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#16 MGP59DB ONLINE  

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Posted November 15, 2015 - 08:20 PM

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Hell - My driveway is 8 feet wide and maybe 50 feet long. I need this !

I will be using single rear set with chains and wheel weights + plus I will use a disc harrow carefully set just above the pavement level for weight and to see if it helps to break up ice .


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Posted November 16, 2015 - 10:10 AM

I put the blade on the Deere yesterday, even outside the garage, in partial darkness!  I have a front bumper which comes off and then a frame goes on same area that blade kinda quick-taches to.  I could leave that on if I didn't want the bumper, but that bumper has saved the hood many times. It is quite a ritual to change. Anyway, that all went pretty good, then the chains turn. As small as these things are, and that goofy hard to use lock clip, and tires that don't get smaller even with all the air out, sure is a PIA!! I hate chains.  Those big ones on my PK went right on and had big clip to lock on. These are very hard to pull enough to make clips lock and need three hands and two tools to work them. I NOW have just those little chain links that have threaded side to open/close on them, the heck with those cheapy lock things. Seems they got rid of the good lock clips years ago, and I haven't been able to find them anymore. A step backwards!  Cheapening up the product is not too neat.  Anyway, got them on finally, aired up again and off to the garage. Had to slip off the rear suitcase weights to get into garage enough to close door. I have other tractors in there that won't move till spring, and NO more room to move them too. SO, each time I get out the Deere, gotta slip those wieghts back on, so be it.  There, done ranting!


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 08:03 AM

I put the blade on the Deere yesterday,

 

 

when did you get the green sickness? I am so disappointed  :poke:  :poke: :D  


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 04:17 PM

I've had the cheapy L130 version of a Deere since 03'.  I was sick and bought new one for Mama to have to mow, in case I croaked off or could not function. Bought at dealer, but was same as Lowe's offered.  23hp K engine and bigger deck. Also have snow blade and it has worked well for all these years, dispite the guy's all saying the rear would blow out in few years. No issues yet, cross your fingers.  Foot control hydro, nice and easy to use, and not too big for the yard and Mama to run. Only one I've had.


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Posted November 18, 2015 - 07:44 AM

I've had the cheapy L130 version of a Deere since 03'.  I was sick and bought new one for Mama to have to mow, in case I croaked off or could not function. Bought at dealer, but was same as Lowe's offered.  23hp K engine and bigger deck. Also have snow blade and it has worked well for all these years, dispite the guy's all saying the rear would blow out in few years. No issues yet, cross your fingers.  Foot control hydro, nice and easy to use, and not too big for the yard and Mama to run. Only one I've had.

 

Ok, guess we will chalk it up that you had an illness and wasn't in your right mind  :D  :D

 

My coworker just sold a L120. Rearend blew last fall, they got the parts to rebuild it over the winter. Worked fine until it got hotafter 30 mins or so then pulled really slow if at all. He sold it for $300 with less than 300 hrs on it.  Maybe you have been lucky with yours.



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Posted November 18, 2015 - 02:07 PM

Ok, guess we will chalk it up that you had an illness and wasn't in your right mind :D :D

My coworker just sold a L120. Rearend blew last fall, they got the parts to rebuild it over the winter. Worked fine until it got hotafter 30 mins or so then pulled really slow if at all. He sold it for $300 with less than 300 hrs on it. Maybe you have been lucky with yours.

My big box L120 ($2,000)has worked great on rough hilly 1.5 AC yard for the past 12+ years. I do have one bent front deck wheel bracket and have replaced belts twice. Blades once. Not the best maintenance schedule either. Still runs perfect! Guess I've been lucky too.
Hopefully my JD1025R ($17,000) will last forever.
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Posted November 18, 2015 - 02:12 PM

One of my snow set ups is a cub 3205 w/ 54" hydraulic front blade, 100# rear weights & chains.

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Posted November 18, 2015 - 06:27 PM

Here's mine,  On the left it's a 1958  rope start with a blade from a 4 wheeler. On the left its a 1978 PK  with a blade from a jeep that I cut down.  Never should have narrowed it up, the tractor could handle the full width. Both have ag tires loaded with fluid and chains plus weights on all the rear wheels. The cab is from when I had a blower on the tractor.

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Posted November 18, 2015 - 06:32 PM

 here is my snow removal crew cub cadet 122 has 55ibs wheel weightas and chains farmall super a has wheelweights ag tires have chains if need be  snowblower dosen't have themhttp://i998.photobuc...ts/100_0045.jpg

  I have  Super A setting in the garage leanto. It had a plow on it at one time, worked quite well I like your setup with the 3pt blade mounted backwards, I may give that a try.  That would make me 4 tractors with blades, and one with a blower.   Dave.



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Posted November 19, 2015 - 08:59 PM

SO, tonight bought more weights to put on the Speedex bar. I got six more 5lbs and three 10lbs, so now have 90lbs extra hanging out back there. Was B-buster lifting the bar back on the hitch. Here's a shot.

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Posted November 19, 2015 - 09:12 PM

SO, tonight bought more weights to put on the Speedex bar. I got six more 5lbs and three 10lbs, so now have 90lbs extra hanging out back there. Was B-buster lifting the bar back on the hitch. Here's a shot.

That weight on the very back makes a huge difference. I think you will like it.

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Posted November 21, 2015 - 05:00 PM

Made this for my Bolens HT23 those suitcase weights are the 44-45 # ones, it also has a set of the 50# wheel weights

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Posted November 23, 2015 - 01:25 PM

Here's a pic of my new 1811, I picked it up about a month ago for $200 and have been working on it ever since trying to get it ready for the snow. The rears are loaded with washer fluid with 2 link vbar chains, the 108 is my usual plow machine but it gets the winter off provided the 1811 doesn't have any issues.

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Posted November 26, 2015 - 08:43 PM

I have a Sears SS-16 (16 HP Onan Twin) with a snow thrower. I have 35 pound wheel weights and chains on turf saver tires plus about 130 pounds additional weight on the draw bar. It has worked well for me that way since 1981.



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Posted November 27, 2015 - 09:28 AM

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Hell - My driveway is 8 feet wide and maybe 50 feet long. I need this !

I will be using single rear set with chains and wheel weights + plus I will use a disc harrow carefully set just above the pavement level for weight and to see if it helps to break up ice .

 

 

Dang...that's drool-worthy right there.  AND...I see you are local to me.  I might have to take a peek at that purdy girl some time.  


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