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Here is an old Farmall double --- neat looking ---- seen it before but never in person. :D

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Thats Cool

But why two engines:question: one to drive each back wheel:question:
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I have seen doubles and even triples at tractor shows. No real reason for them. Just barnyard engineering at it's best.
 

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I'll bet the original reason was to pull a bigger plow.
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Wow, look at the spread on those tires, you could cultivate 6 rows at a time.
 

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THat one is 2 Farmall A's put together. I read an article in "RED POWER" magazine about a company that used to pur 2 tractors together for more HP. I think they mainly used 400 Farmalls.
 

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There was a set of double at our local show acouple of years ago. The guy claimed that way he could take his wife with him, not sure if it's true or not but sounded good:)
 

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Originally posted by caseman-d
There was a set of double at our local show couple of years ago. The guy claimed that way he could take his wife with him, not sure if it's true or not but sounded good:)

He must have really loved her i always thought that tractor time was to get away from the wife:smiles: Welcome caseman-d mighty glad to have you abroad.:friends:
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Back in the 50's they'd take two JD R's or 80's, remove the front wheels, and hook them up in line. I suppose some sort of 5th wheel setup. Then steered it with hydralic cylinders. Kind of the first articulating tractor. I don't know how they did the clutching/shifting stuff.
 

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Originally posted by caseman-d
There was a set of double at our local show acouple of years ago. The guy claimed that way he could take his wife with him, not sure if it's true or not but sounded good:)
Chips Ahoy and welcome caseman-D ---- :D :D :D

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Originally posted by Old_Nodaker
Back in the 50's they'd take two JD R's or 80's, remove the front wheels, and hook them up in line. I suppose some sort of 5th wheel setup. Then steered it with hydralic cylinders. Kind of the first articulating tractor. I don't know how they did the clutching/shifting stuff.

If I remember the article correctly, that's how the "Steiger" company got started.
 
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