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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2013 - 02:14 PM

Yesterday, I drove 90 miles to a plow day near Osceola, IA.

 

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I plowed off & on for 3 hours before noon & headed home about 1 pm.  Stopped at a rest stop near the MO state line, check my straps & all was well -------------- or so I thought!  When I got home, the left side engine panel was missing from the 420!

 

This morning we backtracked in hopes of finding it along the road.  Had to go past the rest stop (where I was sure the panel was on) about a mile to turn around.  Found it!!!  Laying beside the off ramp to the rest stop, 50 yards past where I would have quit looking, scratched, but no dents!  

 

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I'll take it down to bare metal, fill as needed & repaint.  ~~  Lowell


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 02:21 PM

Oops-a-daisy! Glad you found it, though. Easier than buying one off Ebay.

 

Still might want to pick up a spare 420, though. Just in case.


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 02:29 PM

Wow, you did get lucky. Glad you found it.

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Posted October 27, 2013 - 02:30 PM

Dang, that IS good luck!

 

Glad to see that all it got was some cosmetic damage.

 

Looks like you might want to run a strap around the tractor for any future trips to keep that from happening.

 

With my Bolens, I do that when I have them loaded up facing backwards to keep the wind from lifting up the hood and tearing it off.  Plus, with some of them I tie down the seats as some of them are hinged as well.


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 03:00 PM

OOOPS!    Lucky you!   :dancingbanana: Glad you found it. :dancingbanana:      Rick



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Posted October 27, 2013 - 03:38 PM

Shear stroke of luck!  Now....where are the rest of the plow day pics???????????



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Posted October 27, 2013 - 04:33 PM

No more plow days this year, that I know of!

 

Problem was "handy-dandy 1/4 turn fastener", will be replaced with original-style bolt/clip nut!  ~~  Lowell



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Posted October 27, 2013 - 04:56 PM

A little paint and filler and it'll be as good as new.  All I can say is you must be living right!


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 05:01 PM

Did you stop and buy a lottery ticket after find the panel? You should.


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Posted October 27, 2013 - 08:42 PM

Still might want to pick up a spare 420, though. Just in case.

 

That's the way to think.  :thumbs:

 

We do love excuses, don't we!?!?

 

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Posted October 28, 2013 - 05:52 AM

Did you stop and buy a lottery ticket after find the panel? You should.

Exactly my thoughts Will!


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Posted October 28, 2013 - 06:19 AM

Looks like good ground to plow. Glad you found the side panel!


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