Featured Tractor Nominations for the Month of December 2010 Now Being Accepted.
Posted November 01, 2010 - 08:28 PM
Not fitted for winter duty, but it will be. I am gonna build a plow for it in welding class. The blade was for a simplicity plow.
Right now its in fall mode lol.
Anyway, lets get down to business:
This is a 1966 sears suburban 12. I got it about 3 months ago. It didnt have spark or good points. It came with a mower deck. The mower deck was very sound. No holes just surface rust. I greased her all up and had here running in about 3 weeks. Since then it has went through 2 different floats. And when I got it the bowl drain was bad, so I cliped it off and but a bolt and a piece of rubber over the hole. It has been an awesome tractor since. It has out pulled every one of my tractors (excluding the gravely or the H). It has gone through mud with a 100+ pound drag that my GT6000 would get stuck in. Today it wanted to run like crap, so I figured out that it was the condencer jumping around and not getting a good ground, once I bolted it down it ran like it was new (ok, now where near "like" new).
Posted November 01, 2010 - 08:47 PM
Posted November 01, 2010 - 09:13 PM
If there's any newer members who would like to post there tractors this month then mine can be taken off so that the newer members can have a turn.Larry
Oh no ya don't! That snow machine needs to stay on the nomination page!
Posted November 01, 2010 - 09:39 PM
I have used this 1650 a lot this summer. I build a set of fork lift forks to use on the three point hitch and can carry 250 pounds on a pallet. I also have a 12 inch Brinly plow that I used at our plow day and had a blast plowing with it. It is a real nice tractor to drive and with it's dual hydraulic setup on it it is fun to use.
I built a three point rear blade to use to blade my driveway with and to add some extra weight also. I made a three point hitch adapter out of an old 2 inch reciever hitch. The blade is built so it has 2 positions. I can slide the blade in closer to the tractor for better manuvering or pull a pin and slide it out for more reach while using it.
Posted November 01, 2010 - 11:18 PM
There is plenty of traction to the rear wheels from the large hyd. motor coupled to the rugged two-speed rear transaxle. The stock rear 16" rims have 27" tall, 8.50 X 16" turf tires, with a pair of 75 lb cast iron wheel weights, plus I carry 170 lb of cast pig-iron ingots on a weight bracket on the 3pt. hitch for the winter.
This tractor did not come with power steering, however I have bought a complete P/S system from an Ingersoll tractor, and hope to have this installed before winter. I also have a couple more projects lined up for my tractor, I have an FEL partially built, and have sketches to build a winter cab and a new power angle front plow for better landscaping and snow clearing control.
I never get bored or tired of playing with and working my little Massey, and plan to enjoy it for many more years.
Posted November 01, 2010 - 11:52 PM
Posted November 02, 2010 - 05:18 AM
Posted November 02, 2010 - 05:40 AM
The spots did fill up pretty quick.
Yes they did,unlike last month which was two or three days.
Posted November 02, 2010 - 06:25 AM
This is my 1974 Massey Ferguson 12G outfitted with a highly modified 48" Craftsman blade. I had to custom build the entire mounting system using the basic idea of the original hook up. The blade is lifted using the original mid-lift by a heavy chain and shackle to allow it to float. I was able to attach the handle and release design that came with the plow to pivot the blade. This was done with the use of a custom bracket attached under the battery box that is removed with the plow.
Shown in this photo, my tractor has the cheap plastic wheel weights and the tires are loaded. I also have a set of chains for it, and just finished a custom rear weight box which attaches to the rear of the frame. With about 200lbs for the wheels, the weight box puts in in over 425lbs of weight. The front tires have been replaced bu now with a set of 4.80 x 8 narrow tri-ribs on narrowed wheels to help it steer a bit better. I also hope to have time and enough weight to build about a 50lb to 75lb front weight to plant the tri-ribs down solid. This combo makes for an almost unstoppable plowing machine that I am very glad to have when those Nor'Easter's come to visit us!
Edited by FirefyterEmt, November 02, 2010 - 05:16 PM.
Posted November 02, 2010 - 09:45 AM
This 125 is now in the process of getting fluid filled turf tires, weights, and chains installed. I will also put new points in, and check everything else. I'll clean it up, and possibly add some paint to it. Plus I will have the plow in the front later this week. On Saturday my sister and her husband are coming over to drive it and decide if it will work for plowing their driveway, my sister is pregnant and due in January, this Cub Cadet 125 will help them with their snow removal duties!
Edited by Vin122, November 02, 2010 - 12:54 PM.
Posted November 02, 2010 - 10:54 AM
Posted November 02, 2010 - 11:06 AM
Posted November 02, 2010 - 11:07 AM
Posted November 02, 2010 - 11:12 AM
Maybe nominations can be expanded to 10? How bout it George?
Yes, we will expand it to 10 for December for the holiday spirit. Just a note though, this thread will be closed as soon as we reach 12 nominations. The last two nominations are going to be backups in case the current two that need fixed are not fixed. Right now as it stands the tractors are supposed to be in their winter gear and at least a two paragraph description. There are two current entries that will be dismissed if these items are not added.
Posted November 02, 2010 - 11:17 AM
Yes, we will expand it to 10 for December for the holiday spirit.