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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted April 04, 2016 - 07:00 AM

Well, this weekend was the first test of Alice! Found several issues to take care of. But, all-in-all, she did a great job plowing and nothing that stopped her from enjoying the workout!

First issue was the angle irons I put on to keep the 3-point somewhat centered without using chains. I didn't make them long enough and the arms could get under them. A trip to Daniels shop and extensions were added.

Next issue was my own fault. When I was building the 3-point mount for the cylinder, I only tacked welded that together thinking I would weld solid when I painted. Forgot to do that and it broke off when I turned around on that first furrow. Took it apart and another trip to Daniels shop for a permanent fix!

Next issue! I crawled on for a few passes Saturday afternoon and felt the seat moving when I used the lift. HMMMMMMM? When i built it, the 3-point is attached to the framework box over the hydro. I only used four 1/4" bolts to hold that to the lower axle mounts. They had worked loose, letting things shift around and the hydro to crawl when you took your foot off the Fwd/Rev pedal. I'll be taking those out for 3/8" Grade 8 bolts and adding another to each side. Have to take the tires off for that.

Last, I have to get the lift valve fixed so it is not leaking. I hope a new kit will fix this as it leaks at the rear of the spool on both of these valves i have. I also need to setup a test port in line and get a gauge to see what pressure it has. The valves have an adjustment and I may have them set too high.

 

Other than those things, I am very happy with the her! They are only minor things easily fixed. She's a great plow tractor which was my goal! She's pretty fast in HI too!


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 07:20 AM

Sounds good Kenny. Having the 2 range hydro is something I've always wanted in a GT


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 07:44 AM

Sounds good Kenny. Having the 2 range hydro is something I've always wanted in a GT

It was nice! When we started, the ground was a bit wet and slight adjustments were needed. LO was great for that. Once things dried some so we weren't spinning due to wet ground, Hi really rolled  the dirt off the plow! I did drop the tire pressure to 7 lbs. and may take it down to 4-5.


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 08:17 AM

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Posted April 04, 2016 - 08:19 AM

Luckily those are minor problems. I sure you will cure them in a hurry. 

Alice is quite a machine, you did a great job on her!

Next time I'll ask to take a round of plowing with her if you'll let me.   Rick


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 08:49 AM

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I'll get some later today! Can't get to the lift rockshaft though!

 

Luckily those are minor problems. I sure you will cure them in a hurry. 

Alice is quite a machine, you did a great job on her!

Next time I'll ask to take a round of plowing with her if you'll let me.   Rick

Should have spoke up! I'll let you guys have a few rounds with her!


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 10:24 AM

I enjoyed watching Alice plow, and trying to keep up with her. Definitely kept up better once my 12" plow shined up some, which Alice helped with early on. Glad to hear Alice is getting her minor issues resolved. Maybe next plow day you will shine up your 12" with Alice.
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