Saturday, April 29, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006
I mentioned that I got a hitch and plow along with the 317. These two parts are worth about as much as the tractor was on Ebay, but I had plans for both of them.....
First I had to take the mower deck off the 140, then installed the hitch. I actually wanted to clean it up and paint it first, but couldn't wait to play with it, so we'll call this a trial run. The hitch went on without a hitch (LOL) so I had to put the plow on to see how that looked....which led to heading out back to see how it worked. Well, it didn't, but that's mainly because I had the plow set up all wrong. That part has since been fixed but now I'm fighting traction problems. I've got a set of wheel weights heading this way, and already have a set of the narrower rear rims for this tractor....now I've got to track down a set of Firestone 23° bar tires and I think I'll be in business. I'll be the only one plowing Georgia clay in the middle of summer, but what the hell.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Ok dad, here is the newest mower added to the group. I've known about it for quite a while, but the dealer was asking WAY to much for it and couldn't get it started either! I'm sure it's set there for at least 3 years, and he's known I wanted it for about a year.
The last time I stopped in to buy parts for the 670 he told me to make an offer. Well, I'm a little better at this game than that so I let him stew a week first. I ended up paying $400 for it, which actually is to much for it's condition except that it came with an integral hitch and a Brinley plow that would bring that much by themselves on Ebay....not that I'm getting rid of either of them! I payed for it on a Friday and told him I'd be there Saturday morning to pick it up. Later that day me and Al were coming home from Auburn, AL and past a yard full of golf course mowers for sale. I've put a picture of the mower that Al bought that we plan to part out and sell on Ebay, other than the steering parts that I've already got dibs on for the 317 build up. Most of these pictures are of the homecoming and for once I'm remembering to take pictures as I go along.
Saturday, April 15, 2006
That first picture is of a few of Deb's roses. The rose bushes in front are in over-drive this year!
I spent most of this afternoon sandblasting several things including a Gannon "Earthcavotor" which is a box blade for a garden tractor. It is a rare find that I spotted in Notasulga, AL while there on business. Once I've got it finished it should make a nice addition to the JD 140 that dad and I restored a couple years ago. I was really surprised that I didn't have any humidity problems that usually plague me when sandblasting. When I finished I come in to check weatherbug and it showed our humidity at only 24%! That explains that.
Sunday, April 9, 2006
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
I guess I'll do this entry in JD green since it's about the new tractor attachment. I finally got a scraper blade for the tractor and also found a new favorite JD dealer in the proccess. We loaded the thing in the back of Al's van to get it home, because it wouldn't fit in mine. I did get a chance to try it out tonight and it works great. I think I'll make some end plates for it.
In other news, my spring break is over so it is back to school tomorrow. I'm trying out the milling machines, so it should be fun.