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#1 MarksA-C ONLINE  

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Posted December 14, 2015 - 04:13 AM

I had a post about me getting these machines, 3 tractors total a 195 and two 53500's.  1 is very crusty, 1 is a 53500 with ford white seat pan and the last is a Ford but has Jacobsen grill and hood but the 195 on the side.  Real mystery machines...

 

I decided to build up the 195 as my flag ship.  ALL out rebuild, I got a ford grill, started working on the engine but that may be going in a different direction.  The PTO from the 53500 will be swapped over, I will be getting a new seat, new paint, probably AG tires and other upgrades along the way.

 

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Big tractors right?? Monsters, 1200lb+.  The engines in them are the Kohler K532 which are big heavy monster engines.  Sadly one had water in it and is rusted out beyond repair, the other had minor rust in the cylinders, and the final one is actually almost ready to run.  SO in theory I have 1 good engine for 2 good tractors.  SO, I found another option rather than doing a $500-1300 rebuild...

 

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A 24.5hp Kubota 3 cylinder GAS engine!  Great power, water cooled and very durable engines!  Its smaller than a diesel as well so I SHOULD be able to utilize the rare rear PTO and maybe even have a shaft attachment machined to use the front PTO as well.

 

This is on a very long list of back burner projects, but we shall see if I can at least get it running before Spring.


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 04:24 AM

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Posted December 14, 2015 - 05:17 AM

This will be fun to watch! Glad you found a Ford Grille. I am not a fan of the Jake grille, looks to be missing something.


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 07:34 AM

Mark,

 

You know I will be following along. That Kubota will be nice. Often thought about the diesel version for mine. 

 

Good luck,

 

Brian


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 07:40 AM

Oh yeah, I had to get the right grill. Ended up driving 6 hours round trip to buy a engineless 165 Ford.
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Posted December 14, 2015 - 08:05 AM

Mark,
 
You know I will be following along. That Kubota will be nice. Often thought about the diesel version for mine. 
 
Good luck,
 
Brian


I can get a Kubota diesel for about $700, but for $75 I couldn't pass up this Gasser. A little smaller but will definitely be more winter friendly.
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Posted December 14, 2015 - 08:09 AM

$75 for that engine is fantastic!


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 08:19 AM

It needs a carb and alternator but it was a LP engine (dual fuel head) so it is nearly perfect internally. Only about 25hrs on it.
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Posted December 14, 2015 - 08:41 AM

The Jake grille has kind of a "blank" stare


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 10:20 AM

Yep, suscribed! Looks like it will be fun to watch. I fully restored a LGT-145 aways back, wouldn't mind finding another one.


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 11:08 AM

$75 for the bota is gonna be hard to beat.. but if you can find a kohler k582, It will be a direct swap for the k532 and 24hp :dancingbanana:


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 03:10 PM

Sweet. Good luck.

Those are huge machines.


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 04:13 PM

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Posted December 14, 2015 - 07:19 PM

Wait! Wait!

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Ok, now you can start.

Where's the popcorn?
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Posted December 14, 2015 - 09:54 PM

I ate the popcorn...


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