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Old 03-03-2011, 01:24 AM   post #16 of 61
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There's many aftermarket 3 point hitch solutions for these tractors. They're not too hard to find used on eBay. Here's one that you can buy brand new: http://www.saginawcountytractor.com/johndeere

If you use a bush hog, I'd recommend using one that's a 5ft drawbar pull type. I'm not sure how well a 3PH bush hog would work with a light front end.


I've got a 48 B that I'm hoping to get running by this summer. I've got it all tore apart and it's going to be quite a project. Good luck on yours!!!
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:15 AM   post #17 of 61
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I have a saginaw three point attachment and I had it on a 48 B. The B is really light in the front end with a little weight on the three point. The saginaw hangs a bit far to the rear. I put the hitch on a 52 A and things work better, but still a little light. I have front weights off of a 620 JD that fit the A. The front stays closer to the ground If you plan on purchasing a Saginaw be prepared to separate with some pocket change .
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:43 PM   post #18 of 61
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That's you all for the info, I am really appreciative. Yeah the three point hitch might be down the road a bit, got to get it going first. If it really does have a broke ring, the motor is getting a overhaul. I like to do things once! But I know it will have a 3 pt some day.

Can't wait to get this thing started. So for a complete teardown inspection and reassembly of the motor where should I look for info. I am assuming I have to do a .045 overboar and new pistons and rings. I will have the head checked for level and I can do the valves and which not. Just getting a rough idea for numbers sake what else usually has to be adressed. I will also most likely replace every seal and bearing i can. Just the way I roll. I had read the the governer is a issue but can't find out why. Is this something I should address while it's in pieces?
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:45 PM   post #19 of 61
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My goal is to be raking hay with this tractor for first cut!
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:07 PM   post #20 of 61
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My goal is to be raking hay with this tractor for first cut!
We want to use ours for raking also. You might want to check the end play on the crank and inspect the splines on the crank and flywheel. Some of these old two bangers get worn in this area. Make sure the flywheel bolt are good and tight
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:57 AM   post #21 of 61
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Would this have the B that was on Craigs List for around 1200.00 would it?
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:22 PM   post #22 of 61
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Got the tractor torn down today. The Bore looks good, head looks good and It makes me want to put it back together with a head gasket and see if it makes compression. But i figure since i am about seven bolts from pulling the cylinders i should probably do that. I can mic out the bore and see if it is good. There is a slight red rust hue on the cylinder tops so if it all checks good for factory bore it might be as simple as a re ring and hone.

i Found a rebuild DVD on yesterdays tractor, are these good GENERAL info? I here i should give the governor some special attention to make sure they are not a issue so i may get the DVD as well. I am looking into the service manuals that people already suggested today. I need to get on of these coming so that i can get this properly torqued and reassembled.
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Got the tractor torn down today. The Bore looks good, head looks good and It makes me want to put it back together with a head gasket and see if it makes compression. But i figure since i am about seven bolts from pulling the cylinders i should probably do that. I can mic out the bore and see if it is good. There is a slight red rust hue on the cylinder tops so if it all checks good for factory bore it might be as simple as a re ring and hone.

i Found a rebuild DVD on yesterdays tractor, are these good GENERAL info? I here i should give the governor some special attention to make sure they are not a issue so i may get the DVD as well. I am looking into the service manuals that people already suggested today. I need to get on of these coming so that i can get this properly torqued and reassembled.
give us sone pics. so we could help.

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Old 03-13-2011, 06:00 PM   post #24 of 61
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I wish I knew how to take a pic with the iPhone and post it from it....
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Let me try photobucket.

Loaded for home.
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Didn't work.
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Wahoo looks like it worked!!! More to come...
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Ok so pictures you want.. The bore




Wear lip in the cylinder

Compromised push rod cup

Muffler attach point broken

The long and short so far. Thinking of just pulling the cylinders and doing the hole nine yards. Make it fresh, puts some good modern day oils in there and forget about it!
Still need to order the repair manuals and shop manuals! If only work would stay out of the way ha!
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Ok so pictures you want.. The bore




Wear lip in the cylinder

Compromised push rod cup

Muffler attach point broken

The long and short so far. Thinking of just pulling the cylinders and doing the hole nine yards. Make it fresh, puts some good modern day oils in there and forget about it!
Still need to order the repair manuals and shop manuals! If only work would stay out of the way ha!
Nice pictures. If I were you I would go thru all of it. Good luck. have fun and keep us posted.

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