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#226 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted January 27, 2015 - 10:14 AM

Glad to share ideas.

 Bill, I saw the one with the loader at Buckley a few years ago. The one I looked at to buy was about three miles from Meijers in Traverse City. I guess it is impossible to find parts for them. But they are still very cool. There was a nice one for sale at Dullas Airport in D.C. by where my daughter and son in law lives. Price was right but did not want to haul it that far.



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Posted January 27, 2015 - 10:18 AM

Cold Start ??   My little jd 430 has run perfect for three years since I got it. One night in Dec. we had heavy fog , rain and over night it went below zero. The throttle froze up and it would hardly run. I'm sure the moisture forze everything solid . And I'm sure any water in the fuel filter is froze solid too. I just got a new fuel filter for it and I am waiting for a 40 degree day to change it and bleed the lines.

I sure can't sell it if it doesn't run perfect. :deadhorse:

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Posted January 28, 2015 - 09:01 AM

I always loved garden tractors my whole life , but if I had a chance to run a real tractor I was ready to hop on and it did not matter what color it was. I helped my brother in law farm too for several years and he had a big Case -IH 4x4 . That is why I always say i like all colors of tractors .

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Posted January 29, 2015 - 02:26 PM

Six inches of new snow this morning in Gaylord so I pulled out my two favorite machines to get the job done and have some fun. I was going to fire up the Steiner too but that was overkill. I am stil patiently waiting for these machines to fail so i can fire up the jd 758 4x4 to come to the rescue. But not today, ha,ha,  Deb is downloading the very last Waldon plowing video today on you-tube just in case there is one person that might be interested, :wave:

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Posted January 29, 2015 - 04:01 PM

your selling the loader?? you cant



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Posted January 31, 2015 - 01:48 PM

I watched the video, looks like it handle the snow really well!

 

I hope you aren't selling it, it's quite the machine even if it is old. And it does to have brakes, you just drop the bucket :rolling: . That's how the brakes work in all my machines! :rocker2:


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:53 PM

Enjoyed going through all your posts. Keep up the good work, you do have talent!



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Posted February 04, 2015 - 01:03 PM

Thanks,

   The loader is hydrostatic drive so the miniute you let up on the pedal it stops pretty quick and yes lowering the bucket stops it too quite well, ha,ha.

   I tried selling both Waldon Loaders 3 years ago for $5,000.00 . I had a lot of lookers and I did sell one of them for $5,500.00 butit had brakes, ha,ha.

   I will keep it until it won't go no more but I am now thinking more about a nice cab for my new jd. By next fall I will be over spending the money for the tractor and be ready to shell out 5 grand for a nice cab with a heater. I'm not getting any younger so I guess I better set it up for a old man like me with remote starter too :dancingbanana:

  

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Posted February 05, 2015 - 12:40 PM

Does anyone have a jd x series with one of these style cabs in the above pics . I'm curious what you paid for it.



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Posted February 05, 2015 - 09:48 PM

Why do you need a cab if your never going to use it? :poke:  :smilewink:   :D 



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Posted February 07, 2015 - 03:04 PM

I just think it looks nicer in the garage with a cab , :dancingbanana:

  Oh !!, I plan on using it !!!   just as soon as my other 10 or 12 plows quit :bigrofl:


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Posted February 07, 2015 - 03:08 PM

Speaking of other snowplow tractors, Deb just uploaded a new video of me plowing today with the 4x4 articulating tractor. This one shows more of me cutting into some of the hard snow and more pushing of the snow than the last one. This is my second attempt trying to put the camera in the snowbank . anyone who might like to see it , type in doncampbellmodels 192 on you tube.

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 11:37 AM

As Feb. arrives I am starting to get cabin fever to get back to the workshop and garden tractor projects. Waiting for that first week above 32 degrees . Even though I have built many snowblades on most of my 27 tractors I have owned over the years I also built as many in my workshop in miniature . These blades were some of my early toy projects. All the time I was building them I was thinking about real blades, ha,ha. I also made some rear blades, backhoes and front end loaders. I have even thought of building a half scale garden tractor :dancingbanana:

  So this is a hard time for me not to be in the shop.

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Posted February 10, 2015 - 10:26 AM

Neat toys! Thanks for sharing!



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Posted February 10, 2015 - 12:20 PM

I always loved puttering in the shop , I had a small lawn care business and snowplowing business for many years and on rainy days and winter days with no snow to plow I decided to try to make farm  toys.  It took some practice to learn to make them with metal but once I got the hang of it it got easier. I made about 25 hand made farm toys and took them to The National Farm Toy Show in Iowa.

   I did not plan on entering the toy building contest , just wanted to show my toys. They convinced me to enter and I won 1st place and a large gold plated JD trophy.  18 years later I still get collectors wanting me to make them a one of a kind toy . My real love is garden tractors my whole life and I still want to build a high track Garden tractor .

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