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If for some strange reason he doesn't like it I got dibs....yikes I sound like someone else we know here...:hide:... Can you swap out a set of ags from another tractor just for the presentation?

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Unfortunately all the AG's I have are 12" rims.  I don't have any "Big Wheel" AG's yet...:(

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What a great story and great looking tractor. Can I adopt you? ;)

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16 minutes ago, Racinbob said:

Can I adopt you

 Sorry Bob I got dibs on that too! :lol:

I figures that but though maybe you had some bigger ones off a Cub.

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I will say it again Josh...HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH'S DAD.  :occasion-xmas:

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25 minutes ago, WHX12 said:

...thought  maybe you had some bigger ones off a Cub.

 I wish but Cub Cadet never made a big wheel GT to my knowledge.  Case had their 400 and 600 series big wheels but I've never owned one of those.  I'm eventually picking up a set for Blackbeard but I haven't done that yet either...:blink:

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:confusion-shrug:  How could he possibly not like it?  :scratchead:

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:handgestures-thumbsup:  Certainly did clean up nicely.   :text-bravo:

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5 hours ago, WHX12 said:

If for some strange reason he doesn't like it I got dibs...

Hah oh no you dont Ryan does had that before he even seen that bad boy. 

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He's going to love that 953.  I now have two myself.  They're beginning to be my favorite Horse.

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What a great present for your dad! You could always put a set of R4 tires on the old girl

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16 hours ago, Racinbob said:

Can I adopt you?

:text-yeahthat:         I would love to have another 953 for my birthday!           :text-coolphotos:         Great gift!           :text-bravo:

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15 minutes ago, Molon_Labe said:

What a great present for your dad! You could always put a set of R4 tires on the old girl

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Those certainly would be an option but the tire that most interests me right now is this one...

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It looks more like a true agricultural tire versus the commercial look, especially on a tractor of that vintage...

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:twocents-02cents:     I agree that Ags look best on the 953. The originals were 6.40 X 15 but I'v seen 5.90 X 15 used as well as 6.70 X 15 and 7.60 X 15. The 5.90s look OK but a bit small, the 7.60s look tough and fill the wheel well like the R4s.

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@PeacemakerJack the tractor actually came from a trade from Lowell, I remember pulling the head, as I always do with a new to me tractor, and found a big ding inside the cylinder wall. I was going to rebuild until I found the same kind of a ding on the crankshaft journal. The current engine was and industrial 10hp Kohler I picked up from and ag service. Was a great runner. Trans was opened up to find some severely worn bevel gears, which I replaced cleaned out the trans and put back together. Ross gear was not in the best of shape, bought one off :techie-ebay:put in new balls and retaining rings. Engine pulley crankshaft hole was egg shaped with a piece of shim stock trying to fill the gap, found one on a parted out tractor in a little better shape. I had 6.70-15 goodyear ags on it with inside weights which I kept for my 1054. New lift cable. Have pulled a 10" plow to me seemed a little underpowered, also Terry pulled an 8" plow. It is a run tractor to cruise the shows with. Hope your dad enjoys it. Maybe someday we will meet up plowing.

 

 

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Thanks Tom for the information, that will provide a good base from which to work.  I'm happy to have any information posted here of this tractor further back, if it is known...

 

Thanks also for the pics with the AG's on it, looks nice.  I know they aren't original but I like the deeper dish GT 14 rims on it now even more than the correct depth originals, but that is my taste.

 

Tomorrow we will give it to Dad! I'll have a link to a video and pictures here with his reaction. 

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That is so cool. Looks like he is wearing a big smile. Good job!

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:handgestures-thumbsup:  Congratulations Dad...

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Great pictures...thanks for sharing Josh.   You can't beat that WH Smile.  :handgestures-thumbupright:

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Dad brought Clyde up to the Heritage Farm Day and drove it around some watching the plowing. I was so bummed that I didn't have it set up for him so he could try it--soon.

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Zach had a blast riding with Grampie and checking it all out as we were plowing. Clyde looks right at home in the fields, doesn't he?

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