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#1 Paulgo OFFLINE  

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Posted December 29, 2015 - 12:40 PM

First big snow of the season and Old Red was ready to go.

 

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Feel free to post your action shots too. :)

 

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Posted December 29, 2015 - 01:04 PM

Looks good! That a Red Bolens???  Don't see diff brand in your list.  Looks like tight fit in that cab. Claustrophobic  you cant be to ride in there, ha!



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Posted December 29, 2015 - 01:04 PM

Nice!

 

Atleast someone got to play in the snow this year!


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Posted December 29, 2015 - 01:07 PM

Got my blowing done too - after several delays.  #1  Forgot to turn the fuel valve off and leaked part of the gas out on the gravel floor.  Had to fill the fuel tank to be sure it had enough.  #2  Fired right up - but forgot to turn the fuel valve back on again so it died.  #3  Fired it up and let it warm up good, engaged the PTO and started out the door into the drift.  Thrower stopped turning.  Belt was to loose.  Shut it down and lowered the PTO.  #4  Fired it again and went to blowing snow, only to find out I didn't tighten the differential lock nut. #5  Back at it and this time the muffler connection came loose.  Didn't put a clamp on it when I put it together some time back.  Went back at it and got the rest of the blowing done and tractor back in the shop.  Should have all my dumb mistakes taken care of for this time around.  Sure glad it wasn't -20° with a 20 mph wind.


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Posted December 29, 2015 - 01:50 PM

Cool photos! Looks like fun!


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Posted December 29, 2015 - 01:54 PM

Looks good! That a Red Bolens???  Don't see diff brand in your list.  Looks like tight fit in that cab. Claustrophobic  you cant be to ride in there, ha!

Oddly enough, I have 2 red QT16's. Both came that way.

 

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Posted December 29, 2015 - 02:30 PM

Neat! Maybe now should look for a red one. Been kinda looking at swaps for a Bolens.  I like red tractors, whatever brand is. That an MTD branded one then? What years on those?



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Posted December 29, 2015 - 03:30 PM

Neat! Maybe now should look for a red one. Been kinda looking at swaps for a Bolens.  I like red tractors, whatever brand is. That an MTD branded one then? What years on those?

The one with the cab is a repaint. Pretty sure the other was a fleet order in red. No MTD here. All pure Bolens made in WI. Mine range from 1973 to 1987.  Oh, and I wouldn't call it spacious, but I'm a pretty big guy and fit in that cab just dandy. :)  Paul


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Posted December 29, 2015 - 05:09 PM

Is the cab a home made job??



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Posted December 29, 2015 - 05:37 PM

Is the cab a home made job??

Yes. Ugly as all get out, but keeps me toasty warm.



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Posted December 29, 2015 - 06:02 PM

Glad you got some snow to play with - looks like you had fun and everything worked ok.  We got a bit last night but it was very wet as it was right around the freezing mark and would not have blown worth a darn - all I could do to lift a shovel full when I was clearing the shop door - must be getting weak in my old age.


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Posted December 29, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Glad you got some snow to play with - looks like you had fun and everything worked ok.  We got a bit last night but it was very wet as it was right around the freezing mark and would not have blown worth a darn - all I could do to lift a shovel full when I was clearing the shop door - must be getting weak in my old age.

It gets pretty deep up here along Lake Superior. My QT16 worker bees, with 2 cyl. Onan engines, will walk a shaft driven snow thrower through anything I've tried. Very impressed with these 40 year old machines.


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Posted December 30, 2015 - 06:05 AM

Oddly enough, I have 2 red QT16's. Both came that way.

 

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Obviously, they were meant for each other. :smilewink:


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Posted January 01, 2016 - 08:10 PM

That cab is sweet nice job. You asked for pics so here's my first trial run of my DGT 1700 with a 2 stage Rad blower that I modified to work on this machine. So far so good. I hope to get some video from far away so you can see the entire machine I'll make a new post at that time.

 

 
 
 
 

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Posted January 01, 2016 - 09:27 PM

 

That cab is sweet nice job. You asked for pics so here's my first trial run of my DGT 1700 with a 2 stage Rad blower that I modified to work on this machine. So far so good.

 

Thanks!  Your drive looks like the perfect place for a 2 stage. I use a single here to keep the snow in a small area. Too many roads and close neighbors...  :)


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