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Posted April 06, 2017 - 09:27 PM

It's not real creative or interesting stuff, but I started un-wintering the MF12G tonight to start mowing season. Got the blade and chains pulled off and reversed the rear wheels back to the narrower setup. I decided to put the wheel weights back on. Why store them in a cabinet when I can store them right on the wheels?  It's up on jack stands so I can grease the zirks, check differential lube and just look over the underside good. That's where I got tired and decided to call it a night. Will finish it up tomorrow night or Saturday morning depending on wife after work tomorrow----

 

Hey the advanced photo uploader worked for me tonight! That's cool!

 

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Posted April 07, 2017 - 09:26 PM

Well, I thought it would possibly be my wife that would alter my plans of working on the MF12G but a bad day at work had most to do with it! Came home beat. My wife and daughter wanted to go into town for chinese buffet (which doesn't rate real high on my ideas of dining out) so i stayed home. I decided that the front roller on the cutting deck needed to be worked on as it is riding real loose on it's axle. I got it hung up on the hoist and just wanted to sit down and look at the net. Fired up the old computer and no internet! Went in the house, re-booted the router 2 or 3 times with no luck. I then unplugged both wire computers, plugged the router back into power then plugged both computers in and started mine in the shop. It started out a bit sluggish but is working great right now! Heres a pic of a hanging mower deck. I may have to pressure wash it if the weather holds tomorrow.

 

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Posted April 07, 2017 - 11:44 PM

Took the chains and snow blower off my Cub 1811.  Them my son and I did a quick paint cleaning with a mild paint cleaning compound.  It made her shine.  It's probably the first time this has happened sense she was made in 1986.  I've only owned it for 7 months.  I want to order some new decals because they are flaking off a little bit at a time. 

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Posted April 08, 2017 - 09:39 AM

I mowed the three acres yesterday into the night, This morning I cleaned the deck off. Wow! 21lbs of clippings and crud. Bear in mind I do this after every mowing, and sometimes in the middle if the cut seems affected.

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Posted April 09, 2017 - 05:00 PM

Borrowed the neighbors Snowco and went to my daughters to gather up the JD 68 mower. The trailer made simple work of that, trying to talk him out of the other one he has hiding over there!

Anyways, they couldn't get it to start. After fooling with it and adding gas it fired off. Got the oil changed. Just need to sharpen the blade and it's ready to go back.


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Posted April 09, 2017 - 05:17 PM

Primered the wheels, hood and fenders

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Posted April 09, 2017 - 08:46 PM

Finally the MF12G is ready to start mowing season and now we are under a winter storm warning---LOL! Anyway today I got the lube work done, repaired the loose deck roller and mounted the deck. One other thing I did was beef up a badly worn deck skid.

 

It was real thin in one spot and with so much bending it back it was starting to dig into the ground when I would back the tractor up. Since I'm a pretty skilled grinder due to poor welding skills, this job came out ok! I put a 1" piece of bar stock on the end of it too to help it ride up rather than dig in. I even painted it so now I'm ashamed of how bad the deck looks....

 

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Posted April 09, 2017 - 09:01 PM

Is that skid factory or an add on part?


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Posted April 10, 2017 - 06:27 PM

Is that skid factory or an add on part?

I think it is factory, Doug. There is a hole where it sticks into the inside of the deck and that has a small deflector on it to point clippings towards the discharge. The hole in the deck looks very factory and the bolt holes are all square so the rounded side of a carriage bolt is inside, presumably as to not catch clippings. The deck is so heavy on the discharge side that it sits too low without it.

 

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Posted April 11, 2017 - 06:47 AM

Here's a pic off my 3 point receiver. Not perfect but it gets the job done. Function over form. Also have started piecing together a narrow front for the Ford still a little ways off had more important things to do sadly.

 

what did you use to built the narrow front end, looks like a part off a bigger tractor or something?



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Posted April 11, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Not really doing something to my tractors but for. Modified my engine hoist to be more maneuverable in tight spaces. I got a couple 30" pieces of 2 1/2 square tub, couldn't get 2 3/4", and replaced the long braces.Working in the garage where my wife has a lot of stuff stored there just wasn't much room to turn around. Hardest part was find drill bits that was big enough but with the right taper to fit my drill press and no lathe to turn the shanks to a 1/2".

 

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Posted April 11, 2017 - 07:40 PM

Is that skid factory or an add on part?

I looked in the owners manual, Doug! It calls that a "Blade Guard". The part that protrudes to the inside of the deck is supposed to be level with the bottom of the blade. I run my deck rollers on the highest cut as the previous owner did and that blade guard has probably been "tweaked" to help keep the deck level through the decades. My yard as well as the P.O.'s are rough so it definitely does help!

 

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Posted April 11, 2017 - 07:53 PM

Not really doing something to my tractors but for. Modified my engine hoist to be more maneuverable in tight spaces. I got a couple 30" pieces of 2 1/2 square tub, couldn't get 2 3/4", and replaced the long braces.Working in the garage where my wife has a lot of stuff stored there just wasn't much room to turn around. Hardest part was find drill bits that was big enough but with the right taper to fit my drill press and no lathe to turn the shanks to a 1/2".

 

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It looks like you got the hoist to work in a confined space quite well. Must not be lifting real heavy stuff? I would have the same problem, limited to 1/2" and no way to turn bits down. There's a machine shop here that sells larger bits with 1/2" shanks but the price is scary! I haven't been able to corner my wife long enough to look at your yard art yet---maybe someday!

 

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Posted April 12, 2017 - 08:01 AM

It looks like you got the hoist to work in a confined space quite well. Must not be lifting real heavy stuff? I would have the same problem, limited to 1/2" and no way to turn bits down. There's a machine shop here that sells larger bits with 1/2" shanks but the price is scary! I haven't been able to corner my wife long enough to look at your yard art yet---maybe someday!

 

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I have drills up to 2 1/4" from when I worked as a maintenance machinist many years ago. I had made a adapter with a 1/2" shank but my son borrowed it and broke the shank off. He got me a replacement sleeve but haven't been able to get it turned down. One of these days when I can find a "round to it".


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Posted April 12, 2017 - 08:19 AM

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