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Mr. Plow

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  1. Thanks, got out the Haban 60" and mowed the lawn with it this evening. Nice to have full float back! Man is that deck a PITA to install....tank, but cumbersome. They mow ok, but I think the GT54 does a better job overall.
  2. I won!! Got her back together with grease zerks everywhere!
  3. Tractor has a lot, but engine it it only had about 700. Haban blade on the front is what does it, forces all the wear on the back of the bushing/shaft. Push to lift is a dumb design, but, oh well........ Hope to get some welding in on it tomorrow evening.
  4. Used a 1-3/8" "large" size Unibit with the 1-3/8" step removed to create a poor man's stepped 1" × 1-1/8" x 1-1/4" reamer. Also had to make a 1/2 extension using an old drill chuck (Unibit was 1/2" with flats) to clear foot rest bracket. Worked better than I expected!
  5. Winning! Drilled wallowed out frame bushing for new steel sleeve. Cleaned up bracket bores, cut off and drilled worn pins, drilled rockshaft for zerk, cut out old weld on right side "push" bracket, then mocked it all up. If all goes well it will get welded tomorrow.
  6. But they make a huge difference in how smooth the driveline runs!
  7. It isn't, but it's going to be. It's all wallowed out, so it will get cut out and replaced (new one welded back in). That's a project for another day, by the time I got this all apart (and fixed the rear splined drive coupler that was almost gone) I'm not up for starting phase 2. MTD fixed the weak lift tugs of the xx8/9 and Quiet Lines with that heavy tube.....but man does it kill serviceability when the float linkage seizes up! Old/new coupler...only $155 worth of wear!
  8. Well, that didn't go well.....had to cut it out.....
  9. Nice work!!!! Well done, and a big job to tackle!!!!
  10. I've seen rat rods that looked a lot worse than the one with a Farmall hood!!!
  11. 1928 experiment with carrier Saratoga and rigid airship Los Angeles
  12. That's a cool ride in person! Last time wife and I were there we stayed at a hotel one block down on right.
  13. Never had one that wouldn't come off with a bunch of puller tension and a few solid raps on the puller jack screw (in line with crank). Tighten the P out of it and give her some raps.......might also try air hammer on jack bolt.
  14. VT, Dad did that with his new shop, medium base porcelain fixtures, but runs the $35 super LED bulbs from Menards. 10,000 lumens each. 40x60 shop, all white painted interior, split 1/2 and 1/2, 4 big bulbs per side/circuit, with 3 down the middle on their own switch for general lighting when not working. 110,000 lumens when they are all on. Wired so you have a switch for general lighting at every door and switches for east/west Bays at their respective doors. 4' LEDs over all the work benches. Place is lit like a Christmas tree!!!!....and for low $$$.
  15. Machine used to make small scale decorative bales. Basically a scaled down old stationary baler.
  16. Dug into it some today, just to see how bad it was. Shaft is bad, probably 1/3 gone. I was able to get the float linkage to move with some hyd power and wood blocks....this is a good sign. Also got the roll pins to move. Bought 2 feet of 1" CRS for a new shaft. I will have to take it all apart this spring. Will use a 3pt bushing for a new frame bushing and will probably make it stick out an extra 3/4" or so for more bearing surface and easier welding. Will get a grease galley like RedToyMan above......may extend it to float bushing too. Work for this spring. For now its loaded up with spray grease to minimize further wear (don't need shaft breaking before end if winter!)
  17. Nice pics and yup, that's exactly where I'm at with it!!! Push design of these lifts 2x the force on the back of those shafts.......not the best design, that's for sure! I was going to do the same thing with the grease zerk and a little 1/8" cross hole to lube it all up. Mine already has broken the plate off the end of the shaft 2x. Once from previous owner (bad fix), and once about 7 years ago on a 15 deg night while moving snow at the neighbors......never happens in front of the garage!!! How bad did yours come apart?
  18. So bushing didn't break loose. Shaft and bushing are just grinding pn each other like no tomorrow.....lots of slop/play. Might be harder to fix if I can't get the rockshaft apart. Oh well....may wait till spring at this point...damage is already done....
  19. It would be easy before it was all put together! Kicker here is that the "float" in the rockshaft is frozen up, so not easy, if not impossible to take apart without destroying stuff. If i can't get in to weld it, I have a couple ideas.....
  20. Here's a new one.....2072 with Haban blade. Broke the welds on the rockshaft bushing. Noticed rockshaft was super sloppy beside my right foot when moving snow Saturday. I'm sure the Haban blade I've been using on it for over 10 years is hard on it...but........what a bad place to try and fix......buried under hyd. Cylinder linkage. You'd have thought they would have used more than 2ea. Baby tack welds on those.... And.....yup, rockshaft is rusted up tight on this one too.....no simple drive out the shaft and weld it up with everything removed. I've got some ideas, but what a PITA this ones gonna be! Oh well.....needed something to fix.....
  21. "Tri-stripe" 284s were released with the tri-stripe 86 series. Can't be many around......
  22. Yeah, clean pipe/burn coating on first pass, then cut. As long as the pipe isn't out of round they are very accurate and only need a quick facing with the grinder to be weld ready. Manual cuts are marked with a wrap around.
  23. At work we have beveling machines ("pipe torch") up to 30" dia. Either the type with the band and crawler, or the interrupted gear type. Watching a good pipe fitter/welder use one, then throw the ends in a line up clamp and go after it is an impressive sight. 2 welders working together on over 12"...... Sure our handy for cutting pipe......
  24. What's the gpm on a 284 hyd system? Can't be much. Do you have a PN on the hand pump?, see what it flow rated for.
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