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#166 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted December 13, 2014 - 08:37 AM

Looking back to the day I bought the jd 430 I already started by putting larger tires on the front and rear. I built wheel adaptors for the rear axle and attached new spindles on the front axle. It gave it a whole new look . I already new when I bought it I would make it into a mini jd 4020 .

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Posted December 14, 2014 - 08:41 AM

Putting the chains on the tractor and the rear box scraper , then wait for the nest snow sotrm to try it all out. It sure looks different now . Once I see it works great , I will put it up for sale . No use for it now I bought the new jd X-758 tractor.

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Posted December 14, 2014 - 03:34 PM

So are you going to be selling the one you just finished the cab for ? i just didnt see the cab on on it in the picture above



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Posted December 15, 2014 - 09:26 AM

Yes, after I test it out in a couple storms to see if the snowblower works good I will put the whole package on Craigs list.

  I think now with the cab and snowblower too along with the front blade, chains , rear box scraper and the rear crane it should make someone a nice little setup. I will miss it as i had so much fun building all the extras. Now that I bought the brand new jd x-758 with the 54 in. snowblower it is time to get rid of a few tractors. Today I will pull the jd 455 all wheel steer tractor in the shop along with the Ariens snowblower and get it started with a cab and put it for sale on Craigslist too before spring. Now that I bought the

jd Z-trak to mow my lawn with I no longer need this tractor either. It also has a three bag vacuum system and a front hydraulic dethatcher and i could sell the front sweeper with it too. All that takes up a lot of space so it will be nice to get all that stuff out of the back shed .

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Posted December 29, 2014 - 08:42 AM

I pulled the jd 455 all wheel steer and the Ariens 2 stage snowblower in the workshop. I will build a cab for it too before I put it up for sale . Also pics of the jd 430 with the front snowblower , cab and rear scraper . It looks much different and more useful for winter snow removal. I'm going to try to get five thousand . Everything is so dang expensive this seems like a ok price as it runs excellent with hydrostatic transmission .

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Posted December 29, 2014 - 08:43 AM

woops ,

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Posted December 30, 2014 - 08:31 AM

It has been so much fun buying and customizing garden tractors the last two and a half years. But this summer I think I will get back to building a few models . I have built models for 18 years and it was a nice break . My new lift table will be handy even building the big models . I will still putter on the 15 tractors and slowly sell 10 of them and just keep 5 . None of my tractors are worth much but my enjoyment was seeing them come back to life from the junkpile.

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Posted December 31, 2014 - 12:22 AM

We are going to miss your build threads :(. You better post updates of your model building, I'd love to see how you make them! :worshippy1:.

Are you going to finish the CAT (ranch king) crawler???



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Posted December 31, 2014 - 11:14 AM

Not sure about the Ranch King Cat , I may just sell it as it is . It actually plows snow great with the wing. Throw a set of rear chains on it and it will be a great little plow tractor with that 18 hp twin briggs. It was great fun making it as i had never built a v-plow or a wing plow.

   Four inches of new snow today so i just plowed my driveway with the walk behind 52" plow. It is sure a crazy looking outfit but it moves some snow . It is so handy when the wnow is less than 5 inches deep. Sunday we may get Heavy Snow so I can try out the new John Deere for the very first time. I would love to try it out in 7 or 8 inches of snow :dancingbanana:

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Posted January 01, 2015 - 09:35 AM

Deb uploaded a new video on you-tube today of me plowing with the ranch king cat with the v-plow and the side wing. It was very different to plow with but it did a nice job. You can see it on you-tube at ( doncampbellmodels186 V-plow ) 

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Posted January 02, 2015 - 08:27 AM

Heavy snow still in the forecast for tomorrow night . If it is heavy wet snow I will just plow with my mini loader , if it is 8 or ten inches of dryer snow I will try out the new jd for the first time. :D

  We did get 7 inches of new snow but I plowed it with the walk behind and the Steiner/deer 4x4 tractor.

  I have not even put my pickup plow on my truck yet this year .

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Posted January 03, 2015 - 08:47 AM

One of my fun projects was the cub cadet rescuing it from the junkyard . It is fun to drive and it goes 15 mph now.

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Posted January 04, 2015 - 09:06 AM

My $100.00 Wheel horse project was from a neighbor and the mower deck was shot but the engine runs perfect. At first I just put taller tires on it and different rear fenders and then I decided to tweak it more into a grader. Although the blade is manual lift it is still fun to drive . My fun is taking something that is little use for most people and just putter on it for my own enjoyment. I had a lot of fun hammering and welding on this crazy project.

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Posted January 04, 2015 - 10:51 AM

Wow  I like that one, I've always wanted to build a grader,


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Posted January 04, 2015 - 06:50 PM

hey do in the last set of pictures you posted the first picture looks like some type of trailer is it home made and is it yours and do you have any more pictures of it 


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