Jeff has been collecting various pieces of Struck equipment and Struck authentic MINI-DOZERS® for many years. Most recently, he’s added another Mini-Dozer.
It all started when Jeff stumbled across an ad for Struck products in Popular Mechanics Magazine. As a self-proclaimed “DIYer” the idea of assembling his own equipment significantly appealed to him. His first piece was a MINI-DOZER® MD1600. Since then, he’s added 27 more pieces, for a total of 28. They include models like the:
• Beeps (various models)
• Trail Scout
• MINI-BEEP® Electric Scooter
• Mini Skat (plus one zero turn mower)
• Sno Skat
• Dahlco 3000
• Prototype, Compact, Half Trac and Big Job Tractor
• Big Job and Compact Yard Truck
…To put it simply, Jeff is ready for just about anything! In addition to assembling his own Struck machines from company plans, he says his favorite restoration project was the one he did on the 9N Prototype Tractor. He says it was given to him “completely torn apart” and that he had to fabricate a few of the missing pieces. Although Struck equipment maintenance only calls for basic tools, Jeff has found it useful to have a welder and metal lathe on hand for creating new parts when necessary.
And his pieces back home? They don’t just sit around collecting dust. Jeff takes his more rarer ones to be shown at tractor show exhibits. Especially the ones that didn’t ever go into production, like the Half Trac, Mini Skat zero turn mower, and the 9N tractor prototype. He wishes that the Mini Skat 6×6 would have been put into production, though, because he said it would have been a “fun ride.”
Throughout the years, Jeff has disguised family trips as opportunities to acquire pieces of Struck equipment. Once, his wife asked him why they were pulling an empty trailer on vacation!
He stores the unused pieces in his garage, greenhouse, and storage trailers. Although, the garage his only temporary. “I use the home garage until the snow flies,” he says, “then the wife gets it to park in.”
Surprisingly, Jeff doesn’t use any of his equipment for working. With over 100 motor driven vehicles, he tends to collect more for exhibition purposes. On Charlie Struck’s 70th birthday, Jeff arranged to have all of the equipment set out and threw a small party in his honor.
For over 50 years, Struck Corp has helped families like Jeff’s make lasting memories with future generations and others in their community. Be on the lookout for new MAGNATRAC® models in 2018!
Just wondering if an enclosed cab, even one that could be removed and attatched easily, is on the drawing table? A good place to start might be a perusal of what Ventrac has done for their larger tractor and Yanmar has for their 60 hp tractor.
Specifically for the MH 8000– I like the four post ROPS for the MH 8000–hope it still comes that way.
How about radio control? I ask this because i’m wondering about ergonomics—can taller folks-6’4″—fit and operate comfortably on the MH 8000?
All electric MH 8000–solid state batteries?
You’ve probably got all those questions before but i’ll still ask anyways. 😉
Great questions and thank you for the kind comments regarding our products! Right now we do not have any immediate plans to offer an enclosed cab, however, you never know what the future holds. There has been a fair amount of feedback regarding that question in the larger MH series of MAGNATRACS. We do see the value in it. We have a fair amount of taller people operating our equipment, we’ve never had an issues regarding that. At this time, our engineering department is working on other products. Stay tuned for new products and future product updates!
Earl Siegfried says
where can I et the yellow paint used on my Magnatrac to touch uo some rusty spots?
Hi Earl. I just looked up your account, it looks like you have the MH5000. Unfortunately, our paint code as changed a bit since that time, so our current stock will not match. If you just want to touch up a bit, you could try taking a small piece off the tractor to match it up locally with either a paint shop or a CAT dealer. That may be your best bet. We can sell you the newer color touch up paint in a variety of different sizes. Feel free to give us a call at: 1-877-828-8323 to order.
Jon Cook says
I have early 80’s mini dozer mt2000 for sale. It’s been completely redone and it looks brand new. Call me 2564665235
Hi Jon, another great place to list used units would be on our forum. > https://struckcorp.com/forums/forum/classified-ads/
Dave Robertson says
Know anyone looking for a 1970’s Struck Mini Dozer.. ? I have orig condition running unit… might be an MD45 along with some attachments … tx dR Toronto Can.
Hi Dave. Here is a link to some good resources. The Facebook group probably sees the most amount of owner posts.
Brittany Parent says
Hello does anyone have any plans or manual they can send me for the Dahlco 3000.. There is nothing online and I really need.. Thank you
Hi Brittany, we can email a copy of this today.
Eddie Hall says
I have a Dahlco 3000 and need to do some repairs. Can you email me a copy of that manual?
Hi Eddie, sure we will email you a copy of that.
sammy painter says
i still got my grandpas cf stuck garden tractor now im putting new sprocket on the back wheels and it still runs
Great to hear Sammy! 🙂 If you ever want to share your story with us and be featured on our blog, please fill out this form here. > https://struckcorp.com/share-love-magnatrac/
Paul Behuniak says
I am buying a Struck Big Job tractor with a bucket loader and Brantly backhoe I was wondering if these were offered as options back in the day ?
Hi Paul, yes that is correct. At that time, we used to buy another companies’ loader and backhoe, and adapt it to our products. Please call us for any possible additional info.
I came across a struck corporation electric 3wheel mobility scooter model# es12hp. I can’t find anything about it and this seemed like the best place to start.
Hi Ryan, we will email some info on that unit shortly.
Lanny Withey says
I just purchased a big job tractor from a friend’s estate. Is there any manuals, literature or information available for this tractor?
Yes, we do have a PDF doc we can email you on this unit. Please check your email shortly.