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What did you do TO your Tractor Today: ie wrenching/cosmetics


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#151 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 04:04 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


These are 4 ply Larry. As strong as these feel, 8 ply isn't justified for the price difference. My pair were $228 to my door.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 04:17 PM

Oh Brian, that is just sad! LOL I aired a front on my MF1855 today too! Look at it this way Brian, just airing that tire is much better than finding a nail in it to have to repair! Sometimes less is more!


I feel really bad, all I did was look at my MF-12, and wish I could cut grass!

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 04:33 PM

I feel really bad, all I did was look at my MF-12, and wish I could cut grass!

Ed


My Bush Hog T-63's pto was welded, so no way to shut the deck off but to remove the belt from the pulley. I figured the starter/gen wouldn't crank it over with the belt on & dragging the blade too, but I was wrong. I put the belt on a few minutes ago & fired her right up! If I didn't have to go now to milk the cows, I'd go mow a spot!

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 04:33 PM

I feel really bad, all I did was look at my MF-12, and wish I could cut grass!

Ed

That's what I did with all of mine today,just look at them.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 05:22 PM

I put the belt on a few minutes ago & fired her right up! If I didn't have to go now to milk the cows, I'd go mow a spot!


Oh man you can actually do that if you didn't have to milk the cows!! Even if I wanted to mow grass I'd have to blow snow first and then with it being so cold the grass would shrivel up and die before I'd get the chance. BTW we do get to have seat time blowing snow.LOLJust fooling with ya.Larry

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 08:12 PM

Yep, I have some places where a mower could clip the tops of the grass. Snow all melted off from rain. More rain coming too.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 08:30 PM

Yep, I have some places where a mower could clip the tops of the grass. Snow all melted off from rain. More rain coming too.


Mowing mud just makes a mess of your deck:D

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 10:14 AM

Last Wednesday (the 29th) I put the rear weight bracket on and slid on 125lbs on the back of the LGT 165.

Saturday, I pulled the muffler off the LGT 165 and welded it back up.

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 12:25 PM

Ryan & I installed the rings in the engine that's going in the 10. BOY are they tight. After I get the cover back on, I think I'm gonna turn it by hand a few times just in case. I may be taking this all back apart????

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 12:30 PM

Ryan & I installed the rings in the engine that's going in the 10. BOY are they tight. After I get the cover back on, I think I'm gonna turn it by hand a few times just in case. I may be taking this all back apart????


Did you gap the rings? If you gapped the rings I would think it would be alright.

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 05:43 PM

I had to fix the throttle cable on the MF 1655 today.Here's what happened Yesterday I took all three of my tractors out of the shop and put them into the garage where the car sits.I then put our car inside so it would thaw out as I needed to do some work to it today.Anyway after getting the car done it was time to move the tractors back into the shop.I had plugged the GC2300 in first thing in the morning and put a magnetic heater onto the oil pan.It started up no problem after being plugged in for 3 hrs.It had gotten down to -27c last night.The garage isn't insulated but its warmer then outside.The Allis 716H started up with a little bit of trying.Now when I went to start the MF1655 I pulled out the choke and gave it a bit of throttle.When I gave it throttle I heard a snap and no more throttle.I had to actually open the hood and give it throttle by hand.After getting everything all moved back into the shop I started to look to see what happened.The throttle cable snapped off right at the throttle control lever.{that little Z looking thing broke off}.Lots of fun having to fix it especially with the cab on.So it was a day of fixing.Larry

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 06:16 PM

I hope you got things worked out, i'ts not easy working on something in -27c temps. We just had a January thaugh and there is no snow to be had yet!!!:rocker2:

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 06:21 PM

Today I made some space in the garage, and started into the Davis crawler. I got the hood and sheilds off of the front, and started freeing up all the stiff parts.

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 08:31 PM

As per all my friends advice, I left the cross bar on the tire chain and put tighteners on it.

I had some springs from junk Dishwasher doors (I keep bringing them home) and they worked great. Makin' do with what's laying around.:D
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Posted January 05, 2011 - 02:15 AM

Out messing with other stuff I gave things a lookover. Spotting a rattlecan of clear gloss on the shelf I decided to give the inside of the caster chute a nice coat. Hopefully that will make things a little less cloggey when that alberta clipper gets here...




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