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Willys Jeep on Farm as Tractor & Plow Video

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UPDATE: This video was shared in September of 2018. An oldie, but a goodie.

I saw this video for the first time yesterday. Near the end of it there are several jeeps featured doing non-farm chores. I’ve taken a few screen shots of them and added them below. The most interesting one to me is the red one with the extended rear (pic with guys carrying the washing machine).

We’ve run across these extended rears like this on a few jeeps over the years, but this is the earliest evidence of them that I have seen. The one on the back of the red jeep looks like to me like it was professionally made, leading me to wonder if it was a purchasable product.

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11 Comments on “Willys Jeep on Farm as Tractor & Plow Video

  1. Barry Thomas

    Newgren sold a body extension. So did other companies, in some cases as part of enclosure packages. The 1947 Special Equipment Parts Book has the Newgren ad and a number listing for enclosures showing cabs and body extension, that seemed to have been sold as a package.

    If you don’t have access to the individual Special (Optional) Equipment books, there are combined-years reproductions available. They are a little pricey, but a great reference and fun reading. You can find them on e-Bay.

  2. MATT

    I’m not even done watching this and it’s awesome! Damn-near same color red on my rig too! Almost looks like just a hydraulic cylinder mounted directly on the draw-bar in place of the standard 3pt lift (Newgren, Love, Monroe etc.) I’ll have to watch this a few times.. I have the bed-extender and the rear-mounted PTO now all I need is the 3pt parts… Top-Ramen here I come!!.

    Excellent post.

  3. Bob

    Looks like maybe it’s running off a Hy-Lo Jeep pump? The lever looks to have a rod going forward. This does look like a pretty simple lift set up.

  4. Barry Thomas

    I don’t believe Newgren made anything but slide-in extensions. But I’ve been wrong about these things before. Fun find. Good eyes and something else to look for.

  5. Mike

    This is great vintage film footage of Willys Jeeps in action. I assume this was originally intended as short shot promotional films. The one Jeep that caught my attention was the 2A with the tow boom and hand crank. I always wanted to do that for one of my Jeeps and make it a quickly removable unit.

  6. Colin Peabody

    In the early 1950s, the Tucson Daily Citizen and Arizona Daily Star used blue Jeep CJs with extended beds to deliver newspapers to residents living on the outer edges of Tucson. The driver’s had great arms and could toss papers while shifting gears and steering all done on what were then dirt streets! Remember, this was still the old west back then!

  7. Mike

    Delivering newspapers in a Jeep was a talent one must acquire over time. Did this for many years and was skilled enough to “Chuck” the paper over the roof of the Jeep and land on the front stoop 9 out of ten times. There is a “TRICK” to the art, timing is important. You must throw the paper a few seconds ahead of time, (before you are in front of the house) depending on wind currents, a windy day with a tail wind, you could cut down you delivery time. But if the winds were against you, reverse the route delivery. Now that newspapers are a dying enterprise, I can reveille the secrets
    P/S 40 years ago, there was a nasty rumor going around, that newspapers would be delivered to you by computer, and guys like me found that hard to believe.

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