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#1096 bja105 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 08:17 PM

I shoehorned a 48" deck under my Cub Cadet 72. It was mostly an experiment to see if the mule drive and pto work. They do work, so the deck, mule drive, and pto will be moved onto my 147 with a bad mule drive and pto. The right side wheel broke off the deck a while ago. It has been welded before, and there is not much good steel to weld to. I'll have to get some steel, maybe L channel, and take to my neighbor to fix. It scalped the lawn a few times without the wheel.
The 48" deck is too much for the 7 horsepower, but if I mowed in first gear and didn't set the deck too low it cut just fine.

After I mowed a little, I loaded three of my sons (5, 3, 2) into the cart and took a ride with the Ford 80.
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Posted August 03, 2012 - 06:02 AM

went and picked up a set of these... 30/8-16 ag's. four of them on junk steel rims. Can you say DUALS!!

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 08:05 PM

I started scavenging useful parts from a junk Dynamark. The tires are good, so the front tires and rims went onto my Cub Cadet 72. I'm keeping the Cub rims for when I find a deal on the right tires. The Dynamark's back tires will fit either my Bolens 3012 or my JD lawn tractor. I want to make the comfy seat work for my Cub Cadet 147, my worker. The Dynamark has a good Briggs and Stratton 18hp two cylinder engine if someone needs one.

I also got the right carriage bolts for the 147's wheel weights, so they are back on.

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 08:10 PM

I took some pictures of mine today, I have been busy trying to do a low budget repair on my Dad's chipper/shredder with a hole in the block

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 12:28 PM

i put the deck back on the Ford and tried it out on the neighbors yard. thats when i found a problem( making post about it)

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 07:23 PM

Well I had an interesting day. I figured it would be a good day to get some more parts primered. So I proceeded to the garage only to notice a bad smell. Thought maybe an animal died in there. After searching around I found that my fridge in there was a little warm. Oh and there was a turkey in the freezer not so frozen anymore. That kinda set me back a few days. Thank the lord I'm on vacation from work next week. I need to finish my 112!!

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Posted August 10, 2012 - 06:32 PM

If you're keeping the fridge, use a strong bleach solution to clean out that freezer and clean the cans of beer that were underneath before you drink them. A guy I used to work with got food poisoning from a melted chicken that dripped on his beer cans. Two days in the hospital on IV fluids. His girlfriend figured it out when she went to clean up the mess.

He'd wiped up the fridge with whatever, plugged the fridge back in and it worked, so he put his beer back in and had one or two as soon as they were cold.

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Posted August 11, 2012 - 10:59 PM

I ditched the fridge today. After some major cleanup and detox, I mounted some 10.50 Goodyear Multitrac's on my '67 112 RF. I think I may keep them on there for a while. It looks pretty mean. I have to stay on track though. I want my '74 back on wheels by the end of the week. Here is a pic of the '67.

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Posted August 12, 2012 - 04:29 AM

That should stabilize it. LOL Kinda reminds me of Big Bertha!
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Posted August 13, 2012 - 07:52 PM

After removing the deck from my '67 112, I finally got around to looking at my "broken belt". That belt turned out to be good. It actually was the tensioner spring that broke and the belt wouldn't turn the blades. I robbed one from a 47 deck I have sitting around and was up and running today. I got it leveled and adjusted. I now have 2 capable mowers. the kids have no excuses for not mowing.

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Posted August 13, 2012 - 07:54 PM

Everyone in the house is already asleep since I woke everyone up and 630 this morning. I may sneak out and get some primer laid. I bet they love when dad is on vacation.

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Posted August 14, 2012 - 10:48 AM

dropped82 is that a 70's monte carlo in the pic with your deere as well?

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Posted August 14, 2012 - 04:48 PM

Yes its a '72 Monte. I've had that car for about 18 years now. My father and I restored it back then. It's been all over kingdom come since then. I haven't been driving it as much as a should. I have been trying to change that habit this year. Its starting to show its age now. One of these days I will bring her back again.

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Posted August 14, 2012 - 05:48 PM

finally got a set of front tires for the the ford yt16h. now to wait for the grass to grow some so i can use it and so a video :dancingbanana:

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 09:42 PM

got my ag's mounted up... :D I think I like the orange and cream paint theme... I might rebadge it as an Allis. I can't believe how much better it mows. The larger tire OD really put 4th gear in the sweet spot, plus no tire spinning and the larger wheel OD smooths out the lawn even more. I'm really happy with my new treads.

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