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» Mounting an Anvil on a Wood Base
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Here's the length of telephone pole I started with. It was leaning about a half inch, so I trued it... [Read More]
» Briggs Engine Case Repair
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» John Deere 300 and 400 Series Transmission Input Seal Replacement
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» Custom John Deere 54" Snow Plow Retrofit
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My step by step process of the retrofit of a 54" JD 4 way hydraulic snow plow to my... [Read More]
Oct 04, 2014 - 10:59 PM - by Alberta 7.3
EDIT and appending of first post, since it doesn't seem to let me edit the original

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» Seat Repair
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:28 PM - by Five Points
I thought about doing this for awhile and wanted to share this method of repair that I utilized... [Read More]
MTF's Machine of the Month for October '14
Sep 28, 2014 - 7:20 PM - by BOSOX
MTF's Machine of the Month
for October 2014 is jepics / John's 1946 Oliver Cletrac AG-6 Crawler

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October 2014 FMOM - CityFarmer
Sep 28, 2014 - 10:12 AM - by littletractorguy
Folks, may I present Randy/CityFarmer, our Featured Member of the Month for



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What city, and state, do you live in?
Malvern, PA

Are you married?
Yes, to Paula, for 17 Years

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Do you have any children?
Yes, Boy & Girl Twins, Age 13 ... City, Jr. and Farmette.

What do you do to earn a living?
Personal Financial Planning -- Tax, estate, retirement and investment planning. Licensed Stock Broker

How old are you?

Military service?
No. As I look back, I wish I had served.

How did you come to join MTF?
Pretty much like everyone else. I was doing internet research on a tractor issue. While reading threads I saw a question about an obscure problem common to some Simplicity tractors -- a problem which I had solved over 20 years earlier. I knew had to join and help the guy out.

What are your favorite forums and why?
-Simplicity -- obvious reasons
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-Small Engine
-For Sale/Wanted to buy -- I keep hoping someone is searching for all of the stuff I don't need in my garage!
-Prayer Forum -- I wish more folks would post their needs here. Faith and prayer have played a key role in my life after coming to the Lord 14 years ago.

What do you like most about MTF?
-"One Stop Shopping" for tractor & power equipment information
-Escape from the suburban world into a world of plain, nice folks who are willing to help you and not afraid to get their knuckles bloody.
-Very little drama, sarcasm, scolding, etc.

Please list your tractors and/or equipment:
1) 2001 Toro 17-44HXL lT -- Highly modified with oversized summer & winter tires, switchable rear power port and 1-1/4" receiver hitch.
2) 19?? Simplicity 6517 Hydro -- All stock except repowered with an 18 HP opposed twin.
3) 1984-ish Simplicity 5212.5 Hydro -- Actually, I rehabilitated this for my son and he LOVES it. Now he wants a full restoration.

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1990-ish MTD 800 Series "Turf Power" -- I bought it for the engine but decided it was too nice not to rehabilitate.

What is your favorite tractor or piece of equipment and why?
The 6517 -- LOUD and POWERFUL

1) Another Simplicity 5212.5 hydro I bought for parts. This will be a platform for several experiments.
2) TWO Simplicity 6216 gear drives. One was free; who was I to say no??
3) 199? Murray 20 HP Gear. Awaiting a deck.

-Simplicity dump cart (Jr's)
-Home-made cart
-John Deer cart (free)
-Fimco tow-behind sprayer
-Front-mount de-thatcher

Is there a tractor or piece of equipment you'd love to own someday?
50+ HP Massey, Case or similar tractor with a big friggin' snowblower hanging on the back. C'mon, who else in the fairly-well-to-do suburbs has a toy like this?

Tell us some of the tasks you use your tractors and/or equipment for?
-Mowing (Duh!)
-Snow removal
-Cart pulling
-Limb dragging
-Visiting neighbors when I feel lazy
-Escape from stress

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