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#31 Bunker Buster OFFLINE  

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Posted September 03, 2013 - 07:03 PM

Nothing really to report other than I've used it a little. I was out of town for a Rock Crawling fundraiser event for wounded military over the Labor Day weekend, but I'll get back to using it this weekend.
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Posted September 03, 2013 - 07:17 PM

Glad you made it back from crawling on rocks. Did you bring us any photos?



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Posted September 04, 2013 - 08:27 AM

Glad you made it back from crawling on rocks. Did you bring us any photos?

I sure did.  We were too busy wheeling to get very many pics or video. 

 

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Posted September 04, 2013 - 12:30 PM

Are you running on propane? I just noticed the 2 tanks in the back end.

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Posted September 04, 2013 - 01:37 PM

Are you running on propane? I just noticed the 2 tanks in the back end.

 

Yes, it's running on straight propane.  It's great and runs at any angle.



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Posted September 06, 2013 - 01:00 AM

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Here's the pictures I forgot to share with everyone lol

 


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Posted September 09, 2013 - 08:48 PM

No real updates, other than I used it to now roughly five acres this weekend. It runs like a champ. I do want to build some weights for the front and build some wheel weights. I have some big terraces and they are pretty steep. Is there any improvement that can be made to get a tighter turning radius?

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 10:20 AM

that's exactly like mine,the bezel around headlights should be red,i'll have parts from mine and brand new tires all around ,im taking my 16hp briggs out and selling the rest,i just don't like sitting on it



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Posted January 27, 2014 - 06:10 PM

Turning an issue? They usually turn great. Check to see if your drag link from box to first wheel is straight and well lubed. Lube up all the joints and king-pins. Mine was all froze up and actually bent drag link trying to turn. Also watch the steer gear and get grease rubbed on it. If loose they will "skip" around a tooth or more when turning hard. You can put in a washer spacer to take up gap, but requires taking it out and is a big project then. On a three point. There is a welder guy that makes one for these tractors that is really nice and just like stock or maybe little better. You can buy the whole kit or any parts there of. I got used main arms, which are L-shaped and pin to the back of axle. The upper arms have two long links from them to the rockshaft arms in middle of tractor. Those are what I had made for mine. Place is called On Point Welding and Fabrication LLC  I don't see the web address now, but must be close to that name with .com I'm sure. Maybe google has it. I got it off the My Tractor Forum link to MTD. Some pictures of parts on the site too.  I bought my used arms from fella on the MTF forums. MTD is good forum there.


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 01:58 PM

Thanks Grumpy!  The turning is real stiff and takes what seems like half an acre to make a full turn.  I greased everything that had a zerk and also put grease on the steering gear.  Everything was real dry and neglected when I got it.  Maybe I need to give everything a little more attention and it'll free up more.  It's been sitting for a while due to a hole in the float.  Against my better judgement from previous experiences, I ordered the carb parts I needed from Jacks Small Engines.  Their speed of shipping and correspondence SUCKS.  The parts were finally delivered this last weekend, more than four weeks after I placed the order.

 

I'll get it back going this weekend and do some more cleanup and maintenance.


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 10:59 AM

I fixed the carb issue and also did a minor tuneup and she runs like a top.  This weekend the weather was great, so we cut, hauled and burned a bunch of brush.  Here's my little helper.  He was in heaven being able to drive.

 

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Posted February 18, 2014 - 11:02 AM

Now you've done it! He gotta have his own tractor now, Dad! That means you have to go buy another one, hopefully more his size!


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 11:21 AM

Yeah, he has a pedal tractor that he rides around and then he also has a powerwheels four wheeler, powerwheels jeep, powerwheels buggy, (none of which are stock or slow) etc... hahaha!  I also aquired a good starter rig to build him a capable, small tire rock crawler for when he's tall enough to reach the pedals and drive. 



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Posted August 05, 2014 - 09:05 PM

Here's the best upgrade I've done. The boat seat was cheap and much more comfortable. I also had a tie rod break at the steering gear so I upgraded. Sadly I'll be posting it for sale. I've got 10 acres to tend to and need a utility tractor. I have a Farmall H but it's not ready for mower duty yet.uploadfromtaptalk1407290722716.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1407290732250.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1407290744159.jpg

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Posted August 18, 2014 - 07:09 AM

After working some of the bugs out and after another tuneup I've decided to hang onto the ole gal.  I'm going to MO over Labor Day weekend to visit with family and will be bringing back a nice little disc to pull behind it.  Next year's garden should be better with a little less work.  Tilling up a big garden by hand is for the birds.


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