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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted May 04, 2012 - 11:53 PM

Took the nose casting off my 2031 today to blast and MAN, was that heavy! Cast Iron and I bet weighs 100lbs or more. I can't lift off ground by myself. Here's a couple shots of it. Also check out the steering cylinder. No mechanical link or gearbox here.

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 04:20 AM

Nice front weight you have there. That is a good steering set up. Well protected inside that cast piece!

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 05:16 AM

I am impressed with the steering set up. Solid is the word for that. Thanks for the photos.

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 05:47 AM

The whole tractor looks solid to me. The tie rod above the axle protects it from dings. It may be the angle of the picture but it looks like the frame rails are solid bar! rather than the c profile that you would usually see. It looks like they wanted weight up front to compensate for using rear implements and to keep the front end down when it hooks up to some good traction.

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Posted May 05, 2012 - 05:59 AM

Now that's a pretty serious grill assembly. At that weight, it'd be like strapping 4 IH wheel weights to the front end.

BTW, when I read your title, I was all set to compare "unique profiles".

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Posted May 06, 2012 - 12:23 AM

Frame is solid steel bar or shapes? About 5/8 or 3/4 thick. Lots of heavy crossmembers too. Frame is pretty narrow tho. Whole rig is like what a guy might make in his good shop, not really a production looking thing. Think if they had had better trans and rear axles in them, could still be around. Those systems are real goofy on speedex's .

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 05:09 PM

built to last , they don't make them like that anymore




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