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#1 outlaw070665 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 17, 2012 - 11:56 AM

i started out just to put a new hydro on my 185 or replace the whole rear end if i could find one reasonable priced no luck after looking at the prices of parts that people wanted for them (i could buy a good used mower for what people are asking) i got to diging around in my junk collection and found a model 170 with a manual rear end in it so i got this brite idea to just change the rear ends and pedal assembly and belts (not to brite after all the head aches) so i put them side by side and went to work marrying things togather after about two weeks of headaches finely got it all togather the biggest headache was figuring out the belt size like all john deeres the belt size is odd its 88 and a half inches the belt for the manuel rear end was to short and so was the belt for the 185 hydro so heres what it looks like now022.JPG 023.JPG 028.JPG 029.JPG 030.JPG 031.JPG plus a picture of whats left of my parts doner the rear end is a 6 speed peerless it was a fun project inspite of the headaches the next project is taking another 185 hydro and a 116 and putting the rear end out of the 116 under it will post more when i get it done

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Posted April 17, 2012 - 03:01 PM

I'm almost afraid to ask what you used the chainsaw for? LOL

Good job. If the tractor works for what you need it to, you'll soon forget all about the headaches you had, putting it together.
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Posted April 17, 2012 - 04:03 PM

That turned out really nice. That's a nice little set of AG tires you have on it. It's never straight forward to make 1 tractor out of 2 different models. Looks like you got all the problems solved in the end!
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Posted April 17, 2012 - 08:52 PM

Sounds like you had quite a project making two different models into one new tractor. The end result proves that you did a great job.
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Posted April 18, 2012 - 06:08 PM

Good job! And good use of the noggin figuring it all out! :thumbs:
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Posted April 20, 2012 - 06:52 AM

the chain saw has a special concreete cutting blade i use it to cut steal sometimes but just like all spoiled little kidds i have not learned to keep my toys picked up so where i play with them amongst all my projects is where they lay untill i need them so needless to say i spend alot of time looking for things
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Posted April 20, 2012 - 07:35 AM

after the john deere rearend swap on the agenda next is a repower of a john deere 114 with live hydraulics will post as i start it so it's going to be a busy summer and a fun one plus am working on a massey 12 right now so things are diffently interesting needless to say

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Posted April 20, 2012 - 07:47 AM

This should be fun to follow! Glad you got the rear end swap completed!




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