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#1351 twostep OFFLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 12:15 AM

Dug back into the 682 since I am waiting on a condenser and I wasn't happy with some of the wiring.

 

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Also got the new rib tires (loaded with 4 gallons each) mounted on the Kubota!!! An oil change and she will be ready for Spring!

 

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 12:33 AM

Oh and here is how I filled the Kubota tires:

 

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 03:31 AM

I decided to clean under BMP's deck and touch up sharpining on the blades. Thought this would be a quick job as I only cut the yard three or four times last summer with him. I guess I should have done this sooner as the stuff under the deck is hard as concrete :wallbanging: . I used a painter's tool for the big stuff about 2 days, then set down with the wire wheel, after about an hour or so, I gave up. The paint seemed to be holding up well, even the wire wheel wasn't affecting it much, but is a sloooow process. I sealed the mandrils, loaded it up (man this thing is heavy!) and will try the presser washer later on today.

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 11:30 AM

What a difference a day makes, was in the 70's and no wind yesterday, was even able to burn some stuff off in the burn pit. Was woken up at 2:00 am with loud roof rumble, went out to water down the embers as we were having 40mph gusts and humidity in the low 20's. Anyhow today (50's and windy) I broke out the 1300 psi presshure washer, it did a pretty good job, still alittle more wire wheel before I recoat the paint. Pulled the split covers (the main reasion for splitting the top cover was to make cleaning easier) well I either need to blow out under there better, or pull the covers more often.  

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 07:53 PM

went to start the 70 to pull a load of broken up pallets down by the fire pit to reload the wood box and the batt was dead so i put it on the charger a job for another day



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Posted March 24, 2013 - 08:04 PM

I topped of the fuel in my Chinese clone powered Ford 80.  We are expecting a big snow tonight.

 

I also switched the battery charger to a different battery.  I have three tractor batteries I have been periodically charging all winter.

 

 

Prep for mowing has begun.  My main mower, a Deere LT155, needs work.  I put on a new muffler, sheet metal heat shield, and front bumper.  For the first time in 5 years, I will have a hood!  This tractor has 4 flat tires, so I need to try the laundry starch trick.



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Posted March 24, 2013 - 10:06 PM

Added some tail lights to my Ford LGT 14D.  I have always liked tail lights on a GT, and the Ford was just teasing me with reflectors.  These are actually NOS for a Bolens Tubeframe.  The look pretty good to me, regardless what they were for. 

 

 

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 08:25 AM

well yesterday i made a set of fender for my 70 out of carboard hopefully tonight ill get them made and work on some bracing next week since were on spring break then get them ready for paint


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 10:12 PM

Well, took out the improper battery my JD140H3 came with and put in the battery it should have with new cables. Found other problems to fix as well.

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Posted April 01, 2013 - 06:55 AM

Worked on the 3ph for the
1650. Trying to beat the weather clock for plowing the garden. I should have seat time this weekend.

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Posted April 01, 2013 - 11:06 AM

Nothing to my tractor, but yesterday I got the Sears 3pt 12" plow out to make a much needed alteration.  For some reason, the depth wheel cannot come up high enough to plow more than 4 1/2" deep.  The mounting U-bolts hit the moldboard.  Looking at Fred's PP-1200 Brinly (same as mine except for the toolbar), mine should have plenty of clearance.  Nothing at all appears to be sprung at all, so not sure why it's like this.  So where the 2 bolts hold the plow bottom to the toolbar, I cut the top hole in the V mount on the moldboard back 1/2 a hole.  Then hinged it forward on the bottom bolt & tightened up.  All works as it should now, so I'll remove the bolt later & weld in the excess 1/2 of the original hole.



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Posted April 01, 2013 - 12:09 PM

Worked on the 3ph for the
1650. Trying to beat the weather clock for plowing the garden. I should have seat time this weekend.

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Nice work there!   :thumbs:

 

Hope you are gonna paint it!


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Posted April 01, 2013 - 12:34 PM

Not until it rust. Paint sticks to rusted then cleaned steel better than virgin metal. I also want to be sure everything is where it needs to be.

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Posted April 01, 2013 - 06:43 PM

Managed to take the loaded 26-12-12 tire off the SS12, install a 25# weight behind the tire and juggle a 15, 40, & 25# weight, the tire, 2 carriage bolts, and the tools to put it all back together. Kept them in the air long enough to assemble without loosing any fingers. Now my left tire should be better anchored than before and maybe I can stop riding the fender.

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Posted April 01, 2013 - 08:22 PM

Pulled the engine back out of my JD314 K321 . Of course when I rebuilt it I cleaned everything real good and used new gaskets . Well  I have an oil leak , about 24 hrs per drop coming off left front corner of pan . I want  to say it is the pan gasket but just can't say positively , but don't  see any crack in the pan . There is no oil anywhere on the block itself . So i'm pondering .

 

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