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Mini Farm Machines
A set of mini farm machines, done at a nominal 4-wide scale (roughly 2 feet per stud).
About this creation
Nothing runs like a Deere... except perhaps an AT-802 crop duster!

This collection is my latest set of 4-wide vehicles (i.e. built at a scale of roughly 1:37.5, or 2 feet per stud). These machines are going to be part of a larger project -- an entire farm, with barns, silos, stables, etc.

First, we have a John Deere S690 combine harvester with a corn harvesting head. The boom on the harvester is retractable. In the second picture, we see the harvester alongside a John Deere 8R series tractor pulling a grain cart. The front axle on the tractor has a pendular suspension, which is a little tricky to incorporate at this scale.





The next two pictures show the 8R series tractor pulling a large planter.





Next we have a John Deere 4830 Sprayer. The sprayer boom on this beast is completely retractable. When it is extended (as in the first picture), the boom measures about 100 feet across. The sprayer has over 5 feet of ground clearance so that it can leave even relatively mature crops undisturbed as it works.





Next up is the 8R series tractor pulling a large tiller. The real tiller can fold up to make it easier to transport, but I couldn't figure out how to do that at this scale, to it is just fixed in the working position. The second picture demonstrates the tiller in action, cultivating a field.





Then we have a few "auxiliary" vehicles. first, a pair of old McCormick Farmall row-crop tractors, one hauling a hay wagon.



Next, a pickup truck hauling a horse trailer (this is a slightly modified version of a my previous pickup/horse trailer combo, with a larger, multi-horse trailer).



Finally, my personal favorite, an Air Tractor AT-802 crop duster. Air Tractor boasts that the AT-802 is the largest single-engine aircraft in the world. Whether or not you believe that, there is no doubt that it is an impressive piece of machinery, with a 1,600 HP engine and a payload of over 4 tonnes. And before anyone says anything -- yes, I know the real AT-802 has a 5-blade prop, but there is no good way to incorporate one at this scale.






Comments

 I like it 
  September 19, 2013
amazing replicas! instant recog!
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  September 13, 2013
Very accurate and well detailed! Nice work!
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  September 10, 2013
Quoting Achintya Prasad These are incredibly accurate; great job!
Quoting Navy Person great models!, the harvester and the crop duster plane are my favorite ones out of them, this should have much more likes! amazing job!
Quoting Nick Barrett Superb realism at this small scale. They all look great.
Thanks everyone! As in indicated in the description, I'm hoping to work these vehicles into a larger scene, but that is work I have barely begun, and I have another MOC on the front burner right now.
 I like it 
  September 10, 2013
These are incredibly accurate; great job!
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  September 10, 2013
great models!, the harvester and the crop duster plane are my favorite ones out of them, this should have much more likes! amazing job!
 I like it 
  September 6, 2013
Superb realism at this small scale. They all look great.
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  September 5, 2013
Quoting Alex B Wow, these are fantastic.
Thanks. Stay tuned -- I may have a few updates in the upcoming weeks, including, perhaps, a few "special" machines, like the king of all agricultural tractors -- the Big Bud 747, which boasts a 16V 900 HP Detroit Diesel engine and weighs in at over 50 tons.
 I made it 
  September 5, 2013
Quoting clayton Marchetti These are fantastic! So wonderfully detailed . My favorite is the crop duster you really captured that one to perfection . From time to time I see this same plane on my way to work and yes I will stop and watch . The cultivator looks awesome as well. I can't say I've seen a tiller that big that looks like it can make fast work of large fields. I also love the tractor and pickup . Matt wants again amazing work!
Thanks. The AT-802 turned out about as well as I could have hoped, but I have to admit that there was a lot of hair-pulling and frustration in the process of designing it. I finally figured out how to attach the front section of the aircraft to the fuselage with two studs oriented at 90 degrees from each other (to give the structure some strength) and then it all came together. Regarding the size of the tiller: The data sheet I have from John Deere shows their largest tillers with of width of 15 meters (almost 50 feet). That is definitely very large, and Deere recommends a tractor with over 400 HP to pull it.
 I like it 
  September 4, 2013
Wow, these are fantastic.
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  September 4, 2013
These are fantastic! So wonderfully detailed . My favorite is the crop duster you really captured that one to perfection . From time to time I see this same plane on my way to work and yes I will stop and watch . The cultivator looks awesome as well. I can't say I've seen a tiller that big that looks like it can make fast work of large fields. I also love the tractor and pickup . Matt wants again amazing work!
 
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