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    My 4310

    My latest tractor project has been 3 months in the making but is nearing completion. Good thing because the boss informed me I need to stop working ON it and start working WITH it.

    It's a round about way to come up with a decent used tractor but I think I've saved a few grand and have a better tractor than I could have bought for what I have invested. I bought the tractor at auction in mid December. It's a 2004 John Deere 4310 with 1250 hours showing on the clock. It looked a little rough around the edges but ran fine with no apparent mechanical problems. I replaced some bodywork and cleaned and painted some. It had a loader valve but no loader. I picked up a used loader frame at the junkyard and rebuilt it with all new generic cylinders and hoses. While I was at it I added a diverter valve to operate a grapple. I bought a new grapple that seems to work okay for the money. Finally I put all new tires on. I still plan to reinforce and paint the bucket that came with the loader. I also want to replace the floor mat and do some cleaning and painting under that. I might be finished by month 4.

    Started out looking like this:

    This is where it's at today:

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    John Deere 4310 tractor, New Holland 575E backhoe, John Deere F725 mower

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    Looks like a clean capable machine. Nicely done.
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    Real nice work Old Machinist

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    Looks great. The grapple photos on these always crack me up. Good thing what they grab can't fight back.
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    i like it-u should be very proud to say it's ur tractor now. nicely done
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