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


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Posted December 13, 2012 - 08:22 PM

its still a Bolens / iseki through and through.

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Funny, don't look a thing like mine...................
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 07:36 AM

Don, You continue to exceed expectations. :worshippy1:

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 08:23 AM

The real difference between mine and yours is not the colors , it's that YOURS runs and mine DONT :(
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 08:25 AM

Bill , do you ever see any Bolens Iseki h1704 tractors for sale cheap for parts over your way ?

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 06:42 PM

Nope, never saw one up here at all. Maybe ebay?

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 06:47 PM

I was afraid that was going to happen! Even though it's green, you stil did a great job painting it!
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 09:25 PM

Don,
There are several tractors that use the Mitsubishi 3 cylinder diesel engines the Satoh for one plus many golf course/commercial mowers and such use them also. Your engine is supposed to be K3B. and the Toro Groundmaster 322D and 325D use a K3D but I don't know if it is the same block with a different bore and stroke or perhaps maybe they run a turbo on them. Since about the only thing the engine actually does is power the hydostatic drve and hydraulic system plus charge the battery you might be able to sneak a Kubota diesel engine in there while no one is looking.

This link to a company in Kentucky may help. http://wkytpstore.com/

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 09:01 AM

Sorry about the green paint , thanks for not banning this old man from this sight . :wave:
I talked to a fellow last night and showed him the pictures of the block . He thought over the years it froze and thawed so many times it had two cracks one inch apart. He didn't think a chip came out as much as the ice pushed the center section back 1/8th of a inch. He thought boring and a sleeve was worth looking into too.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 01:07 PM

There i got all the rust spots touched up today . I will push it out back now until spring . It sure is a cute little bugger.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 04:13 PM

Looks great Don. Too bad about the engine trouble. Hope that gets done in the spring.
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 04:44 PM

Don that looks really sharp in green. Good luck finding a repower or parts to repair it.
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 05:22 PM

How many of those little bottles of touch up paint did it take you? :thumbs:

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 05:27 PM

With the Bolens moved out and the 4020 moved in I wasted no time getting going on the next project. I took my seldom used portable crane and built it to fit to the 3 point hitch . Now i can go out back and pick up a blade , a snowblower , a mower deck , etc. and bring it right into the workshop . I think it is going to work great. I also plan to make a three point hitch fork set to bring things in on pallets. But that project probably won't happen until next week. :smilewink:

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 05:29 PM

How many of those little bottles of touch up paint did it take you? :thumbs:

ha,ha,ha,ha

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 10:39 PM

Don,
If that tractor has remotes on the back you could replace the jack with a two way cylinder and save a lot of jacking up.




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