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#1 alec OFFLINE  

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 10:27 AM

anybody want to share there mutants ? custom addons ? homemade pieces ? combo tractors ? unethical cross conversions ? strange contraptions ? outlandish modifications ? marvels of modern ingenuity ? redneck retools ? anything not factory or stuff you have seen along the wayside .... thought it could be a fun thread


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 11:30 AM

How about Big Bertha, an '81 Sears GTV/16 with an Onan 18 HP for power?

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 11:37 AM

it needs bigger tires !  :D


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Mine's not done. Give me a few more years and I'll post it.


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 12:56 PM

This is one I been working on for a "while". It started life as this poor running 80's Gravely 8169 with a 16hp Briggs.

 

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Today with a 18hp Kohler Magnum.

 

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Little older pic.

 

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 01:24 PM

"Old Yeller"

 

Its an 82ish Stiga Park 2000E. They were sold as Noma Canadiana machines in Canada, still has the original Trelleborg rubber on it.

 

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The original 32 deck was rusted out and seized solid. I hung a 48" MTD Deck on it. Works great for getting around trees

 

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The original 10hp Tech was running, but the electric starter was seized up, so I shoe horned a B&S 15.5 into it. Still hot wiring it to get it going since I don't have the original ignition switch for it.

 

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"Little Blue"

 

My 73 LT75 with a 86 8.5 B&S engine, and a deep cycle gel cell battery on the back.

 

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"Big Blue"

 

My 77 LGT 100 with LGT 165 tins and custom trailer hauler hitch setup

 

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 02:45 PM

tiretrx . holy crap !!!

 

chopperhjead . need to keep that seat tilted forward  :D beasty little thing

geuss you dont have starting problems !


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 02:51 PM

If I could tilt that seat believe me I would. It's one of the mods I want for it, or possibly a cab. I'm looking for a dead walk behind blower to hang on the front.


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 04:15 PM

One of my 1978 Bolens G11 tractors is a bit of a Frankentractor.  The entire rear end has been replaced with one from an earlier 1050.

 

I bought it from the original owner, and he told me that not too long after he bought it, he had transmission problems.  He took it to the dealer and when they gave him the estimate to repair it he decided to just find a used rear end.

 

Now, the G10 had a 3-spd trans, and you have to physically move the drive belt from one set of pulleys to change between Hi and Lo range. It also lacks the Controlled Differential that most of the other tube frames have.

 

The 1050 is a 6-spd trans with an internal hi/lo range that uses a lever to shift between the two, and also has the Controlled Differential.

 

A true 'Bolens Guy' can spot the differences in these two pics.  You can just see the knob on the left rear axle for the Controlled Differential in this pic:

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In this pic you can see the Hi/Lo lever on the trans.  It's the red one.

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That also gave an added bonus.  It still has the Hi/Lo pulleys, so it now has a 12-spd trans.  If you put the drive belt on the Lo range pulleys, and trans lever in the Lo range position, you have a super low range.

 

You can see just how low in this vid:

https://www.youtube....h?v=a6xbaP1DH6E


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 05:03 PM

old buzzard ...I think that counts !! twelve speed, thats crazy :D



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Posted May 11, 2015 - 06:31 PM

How about an A.C. 610 lawn tractor.  Raised the fenders and replaced the tires with 23x10.50x 12's. replaced the 7 h.p. with an 11 h.p.

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 06:37 PM

"Buttbuggy"     Combination of an old J.D. and a Bean Buggy

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 06:42 PM

One of my 1978 Bolens G11 tractors is a bit of a Frankentractor.  The entire rear end has been replaced with one from an earlier 1050.

 

I bought it from the original owner, and he told me that not too long after he bought it, he had transmission problems.  He took it to the dealer and when they gave him the estimate to repair it he decided to just find a used rear end.

 

Now, the G10 had a 3-spd trans, and you have to physically move the drive belt from one set of pulleys to change between Hi and Lo range. It also lacks the Controlled Differential that most of the other tube frames have.

 

The 1050 is a 6-spd trans with an internal hi/lo range that uses a lever to shift between the two, and also has the Controlled Differential.

 

A true 'Bolens Guy' can spot the differences in these two pics.  You can just see the knob on the left rear axle for the Controlled Differential in this pic:

 

 

In this pic you can see the Hi/Lo lever on the trans.  It's the red one.

 

 

That also gave an added bonus.  It still has the Hi/Lo pulleys, so it now has a 12-spd trans.  If you put the drive belt on the Lo range pulleys, and trans lever in the Lo range position, you have a super low range.

 

You can see just how low in this vid:

https://www.youtube....h?v=a6xbaP1DH6E

I like 12 speeds, :)

 

That's cool


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 07:16 PM

:boo_hoo:  I don't have my pics on the new computer. :boo_hoo:


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 07:25 PM

Well.....you asked for it.

 

 

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