house in northern Mich. It had 15 acres of grass to mow. In the winter there was lots of snow to plow. So I built a doodle bug out of a model A truck frame. It had 2 four speed truck transmissions, power take off to run the bush hog. It had live hydraulic for the snow plow and 3 point hitch. It also had Ford tractor tires on the rear and a governor. I do not have real good pictures, but will show you what I have. Doodle Bug155.jpg
    Last edited by George Miller; 07-18-2017, 11:51 AM.

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    • George Miller
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      It also has a brake pedal for each rear wheel like a tractor. That way you can turn real short.

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    I like that, and that would make moving snow fun. I sure could have used something like that back in the 80's. Now I have an Original Cub Cadet to move snow and haul things, and it does an amazing job pushing snow. For only 7 HP it doesn't even bog down, it just looses traction when the snow gets too deep. Last year I sanded and painted the blade, and that sure made a world of difference in how nicely it shed the snow.

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      I like it, and that would make moving snow fun.

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        This is the one I rescued from a pasture and got running and used for 20 years. 4 speed with a dual high behind it. Wheels off a WW2 truck, welded to the Ford center sections. I bought it from the guy who's father built it. They used a truck chassis and the cowl from a phaeton.
        Bill
        http://www.brauchauto.com/
        Eastern Connecticut

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          This one was part of a saw mill. The guy had a saw mounted on frame. No cab, and the numbers did not match. So it was a good candid for the tractor. It sure worked good for both jobs. The governor was off a 8n Ford tractor along with the wheels.

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            This tractor had two 4 speed truck transmission in it. Would it go froward or reverse when you put both transmissions in reverse?
            Ok Bill ask your dog. He should know.

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              George, I like the tractor, but looking at the picture of the worm drive rear end, isn't the U joint working at a sharp angle?

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              • George Miller
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                Yes it is a little to sharp. But it never was a problem. I wanted to keep the rear of the tractor at the right hight for a 3 point hitch. With the tall tires thats is what I had. Maybe I should have put the rear end upside down. The only problem I ever had with it was the timing gear lost some teeth one day. replaced it and went back to mowing grass the same day. Tom you have a good eye for details.

              • Mitch
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                George he sure does have a good eye. amazing

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              I couldn't see George's pictures
              Alaskan A's
              Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
              Model A Ford Club of America
              Model A Restorers Club
              Antique Automobile Club of America
              Mullins Owners Club

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