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


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#76 Ron White OFFLINE  

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 07:51 PM

Nice Nice Nice Don !!!

I can't wait for you to drive it either but, Please get video when you do, I ( we ) would love to see it in action for sure !!

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 08:25 PM

Those front weights look great! What does rops stand for?

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 08:31 PM

ROPS = Roll Over Protection System
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Posted May 02, 2012 - 08:35 PM

ROPS = Roll Over Protection System


Thanks, I think I would put one of there. That tractor looks like it sits pretty high.

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 08:52 PM

very nice Don!! excellent fab work , wish I had half your skills and knowledge. Cant wait to see it finished. Not tryin to be nosey at all but I'm guessin y ou got a small fortune just in tires alone. lol " i know its not nice to talk price so I'll leave it at that " lol very nice

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Posted May 03, 2012 - 07:51 AM

Thanks again, I'll definately share a video or two when it is done. Tires these days seem to start at $100.00 each and go up , I should have bought the tires 15 or 20 years ago and just let them sit in the shed , ha,ha. The cost of 16 tires for these four projects makes me think twice if I am losing my mind as i turn 60 years old next week, LOL I am having so much fun and to think I was thinking about going and buying a rocking chair on my 60th birthday , tee, hee .
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Posted May 03, 2012 - 09:19 AM

Love what you're doing Don........don't buy a rocking chair, they're what kill us old farts.

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Posted May 04, 2012 - 05:00 AM

Aw, heck! Get the rocking chair! Then you can sit in it and contemplate what your next build/step will be. I don't have a rocker, but I do like to just sit and look at what I am working on. Seems to help sort things out.

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Posted May 04, 2012 - 08:13 AM

I will sometimes sleep on or next to a project in the shop trying to solve an issue or design flaw. Sometimes I actually awake with the answer lol.

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Posted May 04, 2012 - 10:21 AM

I will sometimes sleep on or next to a project in the shop trying to solve an issue or design flaw. Sometimes I actually awake with the answer lol.


Casey, you need to get out more!

Don, that 430 will have a lot of speed in high range with those big tires on it. Should be a fun ride for sure.

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Posted May 04, 2012 - 12:56 PM

One night I was in the garage and I had a problem, I cleaned up for the night and stared at the tractor for about 10 minutes while sitting on the work bench. I was titting on the tech with my feet up and my back to the toolbox. It was about 12 and my brother saw the lights on and the door open so he went to close it up, he found my sleeping on the bench. LOL!

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Posted May 04, 2012 - 08:03 PM

Here is a progress picture showing the front wheel rim insert giving a little more realistic look. I doubt i will drive the tractor much , mostly display it with the 5 bottom plow for fun.

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Posted May 04, 2012 - 08:16 PM

Looks great Don, it has a heck of a mean look.

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Posted May 04, 2012 - 08:33 PM

Thanks , I think it will look a little different than any other one I have seen pictures of when it is finished. I am having a great time converting this 430 to a mini 4020 . Building the five bottom plow for it will be awesome too.

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Posted May 04, 2012 - 08:41 PM

Oh My :tractor_rocks:




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