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1935 F20
« on: September 16, 2020, 08:03:03 pm »
Friend needed to make some room... I always liked this one... so told him to bring it over  ;D





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Re: 1935 F20
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 08:59:34 pm »
What a beauty Nick, you and the boys are going to have fun with this one.
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Re: 1935 F20
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 09:12:14 pm »
Kids were already climbing up on it



And my Grandpa spotted it right away on his way through town, so he stopped to check it out

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Re: 1935 F20
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 11:30:09 pm »
You have a lovely wife Nick  ;)

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Re: 1935 F20
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2020, 11:40:17 pm »
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Re: 1935 F20
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2020, 03:12:38 am »
That's a bit different I sure like it but it will certainly make a mess of the drive with those wheels.

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Re: 1935 F20
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2020, 07:41:44 am »
That's a bit different I sure like it but it will certainly make a mess of the drive with those wheels.

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Re: 1935 F20
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2020, 08:50:25 am »
Great looking patina on this one, especially with the steel wheels, very steampunk, victorian sci-fi.  I hand cranked an F-20 many times when I was 12 years old, luckily never got kicked back.  My Dad had one fitted with a lift boom at his construction equipment business, we used it a lot.

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Re: 1935 F20
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2020, 09:13:38 am »
A nice looking survivor.
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Re: 1935 F20
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2020, 09:59:41 am »
Great looking patina on this one, especially with the steel wheels, very steampunk, victorian sci-fi.  I hand cranked an F-20 many times when I was 12 years old, luckily never got kicked back.  My Dad had one fitted with a lift boom at his construction equipment business, we used it a lot.

I was lucky enough to have had my grandpa’s cousin who grew up with these tractors and had a shop fixing them since the 50’s teach me how to time the mag, so haven’t had to worry about them kicking back, but I am still careful. Unfortunately, we lost him about a year and a half ago, he passed on his stool in his shop, died doing what he loved, still working every day at the age of 90. This one is a very good starter, 1/4 turn, barely rolling over.

As for patina, it’s a rusty old tractor  ;)  You may notice the radiator has remnants of a “rebuild” sticker and rust that doesn’t match, but that is how my friend bought it. He also added the fenders recently, they may be from an F30, but either way they are hard to find... I think he said they were on Craigslist for only 14 minutes when he called the seller about them.

I have never seen another F20 around here with these 6” lugs, and a few guys tried to tell him they were welded-up, but we found them in an original parts book. Maybe they are common somewhere else in the country...

I have always wanted one rusty old tractor with no paint left, but this one has some neat remnants of original decals, along with the moss













Also has a corn-picker hood and distillate manifold

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Re: 1935 F20
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2020, 08:07:03 pm »
Neat old tractor Nick.
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Re: 1935 F20
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2020, 09:16:59 am »
Here is a photo of my Dad's F20 boom tractor.  We used it to its limit lifting dozer tracks.

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Re: 1935 F20
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2020, 12:20:29 am »
Great Photo! Has round spoke rims like my ‘36 F20 which seem to be popular with the collectors right now.

I would love to get a loader for one of mine, but I don’t know where I’d store such a contraption!  :D
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Re: 1935 F20
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2020, 05:26:41 am »
A nice addition to your vintage tractor collection Nick.

I just love the patina.

Does it run?

How many tractors do you have now?

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Re: 1935 F20
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2020, 07:59:28 pm »
A nice addition to your vintage tractor collection Nick.

I just love the patina.

Does it run?

How many tractors do you have now?

I stopped counting after I ran out of fingers with this one

Here’s my friend on it at a local plow day from 1:05 to 1:38

https://youtu.be/62jo4kcfh9M?t=65



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