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FarmJeep.com is home to stories and information about the post-WWII Willys Jeeps that were real transformers, changing from truck to tractor to power unit in just a few seconds. While the Farm Jeep was a specific model, we apply the term to any Jeep that performs the tasks of a tractor. Here you will find information on the Love, Newgren, Monroe and Stratton hydraulic 3-point lifts that made the Jeep a true tractor. You will also find lists of resources we use for our Jeep projects and for our research activities. History is important to us and whether it is Jeeps in our family or the history of the companies that made the Farm Jeep components, we try our best to be accurate.

So look around and check out the latest blog posting to find out what is new. Be sure to contact us with thoughts, suggestions and, of course, corrections if we got it wrong.

Barry & Evan

The Farm Jeep

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There are a few early civilian Jeeps known as Agrijeeps and in the early 1950s Willys officially produced a stripped-down CJ-3A as the official “Jeep Tractor,” and a slightly less stripped down “Farm Jeep” as seen the ad below from 1951. For our purposes Farm Jeeps are Willys Jeep (CJ-2As, CJ-3As, CJ-3Bs, CJ-5s, or CJ-6s) equipped with the optional power take-off (PTO) and aftermarket hydraulic implement lifts. These Jeeps are 4WD ¼ ton trucks that also perform as small farm tractors, this combination makes them Farm Jeeps.

Jeep Tractor / Farm Jeep Ad

Paul Lawson, Barry’s father-in-law and Evan’s grandfather, owned 3 “flat fender” Jeeps, including one with a 3 point hitch and PTO. When we (Barry and Evan) began restoring our 1947 Willys CJ-2A with a factory PTO, we immediately began searching and researching the necessary parts to convert our Jeep into a Farm Jeep. This website is an attempt to share the information we have gathered and document our progress in the restoration of the ’47 CJ-2A, the early (’49 or ’50) CJ-3A and the other associated Farm Jeep projects.

We are already indebted to many generous Jeepers and antique tractor lovers for their time and contributions of pictures, diagrams, information, and parts sources.

In the spring of 2017, we were asked to give a presentation on the history of the Jeep implement lifts. A summary of this presentation is presented below. For an in depth history you may wish to read these articles.

Hydraulic Implement Lifts

The farm Jeep was introduced as a tractor replacement and was equipped with PTO and draw bar. This was at a time when the 3 point lift was becoming a standard in the small tractor industry. Jeep owners could add a three point hitch that give them the full flexibility of a small utility tractor like the Ford N series. Jeep dealers sold the Monroe lift option, we are restoring an after market Newgren brand lift, and you can see an after market Stratton model in use at CJ-3B Farm Jeeps at CJ3B.info page.

The Monroe lift mounted in the bed of the Jeep while the Love, Newgren and Stratton mounted to the frame leaving the bed accessible.

Monroe Lift
Monroe History
Monroe Hydraulic Implement Lift Parts List
Newgren Lift
Newgren History
Newgren Lift Restoration
Newgren Lift Installation Instructions
Stratton Lift
Stratton History
Love Tractor Co. Lift-Hitch
Love History

These lifts would be incomplete without a hydrualic pump for power, an enigne governor, and of course the implements themselves.

Projects

2 Farm Jeeps, 2 Projects

Originally posted 04/18/2003

We’re now planning to spend the summer taking the blue Jeep apart and doing a frame up restoration on it. It will be easier to the body off the frame, and we may even get the frame sand blasted. All the while we can continue playing with/driving the yellow Jeep all summer. We’re in the process of getting the Newgren hydraulic implement lift mounted on the yellow Jeep.

If all that goes as planned, we will transplant the engine from the yellow Jeep to the blue Jeep next winter and have the rebuilt blue Jeep rolling next spring. At which point we’ll work more on the yellow Jeep, or start the restoration of Barry’s ’79 CJ-7, or maybe another Willys will have followed us home by then…

1947 Willys Jeep CJ-2A Project “Old Yeller”

1949 Willys Jeep CJ-3A Project “Ole Blue”

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3 4 Jeeps, 4 Projects

Originally posted 02/13/2019

So… 16 years later, we are actually doing more work on Ole Yeller the 1947 CJ-2a! We have a new body and have pulled the engine and are currently (as in 2019) in the process of taking it down to the frame. Updates coming on the Projects page or the FarmJeep Blog.

The next Jeep in the queue is Barry’s 1979 CJ-7 Golden Eagle. An engine rebuild and re-body are pending.

After that “Rusty” the 1950 CJ3-A…

And Barry is still taking Ole Blue the CJ-3A with the Newgren lift to shows, and it sometimes needs a little attention

1947 Willys Jeep CJ-2A Project New Body For “Old Yeller”