|Project by hunter71||posted 09-26-2009 01:08 PM||1861 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
This is the first MODERN tractor I have done. It is John Deere 2030. Built in the early 70’s it listed a 68 hp with a diesel engine. Built from red cedar it maintains a 12:1 scale like my others. These were also the largest tires I have made on my tire machine and they seem to work good. I am going back to older tractors again. The older ones [pre 1950] did not have all the dealer options and replicated the tractor more exactly. With the modern ones no 2 were ordered exactly alike and I had comments that it was not built correctly. Actually I used references that JD supplied for my main measurements with no options added. Also there is no draw bar on this. I got tired of it, and sprayed it!! The base it is sitting on are actually doors for a bath vanity I am making. The lady wanted something that no one else would have. No one would spend the time to make them, they were a pain.
-- A childs smile is payment enough.