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#1 dropped82 ONLINE  

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 10:14 PM

Well got the duals done on the Springfield. After putting it around the yard I figured it would be time for a picture. This is 3 of the 4. Number four is getting primer then paint soon. I thru in a couple modeling headshots also. I think I need another tractor. It seems these all have been taken.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 10:41 PM

I think It's a given that you either need fewer drivers or more tractors. Since the latter is the better option, are you expanding to another brand, or haven't you gotten that far? :)

Great group shot & the duals look great on the SF. That's a "36" isn't it?
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 11:10 PM

Yeah that's a 36. Either '61 or '62. There was no tag and unfortunately not the original engine. I'm hoping to find an engine up in Portland in a few weeks. Finally got the measurements of the decals also for it. I have a '74 112 that I'm freshening up. I just hope the wife doesn't take that one. Then I will have to get another. Maybe a MF or Case?
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 11:15 PM

Oh and here is a laugh. The heat shield on the exhaust stack of the Springfield is the heat shield from a Browning M1919 machine gun.
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 11:19 PM

Nice tractors and that's a very unique heat shield in deed.
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 12:28 AM

Nice group shot. I hope you're lucky enough to have the wife claim the next one out
of the shop, so you can buy another one. Yeah, you need a MF in there.
SF looks great.
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 04:05 AM

Good looking collection of GT's.
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 04:27 AM

Nice looking tractors.
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 06:09 AM

Very nice assortment of tractors.
Your "drivers" look like they enjoyed helping you with the photo shoot.
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 06:19 AM

Now your gonna have to watch out for that Springfield, if he gets angry...
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 03:11 PM

Love those duals!
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 05:06 PM

I MUST voice a warning about the duals on the Springfield. With it being a 1961 or 62 the transaxle has hub brakes ONLY (making it more rare than regular SF transaxles) and those 3 speed Peerless's are ONLY bushings in the rear end, unlike a JD with 4 speed that has bearings. So be careful with that transaxle, as you could easily foul up the rear end running duals. I would definitely air down the outter duals to take out some of the additional stess load off the axle housings/bushings.

Now, I have been looking into what 4 speed Peerless (has bearings) will pretty much just bolt right in, but I haven't looked too careful yet. Your SF looks awesome, and I was going to put duals on a model 36 until I learned of the transaxles having only bushings.
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 07:06 PM

I appreciate the advice and yes you told my secret. The outside tires are flat. I was a little concerned also. I have a John Deere Peerless 2300 in my garage. I may fit it to see how it would work. Now I wish I wouldn't have sold a Unidrive 3 speed. I wonder if that guy will give it back. I wonder if there is a bearing that would fit in place of the bushings? Would be a worthy upgrade to that rear.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 10:59 PM

you ever get your Decals? I had some made for mine and can get you a set if you need them. let me know and great job on the restoration! ever find a "correct" engine? Us Springfield collectors need to stick together!

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 11:06 PM

Looks good with the duals!




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