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We have just been busy around here with the Ford and all that. Back in February, I bought a 1968 4500 4x4 torque converter transmission backhoe. We swapped the 4000 diesel motor from a backhoe to the 3000 in March (now called the mut) and that tractor is a fun tractor to use. 4500 would have needed to be split anyway because the seal went behind the torque converter. The 8n ended up going down in May and turns out the issue that we had for it was the valve seat. That valve seat is custom and were having trouble finding a part for. It's looking like we might need to get it custom. The 8n is still down. We ended up doing 1st cut in June with the mut (baled raked and pulling hay wagons) and the 6610 (mowed the fields, raked and pulled hay wagons). We didn't bale with the 6610 because the odd gears don't work, and the even gears are too fast. We did have help from four or five people, which was great. Thank You. Then we did first cut at another place. We did have help from five or seven people, which was great. At place we filled about 3 1/2 to 4 wagons, but one of the wagons had a flat spot on the tire so that trip was slow (what should have taken 30 minutes to get home took hour and a half). By the end of that, everything was trapped by 4:30 am est. I never saw the sun rise until that day. That same week I bought a 1970 201 gas 4400 with turf tires for the backhoe project (that tractor is slow, maybe slower than an 8n without a Sherman transmission). We end up doing a parade and driving people back and forth on a wagon too. The parade on June 30th. We had the mut, 6610 and the 4400 there. Then about a month ago we started to pull the 4400 apart to start the process or making it into a Ford 4500. Some parts needed to be wielded but either that it went okay. The noise from the 4500 was lighter than we thought. We have been using the tractor to clear brush which has made life much easier. It has just been brush clearing around here. Pictures will be soon.
 

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Getting the backhoe.
 

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Pulling apart the the 4500, 3000.
 

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Putting the mut together.
 

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Haying home field
 

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Cut another field in town.
 

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Fourth parade
 

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Converting the 4400 into the 4500
 

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In the beginning of August I went fishing. The wheels were too light in the front to steer. Earlier in the morning the generator broke. That came from amazon and that wasn't even two years old.
 

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Anyone want a torque converter transmission? This one is for sale:tango_face_smile:
 

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