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#91 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted November 05, 2014 - 08:20 AM

Kubotas look like very nice tractors !!

   I just ordered a new linear actuator for the new jd 758 4x4 tractor . This one on the 455 is a awesome way to control the spout up and down. :thumbs:

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Posted November 05, 2014 - 06:53 PM

Today I repainted the bucket on my mini loader. I had some Komatsu paint and used it up. It looks much better. I love big buckets so when I made this one I wanted to make it big for snow. Ever since I got to scoop rocks on a mountain top in Va. with this Cat 994D loader with the 22 yard bucket I just had to have a loader of my own with a monster bucket, ha,ha. :dancingbanana:

  This is me raising the bucket 30 feet in the air :wave:

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Posted November 06, 2014 - 08:49 AM

WOW, I think that loader would be to big for your yard, although, you could just make one pass down your drive way and save a lot of time :smilewink: :thumbs:.

The bucket looks really good too! :worshippy1:



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Posted November 06, 2014 - 09:33 AM

I have the most fun in the mini loader moving snow in my yard and a couple of the neighbors yards.

  Todays pictures show the mini 4020 with the front blade and the rear box scraper on it. It has been a couple years since I had them on it. It would be fun to build a cab for this tractor. :thumbs:

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Posted November 07, 2014 - 07:54 AM

Good news, I sold my 455 yesterday . The cab was the biggest selling point.

So I am thinking of building a cab on all my tractors :D

  I am still thinking about building a cab for my mini jd 4020 . I bought it as a jd 430 and it has a excellent running 3 cyl diesel engine . Todays picture shows the style of the cabs back in the 70's and I would try to build it similar to this one. :smilewink:

   Two more weeks my new tractor should arrive. :dancingbanana:

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Posted November 07, 2014 - 06:17 PM

I pulled the other jd 455 out of the shop today and pulled the mini jd 4020 in the shop after removing the front blade and rear scraper. Tomorrow I will start cutting the metal to bend up the first channels for the fender mounts. One week from Tomorrow It should start to take shape. :dancingbanana:

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Posted November 07, 2014 - 07:42 PM

I can't tell you how much I miss your website, Don but I sure am glad you take time to share your awesome talent with us here. I really appreciate seeing your creations.

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Posted November 08, 2014 - 08:18 AM

Thanks ,

  After all those years it was just time to shut down the website.

  It is fun now to share my garden tractor projects with other people too.

  Todays picture shows the two rails bent that will bolt to the rear fenders and the rear frame rail bent for the rear lower frame section. I crunched some numbers and saw the cab would be way to small if it was built to scale. So now I am going to build it large enough for me to enjoy being inside it. In other words it is going to be HUGE :bigrofl:

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Posted November 08, 2014 - 10:08 AM

i like how when your building and you want to do something you do it!!



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Posted November 09, 2014 - 08:47 AM

Yes, usually that is how I do things, but not this time :hitting_self_roller:

Todays picture shows the start of the rear cab frame and shows how tall it would be. I decided I dopn't want to cover up all the features that make it look cute to me. The cab would be twice this long when done so today I will unbolt and remove the few parts I have made. :camera:

  Maybe I will pull the Ranch King Cat back in the shop and make a cab for it :bigrofl:

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Posted November 10, 2014 - 11:32 AM

First time plowing my driveway this morning and more snow on the way :camera:

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Posted November 10, 2014 - 10:33 PM

Don we really did not need to see the white stuff. Just means we'll be getting it before long. Then again if I had all your snow removal toys I probably wouldn't mind so much.  



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Posted November 10, 2014 - 10:43 PM

DANG IT DON :mad2: now I want to build a cab for my Kubota L2000 and Bolens HT23 :wallbanging:. As if I didn't have enough going on, I HOPE YOUR HAPPY! :mad2:

 

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Posted November 11, 2014 - 07:27 AM

First time plowing my driveway this morning and more snow on the way :camera:

Don,  About 20 miles south west of you and we got about 2" of wet sloppy stuff.  Works for me.



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Posted November 11, 2014 - 08:04 AM

I plowed about three inches before lunch and 2 more inches later in the day . Very wet heavy slushy type snow. Snowblets to get several more inches as the cold front passes by us tonight and tomorrow.

  I pulled out the ranchkingcat tractor and tried out the v-plow and wing plow . It did a great job in that wet snow. It should do great in light fluffy snow. I tried to start the Bolen for a test plow but it would not start. :wallbanging:

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