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Old September 19th, 2007, 10:00 AM   #1
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Old September 19th, 2007, 10:11 AM   #2
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That the fork truck PP needs to buy.

I think that would deal with uneven terrain (and his unpaved garage)
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Old September 19th, 2007, 10:14 AM   #3
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and this surprises you how? There was even a guy at pig gig with a tractor style PTO on his flattie.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 10:16 AM   #4
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and this surprises you how? There was even a guy at pig gig with a tractor style PTO on his flattie.
willys had those. Used for various things. I have seen them used to drive a belt to run a rip saw for saw mills. There is a guy in town with an old willys pickup with a few different attachments for his pto's.

Plus obviously the pto winch in the front.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 10:17 AM   #5
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and this surprises you how? There was even a guy at pig gig with a tractor style PTO on his flattie.
Um that is normal. They were primarily sold as tractors back then.

It's the HUGE front end loaders and Zamboni conversions that surprise me, these were only rated as 1/4 ton trucks remember. If you ever see a STOCK flatty, look at the frame - they are tiny. My early 5 frame under MY flatty is twice as heavy duty.

For instance this loader... who would have thought the damn thing would survive until 2008 with a contraption like this. (this is an EARLY 1945 jeep)





I would expect to see this stuff...

Sickle mower and saw....




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Old September 19th, 2007, 12:28 PM   #6
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Check this link out from the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

Lots of pictures of old jeeps

http://66.213.36.5/

search on Cesor Farm Demonstration

This demonstration was in New Hudson where Willys tried to use jeeps to replace the tractor on the family farm.

I think this is my favorite picture of early OBA.



or this one with some early Jeep Chicks and some Beer



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Old September 19th, 2007, 02:08 PM   #7
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Ddddaaaaammmmnnnnn! I hope this hot links!
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Old September 19th, 2007, 03:22 PM   #8
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Yeah and my PTO still works! Looking for a brush hog and/or capstan winch some day. It's back home this winter new wiring harness and some brake and body work should get done before spring.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 03:59 PM   #9
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that is definitely the strangest flattie conversion I have ever seen.

I agree that PP should buy it :)
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