1/2 Scale Jd 4020 With Five Bottom Plow Project Started Today .
Posted December 06, 2012 - 07:21 PM
Yes the larger tires would call for some modifications but tomorrow I am going to experiment a little bit to see.
Posted December 06, 2012 - 07:27 PM
I AM OFFICIALLY DONE BUYING GARDEN TRACTORS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Would you believe I bought ANOTHER one today and that makes my ten !!!! It's a 3 cylinder diesel , 4 wheel drive hydrostatic with four brand new tires and a nice hydraulic lift and hydraulic angle front blade. Got it for $1,600.00 I can't believe I bought another TRACTOR , I am really losing it, ha,ha.
I am never, never , ever getting , another, tractor .
I think Taylor Swift sings that in one of her hit songs.
I used my netotiating skills I learned from watching ( Pickers ) on TV
Posted December 06, 2012 - 07:39 PM
If anyone is interested in the Steiner video , Deb just posted it on you-tube.
Posted December 07, 2012 - 07:42 AM
I don't usually make a bet but I'll make an exception here. I'll bet you a dollar to a doughnut that within 90 days you'll have an addition to your great looking garden tractor fleet. Once the bug bites it is just about impossible to cure it.
- twostep said thank you
Posted December 07, 2012 - 12:35 PM
Went by your house twice today , no sign of any activity either time.
Posted December 07, 2012 - 12:44 PM
I AM OFFICIALLY DONE BUYING GARDEN TRACTORS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Would you believe I bought ANOTHER one today...
It's a 3 cylinder diesel , 4 wheel drive hydrostatic with four brand new tires and a nice hydraulic lift and hydraulic angle front blade. Got it for $1,600.00
answered in order:
No, you're not.
Yes, I would.
- backwoods said thank you
Posted December 08, 2012 - 08:46 AM
Paid too much for it at $1,600.00 but I'm 60 and occaisionally I screw up, ha,ha. But that is rare.
The blade can be cleaned up to look pretty good and saw them for sale for $700.00 . Could get $500.00 for individual engine parts and they are in BIG demand. Also radiator . Hopefully I can get the little 3 cylinder diesel running again . It has 875 hours on it. Going to push it in the shop today and one snowy day I will start taking the engine apart to see how it looks inside . It does turn over manually so that is a little bit of a good sign.
Edited by Don Campbell, December 08, 2012 - 08:48 AM.
- backwoods said thank you
Posted December 08, 2012 - 02:28 PM
Posted December 08, 2012 - 02:42 PM
Posted December 08, 2012 - 06:52 PM
I shifted the jd 110 to the front garage today and pulled the Bolens in the workshop . The Steiner is also in the shop and it looks like 6 inches of snow heading our way . Can't wait to plow snow with the Steiner and try out the jd455 two stage snowblower conversion for the first time. I sprayed all the bolts with pb blaster to soak before I try to remove anything on the Bolens. Tomorrow I'll pull the fuel tank and get it starting to soak with diesel fuel and a dozen or so nuts inside for shaking everyday to clean the inside of the tank.
Posted December 09, 2012 - 09:49 AM
Posted December 09, 2012 - 11:33 AM
Does anyone know if these are the parts that are very hard to find or a rocker arm might not be too bad to find? Either way i am having fun already with the Bolens and it doesn't even run, ha,ha. So now i need a rocker arm, a fuel filter and a replacement fuel bowl. I look forward to any feedback on my chances. It's a cute little diesel engine and everything else is completely entact , every wire , every hose has not been touched. There is no rust under the hood so the engine was protected on the outside and looks very clean. You can see the broken rocker arm piece sitting on the alternator.
Posted December 10, 2012 - 11:29 AM
about 5 inches of snow today for us so i had to try out the $50.00 snowblower for the first time. The snow was real wet and slushy but I was pleased with how well it did figuring how much I saved spending over $3,000.00 for a new one
Posted December 10, 2012 - 12:18 PM
- mjodrey and ducky have said thanks
Posted December 10, 2012 - 02:00 PM
Looks like it will do the job. We got about 2" over here. Since the driveway here is gravel we won't blow anything until the ground freezes up.