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#16 jms180 ONLINE  

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Posted April 25, 2015 - 08:19 PM

Welcome two nice well built machine you have.


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 08:39 PM

So that is where my forum name comes from.  I am a redneck and a nerd all at the same time and fully embrace both.   My girls call me a Nerdneck.  The Buzz is from the Georgia Tech YellowJackets and the Mountain is from the Appalachian mountains. "MountainBuzzMan"

 

 

From one Buzz to another Buzz, welcome to the forum Buzz.

So how will we know who is who now? Lol

 

Hmmmmmmmmm..........

 

1. The new guy is the articulate one?

2. The new guy is the interesting one?

3. The new guy adds pics right off the bat?

 

If it gets too confusing, we'll just give a buzz the boot.  :thumbs:

 

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Posted April 25, 2015 - 08:43 PM

Welcome aboard Mtnbuzzman beautiful restoration, I think were gonna be hearing just picked up another one from you soon uh oh !
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Posted April 25, 2015 - 09:13 PM

Robbinsville in Graham County.  Just north of Andrews. Well actually on the other side of the mountain from Andrews.  So I guess it is west.   Yes, I could not agree more.  The only place I can completely relax. 

 

Yes I think it is an FF24.  There are not any decals on it.   It has the Eaton 11 Transmission and the Pearless 2500 rear end.  Stout little beast.  The engine sounds great.  Very deep rumble. 

 

Used to do Handy Man work in Robbinsville all the time and eat Seafood at the Chinese restaurant.


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 09:15 PM

Funny, but I dont know if SWMBO is going to be easily convinced for more than one at the moment.  Hopefully this one can be versatile enough to keep me at one.  Once I get everything sorted out from a reliability point I hope to start adding functionality.  The tractor seems to have all the basics covered. 

 

Things I want, Rear scrape blade or box blade.  (Not sure which one is better)

Tote box for the front.  But how would I hook up the controls and would I have to make one from scratch?

A ball bearing hub for the front wheels.

PTO So I can hook up an auger on the hitch.  I have a lot of fence work coming up. They came with one as an option, but mine does not have it and they are like hens teeth to find.


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 09:17 PM

Hmmmmmmmmm..........

 

1. The new guy is the articulate one?

2. The new guy is the interesting one?

3. The new guy adds pics right off the bat?

 

If it gets too confusing, we'll just give a buzz the boot.  :thumbs:

 

:thank_you:

 

I have been called many things, but that is a first for articulate :rolling:


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 09:19 PM

From one Buzz to another Buzz, welcome to the forum Buzz.

So how will we know who is who now? Lol

 We will figure something out.  I can be Buzz jr.


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 09:24 PM

Used to do Handy Man work in Robbinsville all the time and eat Seafood at the Chinese restaurant.

I go up there about 4-5 times a year.  Since my grandfather passed no-one owns property there anymore, we have to rent.  It has not changed very much since the 70's when I lived there.  There was a road that all of us kids hated.  We called it the sea-sick road.  Now it is called the tail of the dragon.  Have you been on lake Santeetlah?



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Posted April 25, 2015 - 09:35 PM

I don't see many guys restoring Troy-Bilts.  You did a beautiful job on it.  I'm looking forward to what you do with that Sears!

 

Welcome to the forum!

 

Ben W.

My grandfather really liked that tiller.  It seemed disrespectful to scrap it.  He would tell my dad over and over again that the engine was a simple fix and the tiller was in good shape. The rod had shattered. That little cast iron HH60 is nice little engine. (when you fnally get the timing correct)  But my dad never got around to it.   Once I started the project, it turned into my own way to honor my grandfather.  I wanted to make it look brand new.  He would have loved it.  This spring I tilled my garden with it.  It really was not that expensive either.  I spent $375 total.  Now I have a tiller that should last another 40 years.


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 10:31 PM

  You certainly succeeded in honouring your grandfather, beautiful job on the tiller. Glad you've joined the fray here.


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 04:22 AM

Welcome, Buzz!
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Posted April 26, 2015 - 05:34 AM

:welcometogttalk:
Glad you joined up and took a minute to do an intro. It will be interesting to see the Sears come to life again.
If that is an Ff24, it was the biggest GT that Sears ever made. It was direct competition for the big JD tractors at the time.
It's a less common model, and as such parts may be a little harder to find, but it is a worthy tractor for a restore.
Are you planning on putting a Three point on the back for other implements?
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Posted April 26, 2015 - 06:40 AM

I found a model number.  917.254830  on it.  It was on the divider between the batter and the engine.

That is definitely an FF 24! And you are correct on the rear PTO's. Few and far between & Gold plated! I've got 2 FF 20's. Here's a link to the manual for it. Not the best but all we have. If you have a hard time reading it, the FF20 is the same, just different engines I believe.



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Posted April 26, 2015 - 08:21 AM

:welcometogttalk:
Glad you joined up and took a minute to do an intro. It will be interesting to see the Sears come to life again.
If that is an Ff24, it was the biggest GT that Sears ever made. It was direct competition for the big JD tractors at the time.
It's a less common model, and as such parts may be a little harder to find, but it is a worthy tractor for a restore.
Are you planning on putting a Three point on the back for other implements?

It has one now, but it is not correct.  It has class 1 lower lift arms (too narrow and they dont fit the tractor mounts correctly).  I am currently having the correct arms made.  I want either a scrape blade or a box blade.  Not sure which one is better. I need to smooth parts of my yard, some creek area cleanup as well as some gravel spreading projects.

 

My first two projects are going to be trailer hub bearings on the front and restore the deck. I would like to use an older suburban deck if I can find one as they seem better in general with thicker metal.


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Posted April 26, 2015 - 08:45 AM

The deck I have for my FF20 is pretty heavily made. It's a model 917.253650.






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