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#511 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 11:29 AM

Here are a couple pics of the tractor with the hydraulic lift and hydraulic angle blade mounted on it and the nice dash it has with all working guages, a even the dash lights work.

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 11:56 AM

ive used one myself i love them they plow so nice however it took me a lil bit to get used to how they articulate but once i did i loved it. hope you enjoy your new tractor don

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 05:37 PM

That Steiner is a very nice add to your collection Don! Congrats!

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 07:00 PM

Don,
You might be able to find the dual wheel kit for it up here at a golf course since there were quite a few around. I worked on a couple of them at a course in Bellaire back in 1999 to 2002 and the only problem we had with them was breaking a few front axles when an operator hit would a curb while transporting. My fix was to lock them in low gear to slow down the operators. They both had around 2500 hours when I left.

BTW great meeting you and Deb the other day.

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 07:28 PM

Thanks ,
It is different driving it but kinda like the mini loader.
Bill , I'll keep that in mind for the duel wheels , thanks . That was nice to get to meet you too. We figured one day we would see you out front and we would stop and say hi.

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 07:30 PM

Yes it is a great addition to my little collection.
Deb said she really likes the red Steiner so it will stay red and not accidently get splattered with green paint :smilewink:
The sad thing is I only get ten tractors and the next one will be a sad day knowing that is IT LOL

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 08:48 PM

I could sell just the tractor around here for $3,000. That whole package? $6,000, easy. Man, I'm going shopping in your neighborhood.

Looking forward to more pics tomorrow.


Ya know... I've noticed how EVERYTHING related to small tractors is STUPID expensive here in MN.
Any idea as to why that is ?

Good looking new toy, Don. Going to make that into a mini Versatile?

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 09:26 PM

Thanks ,
I been pricing used compact 4x4 tractors and the prices are crazy high in Michigan too . a mini Versatile crossed my mind and I told Deb about it yesterday . Has anyone put larger dia. tires on a Steiner with duels? It would look more like a tractor than a riding lawnmower with 8 , 30" tall lug tires.

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 09:38 PM

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If I remember right they have 20" tall tires on them and don't know how big you could go without the tires touching each other or the frame when it articulates hard. I believe they have a four bolt on four inch pattern so it may be difficult to find rims that would fit but then you do have the ability to build your own.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 07:42 AM

Bill,
Do you know if they still have those Steiners at the golf coarse ? You think they might have a set of duels if we called them?

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 08:26 AM

Don, here's a set out East: http://www.ebay.com/...=item1e7505b564

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 11:10 AM

Thanks !!!,
This morning I pulled the Steiner in my tiny workshop for the first time. It fits GREAT ! I have four garden tractors in my shop every night. The blade frame had a 2 inch crack on both sides so i will reenforce it and reweld it and it will be ready to go. A fun project.
I also hope to put the hydraulic dumper bucket on it this afternoon and share that picture . The front of the blade needs a coat of paint tomorrow .

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 03:10 PM

Here is the first picture of me hooked up to the front hydraulic digger/bucket. Looks crazy but it actually works very nice. What a fun toy this is going to be. Six inches of snow maybe in the forecast this weekend but i doubt i can get a cab built by then, ha,ha,ha.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 03:33 PM

Looks great with the bucket, Don!

I agree, larger tires might hit. Then if you put duels on it I think that the outer tires are almost guaranteed to hit.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 06:40 PM

Bill,
Do you know if they still have those Steiners at the golf coarse ? You think they might have a set of duels if we called them?


Don,
Here is the course information:
Chief Golf Course

(231) 533-9000

5085 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI

I don't know the Superintendent's name but I can get it for you if you need it. The duals make it a very stable machine on hillsides and the Chief had some 45* rough areas. Never had one break an axle on the grass just the asphalt cart paths and roads. When I was there the crew was 75% Hispanic and would take those Steiners where I sure wouldn't.. Not pertinent to the topic but what the heck.




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