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#31 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 06, 2013 - 08:30 PM

I have missed this thread until now! It looks great Kenny! I am sure that it will work much better then before! Congrats on a job well done. :thumbs:


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 05:19 AM

I have it finished for sure now. Letting the paint cure before putting it back together. I'll get pics up when I do!



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 05:51 AM

Nice Kenny.

Looking forward to seeing it do a bit of landscaping.


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 06:45 AM

Will, we need some rain before I can do much with it right now. But I do have a pile of dirt to knock down with it. I'll get some pics of that.



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 05:25 PM

As promised, here's pics of the finished product. I went with Semi-gloss Black & 'Hammered' Silver for the colors.

Here is a couple close ups of the cutting edges:

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Here's the 3-point hookup:

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Teeth are installed:

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A few pics with it mounted:

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Rear shots with it up and down:

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I did weight it and it is right at 150 lbs. So added weight may not be needed.


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 05:48 PM

Looks good, should do the job and last a while. :thumbs:


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 06:17 PM

Looks good Kenny. When the ground is hard it would be like dropping an anchor to put those ripper teeth down. My version of a Redneck lathe is a bit different than yours. I use a drill press and a file. A grinder would be faster though! 


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 07:00 PM

Looks good Kenny. When the ground is hard it would be like dropping an anchor to put those ripper teeth down. My version of a Redneck lathe is a bit different than yours. I use a drill press and a file. A grinder would be faster though! 

I first started doing this when I worked at Boeing. A 3000 RPM drill and air angle grinder will remove material real quick!


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 07:27 PM

just saw this thread, nice job  :thumbs: didn't take you long to get up an running in your new place. can't wait for the video!


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 08:34 PM

WOW KENNY WHAT A PERFECT JOB!!!!! Man that came out perfect! Once you get the top link figured out you will be grading like a pro!!
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Posted July 08, 2013 - 08:34 PM

Kenny that came out looking really good!  It is always fun to watch your projects grow to completion!


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 09:47 PM

Does it steer any better with the weight of the Box on the back? My neighbors ff20 is very hard to steer with the front blade on.His rears are the same as yours but tubbed and filled with calcium.

 

We had the whole steering system out of it and cleaned it up and greesed everything,replaced 2 of the tie rod ends and it didn't help a whole lot.We did that while we had the Jackshaft out for the lift.They should of put greese zerks on the jackshaft in the 1st place,what a pain in the butt it is to get those things to come apart.

 

 

That reminds me I still have to put the new fuel pump on it for him. :flamethrower:


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Posted July 09, 2013 - 02:58 AM

Does it steer any better with the weight of the Box on the back? My neighbors ff20 is very hard to steer with the front blade on.His rears are the same as yours but tubbed and filled with calcium.

 

We had the whole steering system out of it and cleaned it up and greesed everything,replaced 2 of the tie rod ends and it didn't help a whole lot.We did that while we had the Jackshaft out for the lift.They should of put greese zerks on the jackshaft in the 1st place,what a pain in the butt it is to get those things to come apart.

 

 

That reminds me I still have to put the new fuel pump on it for him. :flamethrower:

Eric, I didn't drive it around as it was quite hot and humid. It is a bear to steer. I hope to find a way to put the thrust bearings on the spindles under the axle to see if that would help. I do have about 45 lbs in the box on the front to keep it on the ground. When those back tires hook up, the front wants to come off the ground. I don't have the rears filled, just the 75 lb weights on there.



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Posted July 09, 2013 - 08:41 AM

I thought it might be a bit tough to steer.Wonder why they never put power steering on these?They really need it.

 

It's basicly the size of a Super Garden Tractor like the Big CC super JD400 series or the big Bolens tractors.The front tires cause some of the drag.I never liked those tires even on my CC149 and they are on slightly narrower rims.

 

The front of the FF tractors is Steer HEAVY.I couldn't imagine how hard it would turn with a FEL on it.

 

 

 

Wonder how a narrower rim would do on them?Something like a set of Bolens 1250 fronts.

 

 

 

I guess that's why they put such a Huge steering wheel on these.So you can man handle it. :rolling:


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Posted July 10, 2013 - 12:21 PM

I installed the thrust bearing on my JD 316 several years ago after I bought my Johnny Bucket, and it make a difference in less steering effort. You might also consider tri-bar tires for the front as well. 


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