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It says government auction.   SO was this some sort of military item?   Anybody know the backstory on this.  Its so weird its cool!

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18 hours ago, IHRedRyan said:

How does it steer ? 

Had a newer version in shop once. Tractor was a 574 as I recall. Steered like any other articulated. Two cylinders and a steering hand pump. This appears to have just a directional control valve instead of hand pump. Much like my Galion t3g roller.

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2 hours ago, Jeff-C-IL said:

It says government auction.   SO was this some sort of military item?   Anybody know the backstory on this.  Its so weird its cool!

I HAVE CONNECTION TO THIS AUCTION.

A government auction at this auction are items being sold off by some Government Agency, a Transit District or School District is a Government Agency on this site. 

Lots of old/odd equipment listed from that area of the US.

I have found their site to very entertaining. I have spent far more than I should have with them and they have been good to work with.

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Whatever goes into the bed must be smaller and not bulky as the dump in the rear looks like a grain gate.

If they filled that with pea rock, that 300 couldn't pull it.

Not exactly sure what it is, but if closer, I would buy it as an IH conversation piece.

Looks pretty "COOL" to me!

Anybody know what this is supposed to do?

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That would make a cool field roller.

Faded City of Cawker City decals and being sold by them. 

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The tool box on it looks like one of  the optional large frame mount tool boxes that you could get as a accessory on the 56 series.  Interesting how that made it on to that. 

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Used to own a 300 utility backhoe. The steering was so worn out you drove it with brakes. All steering parts are NLA. Any one wanting a "project" should jump right on it. I would have to say you would find out that rig is just a bucket of rust tractor and all

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