The Tractor thread...

Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:46 am

That was sweet,the old critter never missed a beat :D
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: labman On: Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:36 am

Cub Cadet 2160 deck and blower
Cub Cadet 1862 deck, blower, frt. plow, tiller, etc.
J.D. 2305 4x4, loader, deck, 48" tiller
J.D. 265GT, deck

Want a J.D. 430 GT some time soon. Looking real hard for one in good shape. The wife says I need to get rid of at least 2 before she will let me buy another.
( me thinks she is afraid of losing her garage space )
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: labman On: Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:44 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:
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Raleigh Barnett's collection in Waterfall, PA. Raleigh passed away a few years back but his son still sets them out for the month of October for everyone to gaze at.



Afew years back we had a "ride" to help a fellow "rider down" and the route was past this place in October. Damn near piled up a hundred Harley's in front of it!
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Hunlock On: Mon May 17, 2010 6:38 pm

1948 Allic Chalmers "C"

Hand built loader,backhoe, and hydraulics.

My wife's late father built this thing many years ago. Some of her favorite memories are of riding "put-put" with her father. When her father became ill 7 years ago, he parked it behind the house under a tree. In the next two years, his condition worsened, and he passed on. All this time, no one was really thinking about the tractor. My mother-in-law sold 99% of his tools, to help cover bills and such, but I begged her not to sell "put-put", as it really was all my wife had left of her father.

Last year after getting the ok from my mother-in-law, and 6 years after sitting outside, I went to take a look at the beast. I have never had any experience with tractors, and really had to research this one, as no one even knew the make of it due to the many homemade parts.

Well, secretly I started. I squirted some Marvel oil down the cylinders, and tried to turn over the motor manually....No go. I had to budge it little by little every week. I cleaned the carb and radiator, changed plugs and wires, and.....................VICTORY!!!!


I drove the badboy home 4 miles, parked it in the garage, then surprised my wife when she got home!!! It was AWESOME! She took it for a ride around the yard and everything! :)

After I use it a bit this summer, I will media blast it, paint it, and decal it up.

This will stay with us forever...

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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 17, 2010 8:03 pm

SMITTY's word of the day:

MAINTENANCE. Do it, dammit! :lol:
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon May 17, 2010 8:06 pm

Outstanding--she sounds sweet--I swear by Marvel Mystery Oil--I've freed up old panheads,knuckleheads,etc & at least one old Allis WD 45---with all that add on stuff you've got to name her the BEAST :D
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Hunlock On: Mon May 17, 2010 8:11 pm

freetown fred wrote:Outstanding--she sounds sweet--I swear by Marvel Mystery Oil--I've freed up old panheads,knuckleheads,etc & at least one old Allis WD 45---with all that add on stuff you've got to name her the BEAST :D


Very Nice. That is all GOOD stuff!

She will always be "put-put" to my wife, but I will secretly call her.....THE BEAST.



I still need a few odds and ends before I put her to work this summer. Mainly left and right brake pedals....lol


I have a new found love of old tractors!
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon May 17, 2010 8:21 pm

One old guys thought---you can't beat an old Allis--that C is just the right size for damn near anything--be careful w that narrow front end w/ all those extra attachments---slow & easy wins all the races & a good dose of common sense,which I suspect you have,hell you got her up & runnin ;)
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 17, 2010 8:38 pm

Should have said this in my last post, but .... SWEET! Purring like a kitten, the way it should. 8-) They definitely don't build anything remotely close to that quality anymore.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Hunlock On: Mon May 17, 2010 9:26 pm

haha!

Thanks guys!

I'm in love with the C series!
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: oros35 On: Tue May 18, 2010 11:39 am

Picked up another crawler.

1951 Oliver Cletrac HG-42 with Anderson Blade.

So ugly I had to buy it. It has its share of problems, but drove it onto the trailer. And yes, that contraption for the blade was a factory made piece.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Hunlock On: Tue May 18, 2010 4:48 pm

That's a neat looking crawler!


:D
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: oros35 On: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:44 am

Picked up another one. This one was my cousins father-inlaws who passed away a few years ago. It has been sitting in a shed for about 8 years now. It ran when parked, but we had to push it on the trailer. Looks to be all there, but the weather has done a number on it. Lots of heavy surface rust.

So put this one on my list of 'to be restored.' It shouldn't take much to make it run, but will take alot of work to make it work good and look pretty

1950's John Deere 40C, 5 Roller with an ATECO loader
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:11 pm

Hell,a little surface rust don't hurt--I was the same way when Momma found me :) a little wire brushin & some paint & she got me lookin real pretty,plus I don't run too shabby :lol:
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: mr1precision On: Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:06 pm

I have a lube question.
I just bought a brush cutter for my kubota. It's a mongrel. I bought it used and cheap and it didnt have a manual. Does anyone know what is typically run in the gear box. I think what is in it is too thin. I would have guessed that it would have been 90w.
Thanks,
Steve
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