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About mmmmmdonuts

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  1. mmmmmdonuts

    Think it will work?

    I love the mod. Was thinking of doing something similar with my loader since I have a spare blade laying around.
  2. mmmmmdonuts

    C-160 FEL design

    Having just completed a FEL build myself (it is located on another GT forum on a GTX18), I just want to point out a few things that I really helped me out and really screwed me up. I don’t know if you’re using the pf engineering plans at all but there are a few things that I wish I did different. Biggest thing I will stress is keep all the plumbing fittings the same all over the place if possible. I transformed all the fittings to JIC (flare) other than the suction line. My cylinders were NPT, and the pump was SAE but I used adapters there to JIC hoses. I did this so I would only need to have one extra long spare hose on hand and it could be used anywhere in the system temporarily, until the hose was able to be replaced. Use weld in tank flanges for your reservoir and try and plan your hose runs early. Use an oil filter and use a shutoff valve right before the filter so you can change the filter without draining everything. Use this Loctite 545 for NPT pipe threads. Well worth the cost and easy to work with and remove and it seals excellent without a mess. Verify that you have zero porous welds on your reservoir by pressurizing the tank with air and using soapy water. I used 30psi. You don’t want leaks later due to this. This I screwed up big time with mine. I used 1”x1/2” DOM steel for the pins. The problem with this is if you want to use 1/2” pins they don’t fit without boring the steel out. Onlinemetals.com has some DOM that specifically is rolled for this and bored out a few thousands so a ½” pin. What I ended up using was ultra long M12 bolts for my pins. I would tie the end of the subframe behind the transmission with another piece of tubing to make it one solid frame. Make it easy to take the subframe on and off. This is a mistake I made and it is a pain to take my subframe on and off when I had a few issues early on. If I think of more I will add more or if you have any questions let me know.
  3. I need to build me one of those blowers. I got one sitting in my garage that is collecting dust. What size is the pulley? How fast should they be spinning?
  4. I have a 1991 520h and I can mow for hours on end until I turn the tractor off and then restart it. The tractor restarts nice and easy warm but when I engage the PTO (mower deck) it slowly kills the engine. If I disengage the PTO it revs right back up. It is an electric clutch. I was thinking if it was a kill switch wrong I would imagine it would kill it a lot faster than allowing me to cycle on and off the PTO. Any thoughts?
  5. mmmmmdonuts

    Does it look out of place?

    Looks like a great find. What I have realized is unfortunately there are some things our red tractors can't do and you sometimes need a helping hand. The trailer looks great and will definitely come in handy hauling both the Kubota and the horses.
  6. mmmmmdonuts

    Wheel Weights

    Yes they will work.
  7. mmmmmdonuts

    So...Who got this deal???

    Wow... I wish I saw that. I am not too far either. Looks like a fantastic deal.
  8. mmmmmdonuts

    Financing and cash flow,buy a car?

    I used to work in the finance industry for a bit and can tell you most likely tell you that they would tell you this. If you can make more money from the returns on investing the money that's what you should do. Always pay off the higher interest rate first. For me personally, since I am fairly conservative I would do the following. 1) Make sure you have an emergency fund. ~3-6 months of your debts/expenses covered in cash readily available in case of an emergency before doing anything else. 2) Assuming you have an emergency fund, I would pay off the house and then get a car payment. Part of the reason is because the interest rate is lower on the car. 3) GM does periodically do 0% financing on new vehicles so you maybe able to get a loan through them for less depending on how soon you need to buy. It usually is a few times a year.
  9. mmmmmdonuts

    Adapting a tiller

    It might be. I know the green guys (JD) and I believe simplicity used a hydraulic motor for their tillers on some of their GTs. It will largely depend on the pump that you're using to drive the FEL currently. Most FEL pumps are somewhere in the 4-8 GPM so they may work especially considering people run tillers with 12hp tractors all the time so based on the rule of thumb it isn't too far off. The pressure relief setting might have to be increased though to use the tiller vs the FEL.
  10. mmmmmdonuts

    FEL ladder frame question

    Okay this is giving me some good ideas. Does it hurt the ladder frame at all if you go vertical and then connect like in Shynon photos? Or is it better right between the rails?
  11. mmmmmdonuts

    FEL ladder frame question

    Okay so both ends need to be connected at the very front and very rear correct? Not offset correct? Would 2x2x1/4 tube be sufficient or am I better off with 2x4x3/16 tube?
  12. With a front end loader for these tractors how important is a ladder type subframe? Does the cross piece in the front have to connect where the towers are? Can the frame where the towers are just mount to the frame and go back to the transmission or is that cross piece critical where the towers mount? Could it be set further back with the same effect or would it not be the same? I know it is important to go back to the transmission so if you hit something you don't snap the frame, but how critical are the cross members?
  13. mmmmmdonuts

    Sale on red paint!!

    Ace for labor day also has Krylon buy one get one free. It is $6 a can normally here.
  14. mmmmmdonuts

    Mower deck sheet metal thickness

    That's what I do with my other deck and plan on doing with this one. I take them off at the end of the year and thoroughly clean them and paint the underside every year before spraying with an oily substance typically with fluid film. This deck that I am patching is part of the 520H that was given to me, so I am trying to clean it up as best as I can. Honestly knowing the deck has nearly 2200 hours on it and most of the paint is in great shape other than those few holes is surprising to me a bit. I will try and get pictures of it up here of the actual damage. When I got the deck unfortunately there was so much wet grass everywhere I didn't know there were 3 huge holes.
  15. mmmmmdonuts

    Mower deck sheet metal thickness

    Thank you for the information.