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Posted February 26, 2018 - 04:32 PM

Why cant some of these be in the UK :wallbanging:

 

A great project :thumbs:


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Posted February 26, 2018 - 06:11 PM

Good find one of the few large frames I don't own yet.  


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Posted February 26, 2018 - 08:12 PM

Got her home today. No good pics right now. It was dark when I unloaded. Deck weighs a ton. Either tomorrow or Wednesday, I'll try and get some better pics and info on it.

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Posted February 26, 2018 - 08:17 PM

One thing I noticed is the lack of turning radius. My pickup can turn tighter. I'm hoping there's an adjustment somewhere to get some more out of it. It doesn't turn, it just changes lanes haha.

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Posted February 26, 2018 - 09:30 PM

One thing I noticed is the lack of turning radius. My pickup can turn tighter. I'm hoping there's an adjustment somewhere to get some more out of it. It doesn't turn, it just changes lanes haha.

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Turning radius isn't the best, but, you'll get used to it fast and the good thing is that the machine is hydrostatic so FWD/REV motions are a breeze.

 

You can make small adjustments to increase the radius just a bit, but nothing dramatic by any means. Here are the instructions:

 

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Posted March 11, 2018 - 09:44 PM

Here's a few more photos I took tonight. It'll be a little while before I start messing with it.

I've heard of cracked bolsters and I'm assuming mine is good. Didn't see any breaks anywhere. Deck is actually in pretty good shape. Will probably never use it though. Would really like to find a 3 point for it. I think it could join the plowday crew!!20180311_201942.jpg 20180311_202027.jpg 20180311_202040.jpg 20180311_202052.jpg 20180311_202105.jpg 20180311_202119.jpg

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Posted March 11, 2018 - 09:54 PM

Given by what I've read searching, it's either a 79 or 80. It also has dual hydraulics. Was that standard? Wish it had power steering but I'm not complaining. At least not yet haha.

Will probably order new throttle and choke cables. Seen those new on feebay. Also, going to put some seafoam in the fuel tank tonight to start breaking things loose. Might make cleaning a little easier down the road.

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Posted March 11, 2018 - 10:55 PM

Thanks for more pictures! Glad to hear you got it home. That's a 1979, as it's serial number 01-0189. Production run 01. That would make it the 89th HT23 ever made.
She looks a bit rusty, but should clean up fine. Do you know yet if it runs?

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Posted March 11, 2018 - 11:06 PM

Thanks for more pictures! Glad to hear you got it home. That's a 1979, as it's serial number 01-0189. Production run 01. That would make it the 89th HT23 ever made.
She looks a bit rusty, but should clean up fine. Do you know yet if it runs?

I haven't got to that point yet. I have to get my plowday machines squared away since I have one coming March 31st. Then once I'm confident in that, I'll start toying around with it.

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Posted March 12, 2018 - 12:33 AM

Thanks for more pictures! Glad to hear you got it home. That's a 1979, as it's serial number 01-0189. Production run 01. That would make it the 89th HT23 ever made.
She looks a bit rusty, but should clean up fine. Do you know yet if it runs?

 

 

0101890  Makes it number 1790


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Posted March 12, 2018 - 01:11 AM

0101890 Makes it number 1790

Oh yeah. That zero at the end makes all the difference!
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Posted March 13, 2018 - 06:47 AM

wow! yes you got a deal on that one- I picked up this one about a month ago she was rode hard and put away wet hehe! but I got it on the run now -the main problem was the mount flange for the starter on the oil pan was broken- did you take a commpression test? if that`s ok your in good shape-quick shout out to Rick for the odds and ends I needed to get `er put back together - good prices and fast delivery- he`s the man to go to -

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Posted March 13, 2018 - 09:33 AM

Glad you were able to find this one and bring it back to good working condition, it looks like your doing a great job on it on the repairs. Rick has a lot of parts and he loves the large frames, I think once you sit on a large frame and run it you don't want to go back.

 

Send some more pictures as you go along, great to have you on the forum! :thumbs:


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Posted March 14, 2018 - 10:02 PM

Pulled the Ht23 in the shop tonight. Fits right in. Shop is still messy. Too messy for me to start messing with it. Gonna finish cleaning and organizing tools tomorrow. Once I verify my other plowday machines are good, I'll start tinkering a little. Here's a couple pics. Don't mind my mess!!!

Good pics to compare size. One with the 1655 and one with my Deere 140.
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After looking closer, seems the rust is just on the skins, ie: hood, fender pan, and dash, head tins. Frame looks really clean. Wheels need some freshening. I also noticed it has not only front but rear remotes also. That's pretty cool. Got to get it running and driving first though!! 20180314_225242.jpg

Oh and not related to this thread but this also has me sidetracked.
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Posted March 14, 2018 - 11:55 PM

wow! yes you got a deal on that one- I picked up this one about a month ago she was rode hard and put away wet hehe! but I got it on the run now -the main problem was the mount flange for the starter on the oil pan was broken- did you take a commpression test? if that`s ok your in good shape-quick shout out to Rick for the odds and ends I needed to get `er put back together - good prices and fast delivery- he`s the man to go to -

BolensBoy60, Nice machine! Did you start a thread about yours? I didn't see it. More details! What have you done with it? I've got my HT23 torn apart, ready for a repower. I wanna see what you did.
Like I said before, not enough HT23 threads around here.




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