Bolens Ht23 and Johnson loader
Posted June 07, 2020 - 07:46 PM
Sorry to hear about your frustration tho. 😒
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Posted June 07, 2020 - 07:53 PM
I feel your pain, I've been there a time or 3. Now when I get a new to me large frame (unless I know it's history or the previous owner well) a total rebuild of everything on the front end gets done weather it needs it or not. There's just no easy way to get at most of that stuff, without taking EVERYTHING apart. So it all gets done at the same time, as long as I have to take it all apart anyway. I guess if there's a silver lining in it, I'd say that would be that you discovered it now than when it was completely together with the loader on.
Sorry to hear about your frustration tho.
The idle bearing and pulley was the only real surprise. I didn’t think I was gonna have to pull the bolster out but at least I’ll know it’s all been done. Everything else I had on hand and was prepared for.
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Posted June 07, 2020 - 08:20 PM
Yeah, nice you discovered it now vs. later out in the field and realizing it's going to have to come apart again. Sometimes with these one step forward two step back deals, you the leap ahead a lot further compared to where you were initially after it's said and done.
Edited by Austen, June 07, 2020 - 08:21 PM.
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Posted June 09, 2020 - 07:30 AM
Did you experience the same with that one?
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Posted June 09, 2020 - 07:31 PM
My own curiousity has me wondering if you had to throw that shaft in the freezer for awhile before putting that one bearing in place. Usually the rear one will go on fairly easy but that front one always seems to give more trouble, I've found that if I freeze the shaft I can work quickly & that bearing will be nice & loose to install on the shaft, then I put it together from the front since that rear bearing goes on easier.
Did you experience the same with that one?
Yea the front side definitely is tighter then the rear. What I did was install the c clip and give it some smacks with a soft hammer and it went right home and then install the rear bearing.
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Posted June 09, 2020 - 07:38 PM
This was my solution for the belt guide, I threaded the rod deeper and cut them short and used long nuts to make a threaded holes for bolts to bolt the pump solid. This allowed me to adjust the guide to to the pto pulley.
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Posted June 09, 2020 - 08:30 PM
Pump set up is very nice, nice close fit to the PTO. 👍
I'm excited for ya 😁
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Posted June 10, 2020 - 07:59 PM
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Posted June 11, 2020 - 07:47 PM
Edited by JohnWR, June 11, 2020 - 07:48 PM.
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Posted June 11, 2020 - 09:30 PM
You've done a great job rebuilding & getting that loader fit to the tractor, looks great.
Thanks so much I really appreciate it, I’m still in shock it actually works and the bucket sits level on the ground.
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Posted June 11, 2020 - 10:36 PM
What a day and a relief to be able to see what my hard work was for. Again thank you so much Kevin for the pump bracket with out your help this would still be idled. So far one small leak at the quick connects might have to replace them. Tomorrow I need to make an exhaust brace for this as it vibrates and moves.
MAN, what a solid looking outfit all together!! My compliments. You sir have a great reward there after all your hard work... a brand new loader you have! You'll want to keep that one locked up at night, what a desirable machine.
You did a very nice job piecing it altogether with some nice parts to boot. A very capable machine in deed. Keep us posted on your future projects with it!
Not to spend anymore of your money, but Sam offers a J14 decal kit should you ever be persuaded. http://www.samsbolens.com/Decals.html
I'll tell you what, a guy can sure start getting used to these LF loader build / refurbish threads!
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Posted June 11, 2020 - 11:42 PM
Nice looking tractor and loader! I like the yellow on the fel. You have a machine that will last a long time.
I noticed a red articulated tractor in the background of one of your pictures. It that a Toro or Hesston GMT?
Edited by Mark 149 J., June 11, 2020 - 11:44 PM.
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