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#721 Trav1s ONLINE  

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 09:35 PM

Installed the replacement transaxle in the '66 110 but could not get it to start. The starter/generator has been cranky lately and I ordered parts to rebuild it at NAPA... I know what I will be doing later in the week. Messed around under the hood of the 120 to find that the wiring harness is hacked up. If I can find a wiring diagram I will repair it, if not I will just order a new one from Deere along with an ignition switch. That's life!

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 10:02 PM

Last week I started putting a 3pth from my parts 1650 on my MF14. Made the bracket to hold the cylinder, made a bracket to hold the valve which I welded to the frame (the PO had mounted it on the right side inside the fender with two bolts through the fender wall and had cut a slot in the fender for the lever). The brakes needed adjusting and the parking break was frozen up so I tackled that and got the parking break lever feed up. When I tried to adjust the breaks the turnbuckle was frozen and I wound up breaking the forward break rod assembly which, of course, has left handed threads. Also the 3pth lift arm adjustment rods were bent and threads looked like someone used them as an anvil. Today I picked up a 5/16" turnbuckle and two 5/8" x 8" bolts at Home Depot. Came home and cut the left handed threaded part of the turnbuckle to length. Drilled out the part that was broken off and still inside the coupling. Welded the new left handed threads on the rod and installed on the tractor. Breaks adjusted and should work well. Then I cut the lift adjustment rods off and ground/sanded the top flat on one of them. Then I welded the new 5/8" bolt on and replaced it on the tractor. Tomorrow I'll cut and weld the other one if I get time. I'll take some pictures too.

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 10:31 PM

Spent my spare 3 minutes last couple evenings using the electrolysis tank and trying to get everything "cooked" for Dads Christmas present. A 3 point for his Custom 6 and a plow too. So far, I've gotten the lift all done and part of it painted, next step is the plow itself. That may take a while as it's irregular shaped to say the least.

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 03:11 PM

repainting a 54" front blade

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 07:05 PM

Changed out the mower lift bushings on the LGT 165
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Got the parts I needed for the 3-point for the GTV/16 from tweidman today. Took everything apart and started the E-tank bath.
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Went to JD and picked up the parts for the JD 68 mower. Got the mower deck belt installed and sharpened the blade. Tomorrow morning I will install the drive belt and new clutch spring.
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Posted September 07, 2011 - 07:52 PM

Took the new seat bases I made for the Bush Hog D4-10 to the upholsterer today. Whooo......$80 to $90 just to cover a little 12x10 seat base & 12x6 backrest! Oh well, it'll last for all my life anyway.

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 09:13 PM

Travis.......the 120 wiring diagram is in the manuals section

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Posted September 08, 2011 - 10:19 AM

I'm starting to tear in to a Snapper/Massey 1855 with a starter and oil blowing problem. It's been a great tractor but is needing some more TLC.

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Posted September 08, 2011 - 06:25 PM

I was working on a JD 216's trans-axle. I ripped it apart about 3 weeks ago. Thought I could remember how to put it back together after I received the parts and the time, I was wrong. I had all of the gears into right place but could not figure out how the shifters go in. I did a Google and found this great web site with the manuals posted! Those manuals will help.

Lots of hind site on this project.....

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Posted September 08, 2011 - 06:28 PM

Welcome, mchi! Post down in the 'Member Introductions' for a real welcome here. Glad you found help.

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Posted September 08, 2011 - 08:49 PM

I had never seen this section of the forum until yesterday but had no time to say howdy!
I had been wanting to move the seat back on my MF12G that I bought in July. Problem was it was already in the furthest back set of holes and I didn't want to weld or drill new holes. Here are pics of what I did. I also put a on crappy looking seat cover but the original one I took off looked even worse if you can believe that! Olcowhand mentioned the 80 or 90 bucks to have a commercial upholsterer do a seat. Maybe next spring I can get a nice one done. The last pic is the remains of the original seat cover.

Later---DAC

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Posted September 08, 2011 - 11:58 PM

That worked out good DAC.

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Posted September 09, 2011 - 04:48 AM

You must have lonnnnng legs!

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Posted September 10, 2011 - 10:23 AM

Mounted some wheel weights on my Kubota G4200 before mowing my yard this morning. MAN what a difference it made on the slopes! I knew it would help, but been hot all summer & just wouldn't make myself mount them up.

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Posted September 10, 2011 - 10:44 AM

Daniel,have you got pics of it with the weights mounted. I bet she looks mean.




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