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#1 Utah Smitty OFFLINE  

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Posted July 01, 2013 - 10:33 PM

Well, I finally picked up my JD317 that I bought a few weeks ago.  I actually bought it before I got the JD420, and I bought the other 317 to have a parts tractor for this one, or whatever---use which ever one was in the best condition. 

 

The PO swapped out the defunct KT17 and put a Kohler K321 in it.  He also scabbed together A front end loader, and chopped up the motor mounts to put the 321 in it. 

 

He threw a rod in it, and had a mechanic replace the rod and piston... When he started it up, it started leaking oil from the block, he figured there must be a crack in the block, and decided to scrap it.

 

So.... I had to winch it up on my trailer.  I had bought a HF 2,000# winch.  I wasn't sure it would pull the tractor up on the trailer--the basic tractor weighs about 800#, It has rear duals with fluid in it, and the FEL, so I suspect it was about 1,200 - 1,300 lbs, and had to go up the ramp-- no ditch to put the trailer wheels into.

 

Surprisingly, it did just fine... it did groan a lot and slowed way down but it got up on her...

 

I took a short video of it with my cell phone, but I don't know how to convert it to post it here.  However, I did take a couple of pictures---

 

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Posted July 01, 2013 - 10:49 PM

One of them days your just glad to get it on the trailer. Nice looking project.


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Posted July 02, 2013 - 01:28 AM

You must be a lucky guy, Smitty. Great, and w/ a FEL! Congrats!!!



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Posted July 02, 2013 - 02:02 AM

What size are the duals?  Might they be narrow JD rims from the early 110 era?



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Posted July 02, 2013 - 06:56 AM

Congrats Smitty.  Seems like you have been bitten by the Green bug lately! 


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Posted July 02, 2013 - 07:10 AM

With a loader it makes it worth the extra work to get it home.



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Posted July 02, 2013 - 08:41 AM

What size are the duals?  Might they be narrow JD rims from the early 110 era?

 

What size are the duals?  Might they be narrow JD rims from the early 110 era?

Yeah, I think they are... they've been painted, I plan to take them off and use regular weights or a weight box if I keep the FEL on it.

 

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Posted July 02, 2013 - 08:48 AM

Congrats Smitty.  Seems like you have been bitten by the Green bug lately! 

LOL!! Yeah, well I've bought things from him before... He originally wanted to sell only the tractor 'cause he wanted to use the FEL on a little Kubota he was rebuilding. I figured the bar tread tires and the extra parts he had--two more tires, front axle, steering columns, lift cylinder and valve, were worth the $300 he was asking.

 

Then, I got a call from him last week--his garage, with the Kubota, all his tools, welder, etc. burned down... he decided to sell the FEL as well for $300  I was a little hesitant at first as he did  very sloppy work mounting it, but, I figured I could do some plastic surgery on it, and use it on my JD420 as it has larger cylinders and a pump, separate valve, etc.

 

Anyway, I'll keep everyone posted... if the weather will just cool down so I can work outside without burning my hands every time I pick up a wrench.

 

Smitty



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Posted July 02, 2013 - 01:58 PM

That will be a real workhorse, a 420 with a loader! Well worth the work to get it set up properly.  Weather is nutty this summer. We haven't had a sunny day for several weeks here. 







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