Simple plywood cover
structure with removable hood.
Front and side vents to help
speed controller air cooling.
complete drawing set for the Yard Tractor is available
from our Plans Order page
The yard tractor's front cover is
made mainly from plywood. It has a removable hood to allow
access to the motor speed controller which is mounted on the
chassis below the cover. Effective air cooling of the controller
is important and the front cover is vented at the front and
sides to assist in this. A dashboard is built into the cover
which can carry panel instruments as required.
The seat is a simple inexpensive
bought rigid pan seat (not modelled accurately in image) and is
mounted over the rear wheels and axle to contribute to the load
over the rear wheels and traction.