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#31 Mark 149 J. ONLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2017 - 10:06 AM

Glad you found the hydro issue. The others have their backs turned to the newcomer. Hope they turn around and get acquainted soon.

I didn't know that was an issue?   As I have learned this year (3 deaths in my family in the last 3 months) life is to short to be that way!   I have a great time talking and seeing what others are doing!  Especially all of your project Kenny!  Even if they don't always work out!


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Posted July 26, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Some beautiful country in your pics, Mark.

 

Not too many better feelings than having something fire up the first time after doing some work..........fine job, men! :thumbs:


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Posted July 26, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Some beautiful country in your pics, Mark.

 

Not too many better feelings than having something fire up the first time after doing some work..........fine job, men! :thumbs:

Thanks Ellis!  

We love camping and enjoying it ourselves!  Maybe you can drive your lowboy custom out here and enjoy it in person!

 

My son is at church camp this week so he will be happy when he finds out that his tractor is working!  Can't wait to see that smile on his face when he drives it for the first time!


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Posted July 26, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Thanks Ellis!  

We love camping and enjoying it ourselves!  Maybe you can drive your lowboy custom out here and enjoy it in person!

 

My son is at church camp this week so he will be happy when he finds out that his tractor is working!  Can't wait to see that smile on his face when he drives it for the first time!

 

Yup, we love camping ourselves......as long as there's fishing too!


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Posted July 27, 2017 - 11:17 PM

My son got back from church camp this afternoon and he was anxious to drive the tractor.  After dinner we went out to the shop.  I went over how to operate it and he took off.  Here are some pictures and a video.

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Afterwards he had to check the brakes because they didn't seem to be working much.  I'm helping him by depressing the pedal.

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Here is a link to a video.


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Posted July 28, 2017 - 08:58 PM

Great job dad!
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Posted July 31, 2017 - 09:15 PM

Great job Mark. He looks like one happy kid driving the 123 around and it sounds good too.


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Posted July 31, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Great job Mark. He looks like one happy kid driving the 123 around and it sounds good too.

Thanks Oak!

We worked on it some more today.  We're trying to get it ready for a show Aug. 18th.  


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Posted August 01, 2017 - 08:10 AM

Very nice, I'm 51 and still enjoy time with Pop in the garage when he needs an extra hand. A lasting bond .....


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Posted August 01, 2017 - 12:54 PM

He's a natural in the saddle, Mark. Tractor sounds great, good job!


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Posted August 01, 2017 - 01:04 PM

He loves to drive it but the brakes aren't working.  They have the internal brake but the plunger is not moving so I need to figure out how to get it moving again.  Has anyone had a similar problem with these type of brakes?  Any help would be appreciated.



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Posted August 02, 2017 - 11:53 AM

What do you need brakes for on a hydrostat Cub for? Returning the f/r lever to neutral will stop the tractor just fine, I mow weekly with a hydrostat cub and I've never used the brakes.
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Posted August 03, 2017 - 03:05 PM

What do you need brakes for on a hydrostat Cub for? Returning the f/r lever to neutral will stop the tractor just fine, I mow weekly with a hydrostat cub and I've never used the brakes.

That's true! My ZTR has no brakes either and you stop it with the hydro but my son wants his brakes to work!  Besides, it came with brakes and I don't like the fact that it doesn't work.  We will probably wait till winter to work on that sense be have to split the tractor.



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Posted August 11, 2017 - 06:25 PM

Started preparing the tractor for a show in Yakima next week.  We started wet sanding the rattle can second layer of paint on the fenders with 1500 paper but it's taking a long time.  We switched to 600 grit and it is still is a slow process.  The other thing that I've noticed is there is a lot of bare metal once we get that second coat off.  Looks like we're going to buy some paint and see if we can't make the fenders and transmission cover look better before the show.  Forgot to take pictures so I'll do that tomorrow.


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Posted August 13, 2017 - 06:03 PM

We started painting some of the body panels today.  My son has a hard time pressing and holding down the spray nozzle on the cans so I helped him on the top side while he did the back side.  We've finished two coats of paint and will finish the third tonight.

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