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#1 Dayton_King OFFLINE  

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Posted January 18, 2016 - 08:35 PM

This is my first Jacobsen built Hydro. It takes some getting used to. I traded a gentleman for it. It's unmolested. Few small issues. The one lens for headlight is broken. The battery cover is missing and the pto light does not work. I switched out tires to the 24x12-12. I am contemplating putting the 48" square deck on it or maybe the 42".

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Posted January 18, 2016 - 09:43 PM

Swweet. Ive always liked the ford 100's


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Posted January 18, 2016 - 09:59 PM

Scored a 120 also but it's a project

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Posted January 18, 2016 - 11:52 PM

Congrats! Nice looking 100. I haven't had a hydro Jac yet either, everyone I have is gear.

 

Good luck with it :thumbs:


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 12:51 AM

Nice!  congrats on finding that great tractor!


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 06:13 AM

Nice score on the tractors! That 100 looks real good.


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 07:30 AM

I found the thread where I made a battery cover for the Jake 1450 a while back. Might give you some ideas.



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Posted January 19, 2016 - 07:45 AM

Had a White one time that was hydro and the dumb lever is so short it is under your right leg when setting on tractor. Never cared for that. Was gonna make extension or foot control or something else, but sold before I did much with it.



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Posted January 19, 2016 - 08:13 AM

Good looking Ford !

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Posted January 19, 2016 - 09:37 AM

Josh Deavon makes covers. He also makes a bunch of parts that are usually missing on these. I like this tractor alot. It's more work to drive but ideal for a large yard
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Posted January 19, 2016 - 11:47 AM

My one time experience with those decks is they lacked capacity and pull hard.  I would stay with the 42" deck as that will be about all that engine wants.  Had a 42" on a 120.  Junked the deck and still have the 120.  Traded it for a days labor to a young guy but between the weather and other interference items hasn't developed as yet.


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 12:13 PM

Nice looking 100. I have the 120. I'd agree about the shifting, would be nice on a bigger yard. After my foot controlled ones, it's hard to remember that it's a stick.

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 08:42 PM

I am looking for a manual for this tractor. I want to do a complete service

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Posted January 25, 2016 - 03:27 PM

My one time experience with those decks is they lacked capacity and pull hard. I would stay with the 42" deck as that will be about all that engine wants. Had a 42" on a 120. Junked the deck and still have the 120. Traded it for a days labor to a young guy but between the weather and other interference items hasn't developed as yet.

I agree that the 48 would be too much for 10hp, let alone a hydro. I've had the hydro tractor in 10, 12 and 14hp form and all of them seemed to use a lot of engine power just to run the hydrostat.

Of course the deck will fit, but I want to say I've seen in a piece of literature that recommended at least 12hp for the 48... or maybe it was at least 10hp for the 42. Same concept either way. They are both heavy and pull hard. Double whammy with the hydro trans.

I suppose some credit should be given to the possibility of a tired engine, dirty transmission oil and stiff idler pulleys and deck bearings. They were probably fairly capable when new.




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