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Old 08-20-2012, 08:58 PM
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Looks great Tyler. Should be great wallpaper.
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Wonderful pictures of a great model!
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:40 PM
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Wonderful pictures of a great model!
Thank you guys for the compliments. I took some time tonight and rewired the whole lighting system to push more power to the lights and make them brighter and boy howdy is it a nice change. Still the white look without going to the blue side using the same led's minus resistors and they sure do light up the area around the tractor well. I will try to get some new pics of it in the dark sometime but the camera is currently charging.

All I have left to do now on the tractor is finish adding some details to it and get the rear driveshaft fixed as I decided to jerk on a root with it tonight and popped the shaft apart.

Thanks for looking guys and hope to have some more updates soon.

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:11 AM
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Well got the tractor all buttoned up and running for this weekend so it got put to good use moving dirt and pulling the scraper around. Had a few issues with the hitch first thing in the morning but nothing a few zipties couldn't make for a quick fix to keep it going.

The tractor did great in the dirt we had and the scraper even impressed me how well it pulled as light as it was. Once I dropped the rippers it held its own and had no issue tearing up some of the dirt clods that were left over.

Anyways here are a few pics from this weekend and how the tractors looking currently.

This was thursday night on the shelf before I headed out.



And let the dirt fly!!!









And here it is tonight sitting quietly back in the shop on it's new trailer straight from the "00" himself. Can't wait to get this trailer hooked up and pull this big guy around for a while and get used to how it'll tow.



Hope you guys enjoy the pics and lemme know what you think of the tractor as of current.

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Old 11-09-2012, 09:32 AM
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What are those metal diffs your using? Looks great.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:56 AM
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Those diffs are modified semi housings from rc4wd. The shafts are just a little longer and I had to re-machine the casings to make them fit but they work pretty good and are great all locked up.

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I really like your tractor, if my Wedico were done you would probably have me trying to build one myself.

I wonder how well these diffs from Rigid would work?
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Looks really good! That is one of my favorite tractors of all time!
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I really like your tractor, if my Wedico were done you would probably have me trying to build one myself.

I wonder how well these diffs from Rigid would work?
Those could possibly work as small outer size housing as they look. I have never seen them before, do you have a link to them and is that a pass through axle or just a single output for the rear?

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Looks really good! That is one of my favorite tractors of all time!
Thank you very much. There is a lot of time and work put into this tractor. I am thinking after the beginning of the year I may be making another tractor to add to my equipment but for now I will just keep working on improving this ones performance and building implements for it to pull around.

I'm really leaning towards making a blade for the front before the snow flies so I can get a little outdoor time with it this winter.

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:56 AM
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Those could possibly work as small outer size housing as they look. I have never seen them before, do you have a link to them and is that a pass through axle or just a single output for the rear?

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Hi,

Love the build, i've been wondering what they call the transfer gearbox as i cant find them anywhere?

Many thanks
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I've got to hand it to you, Tyler, this is one of the nicest, best documented die-cast tractor conversions I've ever seen. I might have had my doubts, in the beginning, that you'd end up with a truly functional machine, that would still be scale, and pull like a tractor should, but you pulled it off so well. Sad to see you listed it for sale. Someone will be happy with it, if it sells!
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I've got to hand it to you, Tyler, this is one of the nicest, best documented die-cast tractor conversions I've ever seen. I might have had my doubts, in the beginning, that you'd end up with a truly functional machine, that would still be scale, and pull like a tractor should, but you pulled it off so well. Sad to see you listed it for sale. Someone will be happy with it, if it sells!
Nathan I'm in no need to sell it or see it go. I just thought I'd throw it up to see if anybody really wanted it. I'll keep working on it and adding to it as time goes and get my use out of it. The tractor is fun to drive and very functional as you said. It will be hard to let it go if it does sell but I can always build another one if the need arises. I have been contemplating building another tractor and I may just do it after the beginning of the year. The next one will be a conventional tractor though rather than a universal.

Thanks for all the compliments and glad you enjoyed the build. I will keep you guys posted as well on updates as they come along. I have a few other projects I'd really like to get finished first before I start modifying the tractor again.

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Is this the 1/16th scale version your basing this build on. I really want to try this myself !

Cracking build, I think I know where to come for advice If I manage to get one
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Is this the 1/16th scale version your basing this build on. I really want to try this myself !

Cracking build, I think I know where to come for advice If I manage to get one
Sorry for the very late reply but I was skimming through my thread and going to post an update on it's progress and came across your questions.

This tractor is based off of the Ertl precision diecast model. All the running gear and everything else was retrofitted into the model with custom brackets and lots of patience. If you have any questions once you get one just shoot me a message and I'll see what I can do to help out.

Thankyou for the compliment by the way also and good luck on your build.

As for my update, I fried the speed controller after the St. Louis show from a power overload to the system so I decided it was time to dust this project off and get some parts I needed ordered for it. I will be running a Castle micro esc in it that I have in my semi along with my loader project and I love them since they are small and easily programable from the computer. I should hopefully have them here by the end of the week or monday next week it looks like so I can then start stripping this tractor apart again and get it back up and running. I also plan to see if I can tweak the steering any to get a tighter turning radius but that may be next to impossible with the fully locked differentials.

I hope to have some more pics and possibly a video up before long but seeing as this is in no rush right now I may take plenty of time to tear it down and give it a good cleaning before the April show here.

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4 1/2 years later I still go back and drool over this build. The build is so clean and well executed. Good job Tyler.
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