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April Tractor of the Month Contest- 1958 & 1959 RJ

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE !!  

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  1. 1. Vote for your favorite tractor for April !!

    • sorekiwiki's 58
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    • WHRNaddit's 58
    • Hammerhead's 58
    • 55rj35jr's 58
    • stevebo's 59
    • KenB's 58
    • Mike'sRJ' 58
    • Lane Ranger's 58
    • AMCrules00's 59
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This is the thread to post your submission for the April Tractor of the Month. We are looking for all 1958 and 1959 RJ models. This should be a good one with lots of submissions. One thing that we need to ask. Feel free to submit as many tractors as you would like however please indicate the ONE tractor you would like the members to vote for. This means if you have 3 tractors you would like to post pictures of that is great but you need to select just one as the official submittal.

Good luck !!

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Unfortunately this one went away, but here she was:

 

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I'll enter this one I recently finished. Haven't filled with fluids yet, trying to convince the wife it would be a nice center piece.

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Here is my 1958 Wheel Horse Model # RJ58 in original condition and has the rare Front Cutter Bar in working condition. This tractor was laying in a junk pile when I first spotted it. I talked to the owner and I asked him about the old WH that was out in the back 40. He said he didn't have any old Wheel Horses back there. So I said I can see one back there on the junk pile. He said by God you are right, there is one way out back. We walked back to look at it and he said he would have to have serious money for that old timer. I asked how much, and he said $75.00!! So I bought it right away! It didn't have the front cutter bar on it but it did have a mower deck. I added the cutter bar for tractor show duty. The little Kohler 4 hp runs like a top and will idle down very low, which is cool! Gotta love these little old ladies! Keith

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1959 RJ. Here she is upon pick up and then after she was cleaned up. I really love riding this one around at the shows. Runs excellent and shifts nice and smooth.

 

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This is my early original 1958 RJ 58. This is my favorite tractor.  The K90 runs flawless, It sat all winter and just the other day I pushed it out of the garage and she fired on the first pull. I had to take it for a good long cigar ride thru the trails in the woods after that.

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Well I may as well nominate my late production 1959 Wheel Horse Model # RJ59. This one was a lawn ornament when I found it. I drove by it on a country road and had to turn around to see if they wanted to sell it. I talked to the owner and he said it quit running the other day so he just pushed it out by the road. His wife wanted rid of the old girl, so I asked how much he'd take for it? He said his buddy was willing to give him $200 for it. I asked if he had any attachments for it and he said he had the original mower deck and a box of parts. He took me into his garage and pulled down a box of parts, right on top was the rare drive belt gaurd and the mower deck belt gaurd! He pointed to the mower deck laying off to the side. I asked if he'd take the $200 for it now? He said yes because his buddies wife said no to the purchase, go figure! I should have offered $150 for it but once he had the box of parts and deck, I figured it was well worth it! It had a Shnacke recoil on it but it didn't work, so I put on the Kohler one temporarily. I changed the points, cleaned the gas tank and line out and it fired right up on the first pull! This has a replacement engine and they reused the original oil pan, it is WH red still. It even mows pretty good but it is a little messy when the grass clippings start to fly all over the place!  062-1_zps36a6220f.jpg064_zps9fc1737e.jpg

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My 1958 Wheel Horse RJ is a candidate for April Tractor of the month:

 

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I think we will wait for more people to post up entries then we will start the voting. Usually the second half of the month.

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I was feeling a little left out here...no RJ's in the barn. :bow-blue:   So, I have this to offer...my RJ 58 transmission. :):ychain:

 

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I was feeling a little left out here...no RJ's in the barn. :bow-blue:   So, I have this to offer...my RJ 58 transmission. :):ychain:

 

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I bet people will even vote for you! LOL

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No voting yet?

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My newly arrived '59 Ride-Away Jr. resto project.    :) 

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AND THE OFFICIAL WINNER OF THIS MONTH'S TRACTOR OF THE MONTH IS .................... MIKE'SRJ!!! HIS RESTORED 1958 RJ. CONGRATS MIKE !!

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Congrats Mikey :thumbs:

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