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#1756 GTTinkerer OFFLINE  

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Posted November 09, 2014 - 08:07 AM

Yesterday put Craftsman 55 pound wheel weights and the Model 49 snowblower on the second JD 140H3.  One of the SILs will be using it to help with the smaller areas in their driveway.  He uses the bucket on the New Holland TC29 for most of the driveway.  My daughter will also use the JD when he is working four 24 hour shifts a week as a Paramedic


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 11:07 AM

Changed the oil and changed the gear oil in the rear end and beveled gear box on the Big Ten I now know what 49 year old gear oil smells like
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Posted November 12, 2014 - 09:27 AM

Yesterday there was about 2" of snow on the ground. That was the wake-up call for me.

I cleared the snow off the steep slope to the barn with a shovel ( to think ive 3 tractors)in the hope that the sun would dry the grass some before I drive the tractor to the barn to winterize the beast.

 

Intalled a pair of 24W LED floods on the roof of the cab and took the amber flasher off because it sometimes hits the crossbar of the tempo when snow is high(I'll be looking for a smaller one). Refilled transmition with fresh Hydro oil. Cleaned the air filter. Fixed some wiring problems ive been ignoring for a while. Greased all zerts and the chain off the snow blower. Greased the axle pivot and the direction components. Readjusted carb settings. Cleaned and regapped spark plug. Installed tire chains. reassembled and installed winter cab. Still need to give it a good cleaning and waxing but that'll wait for warmer weather IF we get a break before winter sets in.

 

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Posted November 12, 2014 - 09:31 AM

Changed the oil and changed the gear oil in the rear end and beveled gear box on the Big Ten I now know what 49 year old gear oil smells like

Oh yeah the smell of 40 yrs old used oil We can all realte to that and the smell of oil paint that comes from old gas is great too, It stinks up the barn for days  :D


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 06:05 PM

Today I shot some primer on the big ten can strip it all the way down and star the restore on it but ever little bit help to keep me of task for what I want to do . Plus we have snow in the forecast and I want it to be ready to push snow when it comes
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Posted November 16, 2014 - 10:00 PM

After driving Ski Tractor around for 3 years, with that noisy salt shaker

muffler, I finally fixed that annoyance.

 

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I installed one of those Cub mufflers. So much quieter.

I also gave it a better seat.

 

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Posted November 17, 2014 - 04:04 PM

Dug the older JD140H3 with the B&S Vanguard out of the snow bank before the 18" more inches of snow are supposed to land by 7:00 PM tomorrow.  Left the JD sitting outside while remodeling the shop and the starter gear froze to the shaft after the rain we got a week or so ago.  Warmed up a can of carb cleaner and sprayed on the gear and she fired right up.  Need to go drag the trailer out of the snow bank and haul the JD out to the SIL's storage shed and finish the shop..

 

Damn I hate winter!


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Posted November 17, 2014 - 05:34 PM

After driving Ski Tractor around for 3 years, with that noisy salt shaker
muffler, I finally fixed that annoyance.

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I installed one of those Cub mufflers. So much quieter.
I also gave it a better seat.

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attachicon.gifDSCF2453.JPG

I love those cub mufflers. Inexpensive and great for quieting down the singles some.
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Posted November 17, 2014 - 06:56 PM

Spent part of the day repairing my snow plow. The lever that keeps the blade at the proper angle had wobbled out the slots to the point that it hung up when I tried to change the angle. I have the new reinforcement made and will get to welding it in a couple of days. Then it needs some grinding and maybe a little steel surgery to repair the slot for the lever. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted November 18, 2014 - 08:54 PM

After driving Ski Tractor around for 3 years, with that noisy salt shaker

muffler, I finally fixed that annoyance.

 

attachicon.gifP1010001.JPG

 

I installed one of those Cub mufflers. So much quieter.

I also gave it a better seat.

 

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attachicon.gifDSCF2453.JPG

Did you make the skis for that?


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Posted November 18, 2014 - 09:10 PM

Did you make the skis for that?

 

 

Yes, sort of. They're just old beat up snowmobile skis, that I added a post to, that slips

over the spindle, with bushing inside.

 

Here's some nicer skis I made. It's fun, cruzin around with these.

 

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Posted November 18, 2014 - 09:53 PM

Yes, sort of. They're just old beat up snowmobile skis, that I added a post to, that slips

over the spindle, with bushing inside.

 

Here's some nicer skis I made. It's fun, cruzin around with these.

 

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Neat idea (both the skis, and adding skis to a GT)! Thanks for the pictures of your MF and skis for your MF! Both tractors look neat with skis!


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Posted November 18, 2014 - 09:57 PM

Yes, sort of. They're just old beat up snowmobile skis, that I added a post to, that slips

over the spindle, with bushing inside.

 

Here's some nicer skis I made. It's fun, cruzin around with these.

 

attachicon.gifP1010545.JPG

attachicon.gifP1010581.JPG

How did you come up with the idea to add skis to a GT?



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Posted November 20, 2014 - 08:01 PM

Spent part of the day repairing my snow plow. The lever that keeps the blade at the proper angle had wobbled out the slots to the point that it hung up when I tried to change the angle. I have the new reinforcement made and will get to welding it in a couple of days. Then it needs some grinding and maybe a little steel surgery to repair the slot for the lever. 

 

 

 

 

Geno

Here are some pictures of the process of repairing the angle adjustment slot.

 

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My welds are not the best. They stick good for using a $99 mig welder.

 

 

 

Geno


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Posted November 20, 2014 - 09:10 PM

Looks like a good repair, Geno!




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