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#1 classic ONLINE  

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Posted October 29, 2016 - 04:11 PM

I went to the hardware store to pick up some 7/16 hardware to mount the hitch assembly. I had to use the hitch, hitch brackets, and lift rod from the '56 Economy tractor I plan on restoring. I bought the arch and lift lever from a seller on Ebay. I attached the back blade that I picked up locally and went about grading the driveway. Man, this back blade works better than I expected and I'm super happy with the tractor. I worked the machine for about 45 minutes and everything is working as it should. The tractor feels real solid and the governor is working as it should, both uphill and downhill. I have to finish up the hood and fenders, and remove the hitch and lift lever to paint them. Pk's have just become my favorite of all of the tractors that I've used. It really seems to be just the right size for my needs.

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Posted October 29, 2016 - 04:13 PM

And of course, where it all began.

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Posted October 29, 2016 - 04:18 PM

Amazing job. That PK looks great. I wouldn't let go of mine for anything. Love that back blade.


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Posted October 29, 2016 - 04:24 PM

Thanks greenb69. I thought that the back blade might have been home made, but I have seen two more of them exactly like it for sale since I bought it.

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Posted October 29, 2016 - 04:33 PM

Think I am going to make myself one. I have a brinly box blade but just not heavy enough. I will continue to watch your build.

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Posted October 29, 2016 - 04:35 PM

 

. Pk's have just become my favorite of all of the tractors that I've used. It really seems to be just the right size for my needs.

 

BUT............Will there ever be another exactly like this??  :D   LOOKS GOOD!!!    :thumbs:


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Posted October 29, 2016 - 04:42 PM

Thanks Doug! I doubt there ever will be one exactly like it. The parts on this thing came from everywhere or I had to make them, HA!
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Posted October 29, 2016 - 04:48 PM

   As always classic that looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!  Cant wait to see it in person some day.  have fun with it and be careful.

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Posted October 29, 2016 - 05:10 PM

Thanks Pete! We'll have to find some time to get together one of these days. The hand brakes are kind of odd to use, but they do work well. Here's a video of someone with the same back blade, but it looks like there's quite a bit of play in his hitch assembly. I don't think the weight he's using on the blade is factory, HA!

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Posted October 29, 2016 - 08:48 PM

Hi classic that looks great good to hear its running and working as it should and that your enjoying it. What size are your rear tires the look good and beefy


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Posted October 29, 2016 - 09:33 PM

Thanks GB. The rear tire size is 9.5-16. The rear rims are from a Case 444, but I modified the rims to fit the PK. The taller tires make the PK look shorter and it sits pretty much level. The deeper rims kind of swallowed the wheel weights compared to the stock rims.
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Posted October 29, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Very nice. It looks awesome, and has the nostalgic look to it. :thumbs:

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Posted October 30, 2016 - 05:22 AM

Came out really nice ! With those huge rear tires , weights all around I could picture it painted yellow the way Ford & JD did for their industrial tractors !
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Posted October 30, 2016 - 12:34 PM

Thanks! I do like the big tires on the back,and it pulled gravel uphill with the back blade with no problems. I do like the round hood and Model A ford rears in these tractors, and with the later frame I can use the later attachments. It's a real mix master, but functional. It basically resembles a 1961 PK and the serial number on the id tag puts it at 1961. I got lucky that a guy was parting one out and another guy was selling the hood and dash at the time I was gathering parts. Eventually I be installing a hydraulic lift on the tractor, and I have to finish restoring the headlights and make brackets for them. I contemplated painting the tractor something other than orange, but I just like the look of the Chevy red orange and went with it.

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Posted October 30, 2016 - 02:36 PM

Glad it is working well for you. Looks real good with those tires on it.


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