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#16 Newpaws493 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 14, 2017 - 08:13 PM

Dan, my question goes back to 'city dwellers'..Can't help but ask; Any 'strange reactions' by neighbors to the Bolens among them? Or the plow truck drivers?



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Posted April 14, 2017 - 09:10 PM

The holes in the hitch might be 11/16", but you use a 5/8 pin.  Holes are a little oversize so you can get the pin in and out.

 

Don't forget the pictures tomorrow!


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Posted April 15, 2017 - 07:10 AM

If you havent seen it yet, here is the link to the manual for that plow.

 

http://gardentractor...00-series-plow/


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Posted April 15, 2017 - 08:53 AM

In your second picture it looks like you have tightened the load bolts on your hitch to prevent the plow from swaying. You should back them out, the plow actually needs to be able to sway a bit. Here is a picture of mine from last year, Too wet here right now,

 

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Posted April 17, 2017 - 06:32 PM

Dan, my question goes back to 'city dwellers'..Can't help but ask; Any 'strange reactions' by neighbors to the Bolens among them? Or the plow truck drivers?

At first the neighbors gave me funny looks, when I was running  up and down the alley in the fall.

In the winter, however, people come out and hand me cash (gas money), offer to buy me beers, I have a standing invitation to come in and get a free beer or shot from the corner bar, (I'm not much of a drinker, so I don't go in much), and lots of thanks from people who don't get stuck in the alley or have to shovel their walks. I usualy plow or snow blow the alley and parking slabs and make a trip around the block and clear the sidewalk out front. One of my friends said that someone posted a picture of me on the neighborhood Facebook page with the caption "neighborhood hero", which i think is probably a little over the top.


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Posted April 17, 2017 - 06:41 PM

To those folks, you are the Hero! You did what no one else would do to help them. And you ask for nothing in return! Great job!


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Posted April 17, 2017 - 07:05 PM

At first the neighbors gave me funny looks, when I was running  up and down the alley in the fall.

In the winter, however, people come out and hand me cash (gas money), offer to buy me beers, I have a standing invitation to come in and get a free beer or shot from the corner bar, (I'm not much of a drinker, so I don't go in much), and lots of thanks from people who don't get stuck in the alley or have to shovel their walks. I usualy plow or snow blow the alley and parking slabs and make a trip around the block and clear the sidewalk out front. One of my friends said that someone posted a picture of me on the neighborhood Facebook page with the caption "neighborhood hero", which i think is probably a little over the top.

Now That's what I was lookin for! You Sir, took a gamble on an Oldie but Goodie and Won! :dancingbanana:

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Posted April 17, 2017 - 07:24 PM

So i got to use my plow on Saturday, went mostly well. I had a brief scare early on, the left pin holding the sleeve hitch on fell out, but luckily I noticed it right away. Couldn't find the it in the dirt, but an extra one for the receiver hitch on the truck and used that. The hitch pin clip fell out in the trailer on the way over, or I may have knocked it out while undoing the tie down straps. Other than that, every thing went smoothly. Got some quality seat time, and my friend seems quite happy with the results. Not the straightest furrows ever, but I'm OK with that on my first time out. One guy across the alley just sat on his back porch, drinking beer and watching me.

Thanks to everyone for the help, tips and advice, it made for a successful outing.

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Happy Bolens tractor after a job well done.


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Posted April 17, 2017 - 08:43 PM

Looks good to me.

 

My first time out I had a spare everything except pins to connect the sleeve hitch adapter to the 3-point.  Guess what i lost first hour.


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Posted April 17, 2017 - 09:41 PM

Wow, that looks very nice.
Good roll over, nice furrows... And good dirt to boot.

Glad you had a good time, and :thumbs: to the rig. Looks good, works well.
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Posted April 17, 2017 - 09:42 PM

So i got to use my plow on Saturday, went mostly well.
Happy Bolens tractor after a job well done.


I swear it's smiling...
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Posted April 18, 2017 - 05:42 AM

Looks good. Noticed in the 5th pic that the plow looks pointed down some, but you have it close enough to work.


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Posted April 30, 2017 - 01:04 PM

One suggestion with directional tires is to swap the tires from one side to the other side for changing track width. So if back tires need to be moved in to line up with the front tires take the wheel & mount it on the other side of the tractor keeping the proper direction for the tire & changing the rim offset.

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Posted May 06, 2017 - 08:06 AM

FYI  how to make an electric 3 point hitch for a garden tractor if you don't have hydraulics, the actuators can be sized for your requirements, this one will lift 300lbs

video #2  Making an electric 3 point hitch  


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Posted May 06, 2017 - 08:54 AM

FYI  how to make an electric 3 point hitch for a garden tractor if you don't have hydraulics, the actuators can be sized for your requirements, this one will lift 300lbs

video #2  Making an electric 3 point hitch  

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