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Old 04-10-06, 13:05
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Isa this a Studebaker weasel?
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Old 04-10-06, 13:14
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Hi Guys
Just found this little machineI can have it if I want it but am not really sure what it is, anyone have any idea?,

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Old 04-10-06, 14:11
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Ron,

It looks like some kind of small bulldozer or tractor, but I am not sure which type or brand. Maybe a Cletrac aircraft tractor?

A Studebaker Weasel looks a lot different, more like a tub with some suspension parts hanging on.

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Old 04-10-06, 14:29
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Hello Alex,
Thanks for your reply, There is a short piece of track lying just behind the machine, According to the owner of the station it was ex army and was there when he took over the station 40 years ago,
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Looks like the remains of a post war loyd crawler.
They were made up of loyd carrier parts, track, wheels, V8 Engine etc as an attempt to make money from left over / suplus parts and build a small crawler for the farming community.
A friend of mine restored one here in New Zealand around 20+ Years ago as I recall it was an intertesting looking little thing but was a bit of a pig when it came to using it in the mud.
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Old 05-10-06, 05:19
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Hi Kev,
Thanks for the information,its very interesting I had no idea what it was, but the track seems to be bren carrier, ant chance of a pic of the one that your friend restored?

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I will see what I can find.
Just as a note the shroud that you see is the firewall (for want of a better term) the sticky up thing is the exhaust. In front of the shroud is where the V8 sat, the driver to the rear, the lever sticking up is either 1 of the tillers or the gear stick. the Narrowed (from memory) V8 Diff would be on the back. The cross tub is also visable. Quite an ingenious machine to use up all of the suplus parts, pity they wern't a hugh success as we may have had a source of parts for our projects now.

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Old 05-10-06, 07:46
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Hi Kev,
Many thanks for the information, do you have any idea who made up these machines,?
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Old 05-10-06, 23:05
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Carden-Loyd Tractors Ltd
Same as the Loyd Carrier
As follows the photo from the Antique Tractors site
www.antiquetractors.comcontent/yph2604.htm


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Hi Kev

Interesting conversion. There's a missing "/" in the link which should be like this: http://www.antiquetractors.com/content/yph2604.htm
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Old 06-10-06, 11:32
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Thanks Kev & Keith,
I really had no idea what the little beasty was, pity that there are not a few more parts on it this is a great site and a huge help to any one doing restoration, thanks again fellows
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Old 07-10-06, 06:45
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Hi Guys.
Have a look at what I found at a garage sale today you never know where you will find these things,

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