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#61 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted April 19, 2013 - 05:04 AM

Here's a front view of a blade that would look good on there:

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Posted April 19, 2013 - 07:11 AM

Yes they make dozer blades and silage blades for these jd 4x4 articulating tractors and I am going to put one on the front . It will resemble a Degelman Silage Blade and that will make the tractor look pretty beefy. It will be a real hoot to plow snow with it . I will build a screen type spill guard on top of the blade too .

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Posted April 19, 2013 - 06:27 PM

I got the left side mirror , left side spotlights, and rear cab wall roughed in today . Here is a better picture of the blade style that I will build for the front of my mini John Deere 9630

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Posted April 19, 2013 - 07:39 PM

:watch_over_fence:


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Posted April 19, 2013 - 08:48 PM

That blade is going to bring it to another level!


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 08:12 AM

Yes, I should be the only one on my block plowing snow with a rig like this, :wave:

I'll post the left side progress later this afternoon . I am working on the cab roof and the rear of the cab today .


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 01:26 PM

Here is the first left side progress picture showing the steps, the safety light, the mirror , and five grab handles now built and mounted. You can also see the progress so far on the rear wall of the cab. It's slowly taking shape. :camera:

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Posted April 22, 2013 - 01:00 PM

Think I sold the Iseki h1704 tractor . I took the snowbucket off the mini loader today and put on the forks . Moving 4 or 5 pallets is easy with those forks. Worked on the rear cab window frame and rear top cab lights on the mini jd 9630 . Looking into another machine to replace the Iseki if the fellow sends me the money in the next two weeks. If I buy it that will be number 10 and my last project.

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:05 AM

well the 9630 is looking great and congrats on hopefully selling the bolens. how do you plan on driving the jd with the back part of the cab in the way?? im sure you have something already designed


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 08:04 AM

Don,

 

The mini 9630 is looking Great !

 

I too, am interested to hear what your plan is as far as how you plan to drive this.  The cab looks way to small for me to get into......... or is it removable ????


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 04:20 PM

looking good,

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really nice craftsmanship 


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 08:28 AM

... my last project.

Not sure I would EVER make that statement!!! I'm always falling in love with a new machine.


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 05:29 PM

how thick is the sheet metal / tin that you use on your works of art ?


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Posted May 11, 2013 - 01:39 PM

18 ga. metal I what I use for non stressful parts.

The rear wall of the cab is removeable and a quick fitting seat goes on and off easy. My shoulders , legs and feet will be inside the cab when plowing snow . 1/3rd of the rear cab roof panel is also easily removed and my head is just above the roof line. Not a perfect situation but one I am happy with to get the near proper look when showing it and also getting to work it as a daily driver plowing snow during the winter months. I think it is going to be a riot to plow snow with. Just returned after a 17 day vacation . Now yard work begins then I will get back to the workshop in a few days.


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Posted May 13, 2013 - 11:22 AM

I fired up some garden tractors today for the first time since last fall , everything fired right up. Got the truck out of storage in the back shed today , tomorrow I get back to working on the mini 4x4 articulating project.

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