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#16 JohnWR ONLINE  

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Posted May 06, 2020 - 07:31 PM

Nice! That looks complete, even an anti-sway bar. Does it have the position lock? I've got 2 HT hitches and no position lock. Is that the hitch I saw for sale on eBay?
Your are on your way to having a very useful tractor. My HT23 does tons of work for us around here.
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This is 100% complete, this isn’t from eBay it came from a collector. Rick brokered the deal for me and for what I paid even with shipping I’m more then chuckled. The lift lock could definitely be made yourself I can try and get come pictures for you.
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Posted May 06, 2020 - 07:33 PM

It left here in the box. Don’t see it in your pile

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Posted May 06, 2020 - 07:54 PM

It left here in the box. Don’t see it in your pile


It’s there it’s under the arms. That was a confetti surprise getting it unpacked, my building is 28x30 and I think it’s covering almost all of it lol. I really appreciate the deal it was a pleasure.
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Posted May 07, 2020 - 09:06 AM

Looks like it’s going to be a nice project and worker when completed, best of luck with it. IMO the Kohler K series were their best engines and the big twins are beasts, money well spent on a rebuilt one. 

 

FEL work is a little more user friendly on these with PS , have those available as well once you’re up running and liking it , and/if decide to you’d like to go that route. Thanks again. 


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Posted May 07, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Looks like it’s going to be a nice project and worker when completed, best of luck with it. IMO the Kohler K series were their best engines and the big twins are beasts, money well spent on a rebuilt one. 
 
FEL work is a little more user friendly on these with PS , have those available as well once you’re up running and liking it , and/if decide to you’d like to go that route. Thanks again.


I was amazed on how much this gentlemen spent to have this k582 rebuilt he spent 600 on just the rods alone. I will definitely adding power steering I wanted to do it now but I need to go back to work full time first. I have a John Deere 322 I use for mowing and plowing in the winter and I’m to spoiled to not have power steering lol.
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Posted May 07, 2020 - 10:44 AM

Got the hitch most of the way in need to run out and get a curved washer for the lock up block. Also how weird is it to find a ht23 with only one rear hydraulic line?

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Posted May 07, 2020 - 02:11 PM

The 3-point hitch is a great addition!  :thumbs: That's always a very useful thing to have on any tractor and they aren't as easy to find (or as commonly found) on a Bolens either as you might think they would at least from my experience.

 

Interesting how one of the rear hydraulic lines is gone. I wonder if somehow it developed a leak at one point and a PO removed it? In any case, I'd find somebody that has a parts machine and buy a replacement line from it.


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Posted May 07, 2020 - 04:00 PM

The 3-point hitch is a great addition!  :thumbs: That's always a very useful thing to have on any tractor and they aren't as easy to find (or as commonly found) on a Bolens either as you might think they would at least from my experience.
 
Interesting how one of the rear hydraulic lines is gone. I wonder if somehow it developed a leak at one point and a PO removed it? In any case, I'd find somebody that has a parts machine and buy a replacement line from it.



I’ve been looking for this rear point hitch for years, I’ve had a few of the older style hitches but this one has been elusive to locate as people usually don’t pet with them. I know same reproduces them but I’ve heard they don’t fit right. I know the duffs make a nice reproduction but I don’t like the idea of sending cash or money orders in the mail.
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Posted May 07, 2020 - 04:22 PM

Got the loader jig bright into the shop today. This is a very sad 1886 that this loader lived and was abused on. I’m going to re install it so that way as I’m fixing all the holes and bushings the loader stays true to the mounts. I also need to new pump and pulley and this will let me work through this while the ht23 can stay usable.
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And the rear taker of my time lately when I’m not working

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Posted May 08, 2020 - 01:37 AM

There's a set of the rear hydraulic lines on eBay right now:

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Posted May 08, 2020 - 10:23 AM

Nice find. If there is any more 3 point hitches out there for a Ht23; I will be in the need for one when I pickup my Ht 23 on Sunday in Wva.  Please let me know.  Thanks


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Posted May 08, 2020 - 07:07 PM

A little more done today. Fixed the 2 upper holes and welded new machine bushings into the loader arms. Man this thing was abused and put away wet a lot. I need to bring home my porta power and spread the arms some. With how tweeted this thing is I’m surprised I was able to get the loader arms somewhat level at rest.

Now the original hydraulic pump mount it destroyed is there and easier way to mount the pump?

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Posted May 08, 2020 - 08:46 PM

https://gardentracto...pump-questions/

some ideas , maybe some do’s , probably some don’ts , but definitely some ideas. 


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Posted May 08, 2020 - 09:05 PM

https://gardentracto...pump-questions/

some ideas , maybe some do’s , probably some don’ts , but definitely some ideas.


I’ve seen that thread before, I really like the idea of mounting the pump below as it’s going to be a loader tractor and that’s it also inline pumps are cheaper and can be had from surplus center. I just lack the imagination to make the the mount for the front axle for the pump or to make a driveshaft so I can mount it under the engine.
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Posted May 11, 2020 - 07:34 PM

Just a little work today, the brake pedal is totally frozen and the steering gear is sloppy. I’m soaking the brake pivot points, linkages and calipers in brake fluid and bg Inforce. I pulled the steering gear I’m also going to do the lower shaft bushing.

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