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#1 AcreFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted May 01, 2010 - 05:58 PM

Using my '58 Simp VB with a 10" plow and disk set to put in Mom's garden.

YouTube - Simplicity VB Garden Tractor Plowing & Disking
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Posted May 02, 2010 - 01:27 PM

The Simplicity did a really good job. I love seeing the old machines work. Just an fyi you can embed the videos into your post also by clicking on the film strip button when replying or posting and pasting the youtube link into the text field.

Seeing your Simplicity is starting to give me the itch to get at least one walk behind. I also have one question and that is to running the motor at lower rpm. On some sides of the fence you hear people say that an air cooled motor needs to be run at full rpm to allow the flywheel fan to do sufficient cooling and on the other side of the fence people say it doesn't matter. I was just wondering about this.

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Posted May 02, 2010 - 01:42 PM

I'll remember that about the embedding, thanks.

I think the older engines do fine at lower RPM. The newer high HP engines create more heat, needing more cooling. I only run that particular tractor at high RPM when I'm mowing to keep the blade speed up, and honestly it seems like it runs hotter at full throttle.
Now that you mentioned it, I'll have to check the head temp after low RPM working vs. high RPM working, to see what kind of a difference there is.

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Posted May 02, 2010 - 01:53 PM

I can see what you mean about the older engines. Since we are on the subject I think all the ones in my tractors run hotter wide open too. I will have to check mine as well. Now with the tractors and the mower decks I can understand running them at a particular speed to keep the blades spinning fast enough. This is probably like opening the can of worms to a political debate LOL.

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Posted May 02, 2010 - 04:51 PM

Great video,that does a nice job.Thanks for sharing.

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Posted May 04, 2010 - 05:41 AM

Thanks for the video, I love seeing old iron in action

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Posted May 04, 2010 - 10:25 AM

Very nice. I wish Troy Bilt had accommodated implements like that when they were making their old tillers. I know my 1974 Horse could do that work IF the attachments could be connected to it.




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