John Deere Tractor Bed

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Project by AnthonyP posted 283 days ago 4093 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tractor Bed made from a old wood bed frame. Sides are constructed from 1/2” finish plywood, wheels are framed with 3/4” ply and covered with 1/2” ply. Treads are made from 1×2. Working lights are 12v low voltage controlled by switches on right side fender. Rope (roll bar) constructed from 2×3 and 2×4. Decals were purchased from John Deere.

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#1 posted 283 days ago

big fan of the shelves in the wheels

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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Marty Smoley

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#2 posted 283 days ago

This is really cool. Love the lights and the shelves in the wheels.

-- Marty,

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#3 posted 283 days ago

very cool,great work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 283 days ago

Nice work, lucky kid somewhere.

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#5 posted 283 days ago

Awesome, somebody is going to really happy…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 283 days ago

Luv it!

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#7 posted 283 days ago

That is the coolest! Little boys all LOVE tractors.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 282 days ago

another case of a father building the bed HE would like to have for himself :-) but his wife said no so there is now one really lucky kid who has a great bed! The wheels are awesome. Great job. Working lights are really cool.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#9 posted 282 days ago

Well, that was a lot of work!

Fantastic—Neat—Great—- More than one boy has dreamed of tractors all night! Now that one has a reason!

If this is stricly for you the following statement is not applicable.

I know the pattern was your own! Careful if you sell some—J-D is nasty about getting a cut. I knew a man that made scrap metal toys and had painted/labeled them as J-D and I-H. J-D lawyers actually came to him in North Dakota and demanded a cut! (Licenesing fee) He just QUIT making them. A real loss as they were neat.

A way around that would be—NO DECALS—just painted—they could get thier own decals. You can also offer other colors—- same way no decals.

-- just rjR

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Mainiac Matt

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#10 posted 282 days ago

Now you can plow the back 40 in your sleep :^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#11 posted 282 days ago

I want one of those!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#12 posted 270 days ago

is this for purchase? and how much?

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#13 posted 270 days ago

Interesting project and nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 257 days ago

Nice work! Very cool. Gives me an idea for a CAT Dozer bed…......

-- -Brian, a.k.a. "ConstructionBoss" -

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#15 posted 149 days ago

I know this was posted a while ago but we are looking to make a tractor bed for our son and fell in love with these tires. Can I get directions on how you made them? or tricks to make the round part of the tire that you attached the wood blocks to as tread. Also how you did the shelf in the inside. AWESOME BED !!!

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