317 Crawler

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Post by DiggerLarry » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:12 pm

I don't know about you guys but, I WANT ONE OF THESE!

This was at one of the NC area tractor shows last fall. I know nothing about it. I intended to talk to the guy but every time I stopped by his display, he wasn't around. He did steer by the lever on his left armrest so he may have had some sort of clutch setup.

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Post by JD440ICD2006 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:20 pm

WOW, a 5 roller high track, in miniature!

I would love to see that in person and to know where he got the parts.
The rubber tracks are likely from a Skid Steer or similar unit.

Thanks for posting!
1959 JD 440ICD w/64 Power Angle Tilt Blade
1959 JD 440ICD w/63 Manual Angle Blade
1959 JD 440IC w/602 Manual Angle Blade
1959 JD 730D W SE (many options)
1950 JD M S w/M-20 Mower
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Post by Lavoy » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:00 am

Is it too late for this Christmas!!?!?!?!?!?!?!? :lol:
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Post by JD440ICD2006 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:04 am

I don't think it is too late for a Christmas gift like that.
Anyone willing to give me one can get the address to my farm with no problem. :lol:
1959 JD 440ICD w/64 Power Angle Tilt Blade
1959 JD 440ICD w/63 Manual Angle Blade
1959 JD 440IC w/602 Manual Angle Blade
1959 JD 730D W SE (many options)
1950 JD M S w/M-20 Mower
1952 JD M W
1955 FORD 640 (burns the most fuel)

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Post by Lavoy » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:05 am

UMMM, I was thinking a little more along the lines of getting, not giving!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by JD440ICD2006 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:14 am

I have already cleared out a spot in the shed for it. :twisted:
1959 JD 440ICD w/64 Power Angle Tilt Blade
1959 JD 440ICD w/63 Manual Angle Blade
1959 JD 440IC w/602 Manual Angle Blade
1959 JD 730D W SE (many options)
1950 JD M S w/M-20 Mower
1952 JD M W
1955 FORD 640 (burns the most fuel)

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Post by CELSESSER » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:31 am

I think that this is a youtube video of that one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZCMhW6l ... re=related

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Post by Lavoy » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:53 pm

You can see a cable from the joystick on the LH side goes behind the seat and down under the platform, I wonder how he is steering it?
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Post by CELSESSER » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:39 pm

Forward and reverse are by the original hydrostatic controll on the dash. He must have two drive motors and the control must be some sort of proportioning valve.
Not sure what you would use it for. Actually some of the other tracked toys on the right side of that link look like they would be more fun!

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1960 440ICD #461094 w/ #63 manual blade Converted to a gas engine two owners ago.

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Post by Ray III » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:32 pm

It could just be differential brakes. Did any 317's or similar have that?

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Post by gus » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:00 pm

My old 400 would be a good candidate..........

But how do I mount my 60" mid mount mower?? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by johndeere4402-53 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:47 pm

This guy i talked to him he used electirc solenoids to run the brakes he also had a articulated 317 he pretty much custom made everything the handle on the left armrest was the power feed switch off a mill that he covnerted to do that

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Post by Ray » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:31 am

That is a nice crawler conversion.
I like the way he formed the fenders out to fit along the top of the track.

Did you happen to notice the old crawler conversion in the background ?
It looks like an Oliver undercarriage with a Ford Model-A engine ( at least it has a 28 or 29 Model-A grill ).
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Post by DiggerLarry » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:33 pm

That was an old CleTrac in the background on the trailer. It did not have an engine. I can't remember where he was from but he showed up at several of the NC tractor shows that year trying to sell that old CleTrac. He wanted way more than it was worth.
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