Hey guys just grabbed a T70B, wanted to introduce myself
Posted February 07, 2012 - 11:02 AM
Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:15 PM
If you are going to go in search of a mower, beware. There were different versions so not any panzer deck will go on a t70. Well, not without modification that is.
Posted February 09, 2012 - 03:14 PM
Posted February 11, 2012 - 11:26 PM
We need pictures !!
Posted February 12, 2012 - 07:31 PM
Posted February 24, 2012 - 11:03 PM
This site is great, I have already recieved some great tip. I have a mower deck for that tractor the issues is that its all rotted. I notice recently that the Wheel horse RJ58s deck looks alot like the Panzers has anyone looked at it before? My deck is the square style with the PTO off to that side. im thinging I might use it to move snow but other then that It would be just a fixture in the garage of my restoration work. Let ma know what you guys think about the pics. More to come.
Posted February 27, 2012 - 07:47 AM
Posted February 27, 2012 - 09:49 AM
Posted February 27, 2012 - 11:08 AM
Since the top of the mower deck was basically flat... I'd advise anyone trying to put a deck on to use a flat sheet of 1/8 steel and re-create the orginal mower deck from a rusty one. It's not too bad if you think about it for a while and go in with a plan... Measuring for the spindles and placing the mounts where they need to go.... etcetera. The most important thing is that the spindles are placed exactly so that the belt which goes between them fits correctly.
Sounds like your off to a good start on the paint. Good luck.
BTW, where are you from. I thought I remembered seeing this tractor on craigslist and thinking it was in good shape... albeit with the wrong paint color - but you knew that already.
Edited by cookiemonster, February 27, 2012 - 11:26 AM.
Posted February 27, 2012 - 09:11 PM
Posted February 28, 2012 - 08:56 AM
Edited by cookiemonster, February 28, 2012 - 08:57 AM.
Posted February 28, 2012 - 09:26 AM
Very cool. We touched on the deck thing in this and another post, but I'd say not to strip the mower deck down for parts... The spindles and such for these things are available out there. If the deck is together (albeit swiss cheese) then leave it together. It's worth much more together cause you or someone could copy the deck and move the hardware. Your just not going to find too many people out there who have an intact deck but need the hardware... it's always the other way around.
I have the deck intact. I was going to save it and make another one once the tractor is complete I also have a plow for it too so Ill be refinishing that as well. I have never in my life seen rebuildable deck blades like this deck has on it. it was surely built to last not like the junk we have out there today.