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#1 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 06:28 PM

I'm back in the workshop today after a fun 16 days with my daughter , son-in-law and grandson. I know my grandson is hooked on grandpas tractors now at 2.5 years old. He got to ride on his hot rod jd with his daddy for the first time and he loved it. Along with riding on 6 other tractors , ha,ha.

  Todays picture shows me holding the starter , I did not like how it looked so I removed it and redid the hood to the nice smooth look again. I also redid the exhaust to come up through the hood instead of out the side . And I redesigned the air cleaner so i could get a clener look on the left side of the hood too. I cut out the first parts today for the jd 45 loader that will mount on the mini 730 . Then I will build a old fashioned manure spreader to hook behind it. When I sell it I think it will look much nicer with the loader and the spreader on it. John Deere 4020 still needs to be back in the shop to get the hood reworked and get rid of the yellow stripe and build the front side  trim/borders . Still want to build the five bottom plow for it . Got to build some wheely bars for the hot rod jd as it tends to want to do a wheely , ha,ha. Not sure yet what I want to build behind the jd 9630 but I got plenty to keep me busy , ha,ha. 

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 08:52 PM

That 730 looks great! Will the loader have hydraulics on the bucket or is that the trip latch? Sounds like you won't run out of projects for awhile.


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 04:22 PM

Just a cable trip latch , todays progress picture on the jd 45 loader shows the lift arms, the lift cylinders and me working on the bucket teeth. Tomorrow I should get the last parts roughed in.

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Posted August 06, 2013 - 08:14 PM

Love it! We had the real deal when we bought the 630. Nifty loader and kind of wish it stayed around. You're doing great on it.

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Posted August 06, 2013 - 08:49 PM

You just never stop, do you Don? !


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Posted August 07, 2013 - 10:42 AM

I haven't seen a real one, just making it from a couple photos and a toy I have.


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Posted August 10, 2013 - 05:20 PM

I got the trip bucket parts all painted and will get it put back together tomorrow and get started on the frame for the jd 45 manure spreader to hook behind it. Should look pretty good with the loader and the spreader hooked together.

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Posted August 14, 2013 - 03:01 PM

I got the trip bucket loader pretty much done now and I did some sanding on some rims I had and got them painted yellow for some other upcoming projects. Heading to Buckley to the Steam Engine and Tractor Show one day this week.

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Posted August 20, 2013 - 01:25 PM

I moved the narrow front 730 out of the workshop with the loader for the first time . Here is the first picture of it.

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Posted August 21, 2013 - 01:37 PM

i am assuming that the bucket has a hydraulic lift on it somewhere?



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Posted August 21, 2013 - 01:52 PM

i am assuming that the bucket has a hydraulic lift on it somewhere?

Look close just ahead of right rear wheel....cylinder showing.



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Posted August 21, 2013 - 05:41 PM

Thanks Daniel...............If I had gone back and read the entire post I would have seen where he was working on the cylinders..........lol



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Posted August 21, 2013 - 09:22 PM

That is one sharp tractor!

 

Looks like you're just about ready to stick that bucket into a pile of poop.



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Posted August 29, 2013 - 06:59 PM

that tractor is awesome well done sir! Im in the process of restoring a ford lgt 165 and want to do a narrow front like your 730 no it would be slightly smaller but do you have any advice for me?






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