M4 Sherman Hull on Farm

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73m819

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That is the third one to show up on site since about the first of the year, one guy was even asking what he could sell his for
 

Wolfen

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Fopr the Chassi, I would Reccomen either a Kangaroo, M7 Priest, or a Recovery Veichle. With the Kangaroo being the easiest and Cheapest to do. Is the Truck for Sale? If it is, we need more Pictures.
 

Varyag

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I didn't see a for sale sign on the truck, it was just with a few other derelict old stuff along the road.
 

Danger Ranger

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Nice find, please save it. Recovery vehicle would not be as cheap or easy, but I can see it paying off in the long run as more useful and having a better resale...

It is in your hands now. Take care, and may the tanks be with you....
 

73m819

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What kind of turd cuts up a tank to move logging equipment?!?

Sounds like it is about scrap price.
This was a common MOD for making skidders, drill rigs, ect., not much use for a tank in everyday life, on the other hand a skidder at least kept part of the tank from the scrappers, when I first started in heavy equipment operation back about 60, we had a self propeled hard rock drill mounted on a tank lower, forgot what it was, though not a m4, it was longer;

I would rather see 1/2 a tank in a field then a toaster in wal-mart
 

waayfast

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As time marches on ANYTHING/ANYPART of WWII stuff(especially armor) will be extremely valuable. So as the warbirds went/go , so will the ground vehicles!!

John and Sue at the Warhawk Air museum in Nampa Idaho has a P-40 Warhawk. He chased down the legends/rumors/stories about a P-40 on a farm somewhere in Canada. Finally found it,bought it and got it home.


Oh--I forget--ONLY after they rented the backhoe and DUG IT UP!!

It had been buried for years--farmer took a few parts off of it and then BURIED the thing to get it out of his way. Took YEARS to find more parts,cleanup what they had and finally make it fly.

Moral of story here---Varyag---yep, your "tank" ain't complete or "correct" with the mods it has but for that price it is WELL worth dragging home!!

Anyone venture a guess as to how much this thing weighs so transport can be arranged:)!!

Jim
 

waayfast

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Also, how long is this beast and how wide?? How far would you have to haul it to get to your place?

Jim
 

hndrsonj

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SECO in Augusta has half a dozen Sexton/Priests that are in terrible shape but do have all the superstructure on them. I'm pretty sure they were going for just over scrap price. With that one ond one of theirs, you could have a relatively reasonable $$$$ runner.
 

waayfast

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Oh, yeah!
I even thought of a name for your new project (anything to help a feller out:beer:)

How about FRANKENTANK!!
 

mikes47jeep

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that rear idler wheel is throwing me off,

something is telling its not M4 sherman,

im thinking maybe M6 high speed tractor, or self propelled 155mm

that rear idler wheel just looks off to me to be an M4
 

islandguydon

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The Boigie wheels, cleats and track look like their in good condition. The center springs even look good. That machine would be a cool build. What would you put on top if not the original equipment...? I agree with the M6 high speed tractor theory.
 
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