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#16 OkieGt OFFLINE  

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Posted September 02, 2013 - 11:03 PM

I'm not too worried about it being on the seat. Definitely too late now lol. I do like it there. I plan on putting a taillight on the other side. At least now I will have something on the other fender. Well to continue on, I got the sleeve hitch I made a while back mounted. Not too bad. Just needs some paint.
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After looking at it, I'm gonna go ahead and drill the other 2 outside holes and weld nuts for the stabilizer. I would think my plow will need to be a little closer to the tire. Which hole do you guys mount your plows?

Also found my other good lens from my parts tractor. I can now mount the headlights. Although I think I'm done for the night. Gotta work in the morning.

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plow first, drill second


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Posted September 03, 2013 - 12:46 PM

Hitch looks great. As far as figuring where to hook the plow usually depends on how it works for you. It takes some adjustment to get things working well. So as you get the plow dialed in you'll get it figured out. The more centered you can hook it the better since it will pull straighter in the hard spots but it also pulls harder since your basically plowing a wider width then.

I have mine in the far right hole on the hitch and the far right hole on the plow. I could probably move it using the middle hole on the hitch and far left hole on the plow. Either would be great starting points. 

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Posted September 03, 2013 - 06:00 PM

I'm not too worried about it being on the seat. Definitely too late now lol. I do like it there. I plan on putting a taillight on the other side. At least now I will have something on the other fender. Well to continue on, I got the sleeve hitch I made a while back mounted. Not too bad. Just needs some paint.
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After looking at it, I'm gonna go ahead and drill the other 2 outside holes and weld nuts for the stabilizer. I would think my plow will need to be a little closer to the tire. Which hole do you guys mount your plows?

Also found my other good lens from my parts tractor. I can now mount the headlights. Although I think I'm done for the night. Gotta work in the morning.

Eric

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You don't use stabilizer on sleeve hitch plow. If you have Brinly plow go to there site it will tell you how to set it up they have formula for how wide between tires most generally pull from center hole of sleeve hitch.


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Posted September 03, 2013 - 06:14 PM

Tractor looks good! I'll be looking for you at Daniels!


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Posted September 04, 2013 - 09:26 PM

Well did some more work tonight. I have 2 43 lbs. Suitcase weights I bought at Lowes a while back for 20 a piece. They were on clearance so it was a no brainer! I started to make a bracket for the 442. Its really crude looking right now. This is more for fitment. I will pretty it up and reinforce it tomorrow. Here is a pic.
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I'm gonna have to find another weight since I will have room for 3. I'm gonna grind the edges of the piece of angle scrap and even it up with the mule bracket. Then weld some strap on the sides for top support. Do you all think I need something across the top to hold them down? I have though of a way to repurpose the PTO belt tensioner adjusting rod for that. Its just the right length with a handle on one end. Perfect!

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Posted September 04, 2013 - 09:30 PM

Oh and don't pay attention to the oil spots. I think I found my leaky fitting.

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Posted September 05, 2013 - 01:58 AM

Sweetness!


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 06:16 PM

Well did some more work tonight. I have 2 43 lbs. Suitcase weights I bought at Lowes a while back for 20 a piece. They were on clearance so it was a no brainer! I started to make a bracket for the 442. Its really crude looking right now. This is more for fitment. I will pretty it up and reinforce it tomorrow. Here is a pic.
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I'm gonna have to find another weight since I will have room for 3. I'm gonna grind the edges of the piece of angle scrap and even it up with the mule bracket. Then weld some strap on the sides for top support. Do you all think I need something across the top to hold them down? I have though of a way to repurpose the PTO belt tensioner adjusting rod for that. Its just the right length with a handle on one end. Perfect!

Eric

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I don't belief you need to your weights have long hook tangs unless you have some really rough working conditions. But if you'd feel better with them locked in and have plan do it. That's what fabbing is all a bought making it the way you want. BTW nice job on sleeve hitch & tractor   


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 06:50 PM

Thanks for the compliments. I was just thinking about instances where I would be glad I had something holding them. I guess once I get at working on that bracket again I will sort it out.

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Posted September 05, 2013 - 06:56 PM

I like those weights. I don't think they need anything to hold them in unless you plan to launch the tractor!


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 01:58 PM

Well got the weight bracket built. Needs paint now. Works pretty good. I don't think I'm gonna worry about holding them in. That would be one heck of a bump to knock these things out. If that happens I will probably have a broken axle!
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Posted September 07, 2013 - 03:33 PM

Awesome! It looks like it belongs there now!

Great job!


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 05:05 PM

I may have to build another for the 226. Although this was built from leftover scrap lol. The side straps are actually a RER Craftsman deck blade cut up lol. That blade was 30" so I may have enough to make another.

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Posted September 11, 2013 - 08:33 AM

You've inspired me.  Here's my set of Cases eagerly anticipating their transformation.  Going to be a project for advanced kids in small engines that haven't brought in their projects yet.

 

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Posted September 11, 2013 - 09:01 AM

Its really is pretty straight forward. I dropped the entire front axle assembly. Also the steering rods. Its just a swap. Then the rearend is the same way. Just remember to use the 200 series hydro lines that go from the TCV to the rear motor. The 400 series lines are too long. You don't have to pull the TCV. The tractors share the same valve. I could've done it in half a day if I could get that span of time in the shop.

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