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North Dakota man combines John Deere snowmobile, tractor

Posted by Green Fun Store on 9/27/2010
By combining two John Deere machines, North Dakota's Wyatt Kram came up with a one-of-a-kind vehicle, according to a recent report from The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.

To create his machine, Kram took the frame of a 1980 green-and-gold snowmobile and combined it with a 1977 John Deere 210 lawn tractor. He bought the former from a friend, while the latter was a donation from his college roommate's parents.

Before embarking on the project, Kram made sure to measure out the machines to see if they could be integrated into one piece of equipment.

"It was crazy, as I went along, how things just kind of came together," Kram told the news organization.

Kram started the project during summer 2009 and managed to get it together so he could ride the John Deere machine during the winter. It tops out at 45 mph, and he said its feel on the trail is markedly different from a normal snowmobile.

A custom John Deere machine was also the object of a recent sweepstakes put on by the company. The Big Buck 4020 contest featured a tractor designed by Chip Foose, who has a show on The Learning Channel.