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#1 classic ONLINE  

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Posted April 21, 2015 - 01:49 PM

Finally, after being torn apart for almost two months, the B1 is ready to plow the garden. Everything is cleaned up, repaired or replaced, adjusted, and I just changed the break in oil out of the engine. The only things that have been repainted are the muffler and the wheel weights. The 10" plow came from the B1 that I bought locally last year, but that tractor is very worn out. I had to use some parts from that tractor to replace some parts on this one.

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Posted April 21, 2015 - 02:07 PM

Looks like it's ready to play in the dirt! Good luck!


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Posted April 21, 2015 - 02:38 PM

All I have to say is one word

 

 

"Video"

 

nice looking tractor, that plow looks huge.


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Posted April 21, 2015 - 04:35 PM

I'll try to get some video when I plow the garden. The soil is sandy, so I should be able to plow without putting ags on the back. I'll see how it works out and change out the tires if I have traction problems. The plow is big and heavy for the B1,and I'm surprised they actually designed such a big plow for it.
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Posted April 21, 2015 - 05:03 PM

I'll try to get some video when I plow the garden. The soil is sandy, so I should be able to plow without putting ags on the back. I'll see how it works out and change out the tires if I have traction problems. The plow is big and heavy for the B1,and I'm surprised they actually designed such a big plow for it.

For the walk behinds, it was later adapted for the riders. Looks great Jim :thumbs:


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Posted April 21, 2015 - 08:42 PM

Such a wonderful lookin machine! Always nice to see one that has been cared for. The Simplicity plow works best IMO and should pull real well behind that 600+ lb machine.
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Posted April 21, 2015 - 10:00 PM

An awesome looking machine. Can't wait to see it in action.


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 09:59 PM

It should handle your sandy soil well. We used to plow heavy alluvial soil with our B1 with turf tires and no added weight.
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Posted April 26, 2015 - 10:13 PM

the moldboard looks good behind the tractor 


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Posted April 28, 2015 - 04:19 PM

Tractor looks great and fo' sure is going to dig dig dig.

 

Is the front weight home made?  My first plow let me know front weights are a must!

 

Liked Taintedmrgreen's videos too!   :thumbs:

 

My current project B-10.

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Posted April 28, 2015 - 07:00 PM

Tankman, that B10 looks like it's in pretty good shape. Are you planning on restoring it or using it as is? The front weight on my B1 was an option when the tractors were sold originally. The weight still has the part number stenciled on it, also. I'll be plowing and tilling with the B1 soon, but I've been spending most of my free time raking and hauling away leaves and sticks from the yard.
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Posted April 28, 2015 - 07:38 PM

Tankman, that B10 looks like it's in pretty good shape. Are you planning on restoring it or using it as is? The front weight on my B1 was an option when the tractors were sold originally. The weight still has the part number stenciled on it, also. I'll be plowing and tilling with the B1 soon, but I've been spending most of my free time raking and hauling away leaves and sticks from the yard.

Restoring the Classic Bee and goin' to use it. Have some Horses for most work but, always wanted an Allis Chalmers, just to hug.   :thumbs:

 

Talk raking, I picked up a heavy duty tine dethatcher. Did a great job on the lawns behind my

'90 520-8 20 hp Onan Wheel Horse.

 

Could never bring myself to pickup one of the cheapies from Home Cheapo or Lowes.

 

PS. Found a Simplicity donor in a scrap yard. Lots of good parts goin' on the Bee.

 

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Posted April 28, 2015 - 08:09 PM

Well, when it was built to last, nice set up :thumbs:


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Posted April 28, 2015 - 08:25 PM

Good to hear that you will be putting the Bee to work. I've really taken to the old Allis/ Simplicity tractors. They helped me get a lot of work done this past year, and I plan on using them for many years to come. The old machines are simple to work on and durable. It's worth tearing them down and replacing what's needed, and I don't plan on buying a box store mower, since these machines get the work done just fine and will hold up much better during heavy use.
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Posted May 21, 2015 - 07:23 PM

I finally got around to plowing and tilling the garden. The B1 did a fine job and only spun the tires when I hooked a couple of rocks. The garden sits directly over the foundation of the old farmhouse that once sat there. After plowing, I hooked up the tiller. I adjusted the PTO belt and tightened the tiller drive belt...a little too tight. As soon as I started tilling I hooked a rock and the tines stopped spinning. I'm not sure if I threw a chain or broke something, but I'll take it apart and repair it eventually. Luckily, the guy who I bought the B1 from threw in another gear box that has very little slack in the chains. I wanted to finish tilling the garden, so I grabbed the good tiller from the Squire and put it on the B1. This time I didn't tighten the tiller belt so tight, and the belt was able to slip a little when I hooked a couple of more rocks. Live and learn, I guess.
Anyway, the rebuilt engine ran strong and didn't miss a beat. The engine has more than enough power to pull the 10" plow and till the soil. When I first bought the B1, I noticed that it was slower than my Big Ten and 64 Landlord. It finally dawned on me that it was because the B1 has the big tiller pulley and 45" belt set up on it. The other tractors have the smaller pulley and 42" belt. Hopefully I can get the fence up and start planting the garden this weekend!

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