Category Archives: DIY Tractor

KA metamorphoses to DT. Longer explanation is that I decided to convert one front crashed Ford KA to Do It Yourself Tractor.

Frame and front axle found each other

Yesterday I centered the frame and front axle:


Plenty of measurements + small tweaking needed, but now it aligns rather nicely.

Today I welded the front axle rear mount properly in place and created vertical load (weight) carrying pieces to make the front axle mount stronger:

IMG_20150322_120459One piece to front/rear mount of the front axle (so they are not at their correct place at the picture).

Next task is to create the engine mount:

IMG_20150322_133930And after that continue frame building to create front mount extension to the frame. But this project starts to take shape quite nicely now. 🙂



Winter break over and build continues

It was somewhat longer hiatus than I originally planned. There has been multiple reasons for it, like the fact that I only have one not so powerful electric heater at my garage. So it is not that tempting to do work at winter. I have also done some programming for our local bowling alley to build a live scoring system for them.

But today I started properly to create the frame parts:


During the hiatus I did some thinking how I actually want to build the frame and now I’m just building the parts according the plan.