Product Review: Old Iron Tools and Equipment

From a scale-model bulldozer to abrasive blast cabinet, here are some old iron products we think you'll like.

| November 2016

  • Caterpillar D4 7U scale model.
    Photo courtesy ACMOC
  • Grille tool set.
    Photo courtesy Sunsdahls' Restoration Tooling
  • Grille tool set.
    Photo courtesy Sunsdahls' Restoration Tooling
  • Rack Jack Magnum.
    Photo courtesy Viking Solutions
  • Parking brakes for Ford tractors.
    Photo courtesy Red Rock Mfg.
  • Skat Cat 40 abrasive blast cabinet.
    Photo courtesy TP Tools & Equipment
  • Our Ford 8N seat pan after blasting with our Skat Cat 40. The left side is as found and the right side after media blasting.
    Photo by the Farm Collector staff
  • The 8N seat stand as found.
    Photo by the Farm Collector staff
  • The 8N seat stand after blasting with our Skat Cat 40.
    Photo by the Farm Collector staff
  • Cast Iron Seats of the World.
    Cover courtesy Cast Iron Seat Collectors


If you can’t squeeze a Caterpillar D4 7U into your collector (or your garage!), surely you can find a home for a 1/16th scale model. Produced for the Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club (ACMOC), this very handsome collectible comes complete with a scale model 4S bulldozer.

Historically accurate and highly detailed, this diecast model celebrates one of the most popular Caterpillar track-type tractors ever produced. Features include individually linked grousers and operable blade. This first-in-series new release is already proving to be a highly sought-after continuation of the previous ACMOC 1/16 scale collection, and is compatible with the #4 Road Patrol Grader and the #2 Terracer.

Online at; email:; (309) 691-5002.


If you’ve ever squandered hours trying to straighten a crumpled tractor grille, this grille tool set from Sunsdahls’ Restoration Tooling is worth a second look. You don’t have to be an expert to use the tool, but you can expect expert results – time after time. The all-steel tool is used with a hammer. Restorers say it’s easy to use, durable, won’t damage the paint and delivers exceptional results.

Specializing in custom-made tools for John Deere, Farmall, Oliver, Case, Ford and Minneapolis-Moline, Sunsdahls’ also offers grille tool sets and specialty tools for John Deere tractors and Lawn & Garden tractors. Instructions and tips are included with every order.

Sunsdahls’ Restoration Tooling, online at; email:; (507) 334-8966; (507) 330-0180.


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