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#1 cchap45 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 09:28 AM

Took Friday off work to play in the dirt,  the first real test of the Johnson loader.  I was very impressed, its no skidsteer but it's better than a shovel and wheelbarrow.

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 04:39 PM

Move all that dirt there, or did you move that dirt somewhere else?

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 08:10 PM

Nice looking set up there. Did you take out some trees along there?



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Posted August 30, 2016 - 08:29 AM

MH81, I had 16 yards of sandy clay fill and 16 yards black top soil delivered and used the tractor to fill in along side the driveway that had about an 18" drop off that I couldn’t keep mowed.

 

Cat385B, Thanks. I took three trees, some brush, old fence posts and a bunch of weeds out. the goal is just to be able to mow along the drive.


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Posted September 21, 2016 - 09:27 AM

been using the heck out of my front end loader for a lot of things around the property, mostly dirt work. I was going to call a buddy for a hand unloading my old radial arm saw out of the back of my pickup but then this happened.

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Posted September 21, 2016 - 09:32 AM

No tool in the bin is as handy as a loader.


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Posted September 21, 2016 - 09:39 AM

This tractor has front wheel bearings my other 1650 has bushings.  I have gone through 4 bearings on this with all the heavy dirt work I have been doing.  I have been thinking about switching to oillite bushings or adding two more bearings per wheel for a quick fix.  I need to finish up a few more landscape projects before the snow comes and hope I have enonough time to upgrade to something with a hub and larger spindle between landscape and snow removal. you guys have any thoughts on this?



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Posted September 21, 2016 - 12:47 PM

I am thinking about building a fel for my B 10, along with a heavier spindle and wheel bearing is power steering necessary?



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Posted September 21, 2016 - 01:53 PM

Switch over to spindles the 55 series tractors have. My 1655 spindle seems it'll handle quite a bit once I finish my loader install. Can't wait. Jealous of the pics.

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Posted September 22, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Switch over to spindles the 55 series tractors have. My 1655 spindle seems it'll handle quite a bit once I finish my loader install. Can't wait. Jealous of the pics.

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Will the spindles fit on the 1450/1650 front axle or do you need to upgrade the whole thing?



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Posted September 22, 2016 - 12:06 PM

Dave S,  I haven’t felt the need for power steering yet.

 

Mac102004, Dropped 82,  I’m not familiar with the 55 series tractors…yet.  If it’s a quick fix I might give it a try.  I'm wondering if I might just switch this loader over to a 55 series if i can find a good deal on one. 


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Posted September 22, 2016 - 12:11 PM

anyone know if the 55 series tractor is wider than the 50 series? My Johnson loader would require extensive work to fit anything wider than the 1650



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Posted September 22, 2016 - 08:14 PM

I don't know the exact measurements but yes, a 55 series tractor is larger. It's the same size as my Deere 420. What model Johnson do you have? I'm in the process of installing one on my 1655 and it just clears. I've had to build my entire subframe from scratch so it'd be tough to give you an accurate answer on whether it would fit. Wish I could show you a finished project but football season is in full force. My youngest plays and I'm coach.

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Posted September 24, 2016 - 10:40 PM

No tool in the bin is as handy as a loader.


Can I get an Amen?

I am thinking about building a fel for my B 10, along with a heavier spindle and wheel bearing is power steering necessary?


I don't have power steering on mine, not an issue usually.
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Posted October 06, 2016 - 10:39 AM

so after numerous bearing and bushing replacements and one broken wheel I've decided its time to upgrade the front end on the 1650.  I just picked up some new hubs and 1" axel stubs.  I will post pictures of the progress.


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