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Posted June 22, 2012 - 10:57 PM

Travis, That is one aggressive looking tire. I think they will do well in the dirt and snow. Good looking tires.

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 08:04 AM

Travis, That is one aggressive looking tire. I think they will do well in the dirt and snow. Good looking tires.


I have no doubt this will bit on the creek bank that is south of the house. Now to get working on the wheels so I can get the mounted. I think this 120 will have some 'tude when I get it done. Oh how I want to do a repower while I am doing the work. :smilewink:

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 10:02 AM

I like those! Should bite in real well if you have the weight for them!

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 04:57 PM

Worked on the 120 a fair amount today. Started prepping the wheels for primer and paint. I also attacked the fender pan with a wire wheel then primed the bare sections to keep it from rusting. I will get a few pics up later.

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 07:54 PM

Pics of some of my work. Still much to do before the green goes on. It looks much better from a distance in the first picture than it does up close.Posted Image

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Edited by Trav1s, June 24, 2012 - 07:54 AM.


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Posted June 24, 2012 - 05:07 AM

Looks like it is going your way. A little filler/primer on those scratches and you'll never know they were there!
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Posted June 24, 2012 - 06:02 AM

Those tires are awesome. If you use them with a lowish tire pressure you will get incredible grip. I had a chance to try a friends JD x748 with a full set of those and it was like a mountain goat. I think you will be very pleased.
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Posted June 24, 2012 - 07:53 AM

Those tires are awesome. If you use them with a lowish tire pressure you will get incredible grip. I had a chance to try a friends JD x748 with a full set of those and it was like a mountain goat. I think you will be very pleased.


I used a x748 at school (Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa - on the bluffs of the Mississippi) and it had similar tires and a wicked low center of gravity. It was more nimble than a billy goat on those hills with no hint of slippage.


BTW... those tires uninflated and unmounted look to be about 1.5" shorter than the 23-8.50x12's on the 110. Gotta get the wheels done so I can get those monsters mounted up. :smilewink:

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 12:19 AM

Travis, did you get the tires mounted yet? I really want see them aired up on rims.

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 05:10 PM

I have not done anything with it. Been out of town on a retreat for the week, fixed the 110, mowed the lawn yesterday, and participated in the local tractor ride this morning. Here was my borrowed ride for the morning...

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Great trip... now time to get to work on the 120 and to resist the repowered 312 on CL that showed back up this week...

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 05:38 PM

Glad you were able to get away on a retreat, I haven't been on a retreat for years. I should though, it's great to let your spirit get recharged.
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Posted June 30, 2012 - 07:14 PM

It was awesome! Spent a week at a Catholic retreat center in Iowa with a fellow Lutheran pastor and just rested. It was truly a blessing. Now back to work.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 07:38 PM

The heat broke and I worked on the 120 a bit today between running the string trimmer (that died for the last time) and mowing the lawn. Here are a few pics. The first two show the spot putty to cover up some of the deep scratches and other imperfections after the holes were welded shut.

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I got the inner surfaces of the wheels sanded, primed, and painted. I hope to mount the tires up later in the week. Can't wait to see the tires mounted on the freshly painted wheels. :-)

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 07:51 PM

Looking good so far.Can't wait to see the tires mounted.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 08:17 PM

I often think my refresh does not do this tractor justice since 120's are rare birds.




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