Can't wait to see the final pics of that basket, installed! Sounds like a fantastic idea!
Not on this, It has only the Mule drive for the deck on the front, I do have 2-White GT's and a RanchKing that has the front PTO for the shaft drive Snow Thrower.It looks great!
My parents had one very similar, but 18hp (still the cool 6-speed high/low tranny).
It was a while ago, but I remember there being some sort of front PTO output. I thought there was something available there, presumably for running a snowblower or something. Am I remembering correctly, or making that up?
Finished painting it, reassembled it, installed it and made a quick run around the yard. I can now load up (6) 5 gallon buckets, the feed buckets I use to do morning chores. It has good strong lower bracing and the tow bracket plate is still accessible. Now to beat the h*ll out of it.Can't wait to see the final pics of that basket, installed! Sounds like a fantastic idea!
Wow, I totally forgot about that! I have two cast concrete weights for my FEL but designed for the back weight box that came with it. I guess my next project is a front frame mounted weight bar and cast concrete suitcase weights to fit. I suppose a couple of thicknesses to have variable weights to add depending on the load? 20, 10, 5 etc. plus spacers to tighten up the weights. My yard is bumpy and I don't want to lose a weight while I am on the move.That does look pretty nice.
Watch yourself taking off forward when you have a load on.
I had to mount 38 lbs of counter weight up front to keep mine from popping wheelies when I have the tool box on the back.
Dang it. Now I got a dump tractor in my head! >Did you build it so it can flip backwards to dump? That would be cool.
Well, from what I've read and experienced, the stock Craftsman ring alternator on my T-1000 is remarkably under whelming in keeping the battery charged. I bought this tractor used about two years old, and replaced one battery so far and have had to charge it up about once a month. It seems easier to frame mount a new alternator and route a second pulley and belt than it will be to pull and replace what will be another underwhelming ring alternator.Great work so far!! But why use a second battery? I
Sarcasm was intended however, not any snarkiness. My Girlfriend gives me the look when I start talking tractors- I am behind on so many projects in getting the ones I own into the forms I need them.I can't tell how much of that is sarcasm (probably a lot), but a sketch would be cool...
As JP stated, it will be tail heavy, Add stability by stretching the wheel base, adding a second differential and wheel set, a nose weight or any or all three.Per JP Savage- "Watch yourself taking off forward when you have a load on. "
That'll look good when they grow in. It's another obstacle for mowing around, but it appears you set it up so you don't have to go in between anything, or around in a circle. I like it.A little tug duty for the GS6500 yesterday. Moved a couple dozen old daylillies from a temporary location (in old pots, in the garden) to a new location out front.
No great pics of the tractor, but you can see that none of this would have been easy without it.
My oldest son (14) drove and helped with the process.
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