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A Bowtie for the Back Forty

Posted October 04, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl

Hmmm, you’re thinking, a Chevrolet tractor?

That was our reaction too when Diecast Direct’s Logan Skeele sent us these photos shot at Southern Indiana’s Lanesville Heritage Weekend in Lanesville, September 7-10.

OK, so this rig looks homebuilt, judging from the hardware holding the sheetmetal together and that’s definitely a 216 Chevrolet six.

From owner Dale Hall’s show sign we learned that the splash-oiled 216 is mated to a four-speed transmission and a two-speed rear, apparently all from a medium-duty Chevrolet truck. The builder? Someone named Nutter as evidenced by the custom emblem below the hood.

No, Chevrolet never produced a tractor, or even an official concept. So how did this Chevy-branded tractor come to be?

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