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Rare Framinton-Amboy model 4
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Gimpleg Fagon    Posted 07-16-2002 at 18:08:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, My uncle, Tractor Byington called today to tell me he had just bought a really rare tractor. He says he was over to the Cookson Hills and saw this here sign on a ttree that said "tractor 4 Sail." So, course he stopped and this ol lady told him it was her grandfather's and that he didn't do no farmin' with it but raced it! Yup, she said he was the Mexican Grand Champion tractor Driver in the El Nationalo Tractoro Raceo 1929. She gave him this little biddy silver lookin' medal too, when he bought the tractor. One really different thing is it don't have no motor!! Nope, just peddles--four sets a four place tractor. It has 17 gears forward and 17 in reverse. You steers it with these two little levers on either side of the driver's seat. Looks kinda like a JD AOS cept it has them rubber tires on it. Yup, that was quite a find. Ol Uncle Tractor even got a plow and a real little grain drill. He says Ted Turner is going to make an offer on it. Exciting times here abouts.

Alberta Mike    Posted 07-16-2002 at 19:57:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sounds like quite a line that old girl sold you Gimpleg. It's obviously the Merryweather Soilskimmer you are referring to ... I wasn't aware of any of those being around other than here in the great white (and dry) north country. Those two little levers and the pedal sets gave it away. If'n I were you, I'd report that old woman to those responsible for dealing with those responsible for telling Tractor Tales.

Stench McNasty    Posted 07-16-2002 at 20:46:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Iffen ah recalls rite,thet Soilskimmer was the one what had all pigskin grease seals an ya had to greeze it wit hawg lard or the seals would dry out and squeal somethin arful.

DeadCarp    Posted 07-16-2002 at 18:22:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds a little like one of these David Bradley Tri-Tracs - saw one in the parade tuther nite - had a 2-row cultivator dangling off it. :)

David Ransom    Posted 07-16-2002 at 21:47:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Half motorcycle, half tractor?

JDK    Posted 07-16-2002 at 22:00:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
One of the most sought after antique garden tractors,seen one fully restored w/attachments go for 2300 last summer on an antique veh auction.Most garden tractors 2,3,4 wheel went for 200-1000.

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