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Apr 08, 2013 06:11 PM | Bob IN in Featured Tractors
Congratulations to our Featured Tractor of the Month for May winner Bob IN with his custom 1961 Wheel Horse Suburban. This month's theme was custom / modified garden tractors. They were all great nominations but Bob's Wheel Horse pulled out the win.
Apr 08, 2013 10:37 AM | Petenpole in Tech Tips / How To
The mysterious pump between our legs that provides our forward and reverse momentum as well as the extra oomph for lift cylinders isn't really that intimidating when it comes time to rebuild one.
It actually took about 10 times as long to write the following than to do the actual tear down and re-assembly.
Pop open a cold one, lean back in the recliner, and with new bi-focals, you too will have all the confidence needed to tear it down, identify the flaws and why the power has dissipated and what to do in short order to have it back running at its peak performance.
Nov 26, 2012 12:03 PM | olcowhand in Custom Projects
I have been asked about this a few times, so decided to do an article on my building of a 2 bottom plow. I jury-rigged up my 2 bottom plow to see if my Massey tractor would pull her. It is simply two 10" Brinly's coupled together. My modified MF1650 p...
Nov 02, 2012 02:53 PM | olcowhand in Restored Tractors & Implements
I bought this tractor from member "Dryrun" back on Nov 13th, 2010. Missing the entire engine, head & tail lights, pto parts, one rear fender (which I have a spare), and the variable sheave drive has been welded tight! I gave $100, which is high I k...
Aug 23, 2012 08:53 PM | dthomp17 in Custom Projects
For those of you that read my previous thread “Onan BF/MS Rebuild Dilemma”, this thread is a follow-up. In my previous thread, I finally pulled the Onan BF/MS from my SS/16 because it was burning a lot of oil and fouling plugs. What I found was not g...
Jul 03, 2012 06:01 PM | earthgrinder in History
I recently had the opportunity recently to travel to Troy, NY and do some research into the history of Rototiller and Troy-Bilt. These are the doors leading to once famous Troy-Bilt tiller factory at the corner of 102 St & 9 Ave in Troy, NY. Before that this was the home of ROTOTILLER, INC. from 1937 until around 1959 when Porter-Cable purchased controlling interest and moved the operation to Syracuse.
Apr 25, 2012 04:24 PM | Wayne195 in Tech Tips / How To
Well, I'm sure with spring well on the way already, many of you have already, or will have to sharpen your lawnmower blades, so I decided to put together a little write up with some simple methods, and tips, on how to sharpen your lawnmower blade.
Apr 15, 2012 01:36 PM | NUTNDUN in Tractor Events
What do you get when you take 200 garden tractors with single bottom, two bottom Brinly and 3pt plows and a weekend of nothing but awesome weather? The answer would be the PA Plow Day in Danville, PA and 80 acres plowed. This year's weather was absolutely perfect spring time weather for plowing with the garden tractors.
Feb 24, 2012 10:03 PM | GTTinkerer in History
Panzer tractors originated with an engineer named Jim Clark. Jim worked for a precision instrument manufacturer named Ahrendt Instrument Company. Jim had just built a new house in the Washington suburb of College Park Maryland and he rented a walk behind garden tractor to help him with the landscaping.
Dec 22, 2010 10:00 PM | jdcrawler in Restored Tractors & Implements
I got the Agricat about 5-years ago and it ( and the Lindeman ) are mainly just for show now. I do get them out and play a little once in a while but I don't work either one very much at all. As far as how rare it is .. I have seen about 7 Agricats over the last 8-years ( this being one of those) Most were the Model-F ( about a foot longer than this ) and a couple were the model-C like this.
Nov 18, 2010 10:33 AM | olcowhand in Tech Tips / How To
After reading a lot about electrolysis rust removal, I decided to give it a try. Sandblasting can be messy, plus requires more air than most of us have available, so when blasting we spend much more time waiting for the compressor to catch up than actual sand blasting time.