SO JEALOUS!!! I bet you made out like a bandit on that bundle. The blower and tiller look great. even the deck looks pretty good.
The more I look around at the prices for even these old classics, yes I made out like a bandit. Unfortunately I'm going to break up the package, I have no need for the snowblower. I will be posting it in the for sale section along with the 33 tiller from my 317.SO JEALOUS!!! I bet you made out like a bandit on that bundle. The blower and tiller look great. even the deck looks pretty good.
It is nice to have the versatility, even though both of my machines are quite old. If this hadn't had the three point, I wo have bought one from Ruegg.I am jealous on the deal you got. It's gotta be nice having a tractor like that with all those attachements already. I'm still trying to figure out what route to go for a tiller behind my X485. Already have the 540 RPTO, but need a 3PH first.
It is Oak Run. Are you out that way?That wouldn't be Oak Run in the pics would it? Looks like your in-laws have a real nice place.
They didn't, but I was able to hack up the bracket I had for my 317 and weld in a longer piece of flat stock to hold the weights for now. I'm working on building an 8 or 9-weight bracket out of the side plates that you sent me though since this one only holds 5.Sweet deal! Just recently there was an ad on our classifieds for a 400 blower and sweepster for $500. No tractor just the implements. They were gone in minutes, so someone here has a 400 lol. Did those brackets make it there in time?
I'm near Groveland now, grew up in Edelstein though, so very familiar with your area. Looking to get back on the "right" side of the river soon!It is nice to have the versatility, even though both of my machines are quite old. If this hadn't had the three point, I wo have bought one from Ruegg.
It is Oak Run. Are you out that way?
There isn't meant to be much cooling effect of the side covers and hood radiating or dissipating heat, that's to be accomplished by the airflow from the flywheel over the engine fins. I've been reading about firewall modifications to also help direct air over the hydraulic cooler and into the flywheel, I may need to add a better firewall like from a 420 to help guide air better as well. It seems to run fine in the summer, but I haven't checked it with an IR gun to really say it's hot or cold.Looks awesome with the v61, they make a 400 series look mean! Does the hood insulation help? Might be my ignorance, but I can't help but think of it as sort of making the engine compartment an oven, possibly making it run hotter?