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New guy....pics of old stuff

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Tractaguy, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Tractaguy

    Tractaguy Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Hey everyone,

    New guy to the site...this place is cool. Here's a couple of photos of my newest toy and the reason I found this site. As any of you "more experienced" guys may observe, the plow on the front of this tractor is an ancient Meyer ST-78/U-13 combo. The tractor was built in the early 1940's.
    I've been wrenching on it for a couple of weeks and it should be running by the end of the weekend. At that point I am going to pull the pump assembly off of it and rebuild it. I think it's kind of neat. Let me know what you think!




  2. 10elawncare

    10elawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    awesome tractor! maybe we will get some snow to use that on! Welcome to PlowSite!
  3. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    welcome to plowsite
  4. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Welcome and great project. I see the plow has power angle rams, are they hooked up?

    I also see youre in the northeast..hopefully we get that 'storm' thats being rumored for late in the weekend
  5. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    note to self get new seat and i want one
  6. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing Senior Member
    Messages: 718

    me to i want one nice rig
  7. Tractaguy

    Tractaguy Junior Member
    Messages: 9


    Hey guys,

    Thanks for the kind words...I like the thing more each time I look at it! I'll zap some more photos up tomorrow.

    I have a question...can I get internal parts for that plow? I've been reading that I can't. I'd like to get in there and clean it up, replace the seals and go through the actual valve body (this thing has two cables that control up/down and left/right. If I need to post in a different section I will. Just thought I'd ask.


  8. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    awesome lil machine i love the old stuff a coat of paint,nice little cab enclosure and shes a snowbeast good luck and welcome to plowsite :waving:
  9. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    Nice little tractor, when I saw the first picture it reminded me of the old Ford 8N tractors.
  10. Tractaguy

    Tractaguy Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    good call

    I think the reason I fell in love with this thing is the simple reason that my dad has and 8N and I got to screw around with it as a kid. That had a loader set up on it, but it was an open seat, small tractor like this one.

    Can't wait for snow!

  11. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Cool pics,

    you plan to paint it?
  12. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    paint smaint its fine the way it is.
  13. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Welcome, that is a neat rig
  14. Tractaguy

    Tractaguy Junior Member
    Messages: 9


    No plans for a formal paint job, but I'm going to make sure the frame has a good coat of black on it to keep the rust away. I'll probably hit the rear wheels as well. Going to grab some new tires in the Spring.

    I like the patina.

  15. DUMZ

    DUMZ Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Hang some tractor weights off the back, a set of chains on the back tires and you got it...

    I love old iron :drinkup:
  16. musclecarboy

    musclecarboy 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,303

    WOW thats so cool!! I love projects like that.

    Good luck with it!
  17. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    very cool. is that a full floating dana 60 rear end? i imagine you have to run chains on the rear end due to the lack of weight. at some point try to make an enclosed cab for it. that thing has a ton of potential.
  18. Tractaguy

    Tractaguy Junior Member
    Messages: 9


    It's a full floating rear...good eyes, but not a Dana 60.

    It's a "Banjo" style ford piece...packed with 6.14 gears. Remember this thing was built in the early 1940's so it is complete stone age technology.

    With the height of the tire and what I can only assume to be a pretty steep first gear in the trans (it's a 4 speed) it should push like a bulldozer...just really slow. I have tire chains for it and those pieces sitting on either side of the seat are wheen weights...they weigh 140lbs a piece. Plus my rather robust posterior on there and we've got some weight. I'll take some more pics today when I get it running.

  19. scitown

    scitown Senior Member
    Messages: 422

    That seat looks cooooold. Nice little machine. Looks like it should be on display at a fair. I will edit this now that I know where you are from. That thing should be on diplay at the marshfield far in August.
  20. PPP

    PPP Member
    Messages: 95

    Is that the tractor from Middleboro? Did you pay for it or did he accept a creative trade? A friend of mine was looking at it.