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#1 cowboy181d OFFLINE  

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Posted September 07, 2014 - 12:37 AM

Hello everyone!

                       Found your fourm last night and thought I would join up. I just picked up a lgt 145. She is rough but not a problem for me to beat out stright. I have always wanted to pickup a mini tractor, as I wrench on farm tractors for a living. But had yet to find one till this one popped up it has the deck but no other attachments and a broken LH spindle (gonna need one of those..hint hint... :D ) My plan is to rebuild and maybe repower to a diesel.I have an all diesel fleet and hate having to remember to buy gas when Im in town.... and either build or source a FEL for it. Most likely build one as I have yet to see a FEL for sale anywhere close to me...  So first question will the stock hydros support a FEL or will I need to add a secondary hydro pump and resovior? And also need a good souce for either pictures or a book that has info on the 3 point...It looks like a type zero size to me but mine does not have the arms or lift(I can build all of it if I have some good pictures and measurements)....

 

A bit about myself. I am a massey fergson tech by trade...Yup searched high and low for a massey ferguson one but to no avail.... So since how my big tractor is a fordson super major diesel heck guess a mini ford is a good addition.... I have always enjoyed small tractors but my affinity ran on the other side of the hobby, making lawn tractors move much faster than designed :dancingbanana: . But as Needs changed so have my tractors, now a GT with a FEL suits my needs better. Needed something to mow bigger lawn and till the garden, blow snow and haul race cars in and out of the shop....

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PO says he has the tin for the hood and thinks he has some other stuff for it. Where can one source the Headlights?

 

 


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 02:54 AM

Welcome To GTtalk, glad to have you here. I have a full set of tins for your tractor if your interested, just let me know. Those Fords are good hard working machines.


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 05:05 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! For a FEL, I would add in a pump. I don't see a gas tank in your pics either. Hope you have that. But a diesel would be a nice upgrade.3-Points are a nice upgrade, but you can't attach the Ford/Jacobsen tiller to one with out modding it too.


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 05:49 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. Check our manuals section for information on that Ford. We have site sponsors who specialize in finding used parts. Check with some of them for whatever you can't find locally.  If you do a forum search for Ford 3pt. you should come up with some information. I know there was at least 1 member here who detailed a 3pt hitch and rear pto build. 



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Posted September 07, 2014 - 05:50 AM

Welcome to GTT. Check our Manuals Section for what you need. 3 free downloads per day. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 08:50 AM

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yes u can put a loader on one and as kenny said you will need a second /dedicated pump for the FEL hydraulics. check the ford/ jacobsen section and type in the keywords for what your looking for plenty of info there. Pm any of us if you have specific ?'s.  I'm not sure if he has a thread on it but skyryder has repowered  a145 with a diesel   

good luck Tom


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 08:58 AM

Welcome to the forum. Always glad to have a new member, especially one with your skills!

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Posted September 07, 2014 - 09:05 AM

Welcome! That is about what my 165 looked like when I got mine years ago. Mine had no engine in it so I first repowered it with a twin Briggs and then I found a Kubota D 600 and easily stuffed it under the sheet metal. It was hard though to get a spot for fuel so I turned the left fender into my 3 gallon fuel tank. I am also the guy the makes and sells 3 point hitches for these units too .

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Posted September 07, 2014 - 10:33 AM

Thanks for the welcomes everyone!



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Posted September 07, 2014 - 07:41 PM

Welcome, sky and the rest of the boys seem to have you well in hand.

 

I had a 145 (sort of) that I traded for a 165 Open side. doesn't really matter what the power plant is, these tractors are great.

A driveline that kicks A, good solid engines, and serious attitude.

 

I'm a died in the Blue Ford freak.

 Always good to have another one around.


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 07:47 PM

Welcome to aboard.  Sounds like you will be a good addition to our community.



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Posted September 08, 2014 - 11:04 PM

Thanks everyone! I am glad to be here.  I have been thinking about the hydros and I am going to add another pump and tank. I am going to buld my own FEL this winter as I want to make the towers into my oil tanks like case did on its construction tractors. and I hopefully located a kubota 3cyl diesel!



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Posted September 09, 2014 - 03:21 PM

my johnson loader uses one of the towers for the hydraulic reservoir , helps save space . pump is below the upright so as long as there is any fluid it goes into pump.  Tom


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