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#16 bowtiebutler956 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 04:56 PM

Steadily making progress on the Toro. It now moves around under its own power, and is starting to look right. I still have work to do on the deck, hood, and seat, but its getting closer to mowing grass all the time. In one of the pics you'll notice the patch I welded onto the deck, the 1/4 plate is not pretty, but I feel for the tree that tries smash it this time! :bigrofl:

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 05:15 PM

Great job! Hard to believe the transformation!
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Posted September 08, 2012 - 04:08 PM

I had it out mowing today, and it will mow large areas in a hurry! One of the hood decals is on back order from toro, but other than that its done. I even added a chrome exhaust tip. :laughingteeth:

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Posted September 08, 2012 - 09:45 PM

Great work! :dancingbanana: I bought my JD F935 front mower just for the 22hp diesel Yanmar to go into a GT. But once I got it running & driving, then I mowed with it....and I was hooked! No pulling that engine, as this thing is now called "Mega Mower", as I'm sure you feel about this machine. I can mow everything I used to mow with an Allis 416 with a 48" deck in 1/4 or less the time.
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Posted September 08, 2012 - 10:32 PM

You really did a nice job on that. Might be hard to put it away when your done mowing.
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 05:57 AM

Looks great! Glad to hear it does a good job for you. Now, what will you be working on in all your spare time?
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 06:16 AM

Wow,that turned out great.
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 06:54 AM

Now you have to find a cab and install air conditioning. :thumbs:

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 08:55 AM

Now you have to find a cab and install air conditioning. :thumbs:

Thats what I'm talkin about! :laughingteeth:

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 07:22 PM

Nice looking tractor, wish I could get one for cheap as I need parts for my D250

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 07:18 AM

You did a fantastic job on cleaning that beast up! Always wanted to try one of those out.

Only problem now is your gt's are going to need carb rebuilds. They aren't going to get used enough with that beast in the shed! :)

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 07:33 AM

Great job on the restoration! I have always like these units, I use my Deere F935 all the time and
the comfort and being up high is a big plus.

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 07:47 AM

The restoration looks great. I recently picked up a similar machine (Jacobsen) and have really enjoyed mowing with it so far. I really like how your deck is set up. The left hand discharge, along with the offset of the deck to the right, seems to be well thought out. Mine is rh discharge, and the deck is only slightly offset to the left. I like your set-up better. I have always wanted a LH discharge deck, it seems to be a more logical way to do it.

Enjoy your greatly reduced mowing seat time! So far, mine is been slightly more economical. I went from 1.2 up to 1.5 gallons of gas per hour mowing with 46"-48" decks (GTs and a ZTR) to .7 or .8 per hour of diesel with the Jacobsen. And so much quieter.




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