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Magnum refurbish


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So a little over a year ago I bought a 7130 and a big Square baler from a neighbor, the tractor had been rather neglected for the last 10-15 years. It has almost 10000 hrs, and I think it's been stored outside for a lot of it's life, at least judging by the paint. So I've been slowly getting little things fixed on it, oil leaks, put hytran in it, (just had some sort of Heinz 57 in it) front tires, built a monitor bracket, LED lights, and the latest project was the seats. The things I would like to do yet are, repaint all the red, it needs a new interior in a bad sort of way, and some of the plastics need replaced, I also would like to put 89 series mirrors on it, and eventually do away with the duals and go with super singles. The way it's set up now with the wheels all the way out, plus duals are really wide for all the road travel that I do.

   I included pictures of the buddy seat build, last year I bought a buddy seat that just bolted in, but was quite unimpressed with it, it sat way to high, and the backrest was way too small to do any good. So this last week I set to work on it, I cut the bracket down 4 inches, and bolted up a little frame with 1inch square tubing and angle iron, then made the cushions myself, (as you can see) and bolted them up. It does flip up out of the way, the buddy seat upholstery job leaves alot to be desired, but it's not finished yet, I'll cover the bottom with something. Last night I took the operator seat in to get reupholstered, and I'm fairly happy how it turned out. Next I need to either recharge or buy a new accumulator for the suspension, it doesn't currently bounce at all.

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I will give a 👍 on the buddy seat. Not like the high dollar ones but if you have some padding under there should sit just fine. That is what I sit on on my old junk. I grew up getting stabbed by springs on old rusted out seats. So 3 or 4 inches of foam rubber is a treat to me.

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