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Posted January 20, 2017 - 09:21 PM

A Calisle 26x12x12 will hold 100+ LBS of Rim-guard.


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Posted January 21, 2017 - 11:54 AM

Just got word that I have access to a cub cadet 3185 roller that happens to have power steering. I'm thinking I'm going to jump on that deal. I'm guessing I should be able to plumb it in series from the hydro pump to the factory lift valves.

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Posted January 21, 2017 - 05:35 PM

Well....I quit on the tires once I found the tubes were gonna take a bit to ship to me. So remounted the rears and found that they will fit in the narrow position which I prefer. The wide is too far out to be practical for me at least. I went out and played around a bit. Getting used to the pedal drive and maneuvering it around. I'd imagine steering will get easier once there's counter weight. It's not terrible bit could be better. Here's a pic.
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Don't know if I posted this but it'll dump in my truck. 2500hd with a 33" tire. If it clears this, it'll be good with anyone else I know truck. Plus you can see in this pic, the wheels are set wide. Makes it tough to drive in and out of my shop.
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I bet you guys can't stand your loader tractor on end like in my first pic. I taught it tricks too!!

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Posted February 01, 2017 - 07:00 PM

Still no tubes. Ordered them for in store pickup at walmart. They were the best priced for a name brand. Oh well. I'm really thinking of just getting a new set of tru powers and v61's. In the meantime I've been working on one of my Case'. Oh and the occasional pointless driving around with the 1655. Looking for things to pick up haha.
You all think I have enough downward travel?
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I've been staring at this bucket on ways to add some goodies ie: hooks, loops, tooth bar, etc. Anyone have some pics of their buckets decked out? Might consider welding a piece of angle on top to stiffen it a bit. I think the metal would tear of I had a hook with no support. Would love to see some ideas.

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Posted March 05, 2017 - 02:48 PM

Little update. I ordered a set of Tru Powers for the rear. Figured it'll be worth it. I plan on keeping her around for a long time.

Then decided I needed to build me something for the 3 point. This started off as a standard Cat. 0 24" wide drawbar. I cut a small piece of 2" wide strap and welded a 2"received tube I had laying around. Welded a piece of square tube and notched/drilled it for the top link. That gave me a receiver adapter.
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After some thought, I sacrificed an extra 2" hitch I had. My 2500hd has a 2.5" receiver, so I upgraded my hitch to match along with an 8000lbs. 2" ball for my trailer. Removed the ball and welded a piece of angle I had. Drilled a couple holes. I'm going to bolt this large weight to it. Probably weighs 100lbs or better. Came off an Economy I once owned. Plus I set these other weights I had laying around.
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The nice thing about this is I can remove the weights and utilize the hitch anytime. Going to make some kinda box to set this in. Back up, set it down, pull pin, and drive away. This will he much better than the brinly plow I've been using as a counter weight. Doesn't stick out as far.

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Posted March 05, 2017 - 06:06 PM

Nice option!


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Posted March 08, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Little update. I ordered a set of Tru Powers for the rear. Figured it'll be worth it. I plan on keeping her around for a long time.

Then decided I needed to build me something for the 3 point. This started off as a standard Cat. 0 24" wide drawbar. I cut a small piece of 2" wide strap and welded a 2"received tube I had laying around. Welded a piece of square tube and notched/drilled it for the top link. That gave me a receiver adapter.
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After some thought, I sacrificed an extra 2" hitch I had. My 2500hd has a 2.5" receiver, so I upgraded my hitch to match along with an 8000lbs. 2" ball for my trailer. Removed the ball and welded a piece of angle I had. Drilled a couple holes. I'm going to bolt this large weight to it. Probably weighs 100lbs or better. Came off an Economy I once owned. Plus I set these other weights I had laying around.
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The nice thing about this is I can remove the weights and utilize the hitch anytime. Going to make some kinda box to set this in. Back up, set it down, pull pin, and drive away. This will he much better than the brinly plow I've been using as a counter weight. Doesn't stick out as far.

Eric

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I took a couple 2x4s some plywood and some heavy casters and made me 3 carts that I just back up to set the tiller down on or snow blower unhook and push the cart away simple to do and really easy when time to hook back up makes it so 1 guy can do it in minutes I do use some old school car ramps that get the back end up off the ground aways making it easy to do


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Posted March 19, 2017 - 08:39 PM

Well....got to do some plowing with her. Did great!! Added the Tru Powers and away it went. Only thing I found is the top link has a crack forming. Clearly this a Massey exclusive part. Hoping to find another.

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Posted March 19, 2017 - 08:39 PM

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Posted March 19, 2017 - 09:08 PM

Looks like that ground is plowing very nicely Eric!


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Posted March 19, 2017 - 09:11 PM

Looks like that ground is plowing very nicely Eric!

It did really well. Although some spots were so sandy, the tractor just wanted to dig itself in. Hence the plow in the bucket. My daughter bellied out my Case 226. So much, it took 3 grown men to get it out. I parked it the rest of the day. Not enough ground clearance.

On another note, anyone got any ideas on making another top link for one of these? Seems a standard one is too long

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Posted March 21, 2017 - 09:05 PM

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Well......
Guess I'm committed now huh.

Eric

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Posted March 21, 2017 - 10:12 PM

That's one nice 55 series.  Great job with the plow.


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Posted March 22, 2017 - 09:00 AM

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Well......
Guess I NEED committed now huh.

Eric
 

 

The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, congrats  :poke: :poke: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:


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Posted March 23, 2017 - 09:54 PM

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What do you do when you break something that's hard to find. Improve it! After some thought last night, I made a run to the hardware and grabbed a piece of iron pipe. I had a standard top link that I lost half of. Made a perfect donor. Welded the jam nut from it on one end and used the jam nut from the original Massey link on the other (reverse thread). Drilled a hole for the adjusting rod to slide in. Presto I have a top link now. Now I don't need a wrench to adjust it like the original. It's all ready to work again.

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