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Posted December 10, 2015 - 11:46 AM

Yeah, Username, like that kind of rig. Always thought one of those JD front mower units would be nicer than regular zero-turns, cause you can have deck go under low trees and such without it even being close to tractor. Think I would still want a blade on that, but hydraulic control then. Could maybe be a taller one than reg GT?  Encloser sounds like good idea, at least on front.

The deck is also offset so that you can mow under obstacles or out closer to a pond.I also love the quick attach system.The 60" blade weighs 285 lbs.

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Posted December 10, 2015 - 12:05 PM

ok heres mine

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Posted December 10, 2015 - 12:18 PM

Here is my same old unit I have been using since January 2012, before that I had no cab and a single stage Bolens blower on the same Tractor brrrrr.

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Posted December 10, 2015 - 01:12 PM

Nice massey, Do you need to heat the block in winter... or is it like the new diesel cars no heat needed?  Is it stable on hills and such.  How much wrestling going between blade and bucket?  I'd like a tractor like that unfortunately my finances are more in the B10 category.

Speaking of which i had a similar to yours, 68 ford 120, that thing could move some snow w/just ice chains and 50 lbs. hangin out back.  and a 48 Sears blade rigged up.  But the manual lift got too much, had to trade it off for a hydro lift machine, good luck

The first winter I had the Massey I only used the glow plugs to start the tractor.  We had some below 0 weather here and it started pretty good just doing that.  Since then I bought a magnetic heater that I keep on the oil pan.  Once the cold weather sets in I just keep the heater plugged in and it helps a lot.  It may not need it but I figured I would try to take care of this thing because I wont be buying another one any time soon.

 

It's very easy to go from the FEL to the blade.  The FEL basically takes itself off.  You just have to pull the pins and disconnect the lines.  You do have to take the front guard off to put the blade on.  That's the most work really.  I love it.

 

As far as being stable on hills, it feels like it would be.  I haven't had it on many hills going sideways but it feels like it has a decently low center of gravity.


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 05:20 PM

Put the 49 blower on the 314 today:  Pictures 2015 001.JPG  Pictures 2015 005.JPG

 

Window motor for chute direction control & electric actuator for spout control:  Pictures 2015 006.JPG  Pictures 2015 007.JPG


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 05:50 PM

Put the 49 blower on the 314 today:  attachicon.gifPictures 2015 001.JPG  attachicon.gifPictures 2015 005.JPG

 

Window motor for chute direction control & electric actuator for spout control:  attachicon.gifPictures 2015 006.JPG  attachicon.gifPictures 2015 007.JPG

grnspot100,  I have used that same actuator on my chute and the dc motor filled with water.  MAKE SURE YOU SEAL THE 2 SCREWS on top of the motor with

                     SILICONE SEALANT TO KEEP THE MOTOR DRY :thumbs:

 

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Posted December 10, 2015 - 07:58 PM

"Nice, is it hydrostatic? Can you still find parts? I had a "hi-lift" Case gt loader, it was kinda tippy, yours looks like might be an improvement on that...? does it have a rear hitch?"

It is a 3 range hydro with a clutch, that I never really use. This thing is big, it weighs 1987 lbs. and has a 56" wheelbase, but I suppose if you lift enough weight high enough, it could get tipsy. It does a have a 3 pt, but I need the arms, have considered buying a universal set. I believe mine is a '73, but I forgot.
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Posted December 12, 2015 - 11:51 AM

I have a number of option for dealing with any snow:

 

Bolens EK7 with a snowcaster
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Bolens G11 with a snowcaster
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Bolens HT20D with a soft cab and hydro angle blade
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Bolens 1886 with a FEL
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And if all else fails, or it get's too danged cold for any length of time, the cat and I will had south for someplace warm :D :D :D
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Posted December 12, 2015 - 07:05 PM

 

I have a number of option for dealing with any snow:

 

Bolens EK7 with a snowcaster
 
 
Bolens G11 with a snowcaster
 
 
Bolens HT20D with a soft cab and hydro angle blade
 
 
Bolens 1886 with a FEL
 
 
And if all else fails, or it get's too danged cold for any length of time, the cat and I will had south for someplace warm :D :D :D

 

Do you run your FEL off the hydro or with a separate pump and reservoir? Looks similar to the one I am putting together with the single rod for bucket curl. Paul



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Posted December 12, 2015 - 10:01 PM

It was 'home brewed', and it runs off a separate pump and reservoir.


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Bolens G11 with a snowcaster

Is that a rainbow bolens? 

Which of your fleet would you say does best in the deep?


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Posted December 13, 2015 - 07:34 AM

Here is what i have for this year if we get any snow

1974 Massey MF 14 with snowblower and homemade rear blade

I think the rear blade is from a Sears

For back up i have a homemade tractor with front blade, hydralic lift and mannual angle

It is a copy of a Gibson A and has a 16hp K-series Kolher

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Posted December 13, 2015 - 01:31 PM

Is that a rainbow bolens? 

Which of your fleet would you say does best in the deep?

 

Yeah, the G11 is sometimes called the Rainbow Bolens, but I prefer Sunset Bolens, based on the colors of the decals, and the fact that the G11 was the last new model introduced in the last year of the tube production.  So, the sun setting on the tube frame line.

 

In deep fluffy snow the G11.

 

In deep wet snow the HT20D.

 

In super deep the FEL.


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Posted December 13, 2015 - 07:48 PM

This year while I'm working out of town, I decided to invested in a whole new fleet for removing snow. I introduce to you the latest pieces for my snow removal:

 

Meet Shayna my Daughter:

 

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And Caleb my Son:

 

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They don't know it yet, so please keep this under your hat. I figure I'll spring it on them whenever we get the first measurable snow fall!! :D  


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Posted December 27, 2015 - 07:33 AM

Ok, things to do, and have done, got all fuids changed and filters installed(spin on filters and housings too as it had nothing for the aux.system and a an inline unit for the hydro, now has all spin on units) snowblower installed, cab put back on, retro-ed the shuts deflector control to inside the cab, fitted cab with wire supports to keep it shaped correctly and stiffened up, next will be to make lower skirts for my feet and a back as it is all wide open. Oh and a deflector,shield kind of thingy for the slot the deflector handle goes through, I do t want snow blowing in there after going through all this to keep it out.
The wind here is awful all winter long, and blowing drifted snow can get pretty regular,, so keeping things clean and warm is getting to be top priority LOL. And I'm turning into a sissy LOL.

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