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#16 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted August 21, 2013 - 05:21 AM

Welcome to the forum! Cool 990 you have there! Thanks for the pics!



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Posted August 21, 2013 - 05:33 AM

I had one of those about 10 years ago. Really nice tractors. I made a thre point for mine. Used 1/2" bar stock for those arms. Made a pattern and heated and bent them with a torch. You can buy the ball ends many places and weld the on. Not that difficult to do. Had a 54" snow plow with chains and a mower deck with mine. I do have a quick attach mower deck for one if anyone needs one. www.cowboysredhorses.com


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Posted August 21, 2013 - 06:47 AM

Hello there and welcome! :wave: Im getting 2 of them in a few days so im excited :dancingbanana:

And your going to share them with me? :rolling:



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Posted August 21, 2013 - 06:48 AM

I had one of those about 10 years ago. Really nice tractors. I made a thre point for mine. Used 1/2" bar stock for those arms. Made a pattern and heated and bent them with a torch. You can buy the ball ends many places and weld the on. Not that difficult to do. Had a 54" snow plow with chains and a mower deck with mine. I do have a quick attach mower deck for one if anyone needs one. www.cowboysredhorses.com

One advantage to making them is that the stock ones weren't near as beefy as what you could buy or make, not even sure if they had ball ends, I dont think so, and the stock lift link were't that good either.


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Posted August 21, 2013 - 07:57 AM

Welcome to GTtalk, glad to have you with us, that is a real sweet looking tractor, it surprises me that most tractor of that age don't have more body damage than what they have. Your tractor looks like it just sat around in a barn and wasn't used, what I am saying it is in real good shape which you knew the second you saw it.  Congratulations on the addition. 

 

 

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Posted August 21, 2013 - 08:30 AM

Thanks for all the great welcomes!  I was impressed with how straight the sheet metal is.  I think it did sit most of it's life.  I greased everything up and the more I use it, the better it drives as everything loosens up.


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Posted August 21, 2013 - 10:14 AM

And your going to share them with me? :rolling:

Well maybe if your good :smilewink:  :wave:



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Posted August 21, 2013 - 10:32 AM

Here's a pic of the back of the tractor.  I do have the bracket that the upper mount ties to.

 

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Posted August 21, 2013 - 11:34 AM

Yes, I'd say it's a 73 just like mine.

 

The engine code confirms that it is a '73 model.  Thanks!


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Posted August 21, 2013 - 05:08 PM

Welcome to GTtalk, glad to have you with us, that is a real sweet looking tractor, it surprises me that most tractor of that age don't have more body damage than what they have. Your tractor looks like it just sat around in a barn and wasn't used, what I am saying it is in real good shape which you knew the second you saw it.  Congratulations on the addition. 

 

 

Dick 

That front grille,  is cast iron, same with many of the Wheel Horses, the lower part of the Cubs and many others, We aren't as good of drivers as you JD owners with plastic hoods and thin metal grilles, lol


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Posted August 21, 2013 - 08:58 PM

Correction, That grill, I believe, is cast aluminum. I was told they weigh 42 pounds.


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Posted August 21, 2013 - 09:11 PM

Correction, That grill, I believe, is cast aluminum. I was told they weigh 42 pounds.

I stand corrected in make up, but not in strength, lol, They are tough, The cub fronts are Cast aluminum also, as I now remember, not sure about the WHs



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Posted August 22, 2013 - 04:51 PM

Congrats on the purchase!

You won't regret it - these are like tanks! Everything is heavy duty. The only thing I'd like diffeent on both of mine is to have foot control. Guess I'll have to start another project.

BTW - That rusty patina looks fairly even, and not that bad either. Maybe a coat of clear?

Good luck with it,
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Posted August 22, 2013 - 09:19 PM

Thanks Rich. I agree, foot control would be better than the hand control, but it didn't take long to get used to it. It doesn't have to be pretty to get the job done, so I don't have any plans in the near future to do any painting. My plate is just way too full to take that one right now.

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Posted August 28, 2013 - 07:25 AM

Any progress on this beast? We like updates with pics too!!!!






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