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#1186 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 06:42 PM

Changing the oil and rear diff fluid in the lgt 165 today. Getting it ready to plow some dirt this weekend.

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 06:58 PM

Got my drawbar fab'ed up with about $10 worth of materials (as opposed to $60 to buy one). Also got all of my weights painted up and mounted on the back of the Kubota... each rear tire now has 5 gallons of RV antifreeze (need probably 5 more), a 37 pound cub wheel weight and a 75 pound weight - they are heavy. I'm also getting the belly mower lined out and hope to be able to use it next year.

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 08:11 PM

I went out and looked at the GT18 some more. Danged work is getting into my GT time!

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 07:34 AM

I went out and looked at the GT18 some more. Danged work is getting into my GT time!

All summer was that way for me. Even kept me away from here some, since I didn't have anything to talk about.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 05:49 PM

I'll find something to reply to Chuck, hence the high post count. Here's another one right now! LOL

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 10:23 PM

Just gettin' the MF8E ready to push some snow. The rain that started last night turned into snow today, but none has accumulated. Could be any day tho!

Working on the carb, 10 HP Tecumseh and putting the skids back on the blade. Change the oil tomorrow nite and maybe put the wheel weights off the MF12 on this one.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 02:38 PM

I took the fuel pump out of my Bolens 1886 and fabricated a cap to close the hole that was left in the engine. Beforre installing the cap I tapped a brake line fitting in there to hook up a diaphragm pump. Put the battery on the charger overnight and right now im gonna hook it up to test if this set up works to get the fuel up to the carb. I did this because 150$+ for a fuel pump is too high a price for a little china made plastic gizmo. A good aluminium diafragm fuel pump only costs 30$ and I have a few of those in my barn/shop. BOB's tractor told me That its something that was done on Bolens so I decided to give it a try.

If everything goes accordint to plan ill pull some snowmobiles out of the barn and get the tractor in there to install the cab and snowblower on it...After a good oil change and changing the hydro quick connect fittings. Cant wait to blow some snow with it

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 03:01 PM

Got my drawbar fab'ed up with about $10 worth of materials (as opposed to $60 to buy one). Also got all of my weights painted up and mounted on the back of the Kubota... each rear tire now has 5 gallons of RV antifreeze (need probably 5 more), a 37 pound cub wheel weight and a 75 pound weight - they are heavy. I'm also getting the belly mower lined out and hope to be able to use it next year.

Those wheel weights looked great on the Kubota.
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Posted October 30, 2012 - 08:28 PM

Thanks Chuck! I kind of like the whole orange and cream color combo. yesterday I pulled the seat off and am in the process of relocating it up an inch and back about 3 inches (it was designed for a japanese guy... not enough leg room).

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 11:43 PM

I finished up the new paint job on the GREEN MACHINE. It came out looking great and with new decals I am ready for tractor shows in the spring. Every show needs a little conversation piece like this one. Now if I can just keep from scratching it up until then. I will use it so not just for conversation.new paint.jpg

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 05:40 PM

I finished up the new paint job on the GREEN MACHINE. It came out looking great and with new decals I am ready for tractor shows in the spring. Every show needs a little conversation piece like this one. Now if I can just keep from scratching it up until then. I will use it so not just for conversation.new paint.jpg


Beautifull machine :) Im wondering, did you run out of yellow paint when it came to the rear wheels? lol

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 08:34 PM

I sold the darn thing. Always started, always ran fine, never had to take a wrench to it. So off it went!

1977 JD 212: Manual lift and pto. Original tires, 47 deck, 37AH blower, and a Craftsman sleeve hitch with a Brinley box blade.

Goodbye!
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Posted November 03, 2012 - 07:50 PM

Ready for old-man winter. Got the 445 out, took the deck off, cleaned it, put blade on and now I'm waiting for that fluffy white stuff. Still got to get the 2520 ready for a big snow. Otherwise I've been painting the 555ABH plow and other tractor parts.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 09:58 PM

Since my big orange blinky light finally had a meltdown, I needed something to keep the cars from smacking into me while I do the snow blowing. Enter one slightly damaged Halloween Skull with variating colored, flashing SBLED's in it. Once I got them dug out of the eyes (disturbing sentence) a few minutes of wiring and a couple of 3/16 holes and they are mounted into the top of my snow cab, aimed backwards.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 10:38 PM

Worked on relocating my seat on the Kubota... up about 1.5" and back about 3". Springs to replace the 32 year old rubber bumpers too. SO much more comfortable for working the clutch and brakes. It should get me up high enough so that I'm not bumping the 3pt lift with my leg too.

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