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#16 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 06:28 AM

Wow! What a beauty!!! (Oh! Ummmh... your wife looks nice, too.)
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 06:52 AM

Looking good. Both of them :thumbs:
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 09:27 AM

I'm happy to see her climb on and go to work. Says a lot about the lady and your equipment!
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 09:42 AM

Ray... I think that you could go into production TODAY, with your R/T and sell every one you could ever care to build !

PERFECT little tractor in looks and function. GREAT job on it and to have a wife that enjoys it as much as you do, is all the better !

Congrats.
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Posted September 08, 2012 - 10:51 AM

Nice to get the wife on tractor. Been looking at this post and still not sure What an R/T is??? Like the way it is low. You build from parts of others? Neat!
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Posted September 08, 2012 - 11:20 AM

Grumpy the R/T is a completely scratch built tractor. Stands for Rays Tractor.
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 10:57 PM

Been looking at this post and still not sure What an R/T is??? Like the way it is low. You build from parts of others? Neat!

Grumpy

Here is a link to the post that I made when the tractor was done.
In it are links to all the previous post on building this tractor.

Finished http://gardentractor...actor-6-a-3880/
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Posted September 10, 2012 - 09:57 AM

Why did you sell the loader?








EDIT: Never mind I just saw were you posted why. I kinda figured it was because you had the crawler.

Edited by mybigwarwagon, September 10, 2012 - 10:32 AM.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 10:23 AM

:thumbs: fantastic, and yes, she enjoys - christmas is not far away, Ray :p
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Posted September 10, 2012 - 03:19 PM

Ray, Use of the old ford front axle is outstanding. I couldn't imagine a better grill than what you have on this thing. And the way it lines up with that tank (with a little help) is phenomenal. You've inspired me... Guess I'm going to have to start collecting parts for a custom tractor build!

A couple of questions:
1) Have you had any issues with mis-alignment between the rear axle and the range box? Also why not utilize a universal joint there?
2) So is the 3pt hitch fastened to the tractor only by the 4 nuts/bolts? Any issues with that?

Edited by twostep, September 10, 2012 - 03:19 PM.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 05:31 PM

A couple of questions:
1) Have you had any issues with mis-alignment between the rear axle and the range box? Also why not utilize a universal joint there?
2) So is the 3pt hitch fastened to the tractor only by the 4 nuts/bolts? Any issues with that?

I'll address the second question first because it has the shortest answer. ..
I have not had any problems with the 3-point at all.

#1 ..There is no "mis-alignment" between the range box and the rear axle.
The range box has an output shaft seal but the axle does not so the two are connected by a round driveshaft housing so the joint between the two units is a solid connection and is sealed.
This is the same type of drive shaft connection that is used on all the Economy Power King tractors and thousands of other tractors since tractors were first built.
Because of this "driveshaft housing", the range box and the axle are fastened solid together so there is no flexing between the two units.
In addition to that, the frame is built so strong that it would not allow any flexing between the two units even if they weren't fastened together.
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Posted September 11, 2012 - 07:00 AM

Ray, i followed the build of the R/T over at the other place and loved every post. That is probably the best built tractor around!
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Posted September 11, 2012 - 03:41 PM

thats still the coolest GT i have seen
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Posted September 11, 2012 - 03:43 PM

thats still the coolest GT i have seen

I totally agree!
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