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Posted August 08, 2013 - 08:04 AM

Just sweet, I envy them ag. But the lady would tan my arse if I was to drive on the lawn with those big treads


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Posted August 08, 2013 - 10:28 AM

That looks sharp man... Two thumbs up.. well maybe one and a half... It's not Green and Yellow...  :smilewink:  :poke:

Ya I know, I would have liked it to have been a sweet 140, or any 300 series but it was just not meant to be,,,, well I could have just bought a JD but this was way easier,(and cheaper), it was next door and they even brought it over for me.  Heres the big sell I dont even have a grand into this thing and I have a pretty sound and hefty well equipped base unit, a snow blade in excellent shape, AND a like new snowblower to boot. A new blade for my X300R is 550, then add almost 200 for the angle kit and the thing dosent even have the spring trip mechanisim! The only major thing I need to buy yet is the rear trailer hitch.


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Posted August 08, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Oh man, that's coming together really nice. :thumbs: :thumbs: :rocker2:

Im still waiting on the decals from midwest graphics but they are not necessary to get it moving,,,, I will put a new keyswitch and solenoid on it.  I need to get that gritty sandpaper stuff for the floor boards and do some touch ups on the paint.  Im likeing it though!



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Posted August 08, 2013 - 10:50 AM

Just sweet, I envy them ag. But the lady would tan my arse if I was to drive on the lawn with those big treads

Oh the AGs on the back of a GT wouldn't be that bad on turf,, as long as you dont spin a tire.  I have used the CUT on the lawn and had no ill effects and it has real R-1s on it front and back,, the bars on these are much narrower and not near as deep as the 11.2x24s on the CUT.  The only shot this thing will have at cutting grass will be if I decide to make a means to hook up to the 5' deck for the CUT,,,, YES I have been thinking about it. 



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Posted August 09, 2013 - 10:49 AM

Im still waiting on the decals from midwest graphics but they are not necessary to get it moving,,,, I will put a new keyswitch and solenoid on it.  I need to get that gritty sandpaper stuff for the floor boards and do some touch ups on the paint.  Im likeing it though!

A skate board shop is the cheapest place i found for that stuff...


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Posted August 09, 2013 - 01:17 PM

Well the decals showed up this morning, so you know what that meant,,,,,,,, GOTTA GET EM ON and TAKE PICS!

 

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This project is winding down but there are still alot of things left to do like running a new fuel line, getting the electrics hooked up, getting it started, and some paint touch ups,,, its gonna be a worker and I might have gone a bit far for that .  Its been one heck of alotta work (time),, surprisingly not a whole lot of coin, I attribute that to the machines previous owner taking care of it, not just thrashing the tar out of it without fixing things as they wore out/broke. 


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Posted August 09, 2013 - 02:53 PM

Came a long way in a short time!  Great work!

 

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Posted August 09, 2013 - 10:27 PM

It looks fantastic. :thumbs:


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Posted August 10, 2013 - 07:06 AM

Green has nothing on this!!!


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Posted August 10, 2013 - 07:25 AM

Green has nothing on this!!!

Quite honestly,,,,,,,at this point I think your right.  We will see once I get to put it to work before passing final judgement though.


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Posted August 10, 2013 - 11:26 AM

Beautiful work


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Posted August 11, 2013 - 08:07 AM

Quite honestly,,,,,,,at this point I think your right.  We will see once I get to put it to work before passing final judgement though.

Trust me, you won't be disappointed.


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Posted August 12, 2013 - 09:09 AM

Nice machine.. You done did good old man  :D ... BTW.. Finish your green.. make the rest of us proud..  :D

 

 

They all have their good and bad.. Enjoy.. and lets see it rock plow!!!!  :smilewink:  :poke:


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Posted August 13, 2013 - 08:37 AM

Very impressed, and I'm sure you find it to be a great worker, the best.  The towing & pulling power is outstanding, especially with a little extra weight in the rear (of the tractor, not the driver).

 

 

I have found that "Meguiar's Plastic Protectant" will blacken-up and make all those knobs, steering wheel and rubber parts shine like new, much better than STP or Armour-all.  If the knobs are really dusty-whiteish, it might take 3-4 applications, but wrap plastic on each for a few days to let it the protectant soak in.  A drop of Rubber Cement (tire) will keep all the knobs, inserts & rubber caps on a little better.  If you use Protectant on the seat, it makes it really slippery for a few days or week, but it works great on that too for revival.


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Posted August 13, 2013 - 09:37 AM

Extra weight,,,, I have that covered,(I think) I made up a set of barbell weight holders for the one walkbehind tractors it has 12" wheels so they should bolt right up to the new horse, I should be able to get 100-150 lbs per wheel on them.  I have also been contemplating windshield washer fluid or RV antifreeze in the rear tires but I dont want to have rust problems with the rims?  I kinda wonder how much weight is usefull and at what point is it just weight?






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