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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted October 18, 2012 - 07:00 PM

No, it's not in the forecast but I get tired of trying to put the weights and chains on the old PK when it's 20 degrees and snowing. Got that off the list tonight so the only thing left to install is the blade itself. That can wait for a while. Anyone else getting their PK ready for winter?

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Posted October 18, 2012 - 07:10 PM

Not a PK, but going to see if I can pick up tubes tomorrow for the GT5k. Hope to have the blade on it and finish the blower on the SS12 by the end of this weekend.

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Posted October 18, 2012 - 07:26 PM

Not ready here yet.. Lets see,,, Need to put the cab on and the tire chains and get the weights on and repair the skid shoes on the blower ....I'm sure I forgot a lot of and's. Oh well I procrastinate like this every year. On the bright side the blower is mounted and ready to go.

Looks like you have your hands full to get ready for winter, I suspect that most folks that live in the snow belt aren't ready yet.

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Posted October 18, 2012 - 07:30 PM

I'm so glad I don't have to go through all that. If it snow's here we'll just have a holiday and kick back and watch the kid's play in it.

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Posted October 18, 2012 - 07:55 PM

I have a hand snow shovel ready. comes in handy about every five years. Glad i dont have to worry about the big stuff.

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Posted October 18, 2012 - 08:13 PM

The other day, I saw a jeep go up the road with a plow on! Talk about being surprised!

I do not want to think about snow yet. I still need a little more firewood. Saturday I am taking down some trees and I hope that will be enough to satisfy me.

I still need to figure out what is going on with the '71. Now that I have a compatible plow I want to put it on this winter so I have two tractors set-up for snow duty. On top of the charging issue, I need to finish the hydraulic lift stuff for it.

Besides, I am still mowing! It's not time for snow yet!

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Posted October 18, 2012 - 09:13 PM

Once I get my garden spot put to rest for the winter I will put the snow blade on my GT6000. Did that last year (the first full season that I had the blade) and it didn't snow much to speak of! Call me crazy, but I'm looking forward to trying it. I have the wheel weights on (they stay on all the time for garden work), and I recently acquired a brand new set of chains locally via a CL ad. It'll be interesting to see how well it works.

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 07:59 AM

Ya I am. I made new hanger brackes so I can us the front blade for my 52' on my Jim Dandy. I thought it would be easier to use than my rear blade.
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Posted October 21, 2012 - 09:03 PM

love the duals in back any more pics of the thanks james

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 08:07 PM

Here try this. http://gardentractor...al-rear-wheels/

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Posted November 08, 2012 - 05:15 PM

I got my plow, and 3 point weight bar put onto the back of the '75 yesterday for the storm I was supposed to get.
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I don't know how much snow I really got, I guess about 3 inches. By the time I got home from school, it was ALL gone! And I am happy about that!
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Posted November 08, 2012 - 05:25 PM

Ya I am. I made new hanger brackes so I can us the front blade for my 52' on my Jim Dandy. I thought it would be easier to use than my rear blade.
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Those front tires look small.Are they the right size,or is it just the photo causing an illusion ?

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Posted November 08, 2012 - 05:32 PM

Those front tires look small.Are they the right size,or is it just the photo causing an illusion ?


That is a 1612 model, basically a late model Jim Dandy. Those models both had 8 inch front wheels where the Power King models had 12 inch front wheels.

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Posted November 09, 2012 - 12:24 AM

I think I am ready for whatever mother natures worst. I am hopping for another 20" storm like two years ago, but hopefully more than one :D.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 09:48 AM

That is a 1612 model, basically a late model Jim Dandy. Those models both had 8 inch front wheels where the Power King models had 12 inch front wheels.



Acually you have it backwards it is a 1975 Jim Dandy. The 1612's and Jim Dandys are basicly the same but the JD's still has a 14hp engine like your 1614 PK.
Yes those are the right tires and I argee they look small in that pic. This one is a little better. Jim Dandy.jpg




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