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1/2 Scale Jd 4020 With Five Bottom Plow Project Started Today .


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#481 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted November 26, 2012 - 03:34 PM

Thanks Keith ,
The older I get if we just get 100 inches of snow this winter that will be fine . No you did not miss the 5 bottom plow project. My intentions were to begin building it in Sept. when I stop building models. I did not plan on becoming a garden tractor junkie,LOL
The plow is still on the list . The half scale 4020 is being used the last three days for snowplowing and i love it. :smilewink:

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Posted November 26, 2012 - 06:48 PM

Very nice! 100 inches of snow..... too much! Lol I just helped my neighbor set up his Simplicity snowblower. Now I need to convince him to get some wheel weights for it . He's military and a real nice guy.

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Posted November 26, 2012 - 06:56 PM

We all got garden tractors in common so we got to be a pretty good bunch, ha,ha.
Here is a photo from tonight as I wire up the 11 cab lights. Tomorrow I make the overhead console with all the switches to control them.

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Posted November 27, 2012 - 03:21 PM

My hundred dollar best buy today is this little 14hp hydrostatic drive that runs perfect and has a brand new battery. I have a brand new set of lug tractor tires for the rear to jack it up in the air and a couple choices for the front . The hood and fenders will go and get hand made ones. Another fun project :wave:

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Posted November 27, 2012 - 07:12 PM

Don, where did the Onan come from?

Oops, I see they came in Cubs for a while. 2140?

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Posted November 27, 2012 - 09:44 PM

That's one heck of a $100 buy. Sure looks cold up there.

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Posted November 28, 2012 - 07:56 AM

Everytime I buy another tractor I feel good all over. To think just 6 months ago I had no garden tractor projects and just dreamed of buying old garden tractors . My goal is ten so I will keep looking for two more . Ten is a really nice number of garden tractors Then I'm sure that will be the last one I ever buy . I have a great wife , she just smiles and says go for it :thumbs:

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Posted November 28, 2012 - 11:26 AM

40 years ago I bought this 4x4 Coot for $30.00 . I built a plywood cab, a front blade and I just had to put duel wheels on it.
I actually bought three Coots back then. So to be puttering with little tractors brings me back to those good old days when life seamed so much more simple and we were teenagers , well , almost teenagers, ha,ha. I had so much fun on this old machine.

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Posted November 28, 2012 - 02:26 PM

This morning I got the overhead console switch panel bent up and drilled out. This afternoon I'll get all the switches put in it and be ready to go. :D

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Posted November 28, 2012 - 02:37 PM

That's gonna look alright Don. :thumbs:

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Posted November 28, 2012 - 06:32 PM

Thanks , would it be wrong to put a string or two of Christmas lights on the cab for Christmas , ha,ha. I just got the lights all hooked up and they all work great. Tomorrow I'll get started wiring the nine Waldon loader lights .

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Posted November 29, 2012 - 10:47 AM

Sold my sled today and Deb said i can take all the money and buy more garden tractors !! :dancingbanana:

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Posted November 29, 2012 - 02:08 PM

Sold my sled today and Deb said i can take all the money and buy more garden tractors !! :dancingbanana:


Does Deb have a sister? My wife has never encouraged me to buy more garden tractors. She doesn't complain though.

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Posted November 29, 2012 - 02:31 PM

Don the lights look great but does the 455 have enough alternator capacity to run them all? I guess you wouldn't be too far from home if the battery dies on you. Sounds like you are really enjoying yourself this winter. We haven't seen any snow yet here.

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Posted November 29, 2012 - 03:18 PM

We'll find out if the alternator will run them . It will be rare that they will all be lit up. Just like the looks of lots of lights, ha,ha.




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