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#271 gopher OFFLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 06:13 PM

These are my tractors with my grandson who loves to plow snow.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 07:23 PM

These are my tractors with my grandson who loves to plow snow.


Great shots. Thanks for posting. I really want ag tires on the back of my 444.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 08:10 PM

I've got 26 inch Dico Tru Power ags thats loaded with black rubber probable 200 lbs. a tire. It gets great traction.
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 11:49 PM

I was wondering what those were, thanks!

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 10:08 PM

Well, I've put the electric/automated powered chute turner on the shelf for the season and am opting for a mechanical alternative......I think. Geepers this stuff is fascinating and frustrating all at the same time. I haven't worked out all the bugs in my new system so I'm not quite ready to spill the beans. I will drop a hint.....I'm re-purposing a tool from my work bench that I've had sitting idle for way too long.

Also, I've got a line on a pair of AG tires that I'm seriously considering. If they'll fit and if I can get them for the right price I just might be upgrading soon. I've had one member weigh in stating that these AGs (7.5x16") will fit my 444. Anyone ever use 7.5x16"?



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Posted December 11, 2012 - 07:58 AM

Here's a quick look at my hand crank snow chute turner in the R&D stage:

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The plan is to turn my chute via cable which will connect to the Rubber Boat Trailer Roller. I'll post a bit more once I determine if it's going to fly.

Edited by Moosetales, December 11, 2012 - 08:00 AM.

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 11:16 AM

As long as it works, it doesn't have to look good.

If you have the cork screw part on the blower, why don't you just go buy a length of rod from the hardware store and make a crank like on mine?

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 11:28 AM

As long as it works, it doesn't have to look good.

If you have the cork screw part on the blower, why don't you just go buy a length of rod from the hardware store and make a crank like on mine?


Probably because that would be too easy and logical. LOL. Seriously though, I'm still going to have to retro fit a new arm to hold the turn rod since the arm currently welded to the lift bar on my blower causes the turn rod to run straight through my muffler. I read something, somewhere that stated the arm that holds the turn rod is angled differently for the 48" and 38" blowers. It's possible I misunderstood. If I did misunderstand I have no idea how one would use the arm on my lift arm to hold the rod because the direction I would need to bend my arm (and let me tell you I've tried) is nearly impossible with a hydraulic press, heat or something of the sort.

So, with that said, I guess I'm reimventing the wheel so to speak simply for the fun and therapy I get out of it.

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 06:20 PM

Whenever I free up some spare $$$ I think I will look into rigging up a electric chute control. I have a few idea's, just no time and no money right now.

Finding out if the lift arms are different would be easy enough to find out, just look up the P/N's in a parts book and compare. If I get a chance later I will look, unless you beat me to it.

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 07:14 PM

I'm on my way home with three 7.5x16 ag tires. I'm excited to see how they fit. Pics to follow.

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 07:25 PM

I'm on my way home with three 7.5x16 ag tires. I'm excited to see how they fit. Pics to follow.


I'm also very excited to see how you're going to put three of those on your tractor.

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 08:17 PM

I'm also very excited to see how you're going to put three of those on your tractor.


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Posted December 11, 2012 - 08:39 PM

Maybe I'll start with a hood ornament.

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 09:41 PM

I see a five wheeler in the making!

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 10:10 PM

Those should be pretty close to the stock tires. I'd be suprised if there was more than +/- 0.5" difference in height or width. Can't wait to see them!




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