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#331 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted April 17, 2011 - 09:20 AM

:thumbs:That is one very mean looking garden tractor Dan.
I can't believe how you find the time to do it!!

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Gonna get harder & harder with every passing spring day. Looks like corn planting won't begin until May with the crazy flip/flop weather. Going to pull the tires off the front rims today & get ready for fresh paint & V61 5-rib tires.
Joe, you wondered why no diesel JB pics on Facebook......just not enough time!

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Posted April 19, 2011 - 01:28 PM

Got the 18x8.50x8 v61's mounted & on the JB! Fluid filled them too, and held a shade over 4 gallons each.
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Posted April 19, 2011 - 01:32 PM

looks good.

How does the tread depth compare to the tri ribs on your 990?

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Posted April 19, 2011 - 01:43 PM

looks good.

How does the tread depth compare to the tri ribs on your 990?


Have to look to be sure, but likely close, with the V's getting the nod.

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Posted April 19, 2011 - 01:48 PM

Great looking tractor Daniel. Nice work.

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Posted April 24, 2011 - 06:18 PM

More piddling this evening. Got the other Farmall weight blasted & primed to go on the other side. The mount over the Bolens style weights. These Farmall weights sit inside the rim's edge perfectly & have holes that align perfectly with the weight holes in the rims. I have to use all-thread & tighten down the Bolens style weights, then another nut to hold the Farmall weights against the rims, as the weights don't contact.
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I also used a jigsaw to cut out a piece of metal to weld into the cutout for the OE air filter. I'll weld it in another day.
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This morning I installed my stainless steel hood latches I got off ebay. I bought 4 so I'd have an extra set if/when needed.
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Done a few weeks ago, but here's my stabilizer chain system I built to keep the plow in alignment. 1/4" chain, with the hook being a link of 5/16" chain. Very easy to adjust where you want things to stay.
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Posted April 24, 2011 - 06:28 PM

Been trying to decide on paint scheme for this JB. The red is a very true red, so I'd like to break it up a bit. I actually kind of like the gray primer color. I am definitely staying with white rims, and am thinking of the red for the entire frame, running boards & dash tower, plus the front grill. Then I may go gray for the hood, dash, and rear fenders. Besides this & the white rims, everything else red.
Here's the red as seen in prior post:
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Here is a pic of some paint I smeared on the dash tower & fender just to give me something to think about:
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The gray is actually a Ford Gray, which I lightened by blending some pure white into.
It will be quite some time before I ever get to painting this machine either way I decide to go.

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 01:08 PM

Dan the next plow day you attend with that beast, they will have to give U a separate
land to plow on so U won't run over anybody. That was a great video of it plowing.
Do U remember how much red paint U used on the 1st JBI. I plan to paint mine the same
as it was originally. The engine will be black.:good_job:

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 01:27 PM

Dan, Lookin' good.
Could you tell me what those Farmall weight came off of?

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 02:08 PM

Dan, Lookin' good.
Could you tell me what those Farmall weight came off of?


They actually were more than a weight, as they mounted to tabs on the rims & then the weights bolted to the hubs.
I couldn't remember what my friend said they came off other than Farmall, but I found an ad with the same weight:
Original Ad: Front wheel weight off a Farmall A will fit letter series and 300 350 400 and 450.
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Posted April 27, 2011 - 02:10 PM

Dan the next plow day you attend with that beast, they will have to give U a separate
land to plow on so U won't run over anybody. That was a great video of it plowing.
Do U remember how much red paint U used on the 1st JBI. I plan to paint mine the same
as it was originally. The engine will be black.:good_job:


If I remember right, a whole quart went on it. On the 1st one I used straight Agco enamel.

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 03:26 PM

Daniel, It's really looking good !!! those wieghts look great, and I love that bright red....

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 03:46 PM

It sure is coming along Daniel.

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Posted January 12, 2013 - 03:00 PM

Been a long time since posting about this tractor.  It will be getting a major upgrade soon as I can get to it.  I "hope" I can get to it before my next fall plow day, but time will tell.  I decided for sure to part out the Simplicity Sunstar so I can put the entire hydro/diff under this diesel JB.  The OE hydro (actually hydro pump to gear motor & single speed) just doesn't have the guts to handle this Kubota diesel, and the 2 speed diff with Sundstrand full hydro, turning brakes, and diff lock will make this tractor plain old throw the dirt!  It is the identical system as under the JD430.

  The Sunstar is almost disassembled, and sold the engine to meangreen for a log splitter setup he's building.  It's gonna be tons of work fitting this system under the JB, but will be worth it when finished....if it ever gets finished that is.  I had even thought about turning the engine around so not to have to change anything with the hydro, but I like the way the engine sits in the tractor now, so I'll change the hydro rotation instead.

  My JB is still up at my son's house since plow day, so I need to drive it back down here soon, so I can start brainstorming. 


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 10:43 PM

Daniel, That hydro is going to make that HOG really root around in the dirt. You'll be able to pull that 2 bottom plow with no issues.


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