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Poll: September TOTM Voting (73 member(s) have cast votes)

Who you voting for?

  1. Backwood's John Deere 110 (29 votes [39.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.73%

  2. Columbia236's Beeman Jr. Tractor (26 votes [35.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.62%

  3. mtoney's 1986 Deutz-Allis 5215 (9 votes [12.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.33%

  4. fonz3482's Bolens 1000 (9 votes [12.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.33%

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#1 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2016 - 11:02 AM

     Since this month is open im going to nominate the purple patio that i did for epilepsy awareness for my daughter an my self , the tractor we used was a normal 1972 8 hp 110 john deere that was in rough shape when we got until we bought a 112 that became a a parts tractor to make the 110. We found out at about the time she turned 1 that she had epilepsy so after that i decided that her tractor was going to be a purple patio . So when the time was right an the weather was decent i slowly started with cleaning an prepping it to be taking apart making sure to document the whole process with pictures. Once i started disassembling it i had her helping as much as possible an of course she had a blast helping. The motor was completely rebuilt along with the carb, while the motor was at a friends i was working on pressure washing the frame before i pulled the transmission out to to hang the frame for painting.

        Once all the prep work was done finding a purple that would match decals paint an the seat was the hard part, a good friend of mine was making some of the decals so i got a color sample from him so i could match the paint an have the friend helping me with the seat matched the decal material to the seat material almost dead on. The motor was done before anything else an all painted so that sat on the work bench under a old shirt and a garbage bag to keep over spray off it while i painted the chassis white. After about 2 weeks the chassis was all done an i slowly started the reassembly process an of course i took my time trying not to scratch the fresh paint, with the chassis complete an on jack stands it was time to start getting the hood ready for paint. First was repair the cracks in the hood with fiberglass then skim coat it with regular filler to smooth out any imperfections, then came the sealer an more sanding an more sealer an of course more sanding before the purple was ready to spray. the clear coat was normal until i sanding the first 3 coats an adding in the pearl for 3 more coats, the rear fenders also came back off to get 4 coats of clear with a purple pearl added in. My father inlaw came up to the house to put the patio decals on for me so i knew they would be right the first time. An i finally drove it the day before i had to get loaded on the trailer an headed to the Roots show in PA. 

 

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#2 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2016 - 11:08 AM

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Posted August 09, 2016 - 04:31 PM

I would like to nominate my Beeman Jr. Tractor. This tractor sold through Beeman but built by Bolens from 1920 to 1924 according to Bolens literature . This tractor an early version with the Briggs and Stratton model P engine ,later versions had the model PB. Also being an early model has no hood  like later models, something I thought the tractor was missing when purchased but years later found an ad showing tractor without a hood . This "JR"   a lighter duty less expensive offering from  Beeman  that was short lived.  The drive on this tractor is gear with a large crude clutch  unlike a lot of garden tractors at the time that had belt drive. The Briggs model P engine was a version of the earlier Motor Wheel engine , easily identified by it`s exposed cooling fan and brass carburetor , powered many early garden tractors lawn mowers and other equipment .This tractor was restored by previous owner and ran when purchased  .

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Posted August 16, 2016 - 05:55 PM

I will nominate our new to us scut/super garden tractor.  1986 Deutz-Allis 5215, built by Hinomoto in Japan for DA.  18hp three cylinder liquid cooled diesel.  2 wheel drive, 3 speed hydrostatic drive, rear 3pt with pto.  Right now sporting a big 60" belly mower.  These little diesel powered tractors blur the line between garden tractor and a true compact tractor.  She is about the size of a 430 John Deere, but has a more true farm tractor style frame.  There was a time when a tractor of this size was called a Super Garden Tractor, John Deere 400 class, Cub Cadet 982 and other large frame GT's fit in this catagory.  Today we call them scut's or sub compact utility tractors.  Most today are 4wd and have loaders.  This one is 2 wheel drive, no loader, but does benefit from having a proper ROPS roll over protection for the operator.  We are looking ahead to move to the country and needed more than a 318 John Deere and a 1811 Cub Cadet.

 

 So the 318 is being replaced with this big girl.  Not a common model and seldom seen anymore, espicaly in this nice of condition.   Future plans are to swap out the rear tires for ag bar style, replace the mid mount deck with a rear mounted finish mower and partial repaint the tractor.  The frame and engine need a coat of paint.  For me being on the autism spectrum comes with lots of challenges.  Tractors, along with model trains are my two main autistic obesssions. I took the love of working on tractors and have made my career out of it.  Taking the tractor to shows and plowing events, gets me out of the house and serves as a segway to help me talk to others and make new friends.  Otherwise I would sit in the house and do nothing but eat and surf the net.  My wife and I have traveled long distances to pick up tractors I have bought.  I enjoy them for awhile, then get bored and sell them to buy a different one, usually due to lack of income to afford more than one.  That is changing now as we have 2 tractors and I have plans to get more next year.     Mike

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Posted August 17, 2016 - 03:01 AM

I'll give it a shot. I'd like to enter my Bolens 1000. I think this tractor is a good example of why collecting GT's can be so much fun! Collecting Bolens Gt's has made me travel to new places, has allowed me to see new amazing scenery and sites, and has allowed me to meet and make new friends. Its a great hobby! Here is my story, and some pictures. The pictures are kinda a time line of how the tractor looked at the PO house to what it looks like now after some cleanup. The tractor is still a work in progress.  Enjoy!!

 

      At the start of June I stumbled across a Bolens 1000 in CT that I liked a lot! I couldn't bring myself to inquire about it because I didn't know how to justify a 7hr ride to CT for a tractor to my wife!  :wallbanging:  For almost a month I kept checking on it and it was still listed on Craigslist.  So I began to wonder about it and why it didn't sell yet.  It looked decent and was in all original shape. It came with chains, plow blade, and a Bolens dump cart. The price was fair so it was really starting to bug me that it was still for sale!  So towards the end of June Bolens 1000 mentioned a 56' ride a matic for sale on Ebay in CT. He said he would bid if it was closer. So I tried to persuade him to bid and into a trip to CT, but it turns out he is way too patient and is going to wait for the right 56' near home. :poke:  So Bolens 1000 and I got talking about the 1000 in CT and he thought it was a real fair deal also. So due to his peer pressure, I was forced to inquire about it. :D  I inquired about it and got more pictures of the tractor and attachments. I really wanted the tractor, but didn't want an angry wife so I kinda laid low for a few more days hoping to figure something out. Well I was trying to figure out how to get the tractor home, the 56' ride a matic pops up on a facebook post, and the person that started the post was the same gentleman (Barry or bonusbuilt1950)  that bought my 57' super ride a matic from me a few months ago.  He was posting because he was thinking about bidding on the 56' because he really wanted it, and it was close to his house. People helped Barry spend his money on the facebook page and he won the 56' ride a matic.  That was when the light bulb went off in my head :rocker2:  I talked with Barry and I found out the 1000 was about 1hr away from his house. He also said he'd be happy to pick it up for me if need be. Barry was very helpful throughout the whole deal and is a great guy to know and deal with!  So I then contacted the owner, finalized a deal, and Barry went to go grab the 1000 for me and stored it away at his house for a few weeks. My wife and I took a little mini vacation down to CT July 21st-22nd, We spent 1 day at Mystic seaport site seeing, and the next day we picked up the 1000 from Barry. I have to thank Barry again for all his help with the tractor and our trip to CT! I'd also like to thank Bolens 1000 for his help, and minimal peer pressure to make me buckle and inquire about the tractor.  I'm so happy I finally got a Bolens 1000 with the right seat, and a real Bolens dump cart! :dancingbanana:   The 1000 is the tractor I grew up riding.  My grandfather owned the Bolens 1000 I started out on. I have several great memories sitting on that tractor for hours and hours mowing and working at some family property. My Grandfather and father are the reason that I have the Bolens Bug!!

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Posted August 31, 2016 - 06:50 PM

Voting for GTtalk Featured Tractor of the Month for the month of September has now officially started and will end September 15th. This month's theme is OPEN.

The winner will be featured on the GTtalk Home Page  and in ourFeatured Tractor Section for infinity. 

We have 4 nominations this month. Let the Voting Begin!


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Posted August 31, 2016 - 08:30 PM

Tough Competition For only 4 entries Don


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Posted August 31, 2016 - 08:45 PM

Thanks for getting the voting started.
I have voted.

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Posted September 03, 2016 - 06:09 PM

Keep those votes coming in guys!  I don't have the ability to add a page header announcing the voting, so I'll bump this thread every day if needed.


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Posted September 03, 2016 - 06:14 PM

Keep those votes coming in guys!  I don't have the ability to add a page header announcing the voting, so I'll bump this thread every day if needed.

I'll see if I can help in the mornings, Daniel!


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Posted September 04, 2016 - 04:38 AM

Time to bump this again!


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Posted September 05, 2016 - 07:24 AM

Bump
Get them in quick, guys
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Posted September 06, 2016 - 04:56 AM

Bump some more!


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Posted September 07, 2016 - 04:11 PM

Shameless bump.
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Posted September 08, 2016 - 05:30 AM

Bumpity, bump, bump, bump.


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