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  1. D series turning brakes COMPLETE...NICE!!!

    Does anyone know if this would fit on a 79' d160? I
  2. ARK 550 FEL lifting Capacity?

    Thanks for the information. 500# seems like a lot of for these tractors!
  3. Was wondering if anyone knows what the safe lifting capacity is on the ARK 550. I have D-160 with the 1" front axles and am always afraid over doing it. I have lifted the D series 60" rear mower deck with the bucket a few times and have always worried I was going to damage the front axle. It seems to me that the front axle is the weak link on the d series when lifting with the bucket.
  4. Wow, Thanks everyone for all of the information and recommendations! I agree with you guys that if you are doing a pole barn then a floating slab is the way to go. Our plan was to build a traditional garage but maybe we should consider a pole barn design The way my last concrete guy explained a monolithic foundation was as follows: They strip the top soil and dig a small perimeter trench and place crushed stone. Then the concrete slab is placed thickened to 18" at the outer 1' of the perimeter and 6" thick at the center of the slab. The entire slab would be reinforced with rebar and have cast in anchor bolts at the perimeter to bolt the walls down to the concrete. What bothers me about this is that building is above the frost line. So drainage becomes really important because you don't water building up under the slab, freezing and heaving. I found the attached picture on the web that shows the monolithic design.
  5. Hey guys wanted to get some opinions on my upcoming detatched dream garage build. I am planning to have 24x28 garage built for my hobbie shop(wheel horses and cars). My question is what kind of foundation should i do. I am in northern indiana and have been told i can build on a monolithic slab(thickened structural slab on grade) or traditional footings with a floating slab. My local building code allows both types for detached structures. I prefer footings since they get below the frost line but they are significantlying more expensive. Does anyone have any past experience with a monolithic slab foundations. I don't want to cheap out on my foundation, but if i go with footings I will have give up some other features I wanted.
  6. roll Bar

    Really cool. I was thinking of doing this on my d with a loader. Can you show a picture of how you did the connection under the fender to the frame
  7. All my 520's out today

    Nice, does each one have its special duty? 1 tilling, 1 for plowing, 1 for cutting?
  8. 1974 D180 w/ 3pt hitch pto and rear 60" mower

    Changed Status to Closed
  9. 1974 D180 w/ 3pt hitch pto and rear 60" mower

    Elite, I think the price is pretty fair given what this tractor comes with most guys would want 400 to 500 just for the complete pto and 3pt hitch setup, yes a d series will take a ark 550 loader. I have D160 with a ark 550 loader attachment. I can tell you from experience these monsters don't turn well with a loader on them but they do look cool. Shaun I am stateside, The great state of Indiana. Member BigJim is coming to look at this tractor and at the moment has first dibs.
  10. 1974 D180 w/ 3pt hitch pto and rear 60" mower

    Added a few new pictures of the tractor and deck together. Ran it around the yard it works better than I remember. Would consider separating the deck and tractor if someone was interested but would like to sell as a pair.
  11. 1974 D180 w/ 3pt hitch pto and rear 60" mower

    On the front of the engine is a double pulley on the clutch. One pulley for the belly deck another for the rear pto. The missing belt goes on the front of the engine from the clutch pulley to the pto pulley. It is short belt, the picture below is looking at the front of the engine the lower pulley is for the rear pto.
  12. 1974 D180 w/ 3pt hitch pto and rear 60" mower

    Changed Price to 950
  13. For sale is 1974 D180. This tractor starts and runs but does needs work may be just a good complete parts tractor. The steering is real sloppy, not much brakes, a few leaks here and there . New starter, I believe the 3pt hitch and pto are complete minus the belt. The rear 60" deck looks ok but I have never run it. Didn't really want to sell this but my wife wants to park in the garage. Message me if interested
  14. D series hydro pump coupler

    Depending on the price I would be interested in one or two to keep just in case.
  15. bearing plate frustration

    The snap ring that holds the plate on is just behind the seal(15) it is not shown in that diagram. The snap ring(12) is a monster like 3" in diameter and holds the bearing into plate. Snap ring (12) does not have to come off till you get the plate off the tractor. Andy your "belts and braces" idea is great! I think i am going to add that to my tractor!