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Posted April 12, 2012 - 08:03 PM

I went out to Dad's place to help out. He had one of the John Deere B's converted to 12 volt to help it start better. We never got around to starting it last year, so we did it this year. It took right off. I pulled the disc around one of his small fields. I took a video. The color is messed up a bit, but the sound is what matters with those two cylinders.



The disc is old and doesn't cut in well. The small field has some patches of some type of grass like weeds that made it hard to cut into as well. It just made for more seat time.
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Posted April 12, 2012 - 09:07 PM

Thanks for sharing the video Dave. The sound is sweet. My dad had a John Deere A on the small farm he owned. There was just something about the sound of that tractor that made it a treasure to hear.
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Posted April 12, 2012 - 09:36 PM

That was great! I love the sound of that 2 cyl and the sound of the disks in the back. Sure sounds like spring to me! :thumbs: I wonder??? do they sell that sound track? lol.
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Posted April 13, 2012 - 07:00 AM

Yep, that looks like good seat time. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the video.
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Posted April 13, 2012 - 07:11 AM

That was a cool, though short, ride you took us on. Thanks, hadn't heard on of those in a long time!
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Posted May 06, 2012 - 01:02 PM

Thanks for posting the video! I grew up on a A and a model 60 John Deere. The sound of the old johny poppers still echoes in my head.
To get the disc to work better add more weight to it and you can adjust the angle of the disc to make it more aggressive in digging in.
I think I see that you have the front lift parts for a John Deere snow/grader blade mounted on the front end of the B. Do you have the rest of the blade for it? We had one mounted on our A John Deere and that was our snow plow tractor for many years on the farm.
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Posted May 06, 2012 - 01:34 PM

Yes, like tractormike said, increase the angle on both front & back gangs, then pile on some extra weight. You will see a HUGE increase in cutting action.
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Posted May 06, 2012 - 03:49 PM

Thanks Guys. I'll try to get some wieght on. Dad uses huge rocks, but they fall off. As far as more of an angle, the disc is maxed at that angle as far as I've tried.

Mike, yes, we have the rest of the blade and parts. We never used it for snow, so we took it off. It is an awesome blade though.

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Posted May 06, 2012 - 08:09 PM

That was great! I love the sound of that 2 cyl and the sound of the disks in the back. Sure sounds like spring to me! :thumbs: I wonder??? do they sell that sound track? lol.

Thanks for posting the video! I grew up on a A and a model 60 John Deere. The sound of the old johny poppers still echoes in my head.
To get the disc to work better add more weight to it and you can adjust the angle of the disc to make it more aggressive in digging in.
I think I see that you have the front lift parts for a John Deere snow/grader blade mounted on the front end of the B. Do you have the rest of the blade for it? We had one mounted on our A John Deere and that was our snow plow tractor for many years on the farm.

Guys somedays you've got to be more careful with your wishes, here's the lullaby enjoy...nighty'nite

Attached File  the sound of the2 cyl mx.mp3   1.83MB   43 downloads


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Posted May 06, 2012 - 08:15 PM

Guys somedays you've got to be more careful with your wishes, here's the lullaby enjoy...nighty'nite

Attached File  the sound of the2 cyl mx.mp3   1.83MB   43 downloads

Hahahaha Thanks. That was great :thumbs:




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