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#181 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 07:26 PM

BTW...the hood will be a while. It has to be extended in the rear about 6 to 8"...not measured yet. Plus I have to split it almost in-two after extending it, leaving just a tiny bit connecting it in the rear. The rear needs to stay the same width to match the dash tower, while the front has to be 5/8" wider to work over the grill that it hinges on.

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 07:29 PM

Go, Daniel!

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 12:28 PM

Working on the hood today between milkings. May not have to split & widen the hood. Cutting the welds on the front hood panel & just spacing it out a little on each side should do the trick, but the hood has to be extended on the back end 5 3/8". Getting ready to attempt that in just a few minutes.

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 04:26 PM

Put 2 new windows in the laundry room, then JB time! Got a lot done too. Done a fast hood extension (keep in mind, I'm roughing this thing in for now), got the hood hold downs on, & battery hold down done. It's looking like a tractor now!

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Gotta head out the door to milk the cows. Got the feeding done a few minutes ago. With time change, more light at night, so a little more GT time in the evenings when I have any steam left in me.

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 05:38 PM

I love it. I don't know how you get this stuff done so quickly.

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 07:08 PM

That's really coming together nicely Dan! Awesome work!

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 08:07 PM

I thought you said it would take a while to get this together lol. At this rate your projects go faster than mine. Nice fab work.

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 09:58 PM

Nice work Daniel! :bounce:

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Posted March 13, 2011 - 12:28 AM

Looks great probably have bodywork and paint done by plow day too huh!!!!

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Posted March 13, 2011 - 04:25 AM

That's really shaping up.

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Posted March 13, 2011 - 05:34 AM

It's coming out great.

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Posted March 13, 2011 - 08:04 AM

Looking really good Dan, "roughed in" or not it is coming together!!
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Posted March 13, 2011 - 08:03 PM

Plowed some garden this afternoon & I do believe I've built my ultimate garden tractor! This thing IS the "Boss Hog"! The engine has NO idea the single 10" plow is back there. In the one wet spot, it did lose traction, but otherwise it'll go full speed with the plow, tossing dirt too far for a smooth job. I just hold the hydro to full speed with a little over 1/2 throttle for a smooth plow. No way I need full engine rpm, but at the same time, full rpm with slower pedal speed is easier on the hydro. I could smell the hydro getting hot, so I stopped plowing. I have all the hydraulic hoses to run the return lines in a loop to the front of the radiator, where I'll mount a 8x14" six pass cooler. This should take care of the heat. Short just 3 fittings to install it, but I'll get it all ready this week. I hope it doesn't rain too much this week to prevent plow day at Georgetown, Ky this Saturday.

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 08:05 AM

looks awesome.

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 08:23 AM

Dan, Great job. Glad to hear it meets and exceeds your expectations.
Should be awesome looking when you get her painted.




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