The Tractor thread...

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue May 28, 2013 7:03 pm

Nice rig Joe :) I figure if the dogs like it, you made a good choice. ;)
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: CoaLen On: Tue May 28, 2013 7:15 pm

Nice tractor Joe. Those Fords run forever. Just keep the fluids changed.
A tip on the ratchet rake: some guys try running it with the bucket tipped all the way forward. With the bucket cylinders fully extended, at minimum cylinder lap, it's easy to bend the rod. It can get costly pretty quick!
-Len
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:00 pm

Well I just got my plow set up this season on the 1958 cub and I was almost done plowing one of the fields when I sheared an axel it seems .

So I'm plowing
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And then the tractor just felt like it sprung into neutral but unfortunately that wasn't the problem something is wrong with the left axle .
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So I tried to pull it out with the danger ranger but then that got stuck !
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Then tried to pull the truck out with the Volvo but couldn't get any traction .
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Ah the joys of owning old tractors . So now out of the 4 only one of the cubs is working right! Sucks because this 58' was my fast hitch tractor.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:48 pm

Yep, that does suk:( ya been on yesterdaystractors.com ??
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:59 pm

freetown fred wrote:Yep, that does suk:( ya been on yesterdaystractors.com ??

Yea and Farmallcubs.com
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: mr1precision On: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:29 pm

Finally finished the 1944 War time B! This was one of the first that came with electric start too.
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PostBy: LDPosse On: Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:30 am

I was helping some extended family out with an estate sale today, and ended up spending a pile of money that I wasn't expecting :D

Picked up a 1952 Allis Chalmers B, with a Woods 59 finish mower, a plow, and a cultivator. Mowed about 3 acres of the estate "just for fun" after the sale. The woods mower does a great job. The engine needs a little tune-up, but runs pretty good. Nice and smooth!

Just what I need to mow my 1/3 acre lot :lol:
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:43 am

LD--quick Allis fix/prevention concept before you get to deep into smoothness of motor---replace the fuel bowl--not just the screen--the whole assembly--of course plugs, wires, points & condenser are a given-- nice purchase my friend :) If my WD45 had of been a wide front end, I never would of swapped out for the 8N which is a lot better for some of these hilly spots I've got & runs like a charm. Lookin at your pix closer--looks like someone already did all that--still 6 volt & it's charging--nice------------ Josh, ya find that axel for the CUB??????????????
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PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:44 am

my grandfather owns a AC 52 B also. Best little tractor I've ever seen. Runs like a champ. But damn they are an ugly color. We have always thought of tearin it down and bringing to show condition but cant bring up the muster to paint it that nasty brown/orange mix.
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PostBy: JRDepew On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:30 am

Getting after some snow...

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Last week I went and changed out the hydraulic fluid, as there was water in the old fluid...looked like a milkshake. I ran a mixture of hyd fluid, alcohol, and diesel through the hydraulic system, the let it drain for a few nights. With the new fluid the hydraulics feel stronger, and the pump is quite a bit quieter.

Also, there was water in the hydraulic fluid in the final drives in the front axle assembly. Found that out when the left front wheel wouldn't turn when I was trying to back out of the garage. The previous owner was not very nice to this tractor fluid wise...When I pulled the drain plugs for both final drives...NOTHING came out. I had to heat the whole section with a propane torch and it finally started flowing. I let it sit for awhile, then filled the final drives to the top with alcohol, then drained that. Refilled with fresh fluid and all is well.

The 4wd engagement lever on these tractors is notorious for breaking when someone pulls too hard. It breaks off a cast ear inside the housing, and the detent ball falls out of place. I pulled the housing, replaced it, rebuilt the 4wd lever assembly, and added the NewHolland add on plate to prevent over travel. The problem is...I installed the lever assembly wrong and was able to get the tractor into 2wd...but now can't get it back into 4wd. So...all the plowing from the pic above was done in 2wd. I'm going to have to take the lever assembly back off and get it fixed next time we break above freezing. I do love working on this tractor...no sarcasm. I just wish the parts weren't so damn expensive!!

Also...if anyone has a lead on a 72"-84" bucket I am looking for one. Don't want to buy brand new as the price is insane...Also looking for a heavy duty 7' rear blade :)

I will be converting this tractor over to skid steer quick attach and would like a wider bucket. My Ford has a 60" bucket, although it was supposed to come from the factor with a 68" bucket. The rear tread width is set as wide as possible and measure nearly 7 feet from outside edge to outside edge!! Needless to say, my track width is MUCH wider than by bucket, and this can make some tasks a lot more difficult than they need to be. I know the 84" bucket is way more than this tractor can handle full, but I could always cut a bigger bucket down to size a little, and maybe move the rear tires in one setting to get closer to my bucket covering my tracks.

Hope everyone is dug out and has power back ASAP! We got about 13 inches here and Henry (the ford 1920) just walked through it.

Joe
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:13 pm

I always recommend changing every fluid in used equipment. There is a good chance the existing fluids are contaminated, or the wrong fluid.

Glad you are making progress with it, looks like a nice tractor.
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:04 pm

We dumped gallons of water from my neighbor's 1700. Just got it all squared away last summer - new hydraulic fluid & filter, new lines, and new controls. Also rebuilt the steering stem bearings and replaced the starter.

Now it's parked, buried in snow under a tarp. The front wheel (4x4) busted clean off! Common issue with this model I see ... :shock:
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PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:06 pm

freetown fred wrote:LD--quick Allis fix/prevention concept before you get to deep into smoothness of motor---replace the fuel bowl--not just the screen--the whole assembly--of course plugs, wires, points & condenser are a given-- nice purchase my friend :) If my WD45 had of been a wide front end, I never would of swapped out for the 8N which is a lot better for some of these hilly spots I've got & runs like a charm. Lookin at your pix closer--looks like someone already did all that--still 6 volt & it's charging--nice------------ Josh, ya find that axel for the CUB??????????????



I haven't even taken it apart yet to see the actual problem but was thinking of it today. I really need to get it going again so I can plow again this year. Thinking of buying a bigger tractor to abuse rather than the cubs . They are good for a lot things but I do need something to really move dirt and trees and pallets full of crap
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:36 pm

I hear all that Josh--problem is--no matter what we get, a day'll come when we'll know we shoulda got something different, bigger, whichever:)I been out & about local lookin for an old WWII TANK or at least a Deuce & a half :clap: toothy
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: smokerdude On: Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:31 am

[quote="freetown fred" I been out & about local lookin for an old WWII TANK or at least a Deuce & a half :clap: toothy[/quote]
http://store.colemans.com/cart/m35a2-cargo-truck-2½-ton-deuce-and-a-half-p-2093.html
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