This Antonio Carraro tractor broke in half when the owner lifted the front wheels into the air using the front end loader (FEL). This failure raised a lot of questions about tractor manufacturers using exotic alloys for frames instead of cast iron. After welding the cast together, the owner fabricated an ingenious frame from an I-beam which gave support to the weakened area. The resulting tractor was strong enough to go back to work. Notice in the last two pictures he replaced the original fenders with his own built from checker plate and channel. Beautifully finished using round stock as an outer edge. This is an example of what's possible when things go wrong.

Antonio carraro frame repair


Antonio Carraro tractor casting failure resulting in a centre collapse. Owner fabricated a complete frame support system from a single I beam.