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#1 johndeereelfman OFFLINE  

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Posted April 12, 2012 - 10:09 AM

Looking for any information I can find, on tractor mounted, Blitz Foggers. I bought one a couple years ago, and now that I finally found a decal for it, I'd like to restore this thing, and get it mounted. Looking for copies of sales flyers, mounting directions, color brochures, whatever. Anything to aid in getting this complete, and as accurate to original as possible.

Let me know if anybody can help.

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Posted April 12, 2012 - 11:33 AM

I have never heard of the setup but would love to see some pics. I know it isn't much of a help but hopefully you find some resourceful information.
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Posted April 12, 2012 - 11:46 AM

well i dont know of any brochures for them, mostly you see them in catalog ads. Sears made or had them made for the walkers and Suburban riders, mostly to spray DDT with for bug control.

Most of them died off as they are hooked into the exhaust of the tractor, and thusly rusted out in short order. I wouldnt hook it into the exhaust flow, maybe just mount it in a fake kind of way, so that it appeared to be a working unit, and save it from going bad.
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Posted April 12, 2012 - 04:50 PM

Here is a picture out of the 1973 John Deere 110 attachment catalog.

This is showing that they were white for John Deere and attached to the top of the hood.

I have seen these on the tractor, same color and mounted the same way.

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Posted April 12, 2012 - 05:35 PM

This was posted in the Bolens Brochure folder:



http://gardentractor...ger-attachment/
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Posted April 12, 2012 - 07:35 PM

That's it Ron. Thanks for the picture, as that will help greatly! I appreciate all the help guys.

I'll post pictures of mine when it's done.

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Posted April 12, 2012 - 08:38 PM

Troy I put the Wheel Horse sales paper I had on here also looks alot like the one posted above
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Posted May 20, 2012 - 07:47 PM




Well, I started restoring my Blitz Fogger, and boy was there a lot of paint on the tank. I have it stripped and primed, and I was actually surprised, in not finding any holes. As you can see in the one picture, both of the mounts were painted, so I relied on some Industrial strength aluminum cleaner that a friend of mine gave me, and boy did it work. I just have to polish them up, and they will be ready to go. Even the gas guage is turning out somewhat decent. It was painted green, and you couldn't even see the face of the dial. Couple shots of WD-40, some steel wool, and my dentist pick, cleaned off the green paint well. I then rubbed the dial down with polishing compound, and low and behold, the face showed up. I wish there was a way of taking these apart, so that I can get to the back side, but oh well, it still looks better than it did. I'll just have to deal with the yellowing.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 06:42 AM

That looks good Troy I would like to add one of those to
my collection but have not been in the right place yet
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 06:55 AM

Looking great Troy, boy that cleaner really did the job.

What tractor are you planning on putting it on?
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 09:59 AM

Looking great Troy, boy that cleaner really did the job.

What tractor are you planning on putting it on?


I'm not sure, I haven't got that far yet. If I start thinking about that, I'll get excited and start rushing. I'm not even sure if I'll mount it at all yet. I don't know if I can bring myself to drilling the holes in the hood.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 10:14 AM

Troy, The fogger is really coming along. I would be just like you, how can I drill holes in a good hood. :confuse: Good Luck. :thumbs: .
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 05:13 PM

I'm not sure, I haven't got that far yet. If I start thinking about that, I'll get excited and start rushing. I'm not even sure if I'll mount it at all yet. I don't know if I can bring myself to drilling the holes in the hood.


Do you have one with a steel hood? If so, maybe a magnetic base of some kind? Like the old, small CB antennas used to have with the rubber protector under it?
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 07:09 PM

Do you have one with a steel hood? If so, maybe a magnetic base of some kind? Like the old, small CB antennas used to have with the rubber protector under it?


No, all of my hoods are fiberglass. I think the only way I can mount this, will be, to let my wife drill the holes! I don't think I would have to twist her arm very much in order to do it. I think she would just love the chance to get a little revenge on one of the tractors! My only fear though is, can I stop her from drilling more than just the two holes! LOL

The worst part about this is, I bought a perfect hood on ebay a few years ago, that had a set of headlights and this fogger mounted to it. I removed the fogger, fiberglassed the holes shut, and mounted the hood on my '66 112. I never thought I'd ever restore the fogger, thinking I'd never find a decal. Well, here it is, I'm getting the fogger restored, and don't have the courage to drill holes. Sometimes I think I just can't win. I have to learn to stop being so anal and fussy!

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:12 PM

Thats definatly a rare pc.I've never seen any of those.Looks good so far.I would advise as not to give johndeereelfwoman the drill.She might go to town.Hey Troy, what are these big 3" circles with teeth for.It looks like these will drill a hole.
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