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#1 Rock farmer ONLINE  

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Posted February 18, 2014 - 10:35 PM

I love my LGT 165!
Just cleared my drive of 12" of light fluffy snow.
Cleaned down to the ice packed gravel.
May rain tomorrow afternoon.
Lights work good. Charging system works. Lots of wheel weights, chains.
And, a weight box. Nothing stops it!
42" wide path cleans my drive in three passes.
This machine will even move my snow banks back!
I got it on Ebay. Buy it now. Best $500 I ever spent.
I started up my big farm tractor. And, it just idled while I cleared every thing with the little Ford.
I own a lot of tractors. But this one is the best!

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Posted February 19, 2014 - 05:48 AM

Glad the Ford was up to the task! How heavy are the front weights?



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Posted February 19, 2014 - 06:17 AM

Nice set-up ? I was wondering are  you using weights on the front wheels so you can put down pressure with the blower ?  Never had a blower so not sure why .


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Posted February 19, 2014 - 06:20 AM

They are a nice machine with a lot of available features and are under rated by many people.



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Posted February 19, 2014 - 07:42 AM

Those front weights are just something I had kicking around.
I think I got them with a Simplicity.
Must weigh around 20 - 25 lbs each.
When I was adding chains and weight to the tractor this fall, I thought why not?
Helps with traction when driving up a snow bank.
The blower is really heavy. Doesn't need any help with down pressure!

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Posted February 19, 2014 - 04:16 PM

now you need a plow for the light stuff. glad its running good for you.   Tom


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Posted February 19, 2014 - 04:17 PM

SUPER NICE purchase. Tough as nails ya know!


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Posted February 19, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Nice unit! It sure is satisfying when these little guys work their hearts out doing what they were intended to do and the big boys sit aside and watch, lol. Pound for pound a G.T. will out work a bigger tractor, IMO.
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Posted February 20, 2014 - 06:56 AM

now you need a plow for the light stuff. glad its running good for you.   Tom


Actually Tom, I have five plows for the light stuff!
One is on my Ford 640 farm tractor.
And I've got one wheelhorse plow. Two simplicities and two brinlys.
And I've also got two wheelhorse mid mount grader blades!

I guess I'm plow blessed!

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 07:09 AM

Nice set up. Yes, those Fords are nice machines. I have an open sided one, with

a tiller, and deck. The only thing I don't like, is that the reverse pedal can be a bit

awkward to get on to, depending on what you're wearing on your feet. I might have a look

at making it a bit larger this spring, when I bring it in for service.


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 07:42 AM

Nice set up. Yes, those Fords are nice machines. I have an open sided one, with

a tiller, and deck. The only thing I don't like, is that the reverse pedal can be a bit

awkward to get on to, depending on what you're wearing on your feet. I might have a look

at making it a bit larger this spring, when I bring it in for service.

That REV pedal is a bit awkward for sure, Will.


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 08:40 AM

That REV pedal is a bit awkward for sure, Will.

 

Yes, compared to a big pedal, like on the MF1450/1650.......guys.

 

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 08:59 AM

Ok for you pedal challenged( myself WAS included) this is how you fix it. For the open sided machines all you need to do is get the pedal from a closed sided machine. For you closed sided owners its a bit more involved. You need to leghthen both the heel pad and the heightby 1/2". Then bevel the underside of the heel pad so your boot sole doesnt get stuck under it. I did this to both of mine and it made all the difference.
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Posted February 21, 2014 - 12:30 AM

I have the open sided machine, and I just took a piece of 1" x 1/4 , put a bend in it so the part that contacts your heel is about 1.5" long and made it 3/4" taller than the original, seems to be better.



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Posted February 21, 2014 - 03:18 PM

I've thought of making a pedal like the MF pictured above, or Bolens , they have a similar design. Tom







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