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6wheeler last won the day on April 29 2013

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About 6wheeler

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  • Birthday 03/12/1961

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    1991 520h, 1984 C-165 8spd, 2005 312H Classic, 1976 D-250, 1976 C-160 automatic
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    farmington, mn.
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    truck driver

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  1. 6wheeler

    2018 Le Sueur Pioneer Power

    Got home early today. So, I have time to hop on Jason's thread. Very nice to meet you Jason. Nice to see Terry again and meet the others as well. The show was awesome. I am sorry I didn't get back to visit with you guys. I actually got to help get a little mini track loader working. And even helped a horse plowing team set up their plow. I sort of ran out of time. My wife asked, " how do you get dirty going to LOOK at tractors and stuff "? Hard to say. Excellent job on the photos. We should probably vote you in as official photographer. I can see the possibilities...... See ya at the spring Swap Meet? Pat
  2. 6wheeler

    Getting the garden ready!

    Well, Nice setup there. Last weekend, It was close to 50 F here in Mn. So, getting itchy and all? I went down and brought my plow up with the D-250. I greased it, washed it? And, got it all adjusted. It is sitting in the corner of the shop. And? It appears, that is where it will be staying for awhile. Today? April 3rd? 6 plus inches of snow. Temp. isn't supposed to get out of the lower 30's for the next week or so . Yup. Jack Frost is an A@#$*^e..... But, at least I can say I'm ready
  3. 6wheeler

    How to get a tractor over seas?

    to . You can check with R&L Carriers online. Anything. Anywhere. Anytime. Truck. Plane. Ship. They do it all. Good Luck Pat
  4. 6wheeler

    Regretted Projects

    The worse project I did that ended bad? I found an 86 Pontiac 6000 with 45k original on the clock. I bought it at an estate auction in 1993. Problem was? Before he passed? He was in a nursing home for a few years. So, the car sat in an old shed. Paid $300 bucks and l winched it up on the trailer. It didn't run. But, I could see the "diamond in the rough". Brakes were stuck. Engine wouldn't start. But, after several weekends and smashed fingers along with 7 stitches on my noggin? She came to life. By the time it was done? New tires, New exhaust, Brakes and calipers. a complete tune up? All to the tune of about $600? Plus, the $200 bucks my medical ins. didn't cover? She was just like new. That copper paint shined like new penny. And that Quad 4 purred like a kitten. I liked driving that car, while I was working on it. One Friday night. I decided it was my wife's mini vans, turn for a tune up. She had to work her overnight shift. So, I say. "Take the Pontiac". It was a nice night. And, I didn't have to work Saturday. She goes to work and the Caravan gets done without a hitch. She worked at a 24 hr. Grocery store. She decided to get her shopping done after work. She comes home about 5:30 AM and like the dutiful husband I was? I go to help unload them. Well? We had some strong T-storms coming in. So, it was getting very windy. And right after we get it all carried in? I hear this giant CRACK!!!! And then? The crushing sound of steel and glass breaking. Even with the wind. I went outside to see my effort and pride completely crushed under a Box Elder branch that a Cat tractor backhoe had a helluva time lifting off. I was going to put Full Coverage ins. on it "after" I got it done. It had liability on it . I was going to call the following Monday, As I had just finished buffing it out before she went to work??? Not. To add insult to injury? I twisted my ankle while we were cutting up that damn tree. Maybe the former owners spirit said? "If I can't have it? Neither can you".......
  5. For my flashlight? I use a Mini Maglight Pro LED. It is the best "flash light" I have ever had. Batteries last a long time in it. Trouble light is a Smart Electrician 6 light LED w/ outlet 18.4A max draw. And my moveable flood light is a Smart Electrician model 5001798. Both shop lights were bought at Menards for less than $30 each. The Maglight came from Fleet Farm for $27. All work very well. The only issue I have is with the trouble light as the cord is only 6' long. But outside of that? it works well. It can be hung up and also has a flat base so it can be stood up as well.
  6. Hi all. I have been thinking about a new scanner . Harbor Freight sells Zurich brand scanners and I have been looking at the ZR-13. Has anyone ever used one? I currently have an Actron CP 9180. It doesn't do ABS or SRS. That is the reason for the upgrade. I was told of this Toad system which I looked at this morning. I don't know what to think of that. Seems too good to be true. And, we all know how that usually ends. Any thoughts on either of these? Or another reasonably priced scanner? Thanks for any input. Pat
  7. 6wheeler

    Onan P220 Flywheel issue

    Thanks John. But, that is pretty much how I wrecked my puller. I tightened it up some more, hit it some more. Split it in the threaded part...... Onan 1.... OTC Puller 0...........
  8. 6wheeler

    Lake affect Snow Storms

    And to think. We only have about 2 inches of snow here. Too cold to snow. This morning? - 15 degrees f. A little breezy but not too bad. Not as bad as it could be. My folks live 225 miles northwest of me and they have about 10 inches of snow and it was - 28f. this morning....... At least the sun is out.
  9. 6wheeler

    Onan P220 Flywheel issue

    Hello All. I am having an issue with a P220 that I haven't come across before. I am trying to remove the flywheel to rebuild. I cannot get it off. There was some previous work done on this engine (not by me). I am thinking that the P.O. or, whomever worked on it, over tightened it. So now? How do I get it off. I already wrecked one puller. Pretty soon ? It will be the blue wrench and a different flywheel. Any Ideas, short of dynamite? All help will be appreciated.... Thanks Pat
  10. 6wheeler

    Another update on my C-175

    I stand corrected. Sorry Richard. I was working on something else and looking for a part. 5/8 ths was stuck in my brain. I still take the 5th
  11. 6wheeler

    Another update on my C-175

    Both the external snap ring or C-clip will work. Incidentally, a body style washer with a 3/4" hole over the spindle and clipped can help finish a job without the wheel falling off. Taking the 5th on why I know that . If the hub didn't get too chewed up? Again, Taking the 5th . The bearings are easy to replace. Good Luck Pat
  12. 6wheeler

    Showing the boy some culture today

    I don't know who is luckier. I would say both of you. I drive a concrete truck. And, every time I am at a jobsight where children are present? They just get awestruck by the BIG trucks. He had to have a ball. I bought my first semi in 79. The same week I graduated high school. I love trucks. Old ones are the best. Those pics of those DM-800's and that Superliner were awesome... i also really like that GMC Astro 95. I had to rent one of these when my IH had to go in the shop. The windshields were so low on the bottom? You could see the drivers knees. I try to go to every truck show in my area. Old Macks and Internationals are my favorites. Thanks again.. Take the little man to more shows. Pat
  13. 6wheeler

    Trip to Toro Headquarters

    A few years ago a very good friend of mine passed away. He was a prototype engineer for Toro. He worked there for over 20 years. As a matter of fact? I have a prototype hood for the 300 series tractor that he got from there. It has measurements written on it from the first year of production. I went to the Bloomington headquarters once with him and he was allowed to show me around. It was a great experience. He was a good source for info. as he helped design them. He could find any part too. I guess it would be easier, if you made them. Nice pics.
  14. 6wheeler

    Toro Groundsmaster 220-D

    I hadn't viewed this thread. Did you get the Groundsmaster? For $500.00? You stole it. I have a Groundsmaster 72 (77). It has the same engine as my D-250. Once you get used to the rear steering and working the left /right steering brakes? You can mow like a wild man. As with our WH's? All parts are available. However, You cannot buy them from the Toro Parts store. Even though you can find them on the Master Parts Viewer? These are commercial mowers. You have to go through a Toro commercial service center. Not all Toro dealers sell/ service commercial equipment.
  15. 6wheeler

    Chili with or without beans?

    I like red kidney beans and black beans in mine and not overly spicy. We also put in mushrooms and potatoes to thicken it. Beanless chili is a definite must for chili dogs or on burgers. On a side note? We had a chili contest at our local Eagles club a few years ago. A southern "white" chili took 1st place. My "chocolate" yes, chocolate chili got 2nd. It was good. But, I haven't made it since because after some of it? Unlike other chili's Ive had? I didn't want more. And, if you like cornbread with it? Try some Ho-cakes.They are like cornbread pancakes. You can butter em' roll em' and, dip em'. Oh yeah.