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Posted November 08, 2015 - 06:09 PM

looking good Doug. I really like how fast it it to mount and unmount the blades,
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Posted November 08, 2015 - 07:40 PM

When I mount the snow blower I'm going to see if the front snow blower bracket can stay on the tractor when the blade is mounted.



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Posted November 08, 2015 - 07:44 PM

That blower mount is a PITA for sure. Hope it works out. Save a lot of headaches 



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Posted November 08, 2015 - 07:49 PM

I like what Firefyter did with his bracket so he doesn't have to take it on and off.


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Posted November 08, 2015 - 08:29 PM

Thanks for the update and link to the video! I have never mounted my blade so watching you do it was much more helpful that reading the manual. I'm getting closer to that step.

 

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Posted November 14, 2015 - 05:45 PM

Update

 

I put the snow blower bracket on the tractor and then tried to see if the factory snow plow fits with the bracket on and it does. :dancingbanana:

 

I can still drive over it to mount the blade, like in the video, the snow blower bracket is not in the way. :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:

 

The blade operates fine and comes up off the ground so I can drive around.  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:

 

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The only problem is that the blade guide that bolts onto the front bumper is hard to remove/install with the snow blower bracket on, hard to get to nuts on the inside.

 

What I want to do is leave the bracket on all the time and be able to use the tractor with the

Mower or Snow plow or Snow blower

 

It looks like I can :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:

 

 

 

I got to give thanks to FirefyterEmt  for his idea on modifying the mower bracket so that the mower fits with the snow blower bracket on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted November 14, 2015 - 08:03 PM

Doug, not sure? But does the snow plow guide use the mower deck holes in the bumper? If not, could you weld nuts on the back?


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 05:17 PM

Doug, not sure? But does the snow plow guide use the mower deck holes in the bumper? If not, could you weld nuts on the back?

 

That's a good idea and something to consider for sure.

 

Today I was able to spend a couple hrs on it, removed the snow plow to put on the snow blower.

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Discovered that there is enough room to leave the snow plow guide bracket on, it just clears the snow blower.

Also the with the 23-8.50x12 tires mounted on the Narrow stance they are about the same or less width than the blowers 36" width is.

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Even though it's on and might work as it is there is still lots of little thing to do or finish up.

- Lift assist spring

- Belt guides

- Shoot rotator

- Muffler location

- New belt

- Lights

- Rear weights, chains???

- Fine tuning and adjusting

 

Looking forward to using this thing, see how it does.


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 05:41 PM

looks good Doug.Hope it all works out for you.Nioce setup you got going there.good luck.
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Posted November 29, 2015 - 06:57 PM

I will be watching to see what you come up with for a belt guide on it Doug.  I was thinking about that one a while on my Kohler repowered 12H and I never did come up with anything for it.


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 10:07 PM

Looks like you're almost ready, Doug, thanks for the update. Now you are making me think about my snow blower too---well not this year, it's time to just be ready to use it and quit working on it for awhile!

 

Mine has wheel weights but just tonight I've decided to try it without the chains. It looks like that if the chains loosen up even slightly that it would tear up the inner fender.

 

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Update

 

Tractor now has being wired and the electric starter works with the key. New battery installed.

I have also modified the exhaust again to exit more direct out using 1" pipe fittings and the muffler that came with the engine.

Air box was fitted under the hood by bending the grill to clear it.

Engine runs quieter and seems to surge less with the factory air box and muffler in place.

 

Belt guides for the snow thrower where installed and seem to work OK, still no snow to try it out ???

 

Pictures later today.


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 03:39 PM

Current state

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Made a bracket for the assists spring and the belt guides. 

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Battery, air cleaner cover and new exhaust, I think this should solve the too much heat under the hood problem I had before. Exhaust shoots forward.

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Still stuff to do to finish it but it's slowly getting done. Lights, weights, chains, plus ???

I must say the engine definitely runs better with the full air cleaner and muffler on that came with the engine


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Posted February 18, 2016 - 07:56 PM

That's a good feeling when some changes are made and the improvement is felt! Looks like that tractor is going to be a great workhorse.

 

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Posted February 23, 2016 - 04:58 PM

To day it is more or less FINISHED :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:  

Lights work, Amp meter works, wheel weights on and everything seems to work good.

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Amp meter does show a charge when running full speed but low, 1 to 2 amps ???

When the lights are on there is a 5amp drain, a little more when the engine is off.

So it does charge, a little bit when lights are off.

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Wheel weights on the inside, wheel can be removed with the weights on. 45lbs each.

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