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What did you do WITH your tractor today? ie: plowing, hauling, tilling, etc.


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Posted October 07, 2010 - 07:57 PM

Not a single thing with any tractor, big or small. My repair work to my home will take ALL my time for a while.

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Posted October 08, 2010 - 04:37 AM

Not a single thing with any tractor, big or small.

:ditto:

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Posted October 08, 2010 - 07:17 AM

I may finally get the grass cut today.
Its been raining for about a week straight and now it's going to be sunny the next few days.

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Posted October 08, 2010 - 07:34 AM

I may finally get the grass cut today.
Its been raining for about a week straight and now it's going to be sunny the next few days.

:ditto: I'm going to the flea market this morning, but maybe when I get home I'll cut the grass.

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Posted October 08, 2010 - 08:00 AM

took some parts out of the electrolysis tank yesterday, cleaned them up and primed them. Stuck another round of parts in.

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Posted October 08, 2010 - 08:05 AM

Been blowing leaves with my JD STX38....It has the high lift blades and really moves leaves over...It grinds a lot of them into the lawn and the rest gets blown onto the garden which I will till in.

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Posted October 10, 2010 - 11:28 AM

Got my MF"2055" out today & mounted a single bottom plow on it. Garden is powder dry & hard, but gotta have some seat time. Well, it plows, but not great. The engine is surging, so I quit plowing & pulled the carb top off to clean. Everything is hot as heck, so will wait till after lunch to clean it up. Don't wanna risk splashing hot fuel on the hot engine/exhaust. I noticed my fuel was boiling a bit too, so I either need to fashion some heat shielding, or buy some exhaust wrap for the exhaust pipes.

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Posted October 10, 2010 - 12:40 PM

The engine is surging


That sounds familiar doesn't it LOL.

You don't think the fuel is boiling because of the motor running warmer then normal because of the surging do ya? I figure if it is surging it means it is going lean which would cause it to get hot.

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Posted October 10, 2010 - 01:28 PM

That sounds familiar doesn't it LOL.

You don't think the fuel is boiling because of the motor running warmer then normal because of the surging do ya? I figure if it is surging it means it is going lean which would cause it to get hot.


No, the boiling is due to having the low pipes off the later models without having the heat shields. So I threw some shields together after lunch. Made them from piece of steel roofing, screws, & rivets. The one also shields the ignition coil from severe heat. Everything is MUCH cooler up top after plowing some garden.
The carb had some small fines in the bowl, so just blew it all out & used carb cleaner extension tube to blow out all the orfices. She's running tops now!

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Posted October 10, 2010 - 01:36 PM

Cool deal. I hope my carb turns out that it just needs a simple cleaning LOL.

Looks like she is doing a great job plowing.

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Posted October 10, 2010 - 01:41 PM

The shields look like they'll work for sure.
Is that carb force fed air from the blower housing or just breaths in any where? My friends WH with the Onan 16hp has a short rubber pipe between the blower housing and the air box.
BTW your place looks dry, you know our grass around here never burned up this year at all, unusual for us.

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Posted October 10, 2010 - 01:56 PM

The shields look like they'll work for sure.
Is that carb force fed air from the blower housing or just breaths in any where? My friends WH with the Onan 16hp has a short rubber pipe between the blower housing and the air box.
BTW your place looks dry, you know our grass around here never burned up this year at all, unusual for us.


I built this engine from an assortment of parts. The block is a 20hp, but used engine shrouding off a BF. Yes, the BF is to have the rubber air manifold to the flywheel shroud, but in this custom setup, there's no room for the rubber manifold, so I blocked off the hole in the flywheel shroud & the filter housing just breathes through where the rubber manifold would be.
Dry, dry, dry here. All the grass is burned! I'm afraid to toss a cigarette just anywhere as my yard could catch fire! Hasn't rained a single drop in weeks. Driest in recorded history here.

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Posted October 10, 2010 - 01:59 PM

Whats a BF?

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Posted October 10, 2010 - 02:01 PM

Whats a BF?


That's the older 16hp Onan with points ignition, like in your friend's W-horse.

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Posted October 10, 2010 - 06:16 PM

Got my MF"2055" out today & mounted a single bottom plow on it. Garden is powder dry & hard, but gotta have some seat time. Well, it plows, but not great. The engine is surging, so I quit plowing & pulled the carb top off to clean. Everything is hot as heck, so will wait till after lunch to clean it up. Don't wanna risk splashing hot fuel on the hot engine/exhaust. I noticed my fuel was boiling a bit too, so I either need to fashion some heat shielding, or buy some exhaust wrap for the exhaust pipes.


Later today I got the Kubota G4200 out & mowed the front yard. Just a stripe of green over the sewer field line. The rest was just dried grass with seed tops. Looked like a duust storm while I mowed.




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