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Posted January 23, 2017 - 10:20 AM

We also had a nice day up here! Your hard work shows Ellis! Nice to clean them up!


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Thanks Eric. It sure was a pretty day. Glad to hear the nice weather made it up your way. Definitely the quiet before today's storm. Really blowing hard today.

 

When it comes to cleaning 'em up, you're the champ, bud :thumbs:


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Posted January 23, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Your much better at taking photos of your progress than I was.

Hope you don't mind if I get nosy but in photo #4 what are the tall skinny tires on? 


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Posted January 23, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Chris, that's an IH Bugatti.

http://gardentractor...t-loboy-custom/

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Posted January 23, 2017 - 12:13 PM

That's not fair, 3 of them, one with a loader :poke: :poke: :poke:


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Posted January 23, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Your much better at taking photos of your progress than I was.

Hope you don't mind if I get nosy but in photo #4 what are the tall skinny tires on? 

 

Yup, as Scott alluded that's our Farmall speedster project. Although I haven't posted in a bit, there has been a bit of progress. New rims/skins. Also procured an old Farmall gas tank to serve as it's boattail/onboard tool shed. Guess I need to post some pics up.


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Posted January 23, 2017 - 12:36 PM

 our Farmall speedster project

 

Boy that one slid right by me. I learned a lot about your machining  skills. Wow!!!!!!!


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Posted January 23, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Boy that one slid right by me. I learned a lot about your machining  skills. Wow!!!!!!!

 

Thanks Chris. You have to stop by the thread. Scott(el Gato) makes snarky remarks and baseless accusations, numerous people make fun of my laziness and project inactivity, and generally speaking we do more BS'ing, drinkin' and thinkin' than actual work on the thing.


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Posted January 24, 2017 - 09:29 AM

Nice Kubota! My most reliable and useful tractor is my B5100. Small light and strong as an mule.

What are your planning to use this tractor for?


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Posted January 24, 2017 - 09:44 AM

Nice Kubota! My most reliable and useful tractor is my B5100. Small light and strong as an mule.

What are your planning to use this tractor for?

 

Thanks! B5100? That's the gen before this, right? Have you posted in the past, love to see it :thumbs:

 

The tractor came with a 60" Kioti rear deck. That will be used to mow a couple small fields I have. It also came with a rear blade that I can use on an rca driveway that runs to my shop. And obviously, it has the the front mounted snow plow, so this will take the place of the Simplicity 725 set-up I presently use. The package, as I got it, was a nice match for my needs, and an upgrade on all fronts. But, at the end of the day.....it was about the tractor. Diesel, 4wd, and built like a baby bull, for the price of a decent box store was hard to pass up.

 

Edit: saw the link in your sig............nice machine!


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Posted February 05, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Yesterday I tackled the one thing I really didn't like about this tractor.........the front plow assembly. Just not something I could live with. While it did function, I'm hoping I can cobble together something that looks and works a little better.
 
Here's a few pics of the before. The biggest challenge is the welds. Unfortunately, the previous builder not only bolted the home brew to the frame, they also welded it to the frame. Yikes! Best I can tell, the rig was done using an oxy/acetylene torch and an arc welder.
 
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First thing was unbolting the lift bracket. And grinding out the relatively light welds. That was easy.
 
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If there was a saving grace, weld-wise, it was that it was welded only on three sides, not the bottom. The plan was to grind out the front and top welds, and backcut the rear welds with the grinder best I could as they were in an awkward spot to access. Then with a heavy balpeen and chisel, try and pry the plates off. 
 
It was a good feeling when the first side let loose. Pried it back and forth and the rear weld snapped. One down!
 
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The other side was a bit tougher, but the hammer and chisel won. 
 
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All in all, about an hour or so. Felt great to get that "thing" off the B6. Now I  can get to the fun stuff. If anyone has any pics of a stock Kubota plow setup, I'd love to see them. Still got some grinding/painting left.
 
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Posted February 09, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Tackled another week spot on the B6 this week........the seat. Here's a before pic.
 
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Basically, it was a mess. Rubber bumpers, shot. Adjustment slide, frozen. Spring retention holes, severely worn. Paint, rust.
 
After the breakdown, I blasted the parts and painted all a flat black. Here is a pic of the pin retention holes. Made a 1/4" thick washer and welded it to the bottom of the seat rack.
 
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As the rubber bumpers were shot and I didn't want to but new ones I went to the junk pile. There was a scrap pancake air compressor there that had 4 rubber feet/dampeners..........perfect! Had to do some reconfiguring of the stock parts and added a three inch pin/hair clip to pull it together. Here's the new setup components.
 
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Painted the seat back the same flat black, assembled.
 
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Installed. Comfortable, solid and adjustable. Nice little improvement.
 
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Posted February 09, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Nice improvement!  It's always nice to have a comfortable ride while you're working/playing. 

You got to love junk piles! :D


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Posted February 09, 2017 - 01:54 PM

Nice improvement!  It's always nice to have a comfortable ride while you're working/playing. 

You got to love junk piles! :D

 

Thanks Mark. I've used the hot dog tanks on scrap air compressors to make fuel tanks also. The steel has good thickness and welds well  :thumbs:

 

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Posted February 12, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Just a small job on the B6 yesterday. I took a short piece of hex brass stock that I used as a soft punch and spun out a couple threaded plugs for the hydraulic outlets for the plow.
 
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Posted February 12, 2017 - 08:34 PM

Nice!

I need to get me a lathe!


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