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


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#2251 Xrperry ONLINE  

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Posted September 06, 2016 - 07:05 PM

I put the blade on the front of my Sears super 12 hydro and built a pair of running boards for my Montgomery wards 16 . It was missing the foot rests. this poor thing only pulls a garden cart so i dont see buying footrests for it. me and my friend took a couple pieces of catwalk? drilled holes thru the ends, run a piece of 1/2 rod all the way thru,made a few spacers, drilled out a piece of pipe to slip over pegs on tractor, welded it. all it takes to get the running boards off is to pull a cotter pin, pull out the rod and it all comes apart. didnt have to modify tractor

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#2252 MiCarl ONLINE  

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Posted September 06, 2016 - 08:39 PM

Nice job on the running boards.

 

Only problem is you made them so purdy now you have to paint the tractor.


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Posted September 06, 2016 - 08:56 PM

thanks micarl. yea it could use some paint all right. or some dirt on running boards lol.


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Posted September 07, 2016 - 10:43 AM

I bought a set of Craftsman wheel eights for $92.00. Thought I could sneak them on without the wife knowing but she is a smart cookie.

 

 

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Posted September 07, 2016 - 04:12 PM

Looked at it as I walked past!


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 07:41 AM

I have not been doing anything to the tractors. Instead I`ve been remodeling My dads old radio repair shop to store the tractors in, and the motorcicles too.

The walls were sagging and the floor was not, ro, the door would open only about 1/3 of the way. I jacked up the building, sawed out the old floor then jacked it up some more, made stilts from 2X8s and screwed them onto the corners and set the shed down onto them. Set up form boards and poured in a concrete floor, set the shed back down and bolted it into place. The door was then sawed out to make it into a 6 footer.

I had to remove the side boards so the finishers could get in there with the fresnos to do the finishing. The shed on the stilts with the concrete.

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The bigger doors.

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And one side finished. Except for the broken window. I got new glass cut for that yesterday.

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 07:44 AM

OH, honest, the concrete finisher, standing behind the tree, honest, He is not doing what it appears like He might be doing. :rolling:  :rolling:  :rolling:


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 08:10 AM

OH, honest, the concrete finisher, standing behind the tree, honest, He is not doing what it appears like He might be doing. :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:


Sure, sure he's not taking a leak...
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Posted September 30, 2016 - 08:53 AM

home made Tractor striped the 2nd reduction 2' pulley center out, the shaft lock studs must have come loose and the keyway tore the inner section out the pulley out

 

so i went too & replaced the 2nd reduction with sprockets and chain                     20160915_141839.jpg 20160915_141912.jpg

 

i also went to different sizes to get a little more reduction which worked out well ,

went from 10" pulley upto 11.1/2 " sprocket & 2 " pulley down to 1,3/4 sprocket 

 

also made the chain tension unit manual adjust ,i am surprised how quiet the chain is when running 

 

Shane 

 


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 08:58 AM

Didn't do it today, but I welded the last brackets to the actuator powered sleeve hitch and bolted them to the frame of the tractor, just to make me feel better.


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 09:44 AM

M T D 2001 13 / 38 gold series maintenance , had the machine for approx 11 yrs now which has worked hard with very little maintenance

 

 i was down to 2 speeds in the forward & reverse system belts buggered , this is a pic of the donor machine  20160922_220007.jpg a MTD 1999 model regular 12/36 really good drive belts and good usable parts 

 

changed both sets of steer linkage rods , & the 3 belts including the cutter drive belt , the drive belt pins & plate that stops the belt coming off the Engine pulley ,2 springs and the center variable pulley set , tightened the muffler bolts as it was loose  

 

also replaced the plastic king pin bushes with full length steel type i made , and changed the bottom plastic bush on the steering wheel shaft ( down at the cog end ) i greased every part as required as i replaced them 

 

changed RH king pin and tire & rim also as the bearings were done for on mine and tire was worn out to                               20160927_135800.jpg some of the parts i removed 

 

this is 1 of the kingpin bushes i replaced20160924_225235.jpg  

 

and this is it finished and all cleaned and tidy except the hood i refitted that afterwards 

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Shane 


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 05:59 PM

Finished the west end wall and the north side wall. Installed the new windows, new glass anyways.

Collected most of the tools and hauled them to the garage. Vacuumed the floor and run the tractors to their new home.

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 09:41 PM

Nice size storage area. Can't beat that any day.

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Posted October 02, 2016 - 12:46 AM

the storage shed came up realy nice , job well done

 

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Posted October 02, 2016 - 03:45 PM

Finally bit the bullet and put some wheel weights on the rear.  I acquired a pair of Cross Creek 40lb weights made to fit a 16" front wheel.

 

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The notches for the tire valve are in the wrong place for my wheels so I mounted on the inside.  The left one just clears the bull gear housing.

 

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