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Posted August 22, 2013 - 07:28 PM

Like olcowhand said they are john deere wheel weights painted silver and stacked.  I've had a tremendous amount of fun with the tractor and the fact that you just don't see them everyday makes it even better. 



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Posted August 22, 2013 - 08:31 PM

Here is a couple pics of my MF1655 from last years plow day. I have a Johnson Loader for on it also but took it off for the plow day. I gotta get it in the shop because it chewed up both belts for the hydro at this past weekends show.

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Posted August 22, 2013 - 09:40 PM

That thing is a beast!



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Posted August 22, 2013 - 10:03 PM

These ALL look great.  Thanks guys.  Love that when someone spots these it's usually either "Wow, those are rare" or "you don't see those everyday"! :D  :smilewink:   :thumbs:    :worshippy1:  :rocker:  :bounce:  :worship:  :love:  :smiley-score010:  :usa:



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Posted August 23, 2013 - 08:16 AM

Here is a couple pics of my MF1655 from last years plow day. I have a Johnson Loader for on it also but took it off for the plow day.

 

 

 

Does the Johnson FEL take too much weight off of the back tires when plowing?  Just curious, because I have an 1855 with a Johnson loader that I just got that I planned on plowing with.  Nice tractor!

 

--Eric



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Posted August 23, 2013 - 08:25 AM

Does the Johnson FEL take too much weight off of the back tires when plowing?  Just curious, because I have an 1855 with a Johnson loader that I just got that I planned on plowing with.  Nice tractor!

 

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It does take a good bit of weight off the rear tires but plowing is still doable. The rears are loaded with washer fluid and antifreeze. I have massey wheel weights to put on it also once I get the hydro belts fixed.


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Posted August 23, 2013 - 06:47 PM

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Posted August 23, 2013 - 10:50 PM

attachicon.gifSouthgate-20130823-00921.jpgattachicon.gifSouthgate-20130823-00918.jpgHere is my MF 1650 doing a bit of plowing tonight

 

Did you have fun plowing? I gotta admit is nice plowing on the larger garden tractors because you can actually relax a little bit and not feel like you have to lean all over the place.


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Posted August 24, 2013 - 08:24 PM

Did you have fun plowing? I gotta admit is nice plowing on the larger garden tractors because you can actually relax a little bit and not feel like you have to lean all over the place.

Yes I did enjoy myself! First time plowing with a GT.Plowed many years on the family farm with the big Masseys but never a GT


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Posted September 01, 2013 - 05:47 PM

I just looked at 122 different lawn and garden tractors pictured at Midwest Old Threshers Reunion from Mt. Pleasant Iowa.  Not a single one of these were there.  I don't know as I would go as far as to call these rare but for sure unique and special. :peace:



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Posted September 04, 2013 - 04:49 PM

Well, I spent some time degreasing and pressure washing this weekend.  Here's the current line-up:

 

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The first is the 1855 I use for mowing.  It has a P220G Onan repower, and a 54" deck.  Dad and I reinforced the deck, added "bush hog" style chains to deflect debris, and welded on some trackbars.  We also added the 8 wheels spaced across the front and rear of the deck to let it float with the terrain and not scalp.

 

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--Eric

 


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Posted September 04, 2013 - 04:55 PM

The second in the line up, is a Snapper 1855 that is in search of an engine.  I have a 19.9 Onan in pieces that I may get around to building for this someday.  Other than missing an engine, it's really pretty complete.

 

I do need to find the front PTO clutch/pulleys and have one hydraulic line made up.

 

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Posted September 04, 2013 - 05:34 PM

The third is a brute of a workhorse!! It's an 1855 with the original B48 Onan and a Johnson FEL.  This one has a Sundstrand hydro vs the others which have an Eaton.

 

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Posted September 04, 2013 - 09:01 PM

The third is a brute of a workhorse!! It's an 1855 with the original B48 Onan and a Johnson FEL.  This one has a Sundstrand hydro vs the others which have an Eaton.

 

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--Eric

Eric, you forgot to mention that you were leaving the Johnson Front Loader in your will to your old pal Reg! lol :love:



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Posted September 04, 2013 - 10:19 PM

 

Eric, you forgot to mention that you were leaving the Johnson Front Loader in your will to your old pal Reg! lol

 

Hmmm, well I would've considered it, but "my" three tractors have already seemed to be claimed.  I came around to the back of the house, and all three little curtain crawlers had escaped from the house and found a tractor to play with!  At least they have their priorities right...these are alot more fun than baby dolls and wooden trains  :smilewink:

 

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In fact, Little Man's favorite toy is this tractor!! 

 

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A FEL is one of those things that you don't think you NEED...until you have one.  Then, you find yourself using it for so many things, that you wondered how you made it this far in life without one!

 

I spent most of last weekend re-doing the landscape on the basement side of the house.  I'll get some pictures up soon.  This was what the tractor was doing for fun though in between the real work!

 

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