Farm Jeeps at Work

Changes to the military vehicle were made so that the new model CJ2A “Universal Jeep” would be the ideal farm machine.


1. Many of the Jeeps shown at a rally held annually in Ohio feature more than one tool. This 1954 Model 3B Jeep is equipped with a Newgren hydraulic lift with a rare Newgren scoop. The scoop itself is an even rarer reversible model. Inside the scoop is a PTO powered hydraulic system supplying power to a hydraulic chainsaw. Photo courtesy Barry Thomas.


2. Here a 1954 Model CJ3B Jeep is powering a two-man hydraulic chainsaw. Power for hydraulic, air and electric tools could be made available anywhere on the farm with pumps, compressors and generators powered by the Jeep’s PTO. Photo courtesy Barry Thomas.


3. John Ittel’s first “car” at age 16 was a 1947 Model CJ2A Jeep (equipped with a PTO) that he used on the family farm. He’s had firsthand experience with these machines. Like many farmers in the second half of the 20th century, John operated a farm business and worked a full-time job. He still managed to have time to restore a few antique tractors and owned a couple of Jeeps. In 1985, an ad for a 1946 Farm Jeep started him on the road to his outstanding collection of these farm machines. Photo courtesy John Ittel.


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