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#1 CRFarnsworth ONLINE  

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Posted January 02, 2016 - 03:37 PM

John Deere 70 lawn tractor.  I decided it was time to start on this little guy.  It will need a lot of cleaning and a few replacement parts.

I haven't yet decided whether to repaint it or leave it in its "work uniform".   I have its mower deck and another one, so I will make at least one good deck for it and put it back to work.  Should be more pics,  if and when I make progress.  

 

(I would have gotten more done but the ERTW (" evil razor toting wife") is making me clean up and help her get ready for tonights  eucher party.)      Rick

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Posted January 02, 2016 - 04:25 PM

Better spruce-er up.  They look mighty good that way. 

Here's one I rattlecanned a couple years back for our local tractor club to raffle. 

The same club that now tells me that garden tractors are not an "agricultural exhibit". 

:wallbanging:  :toilethead:    :bs:

 

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Posted January 02, 2016 - 04:28 PM

Better spruce-er up.  They look mighty good that way. 

Here's one I rattlecanned a couple years back for our local tractor club to raffle. 

The same club that now tells me that garden tractors are not an "agricultural exhibit". 

:wallbanging:  :toilethead:    :bs:

 

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No good deed goes unpunished. That is why I stopped donating to most organizations. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 02, 2016 - 06:26 PM

Not a thing wrong with rattle can paint jobs as long as you use a quality brand and put it on right.  Biggest problem I have seen is getting it on to thick and it runs all over, or try to get by with one or two coats.  That 70 looks real good Kris.


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Posted January 03, 2016 - 10:03 AM

Better spruce-er up. They look mighty good that way.
Here's one I rattlecanned a couple years back for our local tractor club to raffle.
The same club that now tells me that garden tractors are not an "agricultural exhibit".
:wallbanging: :toilethead: :bs:

And here's what I heard in my mind when I read that.
http://youtu.be/UaU6NQzEGcg

Might send the unenlightened boobs the video from last years PA Plow Day

Or get them a free membership here for educational reasons... Oh, that's right... THEY ARE FREE.
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Posted January 03, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Thanks Alan,

I don't think anything could help this group. 

The president is even a large scale farmer!  He knows all about turning the soil to raise a crop. :wallbanging:



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Posted January 03, 2016 - 01:43 PM

Never seen one of those before. Pretty neat. Light duty lawn tractor. Looking forward to seeing this one done

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Posted January 08, 2016 - 07:30 PM

I've been doing a little work on the J.D. 70.   It was above freezing last Monday so I put the rear tires back on , set the tractor on the floor and "wheel-barrowed" it out side and pressure washed it.  It is narrow enough to fit through a 36" door.   Brought it back in and put it back on the bench to finish cleaning and replacing parts.

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Posted January 08, 2016 - 07:42 PM

Yesterday I went looking for belts and pulleys.  $$$$      I replaced the belt from the engine to a jack shaft and the belt from the jackshaft to the trans/axle' and their idler pulleys.  After that I was ready to reinstall all the components that had been removed and cleaned.

Today I reinstalled the tires/wheels and steering components.  Then I set it back on the floor and installed the hood, grill, and gas tank.

Not sure yet what wheels/tires are going to be used.

 

The mandatory pictures.     Rick

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Posted January 08, 2016 - 07:47 PM

I have a set of tires/rims from another lawn tractor that have matching tread. I may use them or .... I have a set of 20x10x10 tires/rims that may get used.   They may interfere with the mower deck.  Don't know yet.   I still need to redo the carb. electrical, seat, and mower deck.  After running it for a while I may install thrust washers on the  spindles.  Once I have all the mechanicals up to par I 'll consider making it pretty again.

 

Yep there are pictures.  Rick

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Posted January 21, 2016 - 10:27 PM

Paint that baby up!
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