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An odd crawler crane for odd jobs.
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 Posted: Sat May 21st, 2016 09:37 pm
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Fordson Crawler Crane









If you like this, save the pictures, they appear to be the remains of a sale bill and the original page looks like it is gone.



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Id drive it.



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Yes indeed. It would make a great model, we could all use one!

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 Posted: Sun May 22nd, 2016 01:26 pm
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..............AND make the tracks out of rubber toothed drive belt as used on 3D printer stepper motor drives.. (Well, it's an idea!)



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Brilliant! I think I have some toothed belt material from an old printer or something..... Thanks for the idea. That would also work for my coal loader I bet. :moose:

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A few new grousers made from angle, a
hundred foot of 1/2'' cable and we could start our own scrap yard!

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Neville R
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Hi.
I built a crane once for a scrap metal yard, and made the tracks out of styrene.
Nev.

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That is pretty darn amazing Neville. It must've taken you a while to build those tracks.



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Playing with Google's reverse image search found this.
Asking price was 9 grand
http://www.desertclassics.com/Sold6/cad61white.html
"SOLD
This very scarce 1922 Fordson crawler tractor with White heavy duty 2 speed power take-off PTO SN 2658 with winch and boom came from Butte Montana. It was used by Montana Power Company to lay gas line. Everything is stuck and it needs to be restored. If you want an early Fordson that no one else has, you need this rare crawler tractor."



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 Posted: Tue Jul 5th, 2016 08:46 am
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Thanks Annie.
It's not as hard as you think I would show you the jig but the photo I have is much to large but here is a small photo that shows the original rubber tracks and the styrene tracks for comparison.
I think mine look better! Grin.
The styrene that holds the tracks together must be really thin and by the way they don't move it's just a static model.
I built the crane with a new cab and tracks as it was to modern for me
Thanks.
Nev.

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