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Posted March 18, 2014 - 08:19 AM

Nice job :thumbs: on both, the Gravley muffler would be much quieter.


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Posted March 18, 2014 - 08:29 PM

I made an alteration to the tool bar, so it also bears

against the bottom of the frame, behind the weak

spot, the notch in the frame.

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I also got all the tools of death finished. I know, you're

laughing, but I sure wouldn't want to be a root, decayed log, or a

Juniper bush in my way in about 2 weeks. :D

 

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Posted March 18, 2014 - 09:20 PM

Lol, man ! that thing looks meaner by the day, thoses teeth will really rip it up.


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Posted March 18, 2014 - 09:27 PM

I'm thinking about building some sort of grapple attachment

to fit on the tool bar. Something with a manual trip. It might

be real handy for moving around brush piles.


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:34 AM

Will you need to make some kind of wheels or flat stock to keep the front mounted tools from digging in and sucking the tractor stright down ?  On my DB the  rear cultivators have gauge wheels for that purpose


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 06:01 AM

Will you need to make some kind of wheels or flat stock to keep the front mounted tools from digging in and sucking the tractor stright down ?  On my DB the  rear cultivators have gauge wheels for that purpose

 

Thanks.

Ok, I follow you. That's simple enough to do. I can put a socket on the

back center of the tool bar, and have an adjustable post with a wheel.

I'm just getting my mind wrapped around these 2 wheelers. First one

for me. It's a good thing I didn't jump right into a 1 wheeler eh? :D  :D


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 06:16 AM

Don't know what kind of hubs this has but be careful on the hills. They have a habit of leaving the operator at the top or half way down a slope if he remembers to let'r go.

 

Garry


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 06:17 AM

Thanks.

Ok, I follow you. That's simple enough to do. I can put a socket on the

back center of the tool bar, and have an adjustable post with a wheel.

I'm just getting my mind wrapped around these 2 wheelers. First one

for me. It's a good thing I didn't jump right into a 1 wheeler eh? :D  :D

Choremaster ''one wheel wonder'' amazing what those little things can push or pull.

 

In regards to the grapple your thinking of making, the front weight of my Big Five DB, i welded two ''hooks'' facing outwards and used for pushing logs. Originally it was so i could chain it to a tree when using the arch winching logs from hollers.


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 07:02 AM

Don't know what kind of hubs this has but be careful on the hills. They have a habit of leaving the operator at the top or half way down a slope if he remembers to let'r go.

 

Garry

Ratchet hub type if i remember correctly, i think the model W had the differential.


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 09:37 AM

 

 

I also got all the tools of death finished. I know, you're

laughing, but I sure wouldn't want to be a root, decayed log, or a

Juniper bush in my way in about 2 weeks. :D

 

 

Do I detect some wishful thinking here? Do you think that Canadian ground will be bare and soft enough to let go of anything in 2 weeks?

 

PS: the tractor's looking good!!    :smilewink:


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 10:05 AM

The first tillers Simplicity used in 1953 were supplied by Gilson and they are very fast. They have an adjustable depth shoe that does nothing to hold the unit back. I found out the hard way. All of a sudden the tines started to drive the tractor and had to go into the bush to retrieve it after it confronted a tree it couldn't push out of the way. Good thing the front weight was on it for a bumper. Reading the fine print in the manual they recommend installing one or two locking bolts in the hubs so the rachets don't work. That fixed the problem but can't remember the size of the bolts. I thought they were 1/2" x about 3" but the Simplicity manual lists 5/8" x 1-1/4" and a spacer. The Gilson manual has a part number only and no spacer. I also don't know how many years that hole was in the rachet housing and can't get to mine at the moment to see. I'm thinking the wheel hub has a threaded blind hole on the back side for the bolt. The manual tells us to remove the wheel to install the bolts but I don't remember doing that.

 

Garry


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:53 PM

 

 

 

I also got all the tools of death finished. I know, you're

laughing, but I sure wouldn't want to be a root, decayed log, or a

Juniper bush in my way in about 2 weeks. :D

 

 

Do I detect some wishful thinking here? Do you think that Canadian ground will be bare and soft enough to let go of anything in 2 weeks?

 

PS: the tractor's looking good!!    :smilewink:

 

 

 

:bigrofl: Yes you do. Wishful thinking is the only way I can find right now to stay a bit sane.

 

Every morning I tell myself, "2 more weeks and you'll be playing in the dirt" :D

 

Then I look at the forecast, and realize it'll be 4 weeks. :wallbanging:


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 06:05 PM

This model has a differential.

 

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Posted March 19, 2014 - 06:11 PM

Ah, thanks Will, the Simplicity Special was the start of the Diff not the model W, 990134 had the rachting hub.

 

i just replaced the Diff gear in my Squire this morning, same basic Diff as yours with planetary gears.


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 07:08 AM

I've loaded the tires with washer fluid, and did some more thinking

about how this might operate. Considering I'll probably be man handling

it a bit, I added bracing to the handle bars, and an adjustable skid shoe

to the tool bar.(not pictured) I'm not entirely happy with the shoe, so I might 

just go ahead and replace it with a swivel castor wheel.

 

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