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#6421 UncleWillie ONLINE  

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Posted September 04, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Ohhhh tsc has a sale. I might need to head over.


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Posted September 04, 2015 - 04:09 PM

Tractor is almost done.  Oil back in trans, fired her up to spin pto and cycle the steering box a bit and NO leaks!   :dancingbanana: Need to get 4 new bolts to bolt the pto shaft back on.  The old ones had horrible threads if you could even call them threads.

 Waiting on the pivot bushing, and fixing an electrical issue.  Been having to jump across starter to fire it up, and found the neutral safety switch is shot.  The dang thing is almost $70 so I'm gonna see if I have a switch that I can improvise.  

 

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Posted September 05, 2015 - 11:54 AM

Been busy this morning mowing the yard and road frontage by the silage pits.  The John Deere 430 failed to restart when I shut it down to blow dry grass off it, and had to clean the battery posts.  I got a switch put on the Massey 1100, so it again can't crank over unless the clutch is fully depressed.  Now if only the mailman would leave that bushing!  Topped off the engine oil in my Massey 1655D, and after lunch I need to top off the hydro oil.  I also repaired my fiberglass step ladder.  One leg was busted at the bottom and unsafe to use.  So I cut a piece of 5/4 decking to fit snug, then drilled holes through ladder and used roofing screws to secure.  

  I may not do much the rest of the day as it's gonna be hot yet again, and now that I can have a weekend off, I may take leave most of the afternoon.

  May not be long till I get Hogzilla into the shop to get her ready for some paint.  I have a few repairs & alterations to do ahead of paint though.  It won't take up much shop room, so why not.  


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Posted September 05, 2015 - 12:38 PM

Enjoy your weekend Dan'l


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Posted September 05, 2015 - 03:24 PM

I've been piddlin down in the shop all day after all.  Too hot to do much of anything else, but with the fans churning, it was quite comfortable.  But if I just walked outside for even 30 seconds, sweat would pop instantly.  So I didn't step outside much!  :D   Put away all tools, then cleaned the floor except where the tractor sits.

 

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I also put casters under my oil reclaimer pump and took the check valve balls out of hydraulic quick-connects so I can hook the hoses together when finished, making it a sealed system when not in use.

 

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The casters were from a busted plastic shop creeper.

  It's been a good day so far, even though not doing anything special.  Would have been great if mailman brought the bushing so I could park the Massey 1100 OUT of the shop, but no such luck, and no mail Monday.  SSB Tractor didn't answer my email either, and it's been 9 days since they said they'd ship.  I won't order from them again!


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Posted September 05, 2015 - 04:12 PM

It's nice to pick and chose where you want to work! The shops looking great!


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Posted September 05, 2015 - 04:16 PM

It may not be long before I try to find some repair jobs to take on.  I can find plenty of work here to keep me busy 24/7, but they don't bring in money.  It's time I get some cash flow generating.


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Posted September 05, 2015 - 04:23 PM

Yeah, get it started now before it's a need be process!



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Posted September 08, 2015 - 08:55 AM

Finally  reached SSB Tractor by phone, and the tracking shows my Massey 1100 pivot bushing should arrive tomorrow. Why they don't send the customer the tracking # is beyond me.  I'll order elsewhere from here on, as I don't care for their system.


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 10:04 AM

I've had a few dealings with companies like that and I agree not a very good way to do business. 


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 11:23 AM

Slept in late this morning after the up late night.  Found some fine thread bolts for the Massey 1100 540 pto stub and got it bolted up this morning.  Got all the oil filters marked & stacked on the top shelf of my oil rack.  Going to move some things around in the old shop to put the Massey 175 to the side out of the center path through the shop/barn.

  Gonna be another hot dry day, so not pushing myself today.  Rain chances decent tomorrow through Thursday, so here's to hoping we get it.   

 Have a Dr appointment early tomorrow....just blood thin # checkup.


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 03:32 PM

Went to the Dr checkup to check my blood thinner levels, and find the results of my bloodwork.  All my numbers were great, and my diabetes A1C was the lowest since 1st ever being tested.

  Then this afternoon we got the 1st measurable rain in weeks.  About 2/10" and likely more later.  :dancingbanana:

 

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Posted September 09, 2015 - 03:33 PM

Oh, and the pivot bushing for the Massey 1100 came today finally!  Installed & tractor out of the shop!  :thumbs:


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 04:46 PM

Oh, and the pivot bushing for the Massey 1100 came today finally!  Installed & tractor out of the shop!  :thumbs:


Hallelujah!
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Posted September 10, 2015 - 01:05 AM

Glad you got some rain, can you send it my way. Good to hear the bushing finally got there and you finished up the 1100 and got it our of the shop. :thumbs:


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