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#1 BiGDaWgZ OFFLINE  

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Posted February 20, 2016 - 12:28 AM

I figured I'd better start a thread for my Snapper-King project.

Current completed upgrades/mods:
New NOS 3pt hitch
John Deere Haybine wheels & tires

Then John Deere 755 wheels & tires

Current ongoing upgrades/mods:
Johnson Loader Installation
Custom weight brackets
Possible Future Re-Power...diesel?.....(current engine is excellent though)
Possible 4x4 conversion? Not sure but may try to adapt bolens/iseki, Kubota or other "grey market" 4x4 front end drive setup...?

Here are a few pics of how it's coming along so far:

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Edited by BiGDaWgZ, February 20, 2016 - 12:32 AM.

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Posted February 20, 2016 - 12:54 AM

Something's wrong with the camera, the wheels look to be the wrong color! Have fun with the loader they are a great addition.
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Posted February 20, 2016 - 08:29 AM

Those 755 wheels sure make it look like it means business. That's a nice looking tractor. Haven't seen one like it around here. 


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Posted February 21, 2016 - 03:31 PM

Something's wrong with the camera, the wheels look to be the wrong color! Have fun with the loader they are a great addition.

Haha! Thanks. ..that's what I thought about the wheels too...but after I installed them the color combination immediately started growing on me. Now I love the look. ..lol.

Those 755 wheels sure make it look like it means business. That's a nice looking tractor. Haven't seen one like it around here.

Thanks! The JD755 tire/wheel upgrade has really surprised me. The addition of the 3pt was always going to be one of my favorite upgrades...and I knew that. But, the wheel/tire upgrade has really grown on me and it ranks right up there close with the addition of the 3pt!


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Edited by BiGDaWgZ, February 21, 2016 - 03:33 PM.

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Posted February 21, 2016 - 03:42 PM

My better half makes this look like an even bigger Lil tractor.....and of course...she makes everything look better. ...so there's also that! ;)

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Posted February 21, 2016 - 06:29 PM

Do you plan on leaving the wheels that color or painting them to the correct white?

 

I realize leaving them JD yellow helps hold value......... :D


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Posted February 21, 2016 - 07:46 PM

Do you plan on leaving the wheels that color or painting them to the correct white?

I realize leaving them JD yellow helps hold value......... :D



I'm not sure. ...I'm starting to really like the yellow. ...with the red though.

There's a large yellow factory decal right under the steering column. So there's a bit of yellow here & there mixed in with the red anyways.

I'm not planning on selling it so I'm not too worried about the color on them...really. lol
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Posted March 02, 2016 - 08:19 PM

We picked up a cat 0 Reese hitch for the Snapper-King. It's been handy with this cargo rack.

So far, I've used it to haul one of my toolboxes (250-300lbs) and it's nice to haul the trash barrels back and forth on.

Great for hauling wood too.

Also picked up a couple plows. ..a 12" sleeve hitch type & a 10" sears 3pt type. I plan on adapting both to work on the Snapper-King. ..so I can decide which I like best.

I've located a larger 3pt disc with 4 sections. ..that I'm working on getting. We've got a standard brinly smaller disc, cultivator and 36" blade...too. But, I'm looking for better/heavier cat 0 attachments footer putting in a pretty decent sized garden this year.

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Posted March 02, 2016 - 10:48 PM

Tractor looks great with the bigger tires. The yellow gives the tractor a Massey Harris feel to it.

 

What size are the tires from the haybine?


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 06:24 AM

You're gonna want the 12" plow. 10" is too small....

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 06:33 AM

Not sure if this will help on converting the plows to 3-point, but it works for the Brinly.



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Posted March 14, 2016 - 08:33 AM

Sorry for the delayed replies. ...I've been pretty sick for the past couple of weeks.
I'll try to get the hay bine tire size and report back as soon as I start feeling better.

I hope to be able to get back into the loader rebuild & install, soon, and to get the 12" plow into the ground to start working in a new garden.
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Posted March 14, 2016 - 12:34 PM

Thanks for the update, and I hope your well on the way to recovery.



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Posted March 14, 2016 - 06:42 PM

Get well soon!







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