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#31 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted July 07, 2016 - 08:08 PM

Awesome video glad that it all worked out for you. Nice yard too, sure glad you never plowed it up when you lowered the plow for show. The lights look a lot better too. Congratulations

Edited by Sawdust, July 07, 2016 - 08:09 PM.

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Posted July 14, 2016 - 10:01 AM

Awesome video glad that it all worked out for you. Nice yard too, sure glad you never plowed it up when you lowered the plow for show. The lights look a lot better too. Congratulations

Thank you!

Yes, tearing up the grass would have bee bad lol.

I really had to cobble the lights back in there as the PO really hacked up the hood bad. When he cut out the holes, he made them so large that he actually cut into the brackets that hold the bulb retaining wire/springs in.

For now i used bulk solid wire, and shaped them similar to the originals, but once snapped in the bulbs would still move around loosely. To remedy this until i find a better permanent solution, i added small amounts of marine grade silicone in several spots to hold everything in place. I know its a cobble, but works just fine for now. ;)

Edited by stiemmy, July 14, 2016 - 10:02 AM.

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Posted July 14, 2016 - 10:49 AM

Here is a little down and dirty video I took of a cold start after i took it to the GTD show. I had to jockey it a bit as the a$$ end shifted over on the trailer. It was hotter than heck that day, and didn't feel like strapping the back down. Lol

On another note, while driving around at the show I noticed the lift cylinder has a fairly large leak, so before backing the tractor in the unit I put down oil dry on the floor. You will notice at the end of the video (if you aren't bored thus far) that I have a little trouble getting it in the right spot, well driving with no PS, and holding my phone are a little bit of a challenge.

I haven't added any new gas to this thing yet, and the PO hadn't put new stuff in since last year, so I think I'll burn whats left before adding new stuff....;)

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Posted August 04, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Just a little update incase you might still happen to be following along.

I put a different seat on the rig today. I got this from BlackJackJake (member here), and I love it. It fits well, installed in minutes, and looks great. All you need is 5 minutes, and a 1/2" rachet. Thank goodness, cause its been warm, and the humidity has been high.

Here's a couple before and after pics.

Thanks again BlackJackJake!! ;)

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Posted August 04, 2016 - 04:55 PM

Glad your happy with it,Thanks again
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Posted August 04, 2016 - 07:22 PM

Glad your happy with it,Thanks again


Super happy with it, don't it look good on there!!! ;)

Bolens ALMOST looks new;)
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Posted August 04, 2016 - 07:23 PM

Glad your happy with it,Thanks again


Thank you;)
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Posted August 04, 2016 - 09:17 PM

I have the same seat on a couple of my Large Frames; it is a nice seat. Fortunately for me my local Blain's Farm & Fleet sells them, so I don't have to pay the shipping.


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Posted August 05, 2016 - 03:54 PM

I have the same seat on a couple of my Large Frames; it is a nice seat. Fortunately for me my local Blain's Farm & Fleet sells them, so I don't have to pay the shipping.


Thats actually good to know. The seat on my 1455 is in really bad shape.




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