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#1 boyscout862 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 26, 2015 - 12:18 PM

The weather guessers are hyping our first storm of the season. It was 65* yesterday, that is 30* above the normal high. It has been a very mild and dry fall. Monday will be in the 30s*.

 

With the threat of snow, I figured that I should get a couple of tractors ready. The first choice(and hopefully easiest) is my sons early B10. It had wheelweights and chains on it already but hadn't been run in 5 months. It started fairly easy but a front tire is splitting. I have a plow from a 3012 Simplicity that fit right on and then I wanted some counterweight.

 

In the shed was a nice stinger and donut combo that I had picked up several years ago. It slid right in but the bolt hole don't lineup. The stingers rod is several inches shorter than I want to reach the bolt hole. I'll have to steal the one off the Big Ten or find the other that is somewhere.

 

What tractors was the shorter rod for? Good Luck, Rick

 

BTW I plan to take pictures and post them later.


Edited by boyscout862, December 26, 2015 - 12:20 PM.

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Posted December 26, 2015 - 04:27 PM

No pics today, its raining now.



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Posted December 26, 2015 - 04:33 PM

It's pouring here with North winds at 20-25 mph!


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Posted December 26, 2015 - 06:04 PM

never heard of a short stinger weight.

Does it look cut off?

The stingers were the same length for all of the large frames


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Posted December 27, 2015 - 08:49 AM

never heard of a short stinger weight.

Does it look cut off?

The stingers were the same length for all of the large frames

 

This is true...there was never a change to them.

 

I like to run a stinger/doughnut on my plow and blower tractors, even with hydrolift.  When in the float position, the counterweight helps keep the bite light, and if I need a little pressure, I simply pop the control out of the float position to scrape harder.  The use of counterweights on the early tractors is one of Simplicity's shining designs.


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Posted December 27, 2015 - 04:09 PM

I put the three stingers that I have, side by side. I think that the "short" mount was cut. I know one of them is homemade but I'm not sure about the small one. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted December 27, 2015 - 07:35 PM

This is true...there was never a change to them.

 

I like to run a stinger/doughnut on my plow and blower tractors, even with hydrolift.  When in the float position, the counterweight helps keep the bite light, and if I need a little pressure, I simply pop the control out of the float position to scrape harder.  The use of counterweights on the early tractors is one of Simplicity's shining designs.

Didnt the stinger also help lift up your plow, blower etc.

When your plow goes up the weight goes down.



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Posted December 27, 2015 - 08:31 PM

Didnt the stinger also help lift up your plow, blower etc.

When your plow goes up the weight goes down.

Correct, it helped with lifting center and front mount attachments. It also added weight for traction. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 27, 2015 - 10:22 PM

Correct, it helped with lifting center and front mount attachments. It also added weight for traction. Good Luck, Rick

This is off topic... but what tractor is your profie picture? can't tell



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Posted December 27, 2015 - 11:15 PM

This is off topic... but what tractor is your profie picture? can't tell

It is a Magnatrac. They were only made for a short while in the early to mid 1960s. Most are in the eastern Connecticut area because a surplus store here bought out the inventory when the company closed. Check them out  https://groups.yahoo...agnaTracGT/info   Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 27, 2015 - 11:31 PM

It is a Magnatrac. They were only made for a short while in the early to mid 1960s. Most are in the eastern Connecticut area because a surplus store here bought out the inventory when the company closed. Check them out  https://groups.yahoo...agnaTracGT/info   Good Luck, Rick

Thanks. It's pretty cool.

I've seen a few but none like that :thumbs:


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Posted December 28, 2015 - 10:13 PM

The middle weight is definitely homemade.







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