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#16 cookiemonster OFFLINE  

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Posted July 24, 2013 - 09:39 PM

I know that to plow I need weight on the rear, and as much as I'm comfortable with.  But I had been thinking about coming up with duals on the back for a while now.  Either just for show or for stability so I can cut on my hillside.  But what about for plowing - am I better off with one single 6 inch tire per side or dual 6 inch tires on each side?  I'd have to put weight on either way.

 

I got in my pulleys for the tractor.  I had trouble with using 3.5 inch pulleys on the mower idler so I swapped them out for a set of the 3 inch reinforced nylon pulleys from McMaster.  I had problems with the 3.5 inch pulleys clearing the steering linkages so this will definitely solve that problem.  McMaster said these pulleys are tough. We'll find out.

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It was just dumb luck that the 3.5 inch pulleys that I'm taking off of the tractor are the perfect ones to go on the snowblower. Take a look at the one which is on the snowblower versus the one to it's right which is going to go on.  I'm betting this is going to reduce belt wear quite a bit.  That old one was nasty and you can see that the damage to it from its former life is probably the reason why this stopped getting used in the first place.

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Posted August 05, 2013 - 01:09 PM

Well, the nylon pulleys have been really good so far.  No regrets.

I know that my next action in this build would be to paint the snowblower, but thought I'd take a break to do a few pictures.

 

Franky say "Do Work"

 

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Above you can see the bucket that I built. I've been bucketing from the driveway up the hill to get the stuff to the top so I can work from the top down.  Beats shoveling it uphill.

 

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Above you can see how big that hillside has been.

 

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It will do more and heavier stuff than mulch.  I bucketed all the stone for this patio base and driveway extension in the same way. (above).


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 04:43 AM

Are they panzerondack chairs? What do your neighbors think about your

old unsophisticated funny looking tractor?


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 05:39 AM

Your tractor worked well doing the mulch :thumbs: Sure beats doing with a wheelbarrow


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Posted August 07, 2013 - 07:53 PM

Are they panzerondack chairs? What do your neighbors think about your

old unsophisticated funny looking tractor?

They think it's the prettiest machine in town. No kidding.


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 03:55 PM

Okay... So I rarely log in anymore.  Not because it's not interesting, but because I've been working so much that I just can't stand looking at a screen any more than I already do.  But I logged on this morning and went outside to wash the motorcycle and the tractor so I snapped some pictures of Franky-P in his new winter garb.  The snowblower is an adapted cub cadet.  It's working well, but I think I'll 'gear-it-up' when it comes off in the spring so I don't have to run it at extra full throttle to get a good roost coming out of the blower. I also built an adapter from the sleeve hitch to my snowplow. Yeah, I could plow snow in reverse, but I think it's primary purpose will be for counterweight for the snowblower.  Next project is to find some wheel weights and adapt them to my wheels.  I'd like to have a little more weight on the rear.  

I didn't get a picture of my leaf-sucker setup in the fall.  The other post string we were working on were talking about attachments for panzer.  All of mine have been customized at the very least, but so far I got...

1) mower deck... customized with float wheels.

2) powered vacuum bagger.  Craftsman bagger adapted with leaf vacuum.  Works good. Start the 3hp vacuum engine and just mow over heavy leaves.

3) Rear scoop bucket

4) Snowplow - front

5) snowplow - rear

6) snowblower

7) broadcast spreader.

 

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Posted December 21, 2013 - 04:03 PM

Looks like it's ready! Have fun!


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 04:15 PM

That is one slick machine you have there. Nice job with the attachments!


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 04:58 PM

I believe you have built the ultimate panzer.


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 12:43 AM

Thanks guys.  Yeah, it is fun.  When it snowed I did all the sidewalks in the 'hood just for furn.


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 05:38 AM

Nice! Better than the ones on show room!

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Posted December 23, 2013 - 08:32 PM

That panzer is fun to look at.  I just noticed the handle you made for the rear blade

matches the factory lift handle for factory attachments.  Very nice piece

of ingenuity and workmanship.  We need more closeup pictures to

enjoy the view. Thanks for taking the time to take pictures and

then share them with us.


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 09:11 PM

Franky is looking good. That is neat how you adapted other attachments.


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 11:04 PM

That panzer is fun to look at.  I just noticed the handle you made for the rear blade

matches the factory lift handle for factory attachments.  Very nice piece

of ingenuity and workmanship.  We need more closeup pictures to

enjoy the view. Thanks for taking the time to take pictures and

then share them with us.

Thanks all.  The lift for the rear blade is the factory lift.  The snow blade is adapted to it, and there's no more than a single piece about 8 inches by 5 inches that is custom made to mount it.






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