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#21 Farmineer95

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 03:59 PM

Still catching up on last years winter projects.
JD H is coming along. Flywheel start so hoping to keep my fingers.
4020 needing overhaul.
Kubota Rtv has new drive lines in rearend.
The list and aspirations always seem to be more than time allows....
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#22 somedevildawg

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:53 PM

You still didn't get that back together??? Its been like 2 weeks!!!


Of course I didn't order a couple of parts from ken because I "thought" I could source them locally....shoulda ordered them :( everything should be here Monday. The engine is back in the machine now....sob is heavy, had to get a lift on steroids to get it up/over/in place. Chinese lift worked ok coming out, barely lifted high enuf but it worked. But that was without oil pan :o head :o starter :o injection pump, alternator etc......it was considerably heavier going back in, hence the need for a more robust lift. Next on the list is my old worn out manitou Tele, same engine, same problem.....
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#23 Lewis Ranch

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 10:36 PM

What's it costing to rebuild those engines?

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:41 AM

What's it costing to rebuild those engines?

Not too bad....the one out of the JCB is getting just the parts it needs.....water pump, housing (that's the leak) T-stat, gasket set, belts, couple of hoses.....parts about 1k, labor about 5 days

The other will be around 2k for parts, (all of above plus Pistons, sleeves, etc.) plus labor.....I do have a spare Perkins T1004 engine to throw in the manitou while the other one gets a rebuild. I found that engine in North Dakota, complete....guy had a "project" going....was gonna put the Perkins diesel in a Ford ranger PU. That never materialized thankfully and I bought the engine from him. Amazingly, it only cost $350 to ship an engine from ND to GA :o whodathunkit?
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#25 Bgriffin856

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:53 AM

Not much at the moment unless its emergency. 80% of projects are preformed outside or a three sided shed need warmer weather. Have a two car garage at our other property that's our "shop" it's a tight fit for bigger tractors.... still have the 1066 half tore apart with spun rod bearings and many other small issues parked in one side.

Poor 856 needs a new alternator or charging needs checked. Needs new starter a few oil leaks fixed and remote valves rebuilt

Got a silo unloader with a chute held on with a bungee and a small amount of steel/rust. Praying it gets me through the silo (knock wood). Have a parts unloader with a good chute I want to swap out but I dont want to fight it up the silo chute
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Posted 08 January 2017 - 08:59 AM

This isn't necessarily a "farming" shop issue,  but a fun project while making hay is on its winter break.

 

What's on the menu for the Moto Guzzi DSL?


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#27 JD3430

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 09:05 AM

Fixing manure spreader. Needs chain idlers and several zerks replaced. Replacing pump motor on Harvest Tec. Tire on my baler is shot. Nothing difficult. I guess that's a good thing. Could be a lot worse repairs!!

#28 DSLinc1017

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:22 AM

What's on the menu for the Moto Guzzi DSL?

It's an 86 Lemans IV, that is new to me. The rear seat and fairing were all gone when I picked it up. Along with the front fairing/head light.
The previous owner wanted to make a cafe out of it, so the seat tabs had been cut off. These held up the original seat fender assembly.
The plan is to have new tabs welded on that just happened on Friday. will pick it up on Monday from the body shop. Was going to weld my self but desided to have a pro do the work. This will allow me to restore the original seat and rear fairing.
The front has a BMW 8" round head light that will stay, going to add a lemans 1 fairing to it.
I'm also replacing all fluids including fork juice. Might add an after market fork damper if it's not stiff
enough. I hate a front end that dives :)
The valve seats were re ground with new sleeves as well.
Then..... wait for warmer weather!
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Posted 08 January 2017 - 01:18 PM

DSLinc1017,

How's the '14 Dodge 5500 holding up?
I'm getting the itch....A new one with airbag suspension and exhaust brake really has me thinking.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 03:03 PM

DSLinc1017,
How's the '14 Dodge 5500 holding up?
I'm getting the itch....A new one with airbag suspension and exhaust brake really has me thinking.

It's been trouble free! Really like the exhaust break, then coupled with the trailer mode on the transmission I never need to put much pressure on the breaks at all.
In comparison my Chevy has been just as stable with comparable exhaust breaking and down shifting trailer mode.
I like the dodge exhaust break a bit better only because I can leave it activated all the time, it also has a setting that allows to keep the same speed. Where the chevy has to be re activated every time you re start the truck.
Another pet peeve with the chevy is threre is no dash indicator that showes you are in 4x4. Only a small amber light on the knob. I forget I'm in all the time.
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#31 notmydaytoday

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 06:38 AM

I got a 2n Ford hood and fenders off so i can paint and new hoses, belts and a tune up before it goes back together.

 

Then disc mower hydraulic rebuild and new blades.

 

Then 544 Farmall needing rewired.  Hoping to get done before hay season gets here.


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#32 paoutdoorsman

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 11:14 PM

Waiting on parts for the 3720 and 4590, so I squeezed in an 02 Tahoe for a buddy and put another 4L60E transmission in it.  The original just gave up reverse at 194K.


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#33 hog987

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:36 AM

My place only has an old two car garage. The doors are only 6.5 feet tall so nothing of mine fits in there except the car. But with all my tools in there not much else would fit anyways. So my repair jobs take place outside the door. Not much fun on a day like today when I changed the transmission oil on the tractor when its -20 outside. Or putting wheel bearings on thevwife's car. But at least I wait for a warm day to weld my panels.

On my wish list is to get a shop big enough to put the tractor in plus another piece of machinery. But got a steal of a deal on this farm. But everything is old and run down so the list of stuff to repair or rebuild is very large. Nothing time or money can't solve.
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#34 slowzuki

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:23 AM

Don't worry hog, somehow even with a shop I've returned to outdoor repairs because old and run down means multiple concurrent repairs plugging up the shop.
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:26 PM

Not much at the moment unless its emergency. 80% of projects are preformed outside or a three sided shed need warmer weather. Have a two car garage at our other property that's our "shop" it's a tight fit for bigger tractors.... still have the 1066 half tore apart with spun rod bearings and many other small issues parked in one side.

Poor 856 needs a new alternator or charging needs checked. Needs new starter a few oil leaks fixed and remote valves rebuilt

Got a silo unloader with a chute held on with a bungee and a small amount of steel/rust. Praying it gets me through the silo (knock wood). Have a parts unloader with a good chute I want to swap out but I dont want to fight it up the silo chute

Back when we had silos the 70 footers first silo unloader had a lot of big parts and I would go up the outside ladder and hoist the part up with a pulley and then shove the part threw the roof door and the lower the part down to the using  the same rope  and pulley. 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:39 PM

Back when we had silos the 70 footers first silo unloader had a lot of big parts and I would go up the outside ladder and hoist the part up with a pulley and then shove the part threw the roof door and the lower the part down to the using  the same rope  and pulley. 

Been there, done that.


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#37 mlappin

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:46 PM

Right now building more wood racks from salvaged metal. I build em large enough to stack half a cord in each one, the wife does it on nicer days, when ones empty I carry it back out to the wood pile with the skid steer to be refilled and carry a full one back to the boiler. Eventually would like to have enough to have an entire winters worth of wood already stacked ahead of time. 


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#38 slowzuki

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:41 AM

I built a bunch of these out of three pallets and a tin roof.  The ones I took care to do right have lasted 10 years.  Since then my buddies orchard has been a source of free apple bins so I don't bother with the pallets huts.

 

I noticed a neighbour using the metal crates from those plastic IBC totes for the same thing.

 

Right now building more wood racks from salvaged metal. I build em large enough to stack half a cord in each one, the wife does it on nicer days, when ones empty I carry it back out to the wood pile with the skid steer to be refilled and carry a full one back to the boiler. Eventually would like to have enough to have an entire winters worth of wood already stacked ahead of time. 



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:35 AM

I thought I had scored a bunch of old potato bins, the guy that had em already removed one side so he could stack wood in em, problem is when he quit using them he stacked em in a row on the north side of a fencerow, spent an hour digging and the best ones we could find would probably self destruct once they were full and an attempt was made to move em. Can’t get decent pallets for free anymore since all the seed companies want them back now.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:36 PM

Working on 4320 John Deere. Picked up at auction and had some wiring "issues" like someone got crazy with a side cutters. Kind of a big puzzle got new harness and getting it back together. Good inside project when it's -30 with the wind outside!




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