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#1 jdcrawler ONLINE  

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 12:00 PM

The paint is dry and it's time to put the mowers back together.
The tires fit tight enough that the rims have to be forced into the tire with a rubber hammer.
I got some large plastic hole plugs off ebay to fit into the center hole on the rims.

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Here is the finished mower mounted back on the tractor.

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The lift control is set so it only raises the mower about 1-1/2 inch off the ground.
With the mower mounted in-between the rear wheels, it is going to ride up and down the same as the rear wheels do so I didn't figure it needed very much extra clearance.
At this lift height, the foot pads on the tool bar are even with the original foot rest on the tractor.

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There are two stops clamped on the notches of the lift gauge to control how high and low the tool bar can move.

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One of the rear mower units.

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With all the mowers put back together, I figured that I was finished with them and then I got to thinking about them setting on display at the tractor shows.
There are always some little kids at the shows and there is always the risk of one of them slipping and falling down.
The blades on the reels have a flat edge on them and aren't really sharp enough to cut someone but a little hand could still get banged up pretty good if it got jammed down into the blades.

So with that in mind, I've decided to make a cover that will fit across the top of each mower unit.
I have this sheet of galvanized steel that the covers will be made out of.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 12:23 PM

Those look very good Ray! That's a great idea to put covers over the blades. Being a parent with younger kids I appreciate that you're looking out for them!
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Posted March 09, 2012 - 12:46 PM

Looks very good ,Ray. That's a real good idea on the covers.
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Posted March 09, 2012 - 01:15 PM

Very nice work Ray, the mowers look GREAT!! That is going to be a great piece at the shows, you can bet there won't be another like it 2 rows down the show field.


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Posted March 09, 2012 - 01:27 PM

Awesome work Ray. Can't wait for a fully assembled picture.
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Posted March 09, 2012 - 01:32 PM

Great looking project Ray you do good work on your projects.
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Posted March 09, 2012 - 01:39 PM

Once again Ray i am alway's in awe of your projects :thumbs:
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Posted March 09, 2012 - 03:32 PM

Was able to get the covers all cut out before I closed up shop today.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 05:02 PM

looks good. Good thinking with the covers!
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Posted March 09, 2012 - 07:05 PM

Looking good Ray, great idear with the covers making the reels child proof, are you going to paint them green too ?, i can visualize red pinstripping on the reels much like Locke did with their mowers.
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Posted March 09, 2012 - 08:14 PM

As usual Ray, top notch work. Those mowers look terrific. Too bad you need covers, but it's no doubt the right thing to do.

Parents will be standing in a trance, looking at the great work and kids will just have to touch it. ;)
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Posted March 09, 2012 - 09:39 PM

Ray, great idear with the covers making the reels child proof, are you going to paint them green too ?, i can visualize red pinstripping on the reels much like Locke did with their mowers.

I'm planing on just leaving them the natural galvanized finish.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Great looking covers Ray, great work this late afternoon/evening.
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Posted March 10, 2012 - 05:50 AM

Those covers are going to look good on there.
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Posted March 10, 2012 - 06:27 AM

As usual Ray very nice work! Good thought on the covers, the way things are now a days a guy cant be too careful.
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