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#1 WrenchinOnIt OFFLINE  

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Posted December 16, 2015 - 11:06 PM

Ah... procrastination and a EK 10 got in the way, the old soldier ate the hydraulic pump for the attachments, blew a hose on the hoe and the starter started no more... so I got this far (first pic mid August) and it had front axle , PTO shaft, bearings and belt woes so down it went, I didn't want to drag it across the drive way with the buckets gouging the concrete ,so mother natures garage was open and in I went, got distracted with a 1050 from way over yonder and an EK10 that needed more work than I intended . Several nice weekends let me get caught up, moved pieces into storage and freed up the garage space needed. A couple ratchet straps and a come-a-long , a willing mover and we were mobile. It will look a little different when it comes out and a whole lot better mechanically.

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Posted December 17, 2015 - 07:43 AM

At the risk of sounding Taoist, A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Glad you got her in the garage, now for step two :D
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Posted December 17, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Look forward to seeing this one up and running - can't wait to see what you get distracted with next!


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Posted December 17, 2015 - 02:51 PM

Clever transportation method. :thumbs:

 

Looking forward to following along!


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Posted December 17, 2015 - 07:48 PM

Is there any updates golf to be done to it? Or is it just getting a little tlc to get going

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Posted December 17, 2015 - 09:44 PM

Sweet!  1886?



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Posted December 17, 2015 - 09:57 PM

Sweet!  1886?

 

 

HT23... Green frame....



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Posted December 17, 2015 - 11:03 PM

What's the red thing holding it up?

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Posted December 18, 2015 - 07:06 AM

Is there any updates golf to be done to it? Or is it just getting a little tlc to get going

Going to get into it pretty deep..stay tuned


 

Sweet!  1886?

 

Yup HT 23 


What's the red thing holding it up?

'nother great unit from Port Washington Wisconsin! And it's orange, it's a 2006 Simplicity Legacy XL
4wd with the liquid cooled 27hp Kawa. Bought it new, love it ,put the loader on it and built a heavy hitch for it last year.
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Posted December 18, 2015 - 08:14 AM

Do you sell your tractors after going through them or is there a WrenchinOnIt Museum of Fine Iron?


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 06:20 PM

Do you sell your tractors after going through them or is there a WrenchinOnIt Museum of Fine Iron?


I like the idea of a museum,the way he's going,going to need a big bldg

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Posted December 18, 2015 - 07:07 PM

I like the idea of a museum,the way he's going,going to need a big bldg

I agree, but my wife says what I NEED is my HEAD examined. Girls... oh wait I already burnt that bridge.
I've let a few go, large frames are my favorites, and I sold two to friends I wish I'd kept, (tractor's that is friends are keepers as well) and two tf's that I don't know why... buyers remorse? No idea.. sellers remorse ya I've had that.

We lost our master carpenter in '05 our house you see the front of in the second pic , he and I built in '96 he took 8 months off work to build it, he worked thru the week on it , and we'd gang up on it on the weekends. Today was his birthday he'd of been 79, we miss him, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jack.

He was my father-in-law and has mentioned here before my Bolens mentor, even at 79 bet we'd of built one hell of a "museum".
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Posted December 18, 2015 - 07:57 PM

I agree, but my wife says what I NEED is my HEAD examined. Girls... oh wait I already burnt that bridge.
I've let a few go, large frames are my favorites, and I sold two to friends I wish I'd kept, (tractor's that is friends are keepers as well) and two tf's that I don't know why... buyers remorse? No idea.. sellers remorse ya I've had that.

We lost are master carpenter in '05 our house you see the front of in the second pic , he and I built in '96 he took 8 months off work to build it, he worked thru the week on it , and we'd gang up on it on the weekends. Today was his birthday he'd of been 79, we miss him, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jack.

He was my father-in-law and has mentioned here before my Bolens mentor, even at 79 bet we'd off built one hell of a "museum".
Thanks guys

 

Thank you for sharing that with us...

 

Happy Birthday, Jack!


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 05:22 PM

Gathered up some parts and pieces some new aftermarket, some NOS , and several good used pieces. Into the blast cabinet for some.
Front axle spindle ends were wore past any help from new bushings so a very nice used one will take its place. PTO shaft showed the ill effects of spun bearings so a NOS one was machined down on the front end and keyway cut to accept a lovejoy coupler to a new Prince hydraulic pump. A rebuilt OEM power steering unit will be installed and it's getting new Carlisle 8 ply's on all four corners, it is my hope to have these pieces primed,painted and installed this long weekend.

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 05:26 PM

Very nice work!!!


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