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#46 Cjet69 ONLINE  

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Posted December 27, 2015 - 02:21 PM

Here is my lineup: 1) Cub Cadet 1450 with 42" blade that I picked up in 2012. 2) Craftsman 18.5 w/MTD 40" blower adapted to it. I just picked up the blower and tractor a couple weeks ago so I haven't run it yet. Hope to get some snow this winter, but you know how it goes when you get a new piece of equipment, mother nature won't cooperate.

 

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Posted December 27, 2015 - 05:28 PM

Unfortunately I haven't got one tractor ready yet. I hope to start that this week and get pics soon. For now i just have the little paddle snowblower ready.


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Posted December 27, 2015 - 10:00 PM

I just have 2 pushers, an MF8E that I've used since the early 1990's and just this winter I got the blade installed on the MF12G. I like the quality of the job the 12G does best. I have a snow thrower for the 12G also but have never tried it. The way the wind blows around here that would put me in the middle of a blizzard most days.

 

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Posted December 28, 2015 - 02:54 AM

I just have 2 pushers, an MF8E that I've used since the early 1990's and just this winter I got the blade installed on the MF12G. I like the quality of the job the 12G does best. I have a snow thrower for the 12G also but have never tried it. The way the wind blows around here that would put me in the middle of a blizzard most days.

 

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Interesting lift on the 8E, is that original hydraulics?  Does the long arm on the 12G make it manual lift?  don't know much about the masseys, they sure do look nice.


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Posted December 28, 2015 - 04:45 PM

Interesting lift on the 8E, is that original hydraulics?  Does the long arm on the 12G make it manual lift?  don't know much about the masseys, they sure do look nice.

 

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Posted December 28, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Interesting lift on the 8E, is that original hydraulics?  Does the long arm on the 12G make it manual lift?  don't know much about the masseys, they sure do look nice.

 

 

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Thanks for the interest, guys! I'm sure that the hydraulics on the 8E are home-made. It was set up that way when I got the tractor in around 1992. It had a blown up Kohler when I got it. I put a Briggs 8 horse on it then and when that got tired 6 or 7 years ago I put the Tecumseh 10 horse on it. Looks like an automotive power steering pump with a small cylinder. Moves awful fast but I got used to it through the years. That setup does not "float" so it would be a whole lot better on an nice paved or concrete surface rather than gravel. The blade had an "IH" logo on it but the sticker fell off a couple years ago. You can kinda see the cylinder in those 2 pics.

 

Yeah on the 12G the long arm is the manual implement raise/lower lever. The mower deck uses it too, and I would imagine the snow thrower does too. I've never tried to use the thrower though. I got that tractor mid 2011 and had only mowed with it until this winter.

 

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Posted December 28, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Thanks for the interest, guys! I'm sure that the hydraulics on the 8E are home-made. It was set up that way when I got the tractor in around 1992. It had a blown up Kohler when I got it. I put a Briggs 8 horse on it then and when that got tired 6 or 7 years ago I put the Tecumseh 10 horse on it. Looks like an automotive power steering pump with a small cylinder. Moves awful fast but I got used to it through the years. That setup does not "float" so it would be a whole lot better on an nice paved or concrete surface rather than gravel. The blade had an "IH" logo on it but the sticker fell off a couple years ago. You can kinda see the cylinder in those 2 pics.

 

Yeah on the 12G the long arm is the manual implement raise/lower lever. The mower deck uses it too, and I would imagine the snow thrower does too. I've never tried to use the thrower though. I got that tractor mid 2011 and had only mowed with it until this winter.

 

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You can pick up some float if you can use a slotted hole instead of a round somewhere on your lift assembly.


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Posted December 28, 2015 - 11:08 PM

You can pick up some float if you can use a slotted hole instead of a round somewhere on your lift assembly.

Great idea! I may try to get to that one of these days!

 

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Posted December 29, 2015 - 10:13 AM

Well got my cab closed in and it works pretty good except for the huge slot for the shute control, well that's going to be remedied soon enough with a new actuator, that should be all that is needed other than putting on my tire chains.
The new door is also a pile better than climbing under the cutain it had before.
We are getting a nice little snowy sleet mix of crap, that was wind beaten into cement this am, the snowblower ate it up pretty nicely.

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Posted December 29, 2015 - 03:40 PM

I had just gotten my 1964 LandLord 314 ready for winter but the motor blew up a couple weeks ago. Now I'm in the process of rebuilding the motor.
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My backup snow tractor is the smaller 1966 Sears Custom 6. Sadly it won't move much but it'll work until I fix the other machine.
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Posted December 29, 2015 - 04:48 PM

Well got my cab closed in and it works pretty good except for the huge slot for the shute control, well that's going to be remedied soon enough with a new actuator, that should be all that is needed other than putting on my tire chains.
The new door is also a pile better than climbing under the cutain it had before.
We are getting a nice little snowy sleet mix of crap, that was wind beaten into cement this am, the snowblower ate it up pretty nicely.

What did you use for the clear plastic? I'm tempted to try working with a heavy duty shower curtain liner.  Paul



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Posted December 29, 2015 - 06:03 PM

Skyrdr2 , That is a huge door! is that stock for the craftsman or custom?



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Posted December 29, 2015 - 06:08 PM

I went to the hardware store and purchased clear vinyl by the roll. Mine was 36" x25' long 4 mil. Fairly easy to work with and seems to stay flexible in the cold. Gorilla tape to edges will toughen them up big time. There is no comparison to regular duct tape, the gorilla stuff is much heavier and incredibly sticky.
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Posted December 29, 2015 - 06:41 PM

Nothing fancy here but they'll do the job. My 68 Sears Suburban 12 with a 46 inch dozer blade in front and a 52 inch grader on the rear. My 1960 Simplicity 700 will be back up.

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Posted December 29, 2015 - 07:54 PM

Tom, the door is totally custom, I cut the stitches at the top and then made a wire frame from 3/16" wire . then used zip ties to attach the frame to the plastic and fabric. It is definitely a lot more comfy in there now, and my feet are dry and a bit warmer.
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