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#1 Delmar ONLINE  

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 05:27 PM

I got the 317 back together finally. I had to replace/repair a few things on it. The fender deck is off of a 312. I also took the hitch off of an old 110 I have and put it on the 317. I got very lucky and found a lift arm. Got it all hooked up and pulled my sleeve-hitch plow thru the garden. It did a good job plowing.
I needed some weight for the back tires for plowing. Since It is December, I put the red wheel weights on it. Don't they look great!

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Edited by JBBR, December 04, 2012 - 05:32 PM.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 05:48 PM

I like the variety of colors.......nice plowing job for sure!!
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 06:48 PM

... and I thought this was going to be a JD vs. Cub Cadet vs. Massey debate ! :poke: LOL

Looks good to me. A string of lights would go well, too.
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 06:52 PM

Looks good. I think black or yellow would look better for the weights after the new year. My 317 is disassembled for a restore.
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 07:13 PM

Utter blasphemy! :rolling:

I know a few guys who would be interested in those weights....................
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:38 PM

I bet those RED weights would look good on one of my Wheel Horses. :bigrofl:
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:56 PM

Nice rig and a good plow job. gotta feel good about that.
Oh,and I think you should color match the tractor to the weights, look much better red. :D
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:56 PM

I do like red....

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:59 PM

I do like red....


I know, just teasing.

Whatever color it is, looks like a great setup.
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Posted December 05, 2012 - 05:59 PM

I think the set up looks good! John Deere used to use red back in the earlier days. They painted some of the wooden pieces found on the earlier implements red, and I always thought it looked good together. I actually use red on some of my details when I restore my tractors.
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Posted December 05, 2012 - 06:14 PM

Good looking set up. Seems to work well. Nice looking weights.
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Posted December 05, 2012 - 10:06 PM

Hey they Belong om my tractor ! .. Nice rig Btw I need to find a Plow
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Posted December 05, 2012 - 10:33 PM

having wheel weight any color on my JD would look better than the old grey cement ones I have - that I made years old
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Posted December 05, 2012 - 11:00 PM

I need to add some weight to the front end, because the plow likes to pick up the front of the tractor and turn to the right when the plow digs good.. I have seen the weight brackets redi-made for sale on ebay, but I think I can weld up something that would work. I have a quick-attach weight box for my Case gt, something like it would work fine.

Edited by JBBR, December 05, 2012 - 11:02 PM.


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Posted December 15, 2012 - 12:07 PM

I am finally getting around to getting big red ready for winter. I have ordered the tire chains online for the Massey, they should be here next week. When they get here I will put them and the weights on.
The Ingersol snow plow mounts up to it, but it took several tries because for some reason was kinda close tollerance to the quick hitch on the front of the tractor. I had to get it just right to attach.
I found a lift arm for the snow plow online (thanks Joe!) It is a different lift arm than the one for the sleeve hitch on the back and it hooks up fine to the lift plate. It is the longer straight one in the photo. When I bought my first Case tractor it came with this snowplow but the p.o. was using the wrong lift arm for it. It would barely lift the plow 1 or 2 inches off the ground.
What do you think, should I paint the wheel weights gray or leave them orange too?

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Edited by JBBR, December 15, 2012 - 12:10 PM.





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