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Posted September 26, 2011 - 07:56 PM

As per a request, here are some photos of my tractor. Some in the condition I got it in to what it is now. It has had quite a few modifications including a three point, electric lift, quiet muffler, comfy seat when for plowing snow, and it does not have the original plow setup but it works.

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 08:07 PM

Hey thanks Tucker, That electric lift sure looks nicer than my armstrong lift. Now I am going to be forced to get some picts. of my oldtimer. Shawn

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 08:14 PM

Thanks for the pics :thumbs:

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 08:19 PM

You are welcome guys. I enjoy showing off my stuff.
Found that lift in a junk yard. Grabbed it with one small hydraulic cylinder and hardware for less than ten bucks. Was a great find. I can lift the max the tractor will take with that actuator. I have bent the three point with it already.

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 09:06 PM

Excellent stuff. Man after my own heart. Take what's best of the old and add what's best of the new.

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Posted September 27, 2011 - 04:33 AM

Thanks for the photos. What's the hood in the second picture?

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Posted September 27, 2011 - 04:59 AM

A bolens hood that came with it. The original hoods for this are pretty rare and I haven't got one yet. Here's another pic of the front which makes it pretty easy to recognize and a pic of the hood that it is supposed to have.

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Posted September 27, 2011 - 08:44 AM

A bolens hood that came with it. The original hoods for this are pretty rare and I haven't got one yet. Here's another pic of the front which makes it pretty easy to recognize and a pic of the hood that it is supposed to have.]


Do you have access to one with the real hood? If you really want to go the distance, you could make a cast of one and use fiberglass. A lot of work, though.

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Posted September 27, 2011 - 09:00 AM

I thought it looked like a Bolens hood.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 07:01 PM

did you make your own 3pt or use a power king one from a later model? could you post some pics?

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 08:24 PM

did you make your own 3pt or use a power king one from a later model? could you post some pics?


I bought one off of another PK guy on an exclusive PK forum. I then welded on the mounts to attach it. I haven't painted the mounts yet which I need to do. It doesn't look I have any pictures of the three point on the computer so I'll have to take a few with the camera. I am going to be very busy for the next few days but I'll try to get some as soon as I can. Here's a picture that you can almost glimpse it in.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 08:41 PM

oh yea, i can see it. nice job. if you dont mind would you share the forum with us?

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 08:48 PM

oh yea, i can see it. nice job. if you dont mind would you share the forum with us?


The forum is a Yahoo forum. Power King Tractors
Some extremely knowledgeable guys on there and it is pretty active. They also have tons a literature, some on the site or you can get some from one of the guys who has spent hundreds of hours getting them all digitized and consolidated.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 08:52 PM

oh im a member on there. i have never posted, i have only looked at the files and manuals. plus stealing some pics for my personal hoard of power king pics and files, which reminds me, if you or anybody else ever needs a good reference... chances are... i have at least one pic showing it.

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 12:53 PM

Here are the pictures I promised of the three point hitch. It is pretty ugly with no paint and so forth but it is there and it works. I welded on the top link bracket.

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Here are a couple pictures of the draw bar I put on it so I didn't have to pull everything with the three point hitch. It works great.
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These last pictures I posted are of the electric lift switch mechanism I threw together so it worked more like hydraulics would with the control lever protruding out from under the seat. I really need to clean it up, paint and put a cover over it to protect it. It works great. Has about 4 inches of travel from stop to stop and is just what I wanted. Previously I just had a 3 pole, spring return toggle switch mounted wherever it worked.
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