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#1 Big John OFFLINE  

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 12:13 PM

I've been busy collecting fire wood & getting ready for winter. On Aug. 30, I got a CT scan to check for more cancer & there wasn't any to be found. The doctor at Barnes must have gotten all of it!!!! So far, no chemo or radiation!!!
About 3 weeks ago I bought a MF16 without a motor or hood & grill for $100.
It has a model 15 Sunstrand hydro which appears to be OK. So now I have 2 model
15's, a set of Davis trencher tracks, & a Kohler 482, 532 or a 582. I have to check bore size to find out which it is. I have a MF14 & MF16 frame,1 or which
will serve as a frame for my crawler which I will call a " Masseypillar".
By using 2 hydros, it should be able to steer like a 0-turn lawnmower. The
tracks are about 6" wide & 5' long. It will take a lot of modification to make
each hydro drive 1 track but I have enough tools in my machine shop to do it.
Once again I would like to thank all of you for your kind thoughts & prayers
while I was sick during the past year!

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 12:35 PM

John glad you are doing well and back to working on GTs. Hope you have a great day

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 12:38 PM

Glad your well! That should be a photo heavy project. :thumbs:

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 12:44 PM

Congrats, John. And like Lily's Dad said. :camera: :wewantpics:

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 01:16 PM

Man, I love good news like that! And what better project to enjoy than a home made crawler.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 03:39 PM

Great news John. I can't wait to see the New Masseypillar.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 04:25 PM

Glad to hear you are well!
The crawler sounds like a very nice machine you are planning.
You know the drill.....Pictures, pictures, pictures!

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 05:12 PM

John, best news of the day right there. Glad you're hold a clean bill of health and all is well.
Make sure to charge those camera batts up for that crawler build. I'm going to enjoy this one for sure.

"Masseypillar" :thumbs:

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 05:24 PM

Glad to hear your doing well.....yes, don't mean to :deadhorse: but... :camera: 's would be great....(lol, sorry these emoticons are so neat)

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 05:44 PM

Glad you are free to join back in. That build sounds great, we'll have a blast following along.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 06:41 PM

I'm glad you are healthy and back at it, and back here.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 06:53 PM

Nice to have you back on again John. Glad your doing well.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 07:02 PM

That's great news John. I'm looking forward to seeing your crawler project. 2 Sundstrand 15's will give you plenty of power. You may need a larger motor to take full advantage of what 2 of them could put out.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 09:22 PM

Good news! :thumbs: Just keep an eye on the health, mine's been 10 years now!

Edited by grnspot110, October 23, 2012 - 09:25 PM.


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Posted October 24, 2012 - 11:55 AM

The motor I have is a Kohler K482, K532 or K582. They are the same except for the bore. I have the manual from here so I can
find the HP from the bore size. K482=18HP K532=20HP K582=23HP. 1 of those should be strong enough. Once I get my other
things done, I will get someone to show me how to upload some pictures. I have 2 digital cameras that will load pictures into my
computer, I just don't know what to do after the pictures are in the computer.




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