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#1 Hugh OFFLINE  

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Posted October 07, 2013 - 10:13 AM

Been awhile since I checked in, so here is a run down of the last couple months for me. 

 

Back in June, I bought back my GT/18 Hydro, and picked up a complete but beat up GT/19.9 to use as a parts machine. The transmission went into my 18/6 to use at the upcoming pull, and the rest I held onto for the time being. At that time, I also had a 1978 GT/18 6 speed that I wanted to get rid of. The tractor was in good shape and would run with minor carb work, but I didnt have time to work on it and it was a shame to see a nice machine just sit. So I traded the GT/18 as well as the remnants of the 19.9 parts machine for a 4000 watt front generator, 46" snow blade, 3pt hitch, and 48" mower deck. That left me with my GT/19.9, 18/6, GT/18 Hydro, and SS/16. 

 

I quickly found out that the spindles in the 48" deck were pretty rough. I threw a new set of blades on it and hoped for the best, but no dice. The bearings are toast. My 42" is smooth as butter, so I am selling the 48". I don't have time to rebuild it, and frankly, I have no need for the 48" as it is. The snow blade is the side lift style, of which I have only seen 2 others, that is ready to go as soon as I make a simple L shaped bracket for it. The 3pt is complete and ready to use. The generator did not come with a mule drive mount, and it did not come in working condition. Cosmetically it was pretty good. I knew when I got it that it needed a voltage regulator. After crossing some part numbers I was able to order a new regulator through my work (we used to be a Generac dealer, we can still get parts) and voila it put out juice. All that I had to do next was make a mount for it. I had a spare mule drive, so I just welded on some angle iron and the generator mounted up nice. It puts out good power, and I am very pleased with it.

 

On Saturday night, I picked up a 48" Haban sickle bar mower, from the original owner. I am in the process of installing it. It is pretty rusty, but complete and ready to use. Just needs a good lube. I will keep up on that post, its gonna be pretty cool I think.


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 11:01 AM

The Swap Meet in Plainfield, CT is Saturday. Its on RT12 about a mile north of Lisbon. There is one Sunday at the Brooklyn Fairgrounds. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 11:12 AM

Hey Hugh, I thought you had dropped off the face of the earth. Ryan and I were just talking about you the other night while moving the 19.9 so we could line up the new hitch for it.

Glad to hear you finally got a sickle. The deck bearings are changeable... We did it on ours. It was an afternoon, but fun.
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Posted October 07, 2013 - 11:15 AM

Hey Hugh, long time .......... sounds like you have a plan :thumbs:

 

P.S. Through of you last w/e driving the Gravely in the woods :smilewink:


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 11:57 AM

You and that sickle, rubbin' it in everwhere haha   :wallbanging:  :bigrofl:

 

Better put it away and get ready for snow, the almanac says going to be a snowy one!!!


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 02:09 PM

Hugh ? Hugh who ? Hey, that sorta rhymes.

About time you came back in here young man.
How about you stick around now ? Please.
In case you haven't noticed that "other site" has been sanitized and de personalized like never before. Something which I HOPE never happens here.

I'll be seeing you in the next month when I'm doing that job in Vernon. I'll let you know when I'll be there as soon as I know.
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Posted October 07, 2013 - 04:01 PM

Sounds good Ken I am looking forward to it.

 

I am not active on either site as much as I used to be, but I do a lot of reading. Work and mowing gets in the way as I am sure you are all familiar with. 


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Posted October 09, 2013 - 10:26 AM

Here are a couple pics of the sickle and the front generator

 

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Posted October 09, 2013 - 11:31 AM

Hugh, not sure if you know this, but that sickle may work a little better if the tractor actually had a motor  :bigrofl:  :bigrofl:

 

 

Seriously though, you have any pictures of the mule drive?


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Posted October 09, 2013 - 09:48 PM

Yes the mule drive gear box is currently in the hydro



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Posted October 10, 2013 - 11:06 AM

Man that'll be a nice sickle when done. With more than enough power to run it too.




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