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It Followed Me Home From The Country, Can I Keep It?!


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#1 TX_Dj OFFLINE  

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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:02 PM

Can I keep it?  PPPPPleeeease?

 

Yes, yes I can. :)

 

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Wasn't exactly what I'd call cheap, but knowing what loaders go for, and knowing how much work he put into stripping and painting everything, I got an outright steal!

 

Best part?  I can put it to work for me immediately!

 

The laundry list of things... all things seem to have a list...

 

- Left lift cylinder seal is leaking slightly.

- Bucket valve seal is leaking slightly.

- Choke cable doesn't seem to work

- Throttle cable is sticky.

- Clutch pedal will stick down against the gen pulley cover (better to stick down than to stick up!)

- Have extra wheels and metal weights, but no dual wheel adapters, but I have a plan.

- Some of the hoses have seen better days, and one has recently started to leak.

 

The whole rig was set up for lefty control when he got it, when he put it back together after painting he swapped it back to righty control.  I suspect this may have changed the stresses on the hoses at the valves, and that's where the first hose leak is starting to form.  Not cheap, but I'll likely go through and replace all the hoses before one blows.

 

Bonus is the 3PT with a ball hitch on it.  I don't know what that was originally, but it does have a (painted over) sears model plate on the top link attachment.

 

Now to park the trailer and get the rest of this dirt off my driveway!


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:05 PM

Oh, also as you can see in the pics, it's had a coil conversion done on it - he says he never tested the magneto, it came with the coil, but the magneto plug wire is still there.  Uncertain if it's related, but sometimes the ignition doesn't kick in in the start position, so if it's cranking and it doesn't fire, you gotta let loose of the key and see if it fires.  Also, sometimes, it doesn't care to switch to the "off" position.  I've worked some magic-in-a-can on the switch, and it seems to at least more reliably go to the off position.


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:06 PM

She sure looks nice!  The bucket leveling system on the loader is a very nice feature!


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:08 PM

Thats a sweet looking rig. He did do alot of work and it shows nicely.


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:13 PM

Definitely... he said most of the calls he got were from people who weren't actually interested in buying, but just had to ask if it looked as good in person as it did in the pictures.  It's a little dirty from doing a little work and sitting out since he finished it, but it's real smooth overall.

 

The paint isn't a spot-on match, but he did take it to the auto paint shop and had it matched as closely as possible from a spot on the inside of the fender where it butts up against the frame.  It's slightly off color from original, and pearl instead of metallic, but it's the same color throughout and looks great, even when dirty!


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:17 PM

That is a very nice tractor !!, paint looks good.

 

With a little time all the kinks will be worked out, thanks for showing it to us.


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:23 PM

Holy cats. What a find. Wish I had one of those. Noel
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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:26 PM

That will come in handy, nice find! Do you happen to know what paint was used on it?
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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:44 PM

That's a good looking rig! You said I could borrow it this weekend?


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:51 PM

Nice looking tractor/loader.

Thanks for the pictures!


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:57 PM

No. He said I could have it. Noel
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Posted March 19, 2014 - 06:12 PM

Great Find!!  Before you know it, you will forget what you even paid for it because of how useful it is.  Enjoy the seat time and thanks for the pics.


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 06:14 PM

Nice looking tractor/loader.
Thanks for the pictures!

Ditto that , Tom
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Posted March 19, 2014 - 06:14 PM

Nice. You might as well do all the hoses, cylinders, oil and hydraulic filter at the same time. I got all mine from Burdens Surplus last summer. It was much cheaper than buying local. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 06:25 PM

Nice rig you found yourself there.

Thanks for the pictures.


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