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#1 weekend_cutter OFFLINE  

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Posted June 26, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Recently bought this tractor. I'm in love with the project. I've had it for about a week now and was wondering what year this is. If anyone could help I'd appreciate it. Here's my progress so far. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1435337098.106436.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1435337113.489388.jpg
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Posted June 26, 2015 - 11:48 AM

It would be either a '71 or '72. 

 

http://www.tractorda...olens-1054.html


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Posted June 26, 2015 - 11:53 AM

Nice looking tractor. I like the stack exhaust.


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Posted June 26, 2015 - 11:59 AM

Welcome :wave:

 

Looks like the tractor is in a much better place now!

 

The 1054 was made only 1 year (1971)

 

Not trying to burst your bubble but that is ALOT of weight strain on your engine exhaust block with that stack.........


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Posted June 26, 2015 - 01:08 PM

Welcome :wave:

 

Looks like the tractor is in a much better place now!

 

The 1054 was made only 1 year (1971)

 

Not trying to burst your bubble but that is ALOT of weight strain on your engine exhaust block with that stack.........

Needs to be braced.


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Posted June 26, 2015 - 02:10 PM

I've built stacks before. I'm aware of needing to be braced. It's not finished lol. Thanks for all the comments. Can someone tell me what oil the rear end takes? I drained the rear and it was full of water

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Posted June 26, 2015 - 04:36 PM

I've built stacks before. I'm aware of needing to be braced. It's not finished lol. Thanks for all the comments. Can someone tell me what oil the rear end takes? I drained the rear and it was full of water

I'd flush it with kero to get more crap out. Let it drain for a couple of days. Then use what the manual calls for.  Download the Owners and Shop Manuals from our Manuals Section(3 free downloads per day). You have a great machine there but you need to read the manual. It has some really neet things like the big nut on the left rear wheel. That controlls the limited slip in the rear. Did you get any other attachments? Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 27, 2015 - 08:06 AM

Nice project!


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Posted June 27, 2015 - 10:18 PM

Sadly I got no other attachments with the tractor. I will be going back to get the sickle bar mower for the tractor though. More progress pics here. Someone tell me what's not right on this tractor... ImageUploadedByTapatalk1435461501.700986.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1435461514.931944.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1435461528.899272.jpg
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Posted June 27, 2015 - 10:30 PM

It's been repowered with a tra-12d, there should be a tra-10d.


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Posted June 28, 2015 - 05:42 AM

The sickle mower is a great attachment. A plow and a snow blower should be easy to find. Check the attachments list in the Manual Section. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted June 28, 2015 - 10:36 AM

Besides the engine replacement everything looks ok, tractor has been repainted at some point as well

 

You need a new air filter too :D



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Posted August 05, 2015 - 12:38 PM

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Making some more progress on the 1054. Lights are wired up as I wait for a new ignition module for the Wisconsin to be delivered. Also picked up one good deal. I purchased a Bolens parts tractor for $100. But here's the best part...it came with a compete deck, two snow plows (I'm up to three of them now ), and a complete snow blower. I say it was a good deal. Looks like I'm in the final stages before the Bolens is complete and ready to work. Really hope that I can mow this season.
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Posted August 18, 2015 - 07:50 PM

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Well she's done. Running, charging, and mowing. Can someone get me some pics of a G-10 deck on the tractor? The deck is off a G-10 and I can't get it to lower or pick up.




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