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#1 ericjr16 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 24, 2016 - 08:55 PM

Hello guys. My back is hurting and wanted to mess with something today. We still have to finish this spring build GT6000 with opposed twin Kohler Command. I found it on CL for $75 with two stage blower and spare engine that blew. Turned out it also had a parts deck and three bin bagger we also took. Full truck for sure! We wound up having a ton of work, poorly swapped engine, paint and dent repair. Basically took a while to sort it all out but runs and works like it should as of now. We need to get chains along with figuring out the canopy we got from a flip. No fabric with canopy, we are making a windshield only, dad doesn't want whole thing.

Here is when we got it home!

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When we got it off truck.

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Stripped and painting the frame.

 

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Painted and ready for blower.

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Done as of today.

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Posted September 24, 2016 - 10:34 PM

That's a huge improvement.
You may want to just scan this thread (just so you know of a potential flaw with these tractors)
http://gardentractor...4885#entry14885

The fix is still strong and holding fine.

Wish I had one of those blowers, looks like a real snow eater.
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Posted September 25, 2016 - 06:10 AM

Thank you! I looked it over and will look at ours for any issues!


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Posted September 25, 2016 - 06:50 PM

Worked some on the canopy today. Our friend Bob gave us some plexiglass to use as top and windshield. They cleaned up well so far and look like right size. Have to mount them yet. We also repurposed a third brake light from a Maxima wing dad had for rear light. Looks good to us!

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Posted September 25, 2016 - 06:55 PM

Awesome 'Possum!


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Posted September 25, 2016 - 08:09 PM

Thanks man!


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 06:50 PM

Dad finished the canopy with the scrap plexiglas we got from our friend. It sure looks good to me!

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 09:23 PM

That looks good, but I would almost bet a peanut butter cookie that the first light fluffy snow with cross wind, someone will be putting curtains on the sides of that
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Posted October 01, 2016 - 07:38 AM

We discussed clear plastic curtains. Dad did not want sides as of now! It works as he did not get wet! Lol
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Posted October 07, 2016 - 04:30 PM

Here is a cold start of it today!

 


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Posted October 09, 2016 - 07:36 PM

We fixed the idle mixture and hood hopefully today. Swapped the front tires and mounted the chains. Think it is ready to work!!

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Posted December 18, 2016 - 09:39 AM

Hey guys we used it finally yesterday and main issues are more weight needed and lifting blower. That blower is heavy! Anybody mount a electric actuator on one? We have a factory unit from scrapped tractor. It was used on deck though. Also any ideas on a weight tray type ad on on back for weight?


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Posted December 18, 2016 - 10:46 AM

 Anybody mount a electric actuator on one? 

 

If you have the ability there should be no reason why it can't be done. I put hydraulic lift on one because the tiller was too heavy for my back and shoulder. 


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Posted December 18, 2016 - 05:50 PM

We rigged up bigger lift assist springs and added a set. Seems much better, might be too much. It might float instead so another trial awaits.


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Posted December 19, 2016 - 02:28 AM

I've been thinking to put a receiver hitch on the back so I can add weight on one of those carrier platforms. Figure a couple 5 gallon buckets of sand would do well, or maybe a cooler full of sand.
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