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#1 olcowhand OFFLINE  

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Posted July 19, 2010 - 09:14 AM

Seen the JBI on Ebay auction starting at $165. Asked him a couple questions, then seen this morning it was switched to "Buy It Now" at $165. So before someone got it, I just bought it. Heck, the wide 6 lug rims are worth half that price, so kind of a no brainer. Will cost about $100 just to drive & get it though, but rare as they are, I HAD to buy it.
Man did I ever need another project! But, I can put it back till time opens up, at least I'll have it here. If all works out, I'll go get it this Saturday. Only thing missing I can see are the lower 3pt lift arms & hangers. The engine is junk, but I have a great Briggs complete with starter/gen that will bolt right up.
Someone needs to stop me from buying anything else for like 10 years! My wife won't make me stop!:D

BUSH HOG TRACTOR FOR PARTS ARE FIX 3 POINT HITCH - eBay (item 370408774947 end time Jul-19-10 07:02:59 PDT)

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Posted July 19, 2010 - 09:30 AM

Cool buy. even with gas I think its a good buy. Got to save the old stuff.

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Posted July 19, 2010 - 10:20 AM

Yes sir,you got another good deal in my opinion.

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Posted July 19, 2010 - 02:21 PM

Great Buy, cant wait to see the pics :bounce:

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Posted July 19, 2010 - 03:04 PM

Great Buy, cant wait to see the pics :bounce:


Click the ebay links, but it ain't perty! She's in pieces, some blasting already done.

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Posted July 19, 2010 - 03:17 PM

Click the ebay links, but it ain't perty! She's in pieces, some blasting already done.


Stupid me , I didn't even notice the link :wallbanging:

That still is one heck of a deal for how rare they are

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Posted July 21, 2010 - 09:37 PM

Nice find Daniel! Parts and pieces are always good to have and as hard to find as these are I think you did well to snag it. On problem with your post though, If you are looking for someone to tell you to stop buying tractors your talking to the wrong crowd here to tell you to stop!!

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Posted July 21, 2010 - 10:23 PM

That was a great find, Daniel... congratulations!!

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Posted July 21, 2010 - 10:30 PM

Good stuff Posted Image

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Posted July 24, 2010 - 05:16 PM

Well, 11hrs after I left this morning & I am home again. The JBI is better in some areas than I expected, & worse in others. All sheet metal is there except the box lids, which I can make. Someone hacked the frame on the sides, but can be repaired. Also, someone welded a huge bunch of junk onto the front of the frame to rig a snow plow. Only way to fix is cut the whole front plate off & replace, but again, no biggie. Left rear hub has been welded to the axle, but again, no biggie, as I have another NOS original Bush Hog differential & hydro unit. The pto jackshaft assembly under the axle is gone, but I have one from an MTD 990 that can be made to fit. Engine is as he said, no good, just maybe some internals for parts. Someone cut the crankshaft off!:wallbanging: And it is the original engine too!:mecry: Rear lift arms are missing, but I knew that & about the engine ahead of time. I'm pleased with it though, as they are rare as hen's teeth. This one also has all the lift linkages for the belly attachments which I didn't get with my 1st JB, so that's a big plus. I already have an original 48" snow blade for a JB, so now I have the linkages to lift & use it.
He had all the tin sandblasted then primed, but rust has come through, so will need a light blasting or electrolysis when the time comes.
Don't look for any project updates on this one for a few years! I just wanted to lay her back for when the time comes, and it isn't gonna be soon.
I can say one thing for sure...I'm tired. I wasn't born to be a trucker for sure!
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Posted July 24, 2010 - 05:20 PM

Oh, I forgot to add....the guy is a Wheel Horse nut, but loved the looks of this (to be) red machine. I mentioned I already had one JB that I stuffed a TJD Wisconsin into. He was pleasantly surprised & tole me he could only find one pic of a JB on the internet when he was thinking about buying this one...and it was mine! So I inspired him to buy it, only to sell it to me for lack of time to fix it. Carma is all I can say!!!!!!!!:smile1:

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Posted July 24, 2010 - 08:13 PM

WOW 11 Hours is a LONG haul!
It does not look that bad considering how rare they are.
It almost looks like that crank shaft was ripped off!

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Posted July 24, 2010 - 08:22 PM

WOW 11 Hours is a LONG haul!
It does not look that bad considering how rare they are.
It almost looks like that crank shaft was ripped off!



Yep, it was a long tiring trip, but worth it. I'm happy with the tractor for sure. Just a little extra work to repair the damages done. The crank was torched off, and why I don't know. I first thought they did it because the driveshaft universal was frozen, but the torched end is not in the u-joint, but once they torched it, they could then have pressed the remaining bit out. Now I'll be on the hunt for a Briggs model 320424 engine.

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Posted July 24, 2010 - 09:56 PM

You had a long haul for sure but as rare as those are I think you did fine to snag the parts. Knowing you it will be a complete running tractor by years end! Nice find Daniel!

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Posted July 25, 2010 - 04:25 AM

11 hours,that's a long trip.That looks like it needs a little work.:laughingteeth:




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