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Poll: Vote for Feature Tractor of June 2017 (62 member(s) have cast votes)

Which tractor should be our feature this month?

  1. Ford LGT 100 by Propane (11 votes [17.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.74%

  2. Simplicity 7012 by SimplyRad (3 votes [4.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.84%

  3. John Deere 112 RF by Kster526 (8 votes [12.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.90%

  4. Cub Cadet 100 by olds45512 (19 votes [30.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.65%

  5. Jacques Mighty Mite by 1RUSTYNUT (13 votes [20.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.97%

  6. Sears 16/6 (ST-16) by Tahoe (3 votes [4.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.84%

  7. Bolens HT 23 by BTS (5 votes [8.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.06%

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#1 DougT OFFLINE  

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Posted May 02, 2017 - 06:09 AM

Voting for GTtalk Featured Tractor of the Month for the month of June has now officially started and will end the last day of May. This month's theme is tillage equipment.

The winner will be featured on the GTtalk Home Page for the entire month of 

June and in our Featured Tractor Section for infinity. 

We have 7 nominations this month.  Before voting please be sure to check out all the entries in the posts below. Good Luck to all the participants.

 

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Posted May 02, 2017 - 08:33 AM

I'll enter my LGT 100 Ford. This is one of my work machines. I can hook up a one sod plow, tandem disks, cultivator, newly invented Ford potatoe hiller, which the Ford people used a snow scoop to make the hiller out of, modified one sod plow for doing planting and a front mount snow plow. Oh, forgot about my hay mower attachment and homemade cultivator.

The old tractor just keeps chugging along, burns some oil and I have to clean the plug once or twice a year because of fouling. But it works great. Rear tires are loaded. Adds about 70 lbs. No mowing deck for it.

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Posted May 02, 2017 - 10:12 AM

I am going to nominate my 1978 7012 Simplicity. I was on Fastline and saw an ad for this tractor. Ad said it had new rings. I went down and picked it up and when I started to unload it  it would not turn over, engine seized up, got it broke loose and started then took it to the neighbors yard to try it our and in about 20 minutes it was running very rough. It had a blown head gasket, when I took the head off I could have used a nut driver to take them out. Got a new gasket, torqued the bolts then it would blow the dip stick out like a rocket. Too muck blow by of the rings. Pulled the engine and the  took piston and cleaned the grooves, reversed it so galled spot was on other side, set the rings so the ends were not together then put it back together. Still had problem running but nearly as bad.

 

I wasn't tilling my garden but getting a spot ready for my raised garden. I had tilled a place about 50' x 50' then moved the dirt to a low spot to raise it out of flood plain. I then had a truck of top soil brought in the fill the hole I just made.

 

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I use a bumper jack to hold the tiller up when using the blade.

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I use a turn buckle to hold the blade when using the tiller.

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I the work zone.

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You can see the raised beds in the top right of pic.

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Posted May 08, 2017 - 09:11 AM

Not sure that i can compete with the other members. I don't have a garden but my elderly neighbor saw my 67 JD 112 with the tiller on and now I've been roto tilling his garden for him ever since. I must have done to good a job as he wanted more garden added this year. He is in his 80's and cannot get along so well so it gave me a chance to play  with the tiller on the back which was a first for me. Have to say I loved it, so adding more garden for them was not an issue and gave me a little more seat time with the tiller sunk deep. 

  A little back story on the 1967 John Deere 112 RF.

 When I had seen the listing on Craigslist I jumped at the chance to own a 112 Round Fender as you do not seem them listed very often.  My Pop and I went to look at it and I should have known there was something wrong when I got it. We could not load it by driving it up the ramps to the pick up as it shut off several times then would not restart.  Again I was just a little over anxious so home it came anyway after we had finally agreed on a price.

  Once home I started to tinker with it to try and get her running better, should have stopped there. Next thing that i knew i had a bent exhaust valve. It would seem that the PO had the wrong spark plug in the Tecumseh HH100 and it was just a bit to long . So apart it came. A new valve was ordered and when it came in it was different. Seems as if this old girl has already had alot of work done and had oversized valves in it already. Learning as I go with the Tecusmeh engine so with the new valve installed and reseating both of them it was put back together with the correct spark plug. While doing a test run around the yard a large fire ball and a loud pop and it was again dead. Now what. After opening it up again I discovered the cam had broken and the intake valve  had been damaged also this time. Ok where to get parts? Got lucky once at a local supplier and again lucky as they had the valve but not the cam but were able to supply me a part number. Off  to Ebay but got the wrong one the first time as the part number listed was wrong. Finally found one it was ordered and then I was able to start putting it back together yet again. After getting it together now I could not get it started as the points pushrod was now also mushed in as it was the original plastic one. Off to Ebay again. Now with the new point push rod installed it finally started and but seemed to be getting hot very quickly and then would shut off. Spoke with several people with alot more experience than I had and replaced the new points with another set and also buying two new coils. Several weeks of frustration set in and I pushed it to the shed where it stayed for two years while a few other additions to the herd were added . Upon completing a restoration of one of the other herd members it was time to dig her back out again and I started it and it did the exact same thing but I had noticed how the flame was blowing out into the exhaust from the engine. The light bulb went on in my head which is occasionally turned on. It would seem that I did not clearance the valves right and when it got hot it was not allowing the valves to close enough so with a little research for proper clearances that was taken care of as well as all of the missing pieces I robbed either put back on or new ones purchased from Ebay yet again. 

  I'm happy to say that it is now as you see it in the pictures running great and a proud member of the herd. Was thinking about doing a full resto but several friends had told me their only original once .That is where it is at now plus if I'd do that i wouldn't want to till the garden any more so it'll stay as is as I enjoyed it way to much. Many lessons learned but thats what makes it a hobby and not a job.

In one of the previous pictures you'll see the tiller as I had put it on one of my other 110 units until the 112 was running and its now in its permanent home.

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Posted May 10, 2017 - 06:52 AM

I got this Cub about a month and a half ago from my grandfather who had owned it for the last 30yrs, as you can see in the first pic it had been worked hard all it's life and was in need of some serious repair. This tractor always had a front blade on it and my grandfather used it to move dirt and to plow many driveways in the winter. When I got it I decided it was time to give it some love.

I started tear down on April 8th with the intention to have it plowing at PA plow day on April 22nd, it was a tight deadline that in the end proved to be a little to tight and I was unable to get it done. After taking some time away I finally finished it up on May 7th, I'm really pleased with how it looks and can't wait to get it dirty at plow day. When i began this project i intended to save as many of the original pieces as i could including the hood and frame, I was able to save the hood but the frame proved to be beyond repair, just about every bolt in the frame was loose which resulted in many holes being egg shaped so i opted for a new frame. Once it was apart i sandblasted all the parts down to bare metal to begin bodywork, I'm a professional bodyman but even this proved to be a bit of a challenge given it's condition. After about 16 hrs of welding and bodywork i had all the parts ready for primer, once the primer dried i began wet sanding. The paint process went smooth and i couldnt be happier with the finish, the yellow is Case/IH irongard and the white is PPG essential single stage. Reassembly took much longer than i had planned which was the cause for me missing plow day but i would rather miss a show than cut corners and be unhappy with the end result. The brass steering cap was made by a friend and polished by myself, I think it completes the job and gives the tractor something that no other tractor has. Here are a few video links for your viewing pleasure.

 

 

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Posted May 10, 2017 - 09:55 PM

I would like to enter my 1948 Jaques Mighty Mite . While working one day I spotted this little tractor setting in the back bed of an old Chevy pick up. The guy I purchased from had bought the complete collections of old tractors and equipment from the previous owners daughter after he had passed away.  I had inquired about the price that day and decided to pass. I kept thinking about it all week and finally ask my wife if she thought I was crazy if I bought another tractor. Well naturally she said yes, on the crazy part, but go ahead if that was what I wanted.  On my way to go hunting called the guy to see if he still had it for sale.  Well needless to say I didn't make it to go hunting that day and pretty much ended my hunting season. I bought the tractor in November of 2015. I told the wife that I was going to restore it a little at a time. Seeing I was spending all my spare time on it she ask me, I thought you were going to work on it  a little at a time. I am, I explained to her, a little today , tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday etc. you know how it goes. 

 

  It ran when I bought it  but just enough so I  could pull it on the trailer. After tinkering with the motor and changing out the carb from  a Briggs 23b I had to the Briggs ZZ  and it was soon running better than I had ever anticipated. The transmission was a different story.  a B/W T92 was in need of some serious attention. After reviewing several videos I decided to tackle it. The only other trans I had worked on was in my Mitsubishi D1500. Figured if I could fix it I should be able to fix this one.  Also as I have mentioned in previous post,  thanks to Classic for his postings from  working  on one of his Mighty Mites . It  was a great source of help and info.  After complete tear down and striping and repainting , she was ready for spring planting 2016. 

 

I use it to plant and plow my Dad's garden with. He is now 80 years old and not able to use a push plow like he use to. And as for me I am just too Darn lazy to push a plow, would rather ride one. It came with a set cultivators some one had setup to use as a belly plow, but due to location of steering gear was  I never able to get the left and right side to plow equally.  Either too close on one side and too far on the other. Having struggled with that for the 2016 season I have since been able to adapt a Sears 3pt cultivator to work from the rear and disc. It came with the rear arm for the turn plow but the mold board was missing. Again was able to change the mold board from a Sears 3pt to the Mighty Mite. During this past winter I fabricated a set of hillers from some items I had laying around. I was able to pick up a Brinly planter and use it for planting.  My first project after getting the tractor going was building the mini wagon to haul the Grand kids on. 

 

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Posted May 11, 2017 - 08:33 AM

       Here is my 1977 Sears 16/6 single ( ST-16) I bought in 2011 that would not start. I had an idea what the problem was, got home and sure enough, no compression. The dreaded Tecumseh OH160 dropped valve seat. The exhaust seat was so bad, it beat the head beyond repair. I found a used head and off it went. Through the years, we've had an up and down relationship repairing things, the head, SSI module that is now a custom ignition, regulators, stators, etc, but she still runs good and is my primary tractor for all my chores.

      Below pictures are the  evolutionary changes as the years have gone by. The first pic is as it was unloaded from the trailer progressing up to the current condition. Turfs turned into loaded Ags, front tires turned into All trail type and it's "loaded for bear". It mostly is used during the summers for mowing duties, but the deck comes off and then it gets the custom winch set up for my snow blade and the dump bucket. Spring gets the plow/discing duties which will be most of the included pics.

From my first time plowing the garden with turf tires and having no clue what I was doing to know taking it to plow days and rolling some pretty furrows. Even my daughter thought she would give it a shot in her nice slippers...I think not, she is a scary driver.  I had let it get in rough shape ( IMO) so this spring it got a Sarah Palin, "lipstick on a pig" paint job; a quick tape off, sanding, then a rattle can paint job. Not the best, but she looks a little better and I slow down some of the rusting. After it was done, I promptly drove 3 hours to Ball Hallow plow day to get ti slathered up in some of that Ky concrete, I mean dirt.

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Posted May 20, 2017 - 07:56 AM

I will nominate my Bolens HT-23, I bought this from a friend in poor condition, I added new tires, starter and quite a bit of other things to get it going. I used this bolens for planting corn, making hills for potatoes, moving dirt and sand in the garden. I put John Deere quick attach mounts on the front so I could use a 54" JD blade that I had and it really was handy.

 

I am planning on selling this HT-23 since I got a Bolens G152 Diesel but this HT-23 is still handy with that hydro drive and blade.

Here are some videos of planting corn, hilling potatoes and using the push blade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted May 21, 2017 - 11:03 AM

I would like to add that the gentleman seen in the pics with the cub 100 is my grandfather, this was his first time seeing it after it was finished.
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Posted May 22, 2017 - 06:52 AM

The link for voting on the homepage isn't working



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Posted May 26, 2017 - 11:52 AM

Much too hard to decide. Great machines, all. :thumbs: :thumbs:


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Posted May 27, 2017 - 04:40 PM

Say, not many members voting. Pick up the pace members. Only a few days left. I know it's hard to pick one, but get at it.

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Posted May 27, 2017 - 05:31 PM

Gets harder every time, Voted!



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Posted May 28, 2017 - 07:35 AM

Only a few days left folks! Get those votes in!


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Posted May 30, 2017 - 11:52 AM

One more day to get the votes in. Only 53 votes so far this month.






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