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Posted December 25, 2010 - 10:25 PM

Managed to cut the extra 16" of throttle cable off the 7 (replacement) and managed to get full motion out of the handle now. Then I had to go to the In Laws for Christmas. Nice day all in all.

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 10:40 AM

Christmas eve I finally got the snow plow mounts welded onto the LGT 165, on the 23rd the LGT 165 got its oil changed over to 10w30 for the winter. Got the plow put on as it started snowing.

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 11:00 PM

This afternoon and evening I made a weight box and mount for the Bolens 1220. The studded tires don't do much since I don't have any weight. I will be taking the 23x10.50-12 studded tires off and going back to the 23x8.50-12 as I was only able to pick up chains today for the 8.50's. Here are a couple of pictures of the weight box nearing completion. 1228102150a.jpg I need to pick up some bolts tomorrow to finish the project. The box and mount are made out of scrap lumber I had around. Next summer I will make a nice box out of some aluminum diamond plate that someone gave me. The box should hold approximately 10 gallons of sand which will weigh around 130 pounds. This should help give me the traction to use the snow blower.

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 04:24 PM

Tinkerer I see you got studs in your tires, how well do they work?

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 04:55 PM

Been tinkering on my "new to me" Bush Hog T-63. I also picked up methanol in town today so I can get my new Tru-Powers mounted & fluid filled onto my MF1855. The added weight will greatly improve my traction cleaning the stalls.

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 07:54 PM

Tinkerer I see you got studs in your tires, how well do they work?

Not real well since I didn't have any weight added to the rear of the tractor but that is taken care of now. This is the first time I have tried the tires. The tires have seen better days in reference to the studs. There are a few missing and more that may come out.

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 08:02 PM

Well I got the weight box finished and filled. After I finished mounting it I climbed on it and it didn't move so it passed the test as being strong enough to hold the dirt. I lined the box with plastic as the salted sand is moist and I would like the box to last for awhile.1229101134.jpg The extra weight helps a lot as I am able to move the tractor around with the snow blower up and not spin out.

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Posted December 29, 2010 - 08:04 PM

Glad to hear the weight box is working for you
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Posted December 30, 2010 - 04:16 PM

Well I decided to take the snow thrower off my G14 and install it on my H14 and try out the hydro:rocker2: me like hydro power!!!! I was going to leave it on the G14 but I notice a hiss from the head gasket and thought I would give it a rest. I will deal with that in the spring, I am also dealing with a wireing problem and need to re-wire the H14 so I have to jump start it every time. Can't wait for spring so I can deal with every thing anyway Blah,Blah,Blah. Just wish I had a heated garage.

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 05:59 PM

I wish I had a hydro to snowblow with. It makes it so much easier

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 06:12 PM

Got the T-63 unloaded & in the shop. Carb apart & soaking. Cut new carb bowl gasket, then took choke & throttle cables off to loosen them up. Not a bad late afternoon. Oh, and I did get it to fire, but carb shooting fuel everywhere.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 06:36 AM

Yesterday I installed a pair of hood retainers. The hood on my Bolens 1600H had nothing to keep the hood from opening until it hit the ground which was damaging the hinge. It wasn't a problem with the blade or snow blower installed as the hood would rest on the attachment. It has been interesting trying to fuel or check the oil while holding the hood with one hand.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 06:56 AM

Got a new battery for my little huskee!!! Heres some pics of it too. Take notice that the engine is NOT original.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 03:13 PM

Got one of my new Tru-Power rears mounted & fluid filled today. I'll do the other tomorrow. I used 20% methanol to 80% water with 1/2 gallon of the water substituted with antifreeze for the anti-corrosion inhibitors.

They sure look good. The old tires still have plenty of tread, but develop leaks now & then. I'll likely put them on one of my Bush Hog JBI's but used tubes.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 04:01 PM

Just curious Dan the new tires[carlise tru power] what ply are they.When I was going to buy some last fall they had some 6-8 ply in stock and had one 2-4ply in stock.There was a bit of difference in the width of the thread bars as well as the side walls so just wondering what ply those new ones are.I just about bougth the 8 plys but they were almost $60 apiece more then the 4ply.I also opted to buy the Allis 716H instead.But now that I see them on the tractor its got me to thinking hum should I. LOL Larry




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