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Posted July 19, 2015 - 06:01 PM

Did you cut the lift links down to get them shorter. All the commercial links I can find are too long. Thanks.



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Posted July 20, 2015 - 06:44 AM

We had to make the lift links, we took a cat 0 top link and cut it in half then cut four plates and slotted them for float, forged the end of each plate so it made a half round to match the top link half and butt welded them to the tube.


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Posted September 17, 2015 - 11:42 AM

Got a little more done, made a grill, painted the lift, made a seat,found some headlights, some hood latches and thanks to one of the members here I got my front hub replaced. Now just need to build a muffler that will stay on and work on painting.1442500049_zpse805f70b.jpg

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Posted September 23, 2015 - 05:32 PM

Nice work!!



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Posted November 03, 2015 - 07:37 AM

Got some more done, built a new muffler, changed the hydro fluid, got the battery hold down done and made a sway bar for the lift. Did a little plowing with it and plows great now that the plow don't swing to one side. 

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Posted December 10, 2015 - 08:12 AM

Had to rewire some of it,  when the battery got drained one night because the key got left on the 40 amp alternator started to warm up my undersized wire to it. Got it all fixed though, added a pressure switch to the oil pressure so the alternator will not energize when the engine isn't running and draw the battery down, also replaced the alternator wire with the proper size . Got the glow plugs wired up too, looks like its going to be a good cold starter, went out and started it up one morning when it was 17 out and it fired right up  :beerchug: .


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 08:32 AM

Of course if key is left on it doesn't help, but I like to connect my charge circuits through the accessory pole on the key switch so the connection is broken when key is off.  Most of our older Massey farm tractors use oil pressure switches to break electricals.

Starting at 17F with just glow plugs is great!



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Posted December 10, 2015 - 09:29 AM

Looking good!



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Posted December 10, 2015 - 09:42 AM

Yea with the mechanical shut off its easy to leave it on, I thought of adding a light on the dash but I think its better to have it so there isn't a drain on the system if it does get left on. I also added a self resetting breaker down at the starter so the whole thing has some protection, would have liked to use a fusible link but could not find one around here. 



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Posted December 10, 2015 - 05:05 PM

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Posted December 10, 2015 - 05:19 PM

You gotta paint those front wheels! Other than that, it's gorgeous!



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Posted December 11, 2015 - 07:21 AM

Thanks. I'm going to try working on that this weekend, need to pull the whole front end out and try to get the pivot tighter. Of course it will get some paint too. 



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Posted December 11, 2015 - 08:38 AM

I love your hood decal! HD-25

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Posted December 28, 2015 - 10:07 AM

Is this better? :D

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Posted December 28, 2015 - 10:17 AM

That looks good!






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