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Mr. Plow

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  1. Glad you are OK!   It's been ugly east of the river for a week......I'm on 116 all the time over here and you sure have to watch that fog.....last Thursday was insane.....like driving in a scene from a horror movie. 

  2. Don't know about numbers made, but you can easily date 70s and 80s Ertl toys by the ink stamp on the bottom.  First 1,2,3 digits are day of year starting from 1/1 and last is year.   For instance,  2362 would be 236th day of 1982.  Need general reference (real tractor production years etc) to get year right.

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  3. 1 hour ago, Absent Minded Farmer said:

    Didn't think the hydro on a Cub would operate a larger lift cylinder. That's cool!

    How are the pumps on those for continuous flow? I have a small hydraulic motor I'd like to use to power a lawn sweeper. 


    About 3 GPM total, that includes make up/cooling oil for the pump.  OK for running a cylinder occasionally, but not up to the task of continuous hyd. motor operation.  Best bet there is to use an old mower mule drive bracket to mount a dedicated pump under the PTO clutch and run it off of that...that's how I run my loader at 6-7 GPM.  If you need the PTO for the mower deck then best alternative may be an el-cheap-o 3.5hp Predator motor from Harbor Freight.  They are surprisingly good small engines (I run a 6.5 hp on my leaf vac wagon).

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  4. 8 hours ago, Absent Minded Farmer said:

    Interesting setup. Are you filling the cylinder from the hydro pump? Where did you tap in, if you did?


    It runs off the tractors hydraulics that are driven by the hydro charge pump.   About 850 psi.   Cylinder is double acting so oil level stays constant (or nearly so) in both up and down positions. 

    I tee'd the front remotes (dual hyd. equipped tractor) and ran a set to the rear.


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  5. Denny,

    I think every Midwest farm had a Roof weed mower   IIRC it took Lawn Bow mower blades.   Wisconsin motor would never pull start the first use of the season on ours and we would have to belt it up to the M with a really long V-belt to get it going....after that it worked fine.   It was a beast to handle......and OSHA was not on their list of priorities when they designed the early ones!!!!   Later versions had a round guard with fingers.....ours was just a 21" mower blade with a little wire loop to redirect clippings.

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  6. Every weekend in college we would watch one of the following:

    Smokey and the Bandit

    Blues Brothers

    Animal House



    Indiana Jones

    Spies like us


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  7. 5 hours ago, FoxrunFarms02 said:

    When I worked landscaping the crews would just say random lines from movies we grew up with. Usually 90's Era. Tommy Boy, Billy Madison, Waynes World, Twister........all the seasonal high school kids looked at us like w.t.h? 

    Most of my employees don't understand or can't relate to the movie references we use all the time........many have gone through 4 years of college and have never seen "Animal House".......the hand full of us that get the good one line jokes from movies use them to the fullest, just to watch them act confused and look at us funny.

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  8. 5 minutes ago, searcyfarms said:

    Oh nooooo stupid coons n cats do that too gma ground up several n took out radiator/fan - belts etc with her 302in  69 fairlane 

    Yuck.  Grain truck ate a cat and a power steering pump once.....

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  9. Just now, searcyfarms said:

    Aint that the truth my body no fit 

    It's that lip 6" off the floor at the cabinet edge, right where your shoulder needs to be to reach the connections on the back wall......and getting up and down from in there about 17 times......

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  10. Usually not an issue on a single cylinder Kohler........not many places to leak vacuum except the carb base gasket and throttle shaft bushing.......neither would prevent it from going to WOT.

    99% sure it's a gunked up carb.

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