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#1 NUTNDUN OFFLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 06:31 PM

I had dropped the front wheels off at the tire dealer a couple days ago and ended up deciding to go with new narrower front rims and tri rib tires on the front after finding out the liner inside of the original tire was messed up. I was originally planning on putting tubes in the fronts but since the liner was messed up decided to go with the new rims and tires.

After thinking about it some more, I was getting tired of swapping the one set of ags I have between tractors so I got a price on the Carlisle Tru Powers in 23 x 8.5 - 12 and they were $89 mounted. I wanted to go with the 8.5 width since that is the width of the original tires. I took the rears up to the tire shop this morning and had the ags mounted and also picked up the fronts.

The tri ribs are great and it turns so easy now which I expected. The Carlisle Tru Powers look great also. I had to decide what I wanted to do for wheel weights. I have two pair of the Cub Cadet wheel weights and one set of Massey wheel weights. I wanted to put enough weight on so that I didn't have to try and sit on the left fender while plowing, because with the Bush Hog having the wrap around seat there is no way I would be able to anyway.

I decided to put both sets of Cub Cadet wheel weights I have on it. I also fluid filled the tires. I took a weight of just the tire and rim, a weight with them filled with fluid and then a weight with the wheel weights mounted.

The wheel and tire weighed in at 30.2 lbs. With it being filled with fluid it weighed in at 68.4 lbs. With the wheel weights mounted one weighed 119 lbs and the other was at 117.8. I wasn't going to worry about the one pound difference.

I also set the plow up using the how to that Daniel(olcowhand) had wrote a while ago. It should be pretty close and will just need minor adjustments once we start plowing. I also removed the mower deck. I want to go over it and make sure the spindles are alright and lube it and will be mowing with the Bush Hog a couple times this year after plowing is over with.

I know the wheels don't match right now and it will be a little while till I get a chance to do something about it. It actually probably won't be long before I start to strip it down to restore this one.

Anyway here are some pics:

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#2 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 07:11 PM

That looks great!!!:thumbs:
I'm thinkin, no ground will be left unturned for miles from your
house.
So are you taking it to the NY plow day?

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 07:13 PM

I am taking it to the Cochranton plow day next weekend and will see how she does. If she does good I plan on taking it to the WNY Plow Day.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 07:26 PM

Looks great George! Those narrow ags aren't as narrow as I expected. I was looking at a set of them for the 312-8 which also has that width from the factory. I think I may do that! Can't wait to see how she does at Cochranton!

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 07:35 PM

Looking good, and ready to plow. Lots of fun coming!

Do you have the coulter for that plow hidden away somewhere?

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 07:37 PM

Please tell about filling the tires, or point me towards info.
I'm getting some AG's for the working girl this weekend, and would like to fill them.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 07:37 PM

Looking good, and ready to plow. Lots of fun coming!

Do you have the coulter for that plow hidden away somewhere?


Yes we have the coulter, flipped it upside down at PA Plow Day because it wasn't helping and was just bunching debris up. Might put it back on, one of our plows is missing the coulter though.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 07:39 PM

She looks super George! Ready to go!

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 07:44 PM

Please tell about filling the tires, or point me towards info.
I'm getting some AG's for the working girl this weekend, and would like to fill them.


I got 8 gallons of windshield washer fluid and a gallon of antifreeze concentrate. I used a pump weed sprayer to fill them. I took a short piece of 1/4" fuel line which fits perfectly over the valve stem threads. I also removed the tip from the weed sprayer and the hose fit on that perfect too. I put 1/2 gallon of the concentrate antifreeze and the rest washer fluid. I also removed the needle inside the valve stem. Seemed to work easier for me that way.
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Posted April 22, 2011 - 08:35 PM

The tractor looks great George. You sure didn't waste any time getting to work on it. I really hope you bring it to the wny plow day. I'm sure it will draw a lot of attention. Do you still have the previous owners e-mail address? He had asked if you could send him pics if you restored it, I'm sure he would love to see pics or video of it plowing.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 08:43 PM

Have you got yourself a backrest for the seat?

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 09:04 PM

Wow, that's fantastic! Big difference George.

Hey, how come you haven't washed the dirt off that plow yet??? that was a week ago. :poke:

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 09:13 PM

The only thing I worry about with heavy weighting is that you can hardly get any wheel slip at all. With a tractor as hard to find spare parts like these Bush Hogs, it makes me worry about that sliding cluster gear. It's THE weak part of the entire tractor. I know.....I'm sounding like a worried Mom, but if I didn't say anything after thinking it, and then it broke, I'd feel bad for not airing caution. Hopefully I'm worrying for nothing. I hope you have a great time plowing with her George!

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 09:19 PM

Looking good George I see you have 2 sets of wheel weights on there, 1 on the inside the other on the outside.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 09:25 PM

Looks great George.




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