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DOE Tractor

May 15 2010 at 4:23 PM
Mark Plemons  (Login Plemons)

I saw the thread about "unusual tractor" It made me think of this.
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Its called a DOE 150.


 
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Ed Byrnes
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Re: DOE Tractor

May 15 2010, 4:53 PM 


 
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Mark Plemons
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Re: DOE Tractor

May 15 2010, 5:08 PM 

That's gotta be a hell of a strain on the cantilever or whatever holds the 2 halves together.


 
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Chuck
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Re: DOE Tractor

May 15 2010, 6:03 PM 

Neat

 
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Beoweolf
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May 15 2010, 9:20 PM 

How does it turn?

At first I was looking hard for a "Photoshop" trick, but in a couple of other videos on the same site I saw one of them sweep through a turn to make a pass for the next row. So, it does steer.

The rear wheels on the front tractor are straight axle ... it is just the back end of tractor. I guess the regular narrow front wheels are enough to get it pointed in the right direction?


 
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Ed Byrnes
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Re: DOE Tractor

May 16 2010, 9:46 AM 

Quote:
http://tractors.wikia.com/wiki/Doe_Triple_D

The Doe Triple-D or Doe Dual Drive is a make of tractor produced by Ernest Doe & Sons in the 1950s and 1960s in Ulting Essex. It's two engines and 90 degree articulation made it one of the most unorthodox tractors ever built.

During the 1950s farmers in the United Kingdom in need of high horsepower tractors had few options. Essex farmer George Pryor developed an ingenious solution to the problem by creating his own tractor. He did this by purchasing two ***FORDSON TRACTORS***, removing the front wheels and axle and linking the two by means of a turntable which provided the steering action powered by hydraulic rams. This left him with a double engined four wheel drive tractor capable of producing more power and outperforming any of the conventional tractors on the UK market at the time.

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May 16 2010, 11:38 AM 

I thought it was a Fordson. But I've never seen the like, and I lived in the farming areas of the U.K. for three years...

 
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