Ford Jacobsen Guys
Posted July 21, 2012 - 10:46 PM
To make this 'short' when I got the tractor it came with a trailer, which is also in the process of Paint. But, as ai am cleaning the frame and carriage I noticed that the 'carriage' for the belts etc is currently wired in the up position. Which would lead me to believe it failed and they strictly used this tractor for 'towing' the trailer...
Now the question...most likely component to fail? I think the lift cylinder is the likely 'weak' point but want to hear from others...Besides just putting it back together looking good, I want it to be fully functional...
Jim Aka NutCASE
Posted July 21, 2012 - 11:27 PM
Edited by Russ, July 21, 2012 - 11:28 PM.
Posted July 22, 2012 - 04:33 AM
Posted July 22, 2012 - 10:04 AM
Posted July 22, 2012 - 12:37 PM
Edited by larrybl, July 22, 2012 - 12:38 PM.
- KennyP said thank you
Posted July 22, 2012 - 02:45 PM
- CASENUT said thank you
Posted July 23, 2012 - 10:51 PM
Jim, most likely thing to fail, A HOSE , so test it out first, also there should be a spring that holds the deck carrige up , so something is definately a miss there.
Thx, I guess I have to find a parts diagram. I put the wheels on it today (after I painted the wheels and got some of the tire paint, they look almost new) and am so excited about getting that tractor back in order...I had the Majority of the sheet metal blasted today and it should be ready for some paint this weekend. Although getting the steering wheel off has proved to be a PITA...I will get it...
Do you know where I can get a parts diagram for it. (for the carriage)..I have a local place that can make a hydraulic hose for me...so if that is bad then it shouldn't be a hassle to get it replaced....without it running right now...because all the cables have been removed it is gonna be a little difficult to diagnose...but there should be enough evidence there...
Thanks again for your assistance...
Posted July 24, 2012 - 06:17 AM
Posted July 24, 2012 - 08:54 AM
Posted July 24, 2012 - 07:53 PM
Maybe I'll grab a photo of it as it sits so you guys can see my progress...better yet...here is a vid...
Edited by NutCASE, July 25, 2012 - 07:02 PM.
Posted July 25, 2012 - 07:08 PM
- KennyP said thank you
Posted July 26, 2012 - 06:54 PM
Posted July 29, 2012 - 09:58 PM
Posted July 29, 2012 - 10:32 PM
Hey,, Looks great,, Hope ya get er back together soon an I sure understand ya about not wantin to spend a bundle of cash,,lol, Good luck,,
Ya the tractor was $350 with a trailer, so tyin up tons of money on it is outta the question. Old Chevy truck required some attn this weekend so I didn't make much progress, except I did leave the cylinder at my buddies who has a friend that will fabricate new lines,and he will take a look at rebuilding the cylinder for me...so this is one part of the project that I do not want to 'fail' the rest ...stripping, primer, paint etc no problem, including putting the finishing touches on the trailer. So, for now I continue on my 'paint' work while I wait on the cylinder to get done...once that is complete, by then the paint should be done and I can order the decals...That would put the time frame for completion around the end of August or so...