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Working on 2 F30 canes in the shop this winter. Front one is a 'low wheel' cane and the back one is a 'high wheel' cane. The high wheels used a spindle extension that bolts tot he axle making it taller and a bit wider. Both will be on full steel and the rears for the high wheel are 66 inches tall without lugs.

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Working on 2 F30 canes in the shop this winter. Front one is a 'low wheel' cane and the back one is a 'high wheel' cane. The high wheels used a spindle extension that bolts tot he axle making it talle

Pretty much all finished up. Took best of show in the non restored category at the NE Missouri Threshers show.

She made it to her first show. Went up to Cedar Valley threshers just outside Charles City Iowa on saturday. She definately had alot of lookers! Still have to finish fenders and mount lights along wit

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Looks like quite a project! Always liked the brute look of an F30, especially a widefront F30. Those appear to be pretty straight tractors 

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10 minutes ago, RBootsMI said:

Looks like quite a project! Always liked the brute look of an F30, especially a widefront F30. Those appear to be pretty straight tractors 

Ross

Looks can be deceiving. The front one is actually pretty clean and in nice shape, it came from out west. The back one came from down south and its been rode real hard and put away very moist........


Ive got a soft spot for F30's, i have 6 of them

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Did a little work this weekend. Got the axle and front wheels on the low cane, still waiting on a few parts to be able to button up the rear and put wheels on the back. Once that is done then its engine time on that one.

High wheel cane is one wore out turd. First F30 ive seen where the turning cable shackles had almost wore completely through the steering arm. This girl has done some serious hours in the field. The axle pivot pin looks like a camshaft now............

Few pics of bolster tear down for machining work



 

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Havent been doing too much on the Cane as Ive been asked to remodel the kids bathroom.........

Did get the axle pivot hole made round again though. Originally a 1.125" hole now its out to 1.380" . They had let it wear that far.....
Should bore the axle out  and make a new pin this weekend

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On ‎11‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 6:15 PM, Old-F20 said:

Did a little work this weekend. Got the axle and front wheels on the low cane, still waiting on a few parts to be able to button up the rear and put wheels on the back. Once that is done then its engine time on that one.

High wheel cane is one wore out turd. First F30 ive seen where the turning cable shackles had almost wore completely through the steering arm. This girl has done some serious hours in the field. The axle pivot pin looks like a camshaft now............

Few pics of bolster tear down for machining work



 

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Is that a short stroke crankshaft?

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On 12/22/2019 at 9:17 PM, Old-F20 said:

Havent been doing too much on the Cane as Ive been asked to remodel the kids bathroom.........

Did get the axle pivot hole made round again though. Originally a 1.125" hole now its out to 1.380" . They had let it wear that far.....
Should bore the axle out  and make a new pin this weekend

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Bridge ports in the shop👀what’s next a mag drill

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On 12/24/2019 at 7:56 AM, 560Dennis said:

Bridge ports in the shop👀what’s next a mag drill

Id love a mag drill actually.....lol

Better than a bridgeport, its a Wells Index milling machine

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On 12/24/2019 at 2:35 PM, bob_carr said:

Nice work, and done in a nice-looking shop. 

Do you have a feline helper?

Quite a few helpers.......lol

 

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spent about 11 hours in the shop today. got the rearend buttoned up enough to put the wheels on the highwheel. Finished up the rearend on the low cane and got wheels on it too. The back wheels for the high wheel are 66 inches tall without lugs. The high wheel uses the same lug like the Low cane

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Nice projects, I like the wide front on the one F-30. Your shop looks really nice too. 

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8 hours ago, nate said:

Looking good.   Will these be painted or just mechanical restoration??     

Originally they were slated to be painted but just decided i really liked the original patina. full mechanical resto for both

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7 hours ago, IHhogfarmer said:

Nice projects, I like the wide front on the one F-30. Your shop looks really nice too. 

Both are widefronts and both variations of the early cane axle. the high wheel has spindle extensions on it. Both use the same front wheel, but the rears on the high wheel are 66 inches in diameter while the low cane uses the standard 42 inch wheel. Same rear lugs for both as well

here is a pic of the axle with extensions

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 Very cool project you have going on there👍..... both these appear to have “narrow” rear ends....was this std for the cane tractors??

Really pleased you are putting the effort in to save a couple of very unusual ( and probably rare) tractors ....good for you 👍

Do you happen to know production volumes for these cane specials???

Heath, NZ

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On 12/31/2019 at 1:39 AM, IHKIWI said:

 Very cool project you have going on there👍..... both these appear to have “narrow” rear ends....was this std for the cane tractors??

Really pleased you are putting the effort in to save a couple of very unusual ( and probably rare) tractors ....good for you 👍

Do you happen to know production volumes for these cane specials???

Heath, NZ

According to the serial number suffix for the Cane tractors they would all be narrows. the designation for one is CNW on the serial. C for Cane, N for narrow rear and W for wide front axle. The high wheel was originally a NW tractor since its a Duckbill (1934 model) and production line Canes didnt come out until 1935. Ive seen a number of late 34's that have been essentially converted to Canes simply bu changing the front axle since the bolsters are the same. We somewhat concluded that there was enough demand for Cane tractors that fairly new ones were converted for that duty simply by changing the axle. There are no production numbers that we know of. Later in production they made a high speed Cane that has a factory OD unit in the back of the clutch housing. this made those tractors about 8 inches longer than the standard canes. Later in production they went to a style of axle that looks like the HV or MV would have without removable spindle or spindle extensions

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What an awesome shop you have there,  any more pictures of it?  Couple pics from the mezzanine would be great.  What is the red tarp in the corner for?  Dirty work I'm guessing.  I see a Super H with an Arts-way mower,  have older version of that setup with a regular H.  What is the W series tractor with the odd looking rear wheel weights?  67-72 Ford a farm truck or getting restored?  Yamaha SX 600?  Feels like my kinda my shop,  very similar stuff around.  No F30 thou,  looks like their in good hands on repairing them. 

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17 hours ago, redturbo said:

What an awesome shop you have there,  any more pictures of it?  Couple pics from the mezzanine would be great.  What is the red tarp in the corner for?  Dirty work I'm guessing.  I see a Super H with an Arts-way mower,  have older version of that setup with a regular H.  What is the W series tractor with the odd looking rear wheel weights?  67-72 Ford a farm truck or getting restored?  Yamaha SX 600?  Feels like my kinda my shop,  very similar stuff around.  No F30 thou,  looks like their in good hands on repairing them. 

Lemme round up some pics.......lol

 

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1947 OS4 experimental. live hyd and rear hitch. 50 of them made
1971 F350 390/C6 dana 60. doing an engine rebuild
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Super H with mower and sprayer

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couple shop pics. red curtains are the welding area when it gets smokey or lots of grinding. red an white curtains are the paint booth/washbay

 

 

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Just outstanding building you have their!  The 0S4 is cool looking tractor.  The SRX was sure a unrated sled,  the was one of the smoothest running Yami's of all time.  The howl of the triple piped engine is music to my ears.  Thanks for sharing your stuff.

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15 hours ago, redturbo said:

Just outstanding building you have their!  The 0S4 is cool looking tractor.  The SRX was sure a unrated sled,  the was one of the smoothest running Yami's of all time.  The howl of the triple piped engine is music to my ears.  Thanks for sharing your stuff.

That SRX was one **** of a sleeper. It still runs the bogies off the newer 800's

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On 1/2/2020 at 3:32 PM, Old-F20 said:

According to the serial number suffix for the Cane tractors they would all be narrows. the designation for one is CNW on the serial. C for Cane, N for narrow rear and W for wide front axle. The high wheel was originally a NW tractor since its a Duckbill (1934 model) and production line Canes didnt come out until 1935. Ive seen a number of late 34's that have been essentially converted to Canes simply bu changing the front axle since the bolsters are the same. We somewhat concluded that there was enough demand for Cane tractors that fairly new ones were converted for that duty simply by changing the axle. There are no production numbers that we know of. Later in production they made a high speed Cane that has a factory OD unit in the back of the clutch housing. this made those tractors about 8 inches longer than the standard canes. Later in production they went to a style of axle that looks like the HV or MV would have without removable spindle or spindle extensions

Great info , thanks for passing that on , very interesting 👍

Heath,NZ 

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