Small Lawn Tractor Plans From Wood
These plans are to build a small farm tractor from wood and a utility engine.
ANY small gasoline engine geared low-enough will develop considerable pull in
this junior tractor and a handy boy not only
should have a lot of fun with it, but may be
able to pick up various odd jobs of hauling
and towing in the neighborhood. It can be
used to pull small loads of dirt, gravel or
rubbish, or tow two or three coaster wagons
full of youngsters. It is geared to travel as
fast as a brisk walk and is designed to run
over rough or soft ground as well as on the
Its lines are similar to those of a full-size
job, its wide tread prevents
tipping over on the side of a hill and it has a
very short turning radius for work in close
The large drive wheels are very
simply made. Two 20-in. disks are built up
of 3/4-in. x 7-in. boards cleated on the inside. The tire is a 6-in. wide
strip of heavy galvanized sheet iron with cross
treads nailed over it. A section of brass tube
serves as a hub. The wheel turns on a 3/4-in.
cold-rolled steel axle.
It is highly important
that the hub, which is driven in to a tight fit,
be accurately centered and true in the wood
disks. The driving load is carried by carriage
bolts through V-pulley and one side of the
Make the chassis frame of parallel two-by two's
(net) with cross pieces. The hood may need to be altered from
dimensions given here if a larger engine is
used. The dummy radiator is merely a 1-in.
board cut as shown with heavy screen nailed
over it. The "instrument board" is merely a
duplicate of the radiator.
Wooden Frame Tractor Plans