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March 2013 Tractor of the Month- Pond Branded Tractors

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I will volunteer to be the first to post a candidate. It is a very early production 1955 RJ35. Before and after pictures. I did a complete restoration on this one as it was just too far gone to keep original. Motor was redone by Charlie Pitcher and runs sweet with about 5-10 hours of run time. Pictures were taken prior to the lift lever fabrication.

 

 

 

 

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I'm gonna put my pair of 55's up. The Ride-Away Senior and Ride-Away Junior. The big brother and little brother together.

 

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1954 POND RS 83

 

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1954 POND PT 20

 

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This is my 1953 walk behind. It has a siklebar and cultivator.

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First Photo is the day I picked up the 46 Pond and after picture, The other photo shows my two 55 ride away Seniors

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Guess I will put my early 56 rj35 up here. It has the stamped steel frame and a clinton 1200 that has been tore into and rebuilt along with a scnacke recoil. I had been looking for a rj35 almost a year and had a difficult time locating one, finally I ended up finding and purchasing one from duke. It was missing some parts and was half way taken apart when I got it. It was a real challenge figuring out the drive system but I finally got it after I purchased another rj35 for only 100! and it had the stuff I needed to get it hooked up. Last fall at mentone my dad purchased a rj35 from papke and Joe had a clinton 1200 there that he had rebuilt and wanted to sell so we worked a package deal in of the tractor, a reproduction cast steering wheel, the motor, scnacke recoil, and a nos air filter for the clinton and my dad and I both feel we paid a fair amount for what we each got. after he got his tractor and I had a motor I finally could get the stuff hooked up right on mine because I had something to look at. Within a week of getting the clinton it was driving.

 

THis is by no means a show queen but it is on the list of redo projects for the future. Someone had painted it before I got it and it was not done very well. My sediment bowl had ended up leaking and ate most of the paint off of the frame. Here's the topic when I got it, there are pics a little ways down on the first page.

 

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and what it looks like now, I took these pics yesterday....

 

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MY 1957 RJ35 MY FIRST TRACTOR AND RESTORATION FOUND IN A LOCAL JUNK YARD

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And the official winning is ................ Buckrancher's 1956 RJ35 !!! Brian's tractor got an overwhelming 50% of the total amount of votes. Congrats  Brian!! Who will in for April??

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Congratulations Brian  Worthy winner

Whilst everyone elses tractor were all  still amazing works of art

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thanks guys there was some really great tractors in this months contest that's for sure.

Brian

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Congratulations Buckrancher!! 

Tractor Of the Month March 2013    :woohoo:   

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS BUCKRANCHER VERY NICE TRACTOR

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:auto-checkeredflag:  Congrats Brian, a well deserved win.   :auto-checkeredflag:

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