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Nominations Now Being Accepted For Featured Tractor Of The Month For June 2012

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Posted May 06, 2012 - 10:36 AM

Ok guys, let's get some more nominations in. Will get voting started more then likely by Wednesday or Thursday.

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Posted May 06, 2012 - 06:08 PM

Come on, we'd like to have a few more entries guys! Thanks much for all entries thus far.

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Posted May 07, 2012 - 07:26 PM

I will enter one tonight.


Ok Casey, I put mine up... your turn. Lol.

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 07:29 AM

If I get the decals on in time, I will add the GTV/16 to the mix! Might be the end of the week, though!

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 08:27 AM

If I get the decals on in time, I will add the GTV/16 to the mix! Might be the end of the week, though!


Put it in anyway Kenny. You can add the pic with decals after the fact. Plus I have the pic of the decals on my table you can add to the post. They are in the mail this morning!

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 09:03 AM

I think I will sit this month out

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 10:45 AM

I think I will sit this month out


Scared of the competition eh? :bigrofl: ..........................Posted Image
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Posted May 08, 2012 - 10:46 AM

Just jerking your chain Casey! :smilewink:

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 11:01 AM

Dan, you didn't have to nominate your mug shot in this months competition :bigrofl:
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Posted May 08, 2012 - 11:04 AM

Dan, you didn't have to nominate your mug shot in this months competition :bigrofl:


I can dish it out....and take it! LOL

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 02:44 PM

I just might do that, Daniel! Keep Casey at bay! I've been waiting for your thread to poll the two anyway!

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 03:01 PM

Eat your heart out, Casey! I put mine in, where's the Cat?

P.S. to above post: I can add more pics of the build if anyone thinks I should.
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Posted May 08, 2012 - 03:24 PM

1981 GTV/16

This is my first GT that I got for free around 1989. The engine was kaput, but I was given an Onan B43 and incorporated into it. Along with the tractor, I also got the 917.252390 sleeve hitch blade. Within a few weeks, I had it running. At that time, I had no manual for the tractor. So it was by trial and error getting the variable speed system tweaked to work correctly. I put it to use mainly to pull around the engine hoist that I adapted air tires to. At the time, I had a 3-car garage, but no concrete outside, so I needed something that would allow me to move heavy things around on the gravel.
When I moved back to Tulsa, this tractor was left in Wichita along with the hoist for duties up there. Not being used very often, it became just a yard ornament. So, last summer I brought it home and got it running again. After looking a the tractor for a few months, I decided it should have a new paint job to get rid of it’s nickname of ‘Ol Ugly. The hood was cracked, no head lights, grille shell was bent and missing the center section. Thanks to a couple of great members here, I got a very nice hood, complete grille, and headlights to put on it. That set the ball in motion.
I decided I wanted to add a 3-point on it, so with with the help of another great member here, I was able to adapt a power steering pump to the front of the Onan and add hydraulics. Another member contributed a valve and I found another valve and cylinder on e-bay to add to the mix. After much head scratching and more parts obtained from members, I was able to get a Cat 0 3-point set up on the tractor. I still need to plumb the hydraulics. That will come before long.
I took the tractor apart for just a repaint, but went a bit further and fixed a few issues while I had things apart. Another member had contributed a pair of 26X12 tires and I needed more fender clearance. So the fender pan was raised 1”, which allowed the installation of the valve under the pan. The paint is spray can, not perfect, but much better than it looked before. I chose Charcoal Gray, w/ Red highlights, and a black frame for the colors. Another member here made up the decals for me. So, thanks to this great site, I am very happy with the outcome of my labor. There are a few more things to be added, but ‘Big Bertha’ is a much better name for this tractor now. My thanks to everyone here who has helped make this possible.
Fist is a couple before pics:



Now, the finished product:



The decals are in the mail!

That came out awesome Kenny! I think I am now in love with "Big Bertha" Is she single? :love:
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Posted May 08, 2012 - 03:40 PM

Yes, but she is not going home with you!!!!!!!!

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 04:11 PM

Eat your heart out, Casey! I put mine in, where's the Cat?

P.S. to above post: I can add more pics of the build if anyone thinks I should.


At least when you get the decals applied, you need to add a new pic!
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