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


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#256 fordmustang1984 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 05:00 PM

Nothing! I'm going out of my mind with things breaking and projects sitting undone. The tranny gear in my simplicity wonderboy 700 gave out again. So I took that apart yesterday and will have to wait 2 weeks to weld it up right this time.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 08:02 PM

Well, I changed the oil in the gear reduction unit on my new (actually, ancient) 2 wheeled tractor.

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Posted February 21, 2011 - 11:09 PM

Today I wired up my headlights and dashlights up to a toggle switch and they worked like a charm. There was even a hole already drilled in the dash beside the key switch that it fit perfectly. After that I made a little hand pump for loading fluid in my tires. I used a threaded pipe fitting for rubber tubing and drilled a hole in a lid for the wwf bottle, secured fitting with a nut and hooked up 3/8" fuel line to a hand bulb primer for an outboard engine and then to another piece of tube that I slipped over the valve stem. It worked really good I pumped 11 gal into each tire. It cost very little since I had everything except for the bulb which was like 5 dollars.
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After I got done with that I cut some 1/2" all-thread to fit and put my wheel weights on. I think with fluid and weights I added at least 150lbs to each tire. It should plow like a beast. Next I am going to try and check the carb and see if I can smooth the idle out.
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Posted February 22, 2011 - 07:51 AM

Josh,

Last year I plowed with my GT5000 for the 1st time. Now I know she's lighter than the Case to start with, but I had 65# on each wheel & still needed the chains. If it slips, might try chains.

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Posted February 22, 2011 - 08:31 AM

Yeah I thought about trying to make some. I am going to try and keep my eyes open for some ags too.

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Posted February 22, 2011 - 06:19 PM

If you go with ags, probably won't need the chains. If you do, you'll need to get special ones that work right with the bars in the tire.

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Posted February 23, 2011 - 09:04 PM

I went to town and bought a new air filter and spark plugs. The air filter was the correct one but the plugs were not even close. My Case446 tractor with the 20 horse B48G motor in it has two different plugs in it and don't know which ones are the right one if anybody knows what the correct plug is for the B48G I would love to know?

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Posted February 24, 2011 - 10:38 PM

I started to rehab my mowing deck. It had some bends in it. I straightened them out with a big hammer. It also had a couple rust holes in the front of it. I cut some patches and welded them in. LOL!!! The welds look pretty rough but it suits me. My welding is just good enough to get the job done it will keep the grass in the deck. I also put a coat of primer on the patches. I am going to go over the whole thing with a wire brush soon and try and prep it for paint. I have to try and find some "Flamboyant Red" I think it is called and paint it before mowing season starts.

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Posted February 24, 2011 - 11:03 PM

Started putting the blower on the SS12 tonight & laid all the parts out. A couple of items aren't there, but nothing I can't make I guess.

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 07:01 AM

My Hydraulic lift came in yesterday, so I managed to assemble it and get it working! :dancingbanana:

Pics and a short video will be in the Bolens forum shortly....

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 05:39 PM

Well I got my deck pretty much ready to mow other than paint so I started today on a new project. I decided that I would take the little 36" disc car
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and modify it into something that I hope is going to be very useful. I decided that I would make it into a hiller like for potatoes and for making new planting hills.
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It is going to look kind of like this except with my smooth discs. I have the 42" tiller so don't really have the need for the disc so I thought what the heck. I haven't done anything that would make it unable to be switched back to regular disc in case I change my mind. I have turned it into a lift instead of a drag but that's ok anyway. It's not done yet and I didn't have the camera in there with me today. I will post pics soon though.

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 06:06 PM

Well I got my deck pretty much ready to mow other than paint so I started today on a new project. I decided that I would take the little 36" disc car
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Hey!! Where's your snow?:confuse:

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 08:27 PM

No snow here been in the upper 40's all week.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 01:04 PM

Today I replaced the brake pad on the 1050. I can stop on a dime now! :bounce:

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 03:59 PM

I worked on wiring issues on my ford lgt125. Got ignition switch wired correct.. Checked charging system, rectafier is good, stator is baaaad. I bought this little guy for 40.00 along the road. Has a newer short block. Have had to replace drive shaft discs-3.98 on ebay, carb kit-30.00, engine shrouding 23.00 on ebay. It runs great!! Needs exhaust work also. Sumpin todoo.




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