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Building Diagrams for your Mini Tractor

Follow these plans and diagrams to build your own mini tractor in no time right in your backyard!

| March 2018

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For those looking to take their gardens to the next level, purchasing a mini garden tractor can get pricey. The prices of these mechanical additions to your shed is not in every gardener’s budget, but fortunately, purchasing is not the only option.

If you feel comfortable fabricating metal goods, have access to the equipment necessary to make the parts (a cutting torch, an arc welder, a metal grinder, and a large-chuck power drill), and are prepared to spend a good bit of time planning and assembling an admittedly involved project, there’s no reason you can’t build your own mini garden tractor!

In our 4-part series originally published in our 1982 print issues, we outline everything needed for you to be able to create your own mini garden tractor, including photos and diagrams to follow. These plans focus on keeping the design simple, functional, and low cost so that anyone willing to take a shot at building their own tractor would be able to do so successfully.



Begin building your Mini Tractor:

MOTHER's Do-It-Yourself Mini-Tractor (part 1)
How to Build a Low-Cost Homemade Mini-Tractor (part 2)
MOTHER's Farm Equipment: Homemade Tractor Accessories (part 3)
Build a Homemade Tractor Blade (part 4)
Jesse Andrews
5/14/2018 9:44:49 PM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own mini tractor – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)


AJKRST
3/20/2018 5:07:54 PM

These comments! If you are complaining about "old" things or "rehashing" knowledge - uh, which prevents it from being lost - you have missed the spirit of MEN entirely. For real!! "Why would you build a tractor when you can buy one?" Someone asks, then goes on to talk about the tractor they already have.. Haha what? You guys. We read MEN because we respect the past, VALUE the knowledge, and hope and PLAN for our future. Because someday in the future you may not be able to buy yourself a tractor! Or find brand spanking new instructions on how to build one and will have to rely on this article, which is literally timeless. What ELSE do you think we are doing here reading these articles? Take your whining to another website. Not every article is going to apply to you. Start cutting back on the fluoride, ya think? THANK YOU FOR THIS ARTICLE, MEN, keep up the great work. Your dedication to accumulating and spreading all sorts of knowledge is invaluable.


AJKRST
3/20/2018 5:07:00 PM

If you are complaining about "old" things or "rehashing" knowledge - uh, which prevents it from being lost - you have missed the spirit of MEN entirely. For real!! Why would you build a tractor when you can buy one? Because someday in the future you may not be able to. Duh. Wtf you think we are doing here reading these articles? Take your whining to another website. THANK YOU FOR THIS ARTICLE, keep up the great work. Your dedication to accumulating and spreading all sorts of knowledge is invaluable.







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