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#1 Husky ONLINE  

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Posted April 29, 2014 - 06:56 PM

As WIlburj coined the phrase I'm havin fun with the 853. This is the 1st run with it for about 45 minutes hauling wood. It can do some serious pulling. Now I know why you guys like the gear jammers  :thumbs:

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Posted April 29, 2014 - 07:04 PM

Looks like it was a lot of fun. Thanks for the pictures.


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 07:22 PM

Jeeze-louise, you did a nice job on that one.

 

PS - No fair, it's been snowing or raining here since Saturday night.


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 07:36 PM

Nice looking tractor (and trailer, for that matter!)

 

Jeeze-louise, you did a nice job on that one.

 

PS - No fair, it's been snowing or raining here since Saturday night.

 

We are about the same minus the snow flurries.  3 inches so far.  It was bad enough that Noah knocked on my door today and wanted to know if I was the baboon he needed to finish filling up the ark. 

 

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Posted April 29, 2014 - 09:32 PM

Looks like you and the 853 had some fun out there :D


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 09:41 PM

I have never seen a 853 with hydro lift.


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 10:38 PM

As WIlburj coined the phrase I'm havin fun with the 853. This is the 1st run with it for about 45 minutes hauling wood. It can do some serious pulling. Now I know why you guys like the gear jammers  :thumbs:

Nice looking machine and wagon. And I see why it took 45 minutes. That little Bolens cart won't hold much. LOL. Get you a 3000 GVW trailer and load it up. That 853 will pull it no problem.  ;)



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Posted April 30, 2014 - 07:13 AM

Nice looking machine and wagon. And I see why it took 45 minutes. That little Bolens cart won't hold much. LOL. Get you a 3000 GVW trailer and load it up. That 853 will pull it no problem.  ;)

Wow that would be amazing to see  how much it would pull. Maybe I should have kept the G14. Those things must pull really well.


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Posted April 30, 2014 - 07:15 AM

I have never seen a 853 with hydro lift.

Yah I'm not sure how far back the hydro lift goes but since this is a 1970 model I figured that it would be ok to put it on there. It came off of a 1050. That lift really works awesome I'm quite impressed. I'm a hydro guy so this is all new to me.



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Posted April 30, 2014 - 10:58 AM

Yah I'm not sure how far back the hydro lift goes but since this is a 1970 model I figured that it would be ok to put it on there. It came off of a 1050. That lift really works awesome I'm quite impressed. I'm a hydro guy so this is all new to me.

 

The hydraulic lifts were designed to fit almost all the tubeframe series. They had them since 1963 Some of the cheaper G10's and similar did not have the necessary pulley to put the lifts on them.


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Posted May 02, 2014 - 06:37 AM

My G10 had the right pulley.  However, the Briggs engine mounts a bit differently, and the two rails/bars that mount to the frame and hold the hydro unit wouldn't work and I had to have new ones made.

 

The Throttle and Choke linkage also interfered, and I ended up using a linked belt to drive the pump.

 

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I don't know how the earlier G10s with the Tec engine are setup, so can't comment on them.


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Posted May 02, 2014 - 11:44 AM

I guess I got lucky with my mounts. They came off of a 1050. I had to put a small spacer on them which was a pain to put back together with an engine on top but it all worked out fine. I still don't understand why no matter which hydraulic hose I connect to the front of the lift cylinder it does not change the direction of the lift lever. If I move the lever up, it lowers the attachment. I need to mess with some more I guess. I'd like the lift lever to lift the attachment when I move the lever up.


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Posted May 02, 2014 - 12:01 PM

Nice looking tractor! Is that a Wheel Horse seat?


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Posted May 02, 2014 - 07:30 PM

Husky, I have your 853's bigger brother, the 1053. I have pulled a 5x8 trailer with about a ton or more of wood on it and it didn't grunt one bit. I think I still have a pic somewhere here.

 

 

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Posted May 02, 2014 - 07:31 PM

I guess I got lucky with my mounts. They came off of a 1050. I had to put a small spacer on them which was a pain to put back together with an engine on top but it all worked out fine. I still don't understand why no matter which hydraulic hose I connect to the front of the lift cylinder it does not change the direction of the lift lever. If I move the lever up, it lowers the attachment. I need to mess with some more I guess. I'd like the lift lever to lift the attachment when I move the lever up.

 

I believe the correct way Bolens set the hoses at the factory was for, handle goes up attachment goes up. There was a decal that sticks on the dash that shows the proper orientation. I had a pic saved on my computer but cant find it! If anyone has a picture of the hydraulic up down dash decal let me know! Would like to get them reproduced.






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