Thursday, March 3, 2016

Fordson Snowmotor

 Its finally time to begin the snow flyer project. we have been waiting for the right time to start it, and it seems when the winter is in full swing, then the time is near. as you can see from this picture, the cold had set into the old Fordson, and when we brought it inside the frost decided to come out.  

we pulled the drive augers off outside and left them for the time being. we will later bring them in, sand blast them and get  the bearings figured out for the ends of them, as well as the drive sprockets.

here is the gear train mostly done and ready for the engine go be built and installed next, a very interesting and fun project for sure.

I think this is one of the more interesting projects that Brad has had to work on for many years. Brad Dietrick joined us almost a year ago and has been enjoying his time here with various projects, and we are glad to have him on board.