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I Found Big Bud!

May 03, 2012

 

Do you remember Big Bud, the famous farm tractor that was built in 1977 by Montana farmers Robert and Randy Williams? This massive tractor was built for use on the farm, and in the 20,000 hours it has under its belt it has been on farms in California, Florida and Montana.
 
Big Bud
 
The monster machine has literally traveled from coast to coast, but guess where I recently found it? I stumbled upon the giant at Heartland Acres, its new home in Independence, Iowa. The tractor first graced this agricultural museum with its presence in April 2010 and has been there ever since.

 

Big Bud by the numbers:

14 ft. tall
20 ft. 11 in. wide
28 ft. 6 in. long
1472 cubic inches of engine (Detroit 16v 92T)
1000 horsepower
TD 92-2610 Twin Disk Transmission
Clark 85840 Axles
1000 U.S. gallon fuel capacity
Weighs in at 135,000 lb.
8 tires at 8 ft. tall 40 in. wide
Can pull 80 ft. of chisel plow at 1.3 acres per minute
Original cost $300,000
 

 

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COMMENTS (2 Comments)

Lee Boyer - Bridger, MT
I believe the Williams Brothers of Big Sandy, MT still own a 747 Big Bud. There are other sizes of Big Bud Tractors as well.
9:01 AM May 4th
 
Lee Boyer - Bridger, MT
I believe the Williams Brothers of Big Sandy, MT still own a 747 Big Bud. There are other sizes of Big Bud Tractors as well.
9:01 AM May 4th
 

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