I went to look at a one row corn picker the other day and came home with a set of these. Turns out the 86 year old farmer was an old ford guy. We got to talking about ford tractors so I asked him what else he might have for sale and he said he had a set of half tracks in the barn he would sell.
I mounted them yesterday on one of my 4000's. Snowstrom coming Fri/Sat so I'll try them out with a dearborn back blade.
Talk about a find, thats a good one. Looking foreward to hearing how they do in the snow. I've seen them on tractors at shows but never one that size. With the weight and power it ought to do a heck of a job.
What an excellent find Kirk. I'm sure those tracks will prove their worth in your upcoming snow....of course we want to see some action photos of the old 4000 doing its thing wearing the new snowboots !!!
The strom pasted more east of us. My sister's about 60 miles east of us and they got 15" of snow. That's ok i can live without it. I get more work done and would rather save the gas for plowing dirt instead of snow.
Those are very good pictures of the Ford plowing snow! Thanks for taking the time to take and post them. Love the one coming down the lane! I wished we would have had some tracks for picking corn in the mud.
I am green with envy although what I really want is a set of full tracks on one of my tractors. I will probably have to build a set if I ever expect to have some. Saw some homemade ones on a homemade tractor on an open source hardware site. Made out of bent rebar and chain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd3t27X6Nx4
I wouldn't mind getting six inches of snow, at least once during winter. It's prettier than just cold and muddy. It's been quite a few years since we've had that much all at one time.
Those tracks sure make the 4000 look like it means business. Tell your bride "thank you" for getting out in the cold and taking the "action photos" for us.
Manual sez it takes about two hours but it took me longer because I had to spin out the power adjustable rims. I'm sure after doing it once or twice Ill pick up some speed. Kind of like splitting your first tractor. After two or three you pick up speed. here are some photos of how it attaches.
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