Register Home FAQ Garage MTF Gallery Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Store Chat Room

» Log in
User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!
» Mounting an Anvil on a Wood Base
Apr 01, 2012 - 7:05 PM - by tiretrx
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
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:19 PM - by Five Points
There are many ways to go about repairing a small hole in an engine case, this is a method I... [Read More]
» John Deere 300 and 400 Series Transmission Input Seal Replacement
Apr 02, 2014 - 12:21 PM - by mrbeef
One of the common leak point of the model 15U Sundstrand hydraulic pump is the input seal. Below... [Read More]
» Custom John Deere 54" Snow Plow Retrofit
Nov 09, 2013 - 6:22 PM - by Mike.ASC
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

... [Read More]
» 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
!


Check out build thread
Here!


Click image for larger version

Name:	seat.jpg
Views:	1002
Size:	213.1 KB
ID:	987241

Click image for larger version

Name:	4x.jpg
Views:	1473
Size:	66.5 KB
ID:	987209Click image for larger version

Name:	chart-11051.jpg
Views:	1456
Size:	66.2 KB
ID:	987217


Congratulations John, here are the prizes you've been awarded!

Click image for larger version

Name:	Supporter badge.gif
Views:	1342
Size:	4.7 KB
ID:	989089

Click image for larger version

Name:	MTF.jpg
Views:	1351
Size:	46.6 KB
ID:	987257
... [Read More]
34 Replies | 3,239 Views
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



2014!

Name:
Randy

Join date:
01-03-2008

Member number:
8778

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

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

Click image for larger version

Name:	City and Mrs Farmer.jpg
Views:	866
Size:	35.4 KB
ID:	987513

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?
54

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
Attachment 987529
-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:
RUNNING:
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.

Attachment 987521

ALMOST RUNNING:
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

NON RUNNING/NEAR RUNNING
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.

OTHER:
-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

... [Read More]
27 Replies | 2,559 Views
» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
John Deere 214 won't...
Fordboy1999
10-22-2014 03:20 PM
Today 09:22 AM
by Natispotatis
26 651
What is this? I don't...
wahoowad
10-22-2014 08:50 PM
Today 09:21 AM
by rhenning
24 582
Ny & va
VinnyG
Today 08:40 AM
Today 09:21 AM
by Mike X485
3 12
Yeah, this should be...
steddy
Yesterday 06:57 PM
Today 09:21 AM
by OKIE BILL
4 94
The Good, The Bad, and...
Mikey4
Yesterday 09:13 PM
Today 09:19 AM
by ATLANTICCENTRAL
12 168
Wanted: Parts for my 68...
deznuts84
10-22-2014 08:22 AM
Today 09:19 AM
by deznuts84
11 248
Old Style Leaf Bag
Yard Nazi
Yesterday 11:13 PM
Today 09:18 AM
by Yard Nazi
2 51
Simplicity Regent 15HP...
98Murray
06-19-2014 01:00 PM
Today 09:18 AM
by oldharleyguy
15 1,143
New to the site!
contractorman
Today 09:07 AM
Today 09:18 AM
by Mike X485
1 2
Increase tip speed?
eeluk
04-08-2012 04:45 PM
Today 09:17 AM
by Alberta Al
52 7,557
» October 2014
S M T W T F S
282930 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
» Today's Birthdays
JPMcSR (67)
Rebelyell (25)
» Stats
Members: 104,950
Threads: 284,313
Posts: 2,878,744
Top Poster: Ingersoll444 (27,682)
Welcome to our newest member, olireece
» News Archive
September 2014 FMOM - Ericjr16
08-31-2014 10:57 PM
Last post by Ericjr16
09-16-2014 08:01 PM
4,559 Views
August 2014 FMOM - Jere39
07-31-2014 11:24 PM
Last post by Jere39
08-31-2014 06:36 AM
5,021 Views
» Online Users: 3,857
676 members and 3,181 guests
04zrx, 06switchback, 10 Gauge, 1941 9N Ford, 1stJD, 29 Chev, 2CycleJay, 2cylpop, 500c-bc, 560sec, 68guns, 69l46vert, 7112kohler, 78cutlass, 79pw4x4, 88notchback, 89snapper, 89YT12, aboutime, acemanager, Aksarben96, al bundy, Alberta Al, ALJDnut740, amf232, andrewhr, andyb, antiqueetc, APinNY, arcam8123, Archy, Ariens Ken, ATLANTICCENTRAL, avallk, AZ_Clint, B-2 lawn Care, B1GN8, B212, B440, badgerland01, Barbosa, Bart, batman1414, Bdgjr215, be0354, Beav, benbrewer, better before, bhildret, bigblue12v, biged86, bigge61, bigtime400, biker3777, Bill, billNIL, BillTheTractorMan, bjhall72, BlownL67, BLUE123, bmdoss, Boedy1, Bohica822, BOLENSBOY60, Bomn, boomers_influence, bouvi, bowhunting4life, bp_viper, Brad, Bradstar773, BronzeHawk, Btackett, burned300, burnhedge, butch1055, c--line, c5rulz, Cakes, Cam-Shaft, camaro mark, canadian.gravelynut, Captain_0bvious, Carl T, cartwright54, case444hydro, casey still, Cat385B, catdoo, Catt, Cav, CCinCT, cdhd2001, CenTex Guy, CFosh, cgl, Chad-425, chann, ChasBe, chased, CHDinCT, chemteck29, chex313, chiefdiesel, chillimac, chip61, chrisrosenb, Clover4, Cnynrat, coalminer16, cofoster, copprtop97, CraftHorse, cruzer, cscott711, cskip58, Cube198, CubQuest, Cuppy, cwalters2002, Dadof3, Dale4047, DaleJR88Fan, daniel benton, danielrichard, danoam, dantezettler, daojman7, Darian_88, DarinSTL, DarylZ, Dave Shaver, Dave88LX, David X500, davidbr, Dayton_King, dc 3mech, DCP185, deeman72, Deere 214, deereboy55, Deerefarmer41, deereflyer, DeereGuyGT, Deerlope, Deroke, deznuts84, dfh1977, dhendric, Diesel Powered, Diesel8555, Dieseladdict01, DIG N DRAG, dimebag, Dinky26, dirtsaver, Displaced Hokie, DJ in WV, dkellogg3, dkw45, dlandsv, dmb062082, dmorrill22, DocG, Don E, DonF, dougand3, dpeters, dpgoalie, dpost, dragline1, drhjmacleod, drifter2518, dsheehan56, dt1911, dually_deered, dustin7043, dynomare2003, echoman, eddyyy302, Ehammond, elwoodsvintgeL&G, enfield, eric67m, EricDuff, ericfrommich, Ericjr16, Evans Ward, evilkt, evsnova74, fairmgr, Farmguy9909, fatboyf150, fatromes, felixm, FigNewton, finally here, fisherman1526, fishybrad, Fla Don, Flathead's mower, fly2b1, fmdualexhaust, FNGtotractors, Ford lawnmower fan, fordjd212, formum, fpdsniper, franklin2, franky14, freeportd, funengineer, Funnydirt14, G.Paul, gafarmboy, Gary in NJ, garyfromva, gene royal, gggvan, ggsteve, gigabyte01, GM2SLO, gmcwayne, gonz665, gooberguy, GPX433 Todd, Grand Sierra, Grant1985, Grasscutter2012, Gravely Frank McM, Gravely16G, gravely1964, gravely1967, GravelyNM, gray wolf, green814, grnlark, grnson, grnspot110, GSM, gsm81, GT Fan, gt275, gtoyaki, GTP, gully, Gundoctor, GustoGuy, gyoung, Haligan, hammbone28, Hammerdown, Hans-X585, heatseaker1, hgl1, Hicone Bota, hitts427, HollyOnan, Honda_Chuck, Hoopscoach, Hostaman, Hrs gravely, Hunter2, hvychevy20, Illinois Gardner, illness, Iloveoldequipment, Ingersoll444, InspectorFowler, itsnlkthing, Jackass, Jacobsen homelite, jakenbake, jamesherndon, jamiec, JANDG, jasongeurink, Jay8ird, jaybirdcamaro79, JayDee, JayJ, jbelow2, jblock, jbmowin, JBP, JBullert, jcollins, jd318rider, JD40, JDFever, JDfreak2012, jdlg123, JDretiree, JDSTX38, jduffey5, JDW, Je Suis Prest, Jeep07, jeeplj8, jeff@rivnet.net, jepics, Jere39, jfischer, JFortner5, jgd, Jimb003, Jimbochap, Jimmy in NC, Jimmyjo, jmco, jmtbiggin, jneilson, jnovak01, jober425, joecoin, JoeMan, JohannesJD140H3, John151, John1961, john9001, Johnny Mac, JohnWR, JollyRancher, Jonathan, JonathanRER, jonathansanders1, JonB, jpa2002, JRC0528, jshillin, jsub, JTHale13, jumbo jet, Juniors, Justavillain, Justinh595, Justy37, jwangeln, jydiver, k91, kabult, Kaotic01, Kbeitz, KC9LJO, keerym, ken erickson, kevswine, KGAWDTSi, kgnage, kickinkz, kjl419, kloudbuster, kojo jojo, koolhandlinc, KWDAILYD, ky-mark, L2R, Lan4cr, landlord3410, larrybl, lawnboy dan, Lawnboy77, LawnboyKS, Lazy Spread, LB1972OMC, Le Reve Farm, Leinie, Lepp, lethalweapon100, lgarmon, lgt145guy, linekin, linrick1, littletractorguy, LMMT, locknest, locomoconomo, Lohman446, LouMG, Low96hb, Mach-1, MACH1SCJ, machinewars, Madhatter, Madmikesmech, MadMower, Mark71GTX, MarkF48, markusedma, mattman77, Maverick74, max-c, mazdaprotege4, mborsh, mcavvie, mcbare, mcsquish, mdigby, Me2, Mean Green 318, Meatman85, mech1993, me_john85, MF283, mgobob, mgosset1, MI GT, michael.kitko, MichaelTJD60, Mike X485, MikeA57, mikefinger, MikeG1977, mikeinri, MikeJD212, Mikey4, mike_belben, mikgran, MikMan48, miller17636, Mjoe7, Mkos1980, mla2ofus, MO Mule, montegeorge, motec mt950y, mowerbeast, mqu02, Mr.jeff, MrB54, mrbeef, mrchrrh, mrjd, mrmr56, mslmg, mssour68, mudkings, munson, muskrat358, mwjoerin, n3uxf, naccarato4, Natispotatis, newbie101, Newsman, nglauer, nick 130, Nick DL, nick4030, Nick51, nkaust, No Quarter, no2498, Nodavid, northbama, NY112, NYGT1655, OKIE BILL, OLD IRON, old lawnboy, OldBuzzard, oldharleyguy, olireece, Onan18, Oo-v-oO, OptimusI, Oregon City X500, PA318Guy, pacecar, Page.1, PappaNille, parkin11, ParryM, partin_us_99, paul95se, PaulsSmallEngineRepair, paulyd, pctdavis, PEIDeerefan, pete504pvd, petey305, pfreiburger, pgenesta, Pgerhard, philbowman, phillijp, phillip_ 347, Phloyd04, pipsqueek, pistol8, pitterpat, Pjs1inc, Plumbob, Pocketraisins, podor, Pop68, porter92, posifour11, ppurgett, ptsg, Pullinwheelhorse, QAFarm, qd-16, QuantumRift, rabid413, rainydayforme, RandeeVee, rayjay, recess, redmule, redneck mowing machine, RedOregon, rex III, Rfish84, rhal, rhenning, RickinMA, ricky racer, RIZ, rlowe, robbiecox6, Robert Post, robertw4935, robstaples, robtechman, roush9799, rrmeidl, rshackleford3330, Rumbleseat, rustyoldjunk, rutdigger, rwa73, ryanw, Rydplrs, Rylan, samm835, savageactor7, sbkx748, Schwinn68, Scottie367, scrat2, scratcha, sdwalter, SEVA318, shallowwatersailor, shapiror06, shawrco, shilohqdog, Shingetter, shorthorn, ShowMeGuy, Shwoody214, sideofabarn, silver hair deere, silveradoboy, Silvertonebetty, silvwarrior, Sispro, sjw1109, skills4lou, slkpk, Smalljob, smithrngr, smn53, snowplowdog1288, softpickle, solidstate21, sorgatz, SouthernOutlaw, Speediet44, Spence318, spinout, Spoon686, squad51, srd93pgt, sshaver, stan5686, steddy, Steve Thyen, Steve112, steved, SteveSWMI, stevie p, stiemmy, StrandedInIowa, SullyCT1979, sumnermac, SunnyGlenDairy, Superdeutz, Surfincr, SVTADAM, Swish, TAHOE99, tappermoon, Tbone75, tdk71, TexasG, Theo655, the_nite_owl, THH2079, thirdjoker, Tibeka, timms139, TJBrooks93, tjeffers, tkms002, tlzkaasen, tmkna, Tmo, tomahawk2414, tomhole, tomwilling13@gmail.com, tpndrcn, tractorPete, tractorpimper1989, trickley, Trockels, TundraBoy, TUNNY2, twar, Twocycle, Tx Jim, TxDoc, Uconn411, unclelee, Upnorthwis, UrbanTractor, urch55, Urtractorride, vance, vinyljack, Visioneer, VitoJD, VT JD, VTXRider, wahoowad, Walt 2002, walter g, walterjay, waterlooboy2hp, wayneb, wbnimmons, WH401, Wheelhorsedoubleb, whigden, whitetailer, Wickedcoyote, wik, wilberj, Wildfireshane, Wildland Bob, williebop82, Wisconsin140, wol9ver6ine, woodsman95, woodspirit, woodwork3, Woopud, wpa_corey, wpmoff69, wr7615, Wrascal, wvunut1985, x534Bruce, Yard Nazi, yardwork, yeagisyeag, Yokomo99, zakhorse, zcarfan, zquinn, Zudnik, zzzman, _DZ_
Most users ever online was 11,023, 05-13-2013 at 10:40 PM.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:23 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Compact Tractor Reviews Tractor Reviews Snowblowers Lawn Mower Forum
My Tractor Forum Snow Thrower Power Equipment Forum
Combine Forum Snowblower Forum ATV and UTV Reviews