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Vote Now For Featured Tractor Of The Month For August 2012

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Poll: Vote Now for Featured Tractor of the Month for August 2012 (127 member(s) have cast votes)

Vote Now for Featured Tractor of the Month for August 2012

  1. John Deere 400 - Littledeere (11 votes [8.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.66%

  2. Sears Suburban 7 - Lauber1 (20 votes [15.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.75%

  3. Bolens HT20D - bhts (9 votes [7.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.09%

  4. Wheel Horse Lawn Ranger - whfan74 (46 votes [36.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.22%

  5. Bolens 1256 - OldBuzzard (16 votes [12.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.60%

  6. Case 220 - york0060 (4 votes [3.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.15%

  7. Craftsman II - larrybl (3 votes [2.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.36%

  8. Gravely Rotary Plow - HowardsMF155 (7 votes [5.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.51%

  9. Ford LGT 165 - KennyP (11 votes [8.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.66%

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#16 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 10:59 AM

Thanks Guys, This will be another very difficult month for me to choose. All the entry's are worthy of winning.

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 12:43 PM

Wow, all you guys have such awesome (and sometimes very rare) implements and attachments for your tractors! Little old me only has a mowing deck currently, lol! I like all of them (especially the Bolens', but I'm not partial ONLY to them!). The Bolens Large Frame with the bucket and backhoe is a very impressive looking rig and looks like it could give a much larger machine (like a Caterpillar) a run for it's money! I also like Old Buzzard's Bolens with the (newly obtained) dethatcher and the giant trailer vac! But the John Deere with the Haban Flail Mower is really nice too and has a great back-story! And I like the really old Sears with the hay fork as well, and the pink Wheel Horse looks like a GREAT outside "toy" for that lucky little girl! I mean, just all of these are interesting and amazing old machines that are all winners in their own right... You guys sure make it hard to choose!!!

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Posted July 17, 2012 - 06:51 PM

Already have 42 votes! I just got mine in.

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 09:51 AM

Up to 51 votes now!

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 06:02 AM

We have 58 votes thus far! Hope to see more soon!

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 01:51 AM

real hard, but only one can win :itsok:

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 04:56 AM

Welcome to the forum, jd.rasentrac! It's great to have overseas members join in. Scroll on down to Member Introductions and tell us a bit about yourself. You can add a marker to the member map so we know where you are, the link is at the bottom of the Forums page.
We have 67 votes this morning, good to see the tally increase!
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Posted July 21, 2012 - 03:23 PM

real hard, but only one can win :itsok:


Welcome! Like Kenny said, members from the other side of the pond are always a good thing! Make sure to stop in at the member map and the introductions section!
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Posted July 21, 2012 - 07:00 PM

I might as well join the frey!

My entry is my 1977 Ford LGT 165 and Dump Trailer! After using the trailer in it's original configuration, I was less than happy. It wouldn't dump for squat. Had to get a shovel to remove half the load or bounce it around the yard to empty it. So I studied things a bit and came up with a plan to build a better dump trailer. Using hydraulics would have been nice, but I chose to use a 3000 lb. HF hoist to lift this puppy. It is remote controlled, so all I had to do was install a 12 volt hook up on the back of the Ford.
I had 2 16.50X6.50-8 wheels looking for a home and proceeded to 'engineer a frame to handle this bed. I wanted to make sure it would dump everything, so 55 degrees became the angle it would lift to. I also wanted to be able to 'pile' the load, so the pivot point was put at the rear for plenty of ground clearance. I drew up some plans on DeltaCad so I could get an idea of how the lift was going to work and proceeded to cut and weld up the lift mechanism.
Once this was all put together, I wanted a tail gate that would latch and unlatch without having to get off the tractor or pull a lever. I studied many pics of dump truck tail gates and started fabrication. During this, I came upon the idea of a simple latch that does everything I wanted. It would be latched when in transport position, yet unlatch as the bed was lifted. I will be adding chains to this to control the amount of dump so I can spread the load if necessary.
Since it was a Ford accessory I was building, I chose Ford colors and decals. I am very happy with this attachment. It is plenty strong and dumps like a dream.





For those of you new to GTTalk, here are the 2 build threads:
http://gardentractor...p-trailer-time/
http://gardentractor...9-dump-trailer/


Good writeup Kenny!! You do good work. I want to get a cart, so I might just plagiarize you a little... ;o} I used to sell dump beds, etc. and 45 degrees was the minimum a bed should raise to get a load off it, so your 55 degrees goes 10 degrees better.

Regards,

Steve
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Posted July 21, 2012 - 07:17 PM

Steve, go for it! I wanted to make sure it dumped everything, thus the 55 degrees.

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 06:27 AM

73 votes this morning! Keep the votes rolling!

#27 jd.rasentrac OFFLINE  

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 02:14 PM

Thanks for salutation :smiley-flag008:. Sadly the Add-button at the members-map didn´t work and if there´s an introduction section, I didn´t find it :mecry: But first of all, I will conplete some sections of my profile.

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 03:48 PM

Thanks for salutation :smiley-flag008:. Sadly the Add-button at the members-map didn´t work and if there´s an introduction section, I didn´t find it :mecry: But first of all, I will conplete some sections of my profile.

On the member map, we have to approve your entry. I got you in there now.
Here is a link to member introductions:
http://gardentractor...-introductions/
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Posted July 22, 2012 - 06:46 PM

Thanks for salutation :smiley-flag008:. Sadly the Add-button at the members-map didn´t work and if there´s an introduction section, I didn´t find it :mecry: But first of all, I will conplete some sections of my profile.


Welcome to the forum. I think you'll find it to very informative with the broadest selection of information on Garden Tractors of any forum.

Wir bleibt in Karlsruhe vier jahre ab 1987 bis 1991. Wo is deine stadt?

Freundliche Grusse

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 07:20 PM

Thanks, now I know how to say, 'the pink tractor seems to be runnin ahead'... :blink:





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