*Update on aluminum tractor listed below*
This was intended to be a show chassis, a lightweight version to carry to events and set up for exhibition. It was never finished. One side rail is hanging up for a pattern. The rear housing itself is in a super stock diesel, and is the only one that will be built this way. I have decided to change some things, mainly the hitch, and another aluminum housing will go in a local SS alcohol tractor for this season. This is not because of any problems, but an attempt to make an even better, stronger, and lighter product.
One day I got a wild hair and decided to build an all aluminum tractor chassis. I am going to be taking pictures and posting here as it progresses. The rear housing represents the majority of the labor involved, and being a prototype, may or may not look exactly like what is offered for sale in the future.
As far as I know, this has never been done before, and am looking forward to seeing it run for the first time. The prototype is already sold, and will be running this summer in a LSS. (no, I can't say who, but it will be in Wisconsin)
Introducing: Worlds lightest Light Super...
Bending individual pieces
Front plate machined and nuts welded on backside to add thickness for heli-coils
filler bung added
ready to be machined to length
End plates welded and ready to be machined again
Hitch plates aligned and tack welded
side gussets installed
hitch plates welded - over 40 linear feet of welding in all
finished housing ready to bolt in chassis
Total weight: 57 pounds
Yeah. Lets build that...
The tractor that's in your head.