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#16 shorty ONLINE  

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Posted November 24, 2014 - 08:13 PM

I didn't want to think of it yet. Now they are saying 6-10 inches for Wednesday. So, the procrastinator that I am. will hook up the blade and put on the wheel weights in the snow storm. :D


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Posted November 24, 2014 - 08:32 PM

IMG00059.jpg I've been ready for two weeks at least, finished up my home built cab for the John Deere 316K , had the 49 blower and four wheel weights already installed. My uncle needs to finish up the cab for his John Deere 140 and get the 54" blade mounted on his Allis 314 (has a redneck engineered Wheel Horse plow on it). Hopefully next year my John Deere 420 with the four way hydraulic 54 blade will be ready.


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Posted November 24, 2014 - 08:52 PM

After putting about 10hrs of blowing duty on the MF14 last week, I brought it back into

the shop to give it a check over and replace the SAE30 oil with 10W30. The new belts

had stretched a bit, so they got tightened up too.

 

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Posted November 25, 2014 - 02:01 PM

After putting about 10hrs of blowing duty on the MF14 last week, I brought it back into
the shop to give it a check over and replace the SAE30 oil with 10W30. The new belts
had stretched a bit, so they got tightened up too.
 
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I really like your cab. To bad wheel horse doesnt have anything like that. Far as I could out the original cab company has the only offering.
The problem is, those cabs are just vinyl, or whatever the material is. If you get the optional temp glass windshield and the hand operated wiper its over a thousand dollars. As much as I would like it I cant justify spending that kind of money on plastic.

If anyone knows of alternatives for wheel horse shout out. Thanks,,,,,,,,,,

Glenn

edit: might be a good topic,,,,"winter cabs"
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Posted November 25, 2014 - 07:18 PM

I really like your cab. To bad wheel horse doesnt have anything like that. Far as I could out the original cab company has the only offering.
The problem is, those cabs are just vinyl, or whatever the material is. If you get the optional temp glass windshield and the hand operated wiper its over a thousand dollars. As much as I would like it I cant justify spending that kind of money on plastic.

If anyone knows of alternatives for wheel horse shout out. Thanks,,,,,,,,,,

Glenn

edit: might be a good topic,,,,"winter cabs"

 

 

I got lucky, and stumble across this one. I was considering building my own.

Lots have, and if you do some searching, you can probably come up with

some good ideas. Good idea, on starting a "Cabs" thread.


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Posted November 29, 2014 - 12:31 PM

After putting about 10hrs of blowing duty on the MF14 last week, I brought it back into

the shop to give it a check over and replace the SAE30 oil with 10W30. The new belts

had stretched a bit, so they got tightened up too.

 

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Hey Will, I would love to see a few more pics of the tool/gas tank holder you have on the back of the MF 14. I'm sure others would also enjoy them but if not would you PM them to me. I've been trying to rig something up for the Case 444. I've run out of gas at the end of the lane before and it's not something that's pleasant for sure. Thanks.


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Posted November 30, 2014 - 02:42 PM

I picked up this Squire on the 18th, rebuilt the engine on the 21st, and tried out one of the early 3 belt snow throwers on it today to make sure it's ready for the next storm. The tractor and snow thrower are mechanically sound now, so I'm planning on fresh paint after the winter. I know it's not the most ideal snow removal machine, but it's a blast using these old tractors.

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Posted September 14, 2015 - 07:54 PM

I really like your cab. To bad wheel horse doesnt have anything like that. Far as I could out the original cab company has the only offering.
The problem is, those cabs are just vinyl, or whatever the material is. If you get the optional temp glass windshield and the hand operated wiper its over a thousand dollars. As much as I would like it I cant justify spending that kind of money on plastic.

If anyone knows of alternatives for wheel horse shout out. Thanks,,,,,,,,,,

Glenn

edit: might be a good topic,,,,"winter cabs"

 

Hey Glenn, don't know if you are still looking for winter cab ideas but this is what I did with my Craftsman. Took a good solid weekend to get it mostly built and then another few hours painting and tying up loose ends....

 

 

http://gardentractor...etics/?p=600518



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Posted November 09, 2015 - 01:18 PM

Last year, I had the ss12 with 39" blower... It did it, but I worked it hard...
This year, I decided to use the 19.9 and the big blower. It will mean giving up the comfort of the half cab, but it should be easier on the tractor and take less time.

Yesterday afternoon, Ryan and I pulled the deck. Found the frozen water blockage in the fuel line, got the choke fixed, mounted up the blower, and started putting chains on it. I have one more chain to make , then to mount the weights.

Productive day in the freezing rain.

pssshhhh my little 7hp simplicity 637 has a 36 inch blower for a land lord and never run out of power in 2 1/2 foot snow!



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Posted November 09, 2015 - 01:44 PM

 Ummm. I put gas in the Falcon.



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Posted November 09, 2015 - 04:23 PM

pssshhhh my little 7hp simplicity 637 has a 36 inch blower for a land lord and never run out of power in 2 1/2 foot snow!


I didn't say it didn't do it, I said it worked it hard. As in a little oversized plus four times every weekend and almost every evening.
The OEM sears blowers use a little more power than a Haban design.

Don't want to work the engine to hard. She's a good runner and I use it to plow with too. Both front and back.
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Posted November 09, 2015 - 06:32 PM

 Ummm. I put gas in the Falcon.

falcon? As in '60s ford "compact" car?


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Posted November 09, 2015 - 06:39 PM

falcon? As in '60s ford "compact" car?

 

Nope, I believe this is the "Falcon". 

 

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Posted November 09, 2015 - 06:53 PM

Yep that's the falcon.


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Posted November 10, 2015 - 12:18 PM

my farmall super a got the wheel weights put on have chains if needed got the blade on my cub cadet 122 and got the snowblower fueled up and ready to go my cub cadet 122 already had wheel weights and tire chains on [/URL]">http://100_0045.jpg


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