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10-20 crawler conversion


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Old 10-16-2008, 07:42:34 PM
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I recieved an e-mail recently from a fellow that just purchased this crawler. From how he described the manifold and carb, it started out as a 10-20 industrial. Can anyone here help with identification on the manufacture name of the track assy?? Pretty sure i saw another one like that, and maybe a C Case also. Any help would be appreciated.
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Here is a rear view. Note how the steering wheel is linked to the turning brakes.
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Default Re: 10-20 crawler conversion

Hi Russ

I have this photo labelled as an "IHC W-30 with Trackson conversion", and the tracks look to be the same as on the one in your photos. Unfortunately I have no way of confirming this though, but the picture was taken at Mt Pleasant in 1991, so maybe someone else has seen this machine and can add more info?

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Default Re: 10-20 crawler conversion

I recognize the owner of this tractor and will try to get in touch with him to verify. They do look like Trackson to me also.
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Default Re: 10-20 crawler conversion

There is a Fordson Trackson D model on ebay right now that shows many items that appear identical such as the drive sprockets and idler wheels, but also shows differences like the track adjusters and rolls. I'm inclined to believe it is Trackson but with later improvements.
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Default Re: 10-20 crawler conversion

Dear Russ: This is diffinitly a Trackson HD conversion for the Mc Cormick tractor. They are farily unusual but I wouldn't say rare. I keep a record of Trackson conversions for Fordson, Case, Allis Chalmers and IHC and I thing there may be 20 or more of these world wide. I own 2 Fordson HD crawlers and 6 of the smaller low front wheel types. In todays collector world any of the Trackson conversions are highly sought after by crawler collectors. Have Fun Ed Bezanson
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Default Re: 10-20 crawler conversion

Hello Ed,
Lets hear more about the numbers of Fordson Tracksons that are on your list.
I have one of the small front wheel versions and one of the larger versions as well. The larger one has a front mounted Hyster double drum winch on it.

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