Senior MTF Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Eastford Connecticut
Re: New Owner 2018 GC1710 TLB
Congrats on the new GC1710
I got one of them 12 X 20 "garage in a box" from tractor supply for my GC when I first got the tractor. The cover on it failed this year...it lasted me 4 or 5 years. I saw it's demise coming though and got a 20 X 20 steel carport 1 or 2 years ago. (not sure if that's what you meant by "storage")
Some of the first mods I did.....Piranha Tooth Bar and Kens bolt on hooks. I installed 3 hooks on the loader bucket, the center hook has a clevis mount with a 1/2 inch shackle...Then I needed a place to store the chains. I mounted a 4 inch PVC pipe with a one end cap to the right side Loader Mount of the tractor.
Check all your fluids when the GC is delivered. Have extra fluids on hand.
Keep an extra fuel filter on hand.
Grease.... I have a dedicated gun with 3% moly for my GC, lots of extra fittings and tools to change and clean stuck fittings....The LockNlube grease coupler, I have the original and the XL...it just made greasing easier.
Power Service...I always use and have PS white and grey bottles on hand.
Block Heater...It made winter starting much easier, I also installed a silicone pad heater on the transmission case.
Tool Box...I added a tool box, I used the storage mount for SMV sign on the left fender.
Lights... I use a magnetic mount LED on the ROPS. I did direct wire to battery with a fuse and installed a weather proof switch on the dash.
3 point.. I use a harbor freight 3pt quick attach for my 5 ft. Rear Blade and County Line Carry All...I had to change the center hook and add some bushings, but I knew that before the purchase.
Chainsaw carry...I made a plywood scabbard, painted it black...works great. The scabbard is attached to the left side Loader Mount.
Edge Tamers..I got a pair of Edge Tamers this year for Snow Removal, they fit right over the Piranha tooth bar and work great.
Mice....Mice LOVE the Massey GC ...I have not found a method to keep them out of my tractor...I just inspect and evict frequently.
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