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bmsgaffer last won the day on October 5 2016

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About bmsgaffer

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  • Birthday 09/23/1986

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  • tractors
    198? C-105 8-Speed - Childhood Tractor, Dropped a K341 in and working it!
    1980 C-145 8-Speed - Sold
    1982 C-165 Auto - Gone
    1961 551 - Project - Sold
    1964 854 - Mostly Original Worker
    1964 854 - Older restoration
    1991 520H - Gone
    1994 520H - Low Hour Original Worker - Sold :(
    1998 522xi - Converted to 525exi (Electronically fuel injected) - Worker!
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    Cincinnati, OH
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    Electrical Engineer

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  1. Honestly, I don't think your pricing was too far out of line for what you have. The trick is that it really requires finding the right buyer. That's still fairly expensive (worth it in my mind, but out of the league of many) and I think the real issue is the sheer size of the unit for storage. I think you will find the right buyer, but it will take time, which is hard. I am going to PM you with someone that you may want to contact that could be interested. I wish you the best of luck, that is one awesome beast!
  2. Trading Card Banner

    @stevebo @nylyon Can this thread be split where Terry mis-posted? It ran wayyy off the rails...
  3. My GT14

    Nice! That looks like it will move a ton of air. Better than the original!
  4. My GT14

    I cant remember if I saw it earlier in the thread, did you put the plastic fan back on the eaton pulley? Without that belt driven fan I am not sure the Eaton would last very long, especially driving those huge tires! Did you swap out the gear-sets in the transmission for the larger tires or are you going for the higher top speed? Also something I cant remember if its in the thread or not. I would love to see this thing in person. Someday maybe I will make it up to the big show when the kids are a bit older.
  5. My GT14

    I too have been considering putting a sensor to more accurately see the hydro temps, and while the XI technically has an oil temp gauge for the engine, its just "yellow-greeeeeeeeeen-yellow". I would really like some numbers to go with that. I am thinking about using electronic versions of these sensors (and other) and putting them all into a 'universal electronic gauge' so you can monitor them without adding a bunch of different gauges. Who knows, ive been talking about this for years though...
  6. My GT14

    That thing is awesome! With all those hydraulics though on an Eaton, you may consider putting in a little thermostatic oil cooler and electric fan... I have a 522xi and the transaxle gets toasty hot with the power steering and the hydro rear end, and mine had a hard life running around a 60" deck for a guy who didnt care much. I think heat is the killer on these things.
  7. Cooling the oil will be your best bet. No electric fan will even come close to matching the airflow of your flywheel blower, and if you found one that could, your electrical system wouldn't support it. I would scour ebay for a remote oil filter kit or at least a screw on adapter for an oil cooler. Then you can put a smaller fan on the cooler much more effectively than trying to over-blow the flywheel fan. My ECH730 has the pressure lubed system with an oil cooler mounted on a hole in the shroud, so it uses the flywheel blower (LOTS of air) to force air through a small oil cooler. The oil doesn't hardly get hot on the hottest days of summer after an hour of cutting grass. It wont solve your problem of blowing exhaust valve seats if you leave a nest in there though... On another thought, the 200 series is vertical shaft, right? Forget the electric blower and just run a duct from the flywheel intake to a large vent (or maybe duct it to two smaller ones on each side to prevent rain related issues). Your best bet will be to allow the already powerful fan pull in fresh cool air, not the preheated air in the engine compartment.
  8. See pic below for belt guides (one above and left of pulley, one mounted below and right) made of thick wire. This was on a C-165 auto, but you will find similar things on others.
  9. @GT14 Will have to confirm this, but on most of my horses, the belt tension is actually driven by the spring-tensioner in the rear, so your engine placement just has to be reasonably close and allow the belt to fit within the guard. The hydro should be the most forgiving, the 8 speed you will just have to make sure belt placement is in a good spot so it is lifted off the engine pulley with the clutch pushed in, the belt guard should direct the belt properly, but if not you can build some "belt guide tabs" to get it right. You mentioned K301, what horse are you working on?
  10. My GT14

    Get an old tach-a-matic mule drive and put a licence plate holder on it, then you will have the worlds heaviest license plate holder... AND front tach a matic...
  11. Which Tires for 520H with Front End Loader?

    +1 for V61's. I dont have a loader, but the weight of this thing sure plays the part. I can sometimes still sink in a bit when its soft, but the tracks are shallow enough that the rears usually flatten /dimple it mostly out.
  12. Big Tires on 854

    I had not seen that before! (i usually avoid the mud mower videos as they are sometimes painful to watch!) For a mud mower, he did an alright job though.... Still hurts... Thanks!
  13. Big Tires on 854

    I had not yet measured, so I wasn't sure if the spindles were longer or not on the later models. That is helpful, thank you!
  14. Big Tires on 854

    @stevebo I agree. I love the look! With tires that wide it will be softer than walkin on the grass. Now if I can just figure out the fronts! I can decide if I am going with Turfs or another set of my TerraTrac K502s that I am running on my 522xi.
  15. Big Tires on 854

    Hey everyone! Been just lurking for a few months as life got busy (and cold!). I am looking to make a "spring machine" out of one of my 854's. My yard (as most everyones) turns to a swamp this time of year, and I am looking to make a tractor that will just float on top. My 522xi, which has big tires, definately does NOT float coming in around 1100lbs without weights. I think the 854 is closer to 450lbs dry, and so if I can give it a super wide footprint it will do a lot less damage to the turf. I know i can throw some 23x10.5-12's on the back of it with the set of rims I have, but I am wondering about the fronts. Has anyone put larger tires on the front spindles? Probably looking like 16x7.5-8 or so (the standard ones for the bigger machines). Will I need bigger spindles? Is that too much tire for the steering components? I will be pulling a sweeper, roller, spreader, trailer, etc... Thanks for the help!