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#16 skunkhome OFFLINE  

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Posted April 19, 2015 - 02:21 PM

That is a Simplicity brush/weed cutter on the front. Kind of like a bush hog.

yes, a brush cutter. They are a highly desirable impliment. They were probably a nightmare for risk management.
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Posted April 19, 2015 - 03:57 PM

Nice to see it running. A six speed tractor does not have a shuttle lever. It only has the high and low lever and your basic gear shift. Its basically a 3 speed + reverse rear end with a two speed pulley for a high and low speed in each gear. Reverse is just one of the gears like on any other gear drive tractor.


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Posted April 19, 2015 - 04:25 PM

Ok, that's what I didn't know.  I was thinking it was like my 712S but adding a high low lever.  well than maybe there is a hope of keeping it together.

 

thank you for the info


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Posted April 19, 2015 - 05:25 PM

That is a Simplicity brush/weed cutter on the front. Kind of like a bush hog.

I really like that...never seen one like it.


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Posted April 19, 2015 - 05:28 PM

yes, a brush cutter. They are a highly desirable impliment. They were probably a nightmare for risk management.

I did see one sorta like that..but it had a saw blade on it for flushing stumps...I wounder if it was one of those modified?



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Posted April 21, 2015 - 09:46 AM

I have a 7010 that I am trying to get going now. I want to use it at dads farm to mow.  That front mower is awsome!! It would make one heck of a bush hog.



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Posted April 21, 2015 - 10:21 PM

I think the clutch on this tractor is stuck due to rust deposits from the seat rusting away. not sure if the pics will show up or not.  will try to get better ones tomorrow.  was a last minute of the day thought and tried to get photos but to dark already.  just wondering if that might be possible if there is enough debris in the way not letting the clutch move back and forth.

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Posted April 22, 2015 - 08:01 AM

I would get it as clean as I could then use penetrant fluid on anything that is supposed to move, soak the crap out of it. My bet is that it is just froze up, I bet you can get it to free up.

Have you checked all your fluids?



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Posted April 22, 2015 - 04:18 PM

I would get it as clean as I could then use penetrant fluid on anything that is supposed to move, soak the crap out of it. My bet is that it is just froze up, I bet you can get it to free up.

Have you checked all your fluids?

Well you were correct.  With the seat rusted and all the rust debris all over that rear end, it was rusted stiff.  It was the high low device that was stuck.  Some penetrating oil, block of wood, a hammer and about 45 min she is moving very nice.  Now I am going to clean the fuel tank and see if she will roll on her own.  if so I am going to find a few replacement sheet metal parts and give her life.


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Posted April 22, 2015 - 08:54 PM

well, I can't believe it.  I really can't.  I hooked a temp fuel tank on that tractor she started right up.  the steering was seized up.  got it some what loose, I fired it up and took it for a drive.  all 4 gears work, high low works, power lift works, both pto's work, power to head lights, needs an ignition fix.  have to jump it from battery to starter solenoid but I think I am going to save her for sure.


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Posted April 23, 2015 - 06:27 AM

Sometimes, this old iron just surprises you.



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Posted April 23, 2015 - 08:20 AM

Great old iron save story. You can always put a "Fast N Loud" finish on it. Scotch Brite it, degrease and a couple coats of clear.


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Posted April 23, 2015 - 04:44 PM

here is what was left of the seat pan on that tractor. 

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Posted April 23, 2015 - 08:03 PM

I like to hear these kind of stories. Glad your making good progress.

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Posted April 23, 2015 - 08:16 PM

Seat pan, just cut out the center and weld some in and paint it up. Mount a whole diff seat on it, of course. One with some springs, the U-shaped kind like on Horses and Deeres.  Least you would have fenders then.






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