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COOL!. there is an antique iron show around here every year where there is an American road grader made out of an M, it runs on 3 cylinders, got # 3 connecting rod sawed off and a tuna can wrapped around the crank journal. 2 opposing hose clamps to hold it in place. 

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2 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

road grader made out of an M

Yup, Hermie Stumpfh had one that he graded our gravel roads with in Ewington Twnshp, MN (east of OTG about 15 miles).  IIRC, they called those things "motor patrols", CAT also made some.

best, randy

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First one of that type I saw here in Oz was an Armstrong Holland Greyhound grader.  IIRC it was built around a WD6 (likely actually an AWD6).  Armstrong Holland did Bucyrus blades etc under license so those might also have been

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By the looks of the engine it appears to be a F12-14.

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Cool pics. I have only seen one or two like that. I always thought it would be a pain to crank it under the framework,  but not much of a choice since it has no starter. 

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I got to run an Adam's grader back in the 70's a little. Don't recall the model. Single rear axle and had the same engine that Farmall H had. Engine was in the rear and the battery box was in the cab.

 

Rick

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11 minutes ago, oldtanker said:

Single rear axle and had the same engine that Farmall H had. Engine was in the rear and the battery box was in the cab.

Yup, prolly that was what Hermie had tho his was an M's engine.

best, randy

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I have never seen one on a chassis older than a M 

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54 minutes ago, bitty said:

I have never seen one on a chassis older than a M 

10-20’s were used extensively before the I-12. 

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I have seen a lot of road graders using Farmall M for power----but this

is the first with an I 12-----it must have been under powered.

It was  a neat little machine-----didn't look like it had much use

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2 hours ago, farmall57 said:

Trojan Utility Speed Patrol.

Looking at it, I'm fairly certain that that's what Hermie S. had, did all our township gravel roads.

best, randy 

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I have a '48 Farmall M speed patrol. It may be my favorite piece in my collection. It runs great and I have moved a lot of dirt with it. The hydraulic cylinders leak at the end caps. Anyone know what brand the cylinders are or where I can find the packing?

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the adams my father in law had was a horse drawn - standing platform, large wheels to adjust the blade

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You can get the packing cheap from "O'rings n Things", Fontana, Calif.  I bought a lot of different packing kits from over the years.

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Neat.  With that kind of a power plant, its one step above horse drawn. We have a 1932 Cat Auto Patrol No 7 as our antique grader.  

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