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#1 farmerall OFFLINE  

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Posted October 25, 2014 - 06:40 PM

Today I decided to start getting the garden cleaned up. First I started to rototill it but the tiller was fighting me bad. So I did the next best thing and got my brother's SS/16. It does a decent job and is a lot of fun to use. The only think it needs is some more weight on the rear tires, I had them spinning a few times.

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Posted October 25, 2014 - 07:01 PM

Nice job! My SS/18 is set up the same way, but without the generator. It's amazing how well those tractors dig in. They seem to have twice the traction as the Suburban 12's for some reason.
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Posted October 25, 2014 - 07:10 PM

Great pics. Tire chains can help but I know they are a pain to put on if you only have a little to do. Spinning tires can be fun, when we were young we always liked tires spinning , and probably always will. Looks like u had fun that's what counts.

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Posted October 25, 2014 - 07:45 PM

Great job! Thank you for sharing the photos.
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Posted October 25, 2014 - 08:02 PM

Nice Matt, the gen set was probably taking a little weight off the rears... That and chains would've made a difference.
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Posted October 26, 2014 - 07:47 AM

Thanks for posting looks like you got the job done, that's quite a generator on the front I'm sure it did a good job keeping the front end down, I've not seen one like that how big is it?



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Posted October 26, 2014 - 08:43 AM

that is an older version, of the generator. I used to have one the same color as that tractor until my parents' shed at the fishing cottage got broken into and I got "cleaned out" Mine was a 2500 W.


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Posted October 26, 2014 - 09:49 AM

that is an older version, of the generator. I used to have one the same color as that tractor until my parents' shed at the fishing cottage got broken into and I got "cleaned out" Mine was a 2500 W.

Interesting I have a 4000 watt and it looks different and have not seen another like it they must have made a different version every couple of years

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Posted October 26, 2014 - 10:19 AM

I think this generator is 3500W. It's actually a home made attachment since we got the generator head with the tractor when we bought it. Then my brother made the mount that you see in the picture.


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Posted October 26, 2014 - 01:17 PM

that 4000 looks very much like the 2500 that I had except that it was the same  baby $#!t yellow that the later 70s machines were.....



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Posted October 26, 2014 - 08:28 PM

I think this generator is 3500W. It's actually a home made attachment since we got the generator head with the tractor when we bought it. Then my brother made the mount that you see in the picture.

They actually did sell a generator with mount bracket as an accessory for those tractors back in the day. If you look at an owners manual for one of those they even show which belt sheave is to be used for what, I think I have even seen it marked on a few of those engine belt guards I have had over the years as well  but there was one of the belt grooves off the engine that was intended for use with the generator from the factory!!!



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Posted October 27, 2014 - 07:38 AM

Nice job plowing. My 16 does a great job plowing with the 8", curious to see how well it will do with my new 10" plow.

 

I was thinking the generator was a home made add on too as the factory ones were the smaller compact ones....or the ones I've seen.






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