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Farmmachinery(old and new)
« on: September 15, 2009, 09:21:14 pm »
I know this is a bikeforum, but I love farmmachinery. There is a lot of farmboys or people that grew up on farms on WDs. So if youll show me your "vaaljapie" I will show you mine. Anything goes old and new. I will start with this 1956 Wagner that I worked with in California. Its was the first articilated (knakker) manifactured in the world.
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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2009, 09:35:26 pm »
Ek stem. Hiers 'n paar plaas implemente wat nogal my oog gevang het by 'n skou in Bloemfontein onlangs :thumleft:
 

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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 09:37:56 pm »
En links op die eerste foto staan hoeka n "vaaljapie"!
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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2009, 03:29:59 pm »
Hoe lank voor iemand 'n foto van 'n KLR hier gaan post?

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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2009, 03:44:43 pm »
Hoe lank voor iemand 'n foto van 'n KLR hier gaan post?

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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2009, 03:54:47 pm »
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Jy kry hul in 'n kroeg ook:



En dan my gunstelling trekker!!

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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2009, 09:26:23 pm »
Die deurtrekker!
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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2009, 10:14:19 pm »
Da gaan die tread in sy moer in!! Die nuwe "buttism" een! Te minste sit sy op n John Deere! Vol punte Snafu!
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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2009, 10:29:41 pm »
Watter masjien is hierdie ? Hoe oud is dit?

Dit lyk vir my na die oudste , maar ook die masjien met die meeste styl onder die lot..........


 

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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2009, 12:31:55 am »
Snafu op my neef se plaas was daar meer as een van daardie Lanz Bulldogs.
Die een het uitgekom met yster wiele, moet bietjie gaan kyk of dit nog daar is.
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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2009, 04:21:42 am »
Ons het so n rooi smal voor as Massey Harris op die plaas gehad. n Bastard om te start maar as hy eers loop was hy onkeerbaar. Jy moes die stuurwiel omtrent in die rondte draai voor die wiele begin draai het.
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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2009, 09:35:14 am »
Watter masjien is hierdie ? Hoe oud is dit?

Dit lyk vir my na die oudste , maar ook die masjien met die meeste styl onder die lot..........



Operator die meeste van die oudste stoomenjins het uit Engeland gekom en later USA. Die ene is mooi gerestoreer.
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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2009, 09:39:00 am »
This is something I wrote a while back for another site I frequent.  I think I posted it here a while ago.

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Some really big thumpers



The first farm had four old tractors.  Two Lanzs like this.


This is the second one.  It made me smile.  See that rear tyre with the zig-zag lugs?  That was made by Goodyear.  When it was introduced to the market in the mid 60s they brought two worn ones to us to relug (sort of retread but only the lugs get replaced in a patented system that Mastertreads had the franchise for & I was the foreman in that factory).  So we re-lugged them for Goodyear so they could have photos to show when the launched the tyre on the market.  So this tractor was working in the 60s.


This one had no name on it but I have found that it is a fairly old Lanz Bulldog.  Made in Germany with a single cylinder motor.  When I was at school the dairy used a single cylinder Hanomag tractor to pull the milk trailer around Rondebosch & I remember it well.  I was amused to find an Australian website of recordings of these lovely huge ‘Thumpers’.  Well a 10 litre single is something special.  Think about it. That is part of the exhaust pipe just above the front axle & it comes out again above the light.
http://www.dynapay.com.au/tony/lanz/LanzSounds/LanzSounds.htm


Another view of the same Lanz.  Look at that a yellow number plate – when did those come in?  80s?  Goodness these were long lasting tractors.

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The Lanz Bulldog was a tractor manufactured by Heinrich Lanz AG in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Production started in 1921 and various versions of the Bulldog were produced up to 1960. Deere & Company purchased Lanz in 1956 and started using the name "John Deere Lanz" for the Lanz product line. A few years after the Bulldog was discontinued, the Lanz name fell into disuse.

The Bulldog was an inexpensive, simple and easy to maintain vehicle. This was chiefly due to its simple power source: a two-stroke hot bulb engine single cylinder horizontal engine. Initially the engine was a 6.3 litre, 12 horsepower unit, but as the Bulldog evolved this was increased to 10.9 litres and 54 horsepower. While hot bulb engines were crude , they were easy to maintain and could burn a wide variety of low grade oils –even waste oils.

The Bulldog was one of the most popular German tractors, with over 250,000 of them produced in its long production life.

A similar machine was built in Argentina, by the State Industry Company IAME, under the name Pampa. Its production ceased in 1963 after 2760 units were produced for the local market.

The Bulldog is similar to the Field Marshall produced in England and other European semi-diesel tractors produced in a similar time frame.
From Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanz_Bulldog

Here is a link to a diagrammatic explanation of how the Lanz 2-stroke worked.
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/kostalan-life/2%20Stroke%20Diesel.html

I have looked for a good page describing the lovely Lanz tractors but can find very little.  Here is a link to an illustrated page describing the history of the Argentinean copy – the Pampa.  They chose to copy the Lanz because they were indestructible and ran on any burnable fluid like old engine oil or margarine. http://www.pampa-traktor.de/pampainfoen.html


How about this photo of a Lanz Bulldog I found on the web researching for posting?
Lennon is sitting on this road model.



Here is a quote I found on some site

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Those tractors are very famous to collectors, the Lanz Bulldogs are the "Bugattis" of the tractors.



This old Deutz was in front of that last Lanz.
 

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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2009, 10:46:58 am »
Very interesting, Tok-tokkie.
Didn't know about the different Bulldogs.
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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2009, 03:31:24 pm »
Thanks Tok-tokkie. Ive seen the Lantz manual and it clearly says that you should not park it on muddy soil and leave it idleing. Becuase of the big piston it shakes itself into the soft soil.!
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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2009, 06:23:08 pm »
For interest sake:
Between Ottosdal and Wolmaransstad the Grobbelaar family farms holding the record of having the most running Lanz tractors on one farm in the world. I am standing to be corrected but this record was set in the late 80's - early 90's. They have sins  changed over to John Deere. John Deere bought the Mannheim Lanz factory in Germany in 1951 to get a foot in the European market. They continue to produce the lanz as a John Deere Lanz until 1966 when the Lanz name was dropped. 
 

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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2009, 09:20:40 pm »

My everyday workhorse on the farm. Its serialnumber says its two years older than me!! Thats 46 and still going strong.

Im saving up for one of these though. Not to work with but to drive down the road when I feel like. Two silinder horisontal John Deere 730 Diesel. Sounds very nice!!
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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2009, 02:09:21 pm »
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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2009, 03:07:25 pm »
We had an old "vaaljapie" on the farm (Masenga Ridge) when I was a kid growing up... Still remember sitting on my oldman's lap steering it on the plaas pad!  :imaposer:

Dam that was many years ago! will have to see if I can still find a pic of that!   :imaposer:
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Re: Farmmachinery(old and new)
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2009, 03:38:20 pm »
not farm machinery as such but
on a farm near Atlantis





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