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Posted November 11, 2013 - 11:13 PM

Got the frame painted on the 1650 , new 23 /10.50 ag tires on the rear and the 16hp Kohler installed on new ISO motor mounts.

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4ply or 6ply ags?   Fluid


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Posted November 11, 2013 - 11:21 PM

I worked on my belly grader today, sanding off all the loose rust and prepping for painting. I have been debating about reinforcing the pivot hole in the frame I welded shut some time ago.
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I was thinking of getting a piece of steel and drilling a hole in it to accept the 5/8" pivot bolt but decided that I would try a 9/16" grade 8 flat washer and just weld it with a edge bead. First I had to move a bunch of junk just to get my welder out of the shed. Talk about needing some organizing. It was fairly neat until I cleaned out my truck. Now all I can do is stand in the door and toss it to the back and hope I don't need it tomorrow. Anyway I did a little welding despite getting one phone call after another.
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Boomer approved.

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BTW: for those who might want to make a smart comment, I finished the welding before I drank the "1554".
I'm just a novice (bad) welder.

I think you did a fine job, it looks good and strong....  Fluid


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 10:08 PM

Thanks, I used to sell specialty welding rod but never welded the first line until about a year ago. Mig is easy (my brother calls it a hot glue gun) but doesn't produce welds I would trust my life to. I am just now getting to the point where I can see the puddle.
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Posted November 14, 2013 - 10:35 PM

Didn't do anything to my tractors today but yesterday I tore into my Simplicity 3414 shuttle that was working smoothly but was a real Grease Pig and was wobbling a bit on the transmission input shaft.
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I was reluctant to tear into something that wasn't broken but after my friend in Indiana sent me a shuttle differential I could dissect and then use to replace mine I gained the confidence, I couldn't get from exploded drawings, to risk opening her up. I thought the replacement was a pretty clean unit but was gummed up with waxy dried up grease. I cleaned it up and decided it was a keeper but when I pulled mine apart I discovered that the planet gears were much smother and had no slop what so ever. The only thing I discovered is that the rear seal was shot ,
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so I replaced the sheive containing the seal and put my shuttle assembly back together and packed with #2 lithium grease per owners manual.
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The differential was no longer sloppy but as I was running it to make the final adjustments I felt a bit of grease hit me in the face. Rats! it was slinging out the grease as bad as ever.
So much for my fix but it wasn't a total loss as I gained the confidence to go back in and replace the seal when it arrives. I put the tire back on and drove it about the yard and it drives great but will go to the shed until the part comes in next week.

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Posted November 14, 2013 - 10:56 PM

Fluid, not one bit tacky, and a great repair.  It looks great to me!


I agree with Daniel, that is really spiffy.
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Posted November 17, 2013 - 03:19 PM

Time for the 108 to get some love! It now sports an "official" Cub Cadet 3-point hitch!

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 03:57 PM

Machined a remote filter adapter for my Bush Hog HD-12 diesel repower.

 

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 05:40 PM

Nice job on the filter adapter Daniel. I learned a lot about machine shop operation while I was in the service, all the things that can be made out of a raw piece of metal, and it looks like you fall into that area of masters with the lathe.

 

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Posted November 18, 2013 - 10:27 PM

Machined a remote filter adapter for my Bush Hog HD-12 diesel repower.

 

Do you make stuff for other people? I think your work is great. Looks like a store bought filter adapter. Fine job olcowhand.       Fluid      



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Posted November 18, 2013 - 10:57 PM

Just waiting on parts,head gaskets,muffler,plugs,plug wires,points,condenser,oil filter.  Then the 816 will be ready for snow.   Fluid



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Posted November 19, 2013 - 10:43 AM

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.... before I drank the "1554".


Now that's funny. I saw the picture before I read the text and I was thinking "That sure looks like 1554? No, can't be. Almost no one on here drinks craft beer." You have good taste. That's one of my top five favorites.

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Posted November 21, 2013 - 06:31 AM

I have a little catching up to do.
Winter is officially here, so over the last weekend KK and I put all the plows away, reorganized a little, and then pulled the mower deck out from under the Gt5000. We don't have a outside faucet this year (replumbing and need to move it to the other side of the house) and clean out underneath has been by hand this year. I decided it was time to really clean her up.

2 years ago, I did rubberized undercoating... It worked great. Even tho the nooks and crannies had stuff left in there all year, there was no rust. I was stunned. We used the rotary wire brush to take it down to bare again.

My plan was to undercoat again, but the new can I had left wouldn't work. Valve just junk, so we just painted it with rattlecans with plans to do it all over again next fall. It's not an OEM paint job or finish, but it should keep the rust off her until I can do the undercoating again.

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Posted November 23, 2013 - 01:35 PM

Today I need to rebuild attachment for my 425 JD  When pushing snow over the last week I noticed my blade bouncing around a lot more than it should.  Taking it apart I find the pivot holes worn out.  See how it goes.



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Posted November 23, 2013 - 05:57 PM

Got the 1772 super smoker ready to throw some snow.

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Posted December 07, 2013 - 12:00 AM

I got the 1950 Gravely Model L started today for the first time in over 30 years. It was given to me about a year ago in rough shape along with a box of its essential parts. I have done a thorough cleaning, reassembly and an exterior restoration. I ran it only briefly today as I am working in a small garage with the door closed. Tomorrow I will run it outdoors and check out the gears and pto. If it works well, I may use this as my plow tractor for the winter to give it some exercise.
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