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    What did you do on or to your John Deere GT today

    I thought that we could use a thread here for the little guys. I have often wanted to post something but there wasn't a general thread for those of us with GTs and LTs.

    I will go first.

    I had them out for some fine tuning yesterday. I have done a little trick with the reverse pedal on my 4x5 machines. They don't have a lot of speed from the factory in reverse and there are a couple of kits available to provide more travel. For me, it seemed more simple to get out the torch and give the shaft a little tweak. With the sheet metal off and the pedal removed, you can heat the shaft red hot and give it a little twist. I had done this befoe but went a bit too high so I adjusted it.

    In the photo attached, you can see that it is a bit too high and is awkward to use. If you set it so that the rearmost corner is just at the foot area, it works great. No parts, and no money spent. All four of them are now full speed backwards.
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    Great thread!🏼


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    I rebuilt the linkage for my 455 AWS with some standard Heim ends that I got from Summit Racing. The JD parts were more money than my pocket could handle and I didn't like what they used anyway.


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    Lorne
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    60" mower, 60" mower, 60" mower with JD Mulch Kit, 54" Mower, MC519 and Powerflow, 47" Snow Blower, 54" blade with bucket add-on (Plucket), 54" blade, 54" blade, 51" Broom, and garden cart
    John Deere 314 Sold
    Grew up with a John Deere 140 and all the goodies

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    this should turn out to be as interesting as the other -(what did I do -------- with my jd -- today) waiting on pics. and stories. big jim

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    Yesterday I finished up my rod end replacement on my older 455 and then put it to work. I have an area in the back that was all overgrown due to some nasty vines that had taken over the trees. Some couldn't be saved and the ones that could are happy to be free. It was a good day with great weather.
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    Lorne
    My century barn redo

    1999 John Deere 455 AWS
    1997 John Deere 455 AWS
    2001 John Deere 445 AWS
    1994 John Deere 425 (Sold)
    60" mower, 60" mower, 60" mower with JD Mulch Kit, 54" Mower, MC519 and Powerflow, 47" Snow Blower, 54" blade with bucket add-on (Plucket), 54" blade, 54" blade, 51" Broom, and garden cart
    John Deere 314 Sold
    Grew up with a John Deere 140 and all the goodies

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    Well, we're off to a slow start with this thread so I'll put another post in. I think it should be called "what did Lorne do with his tractors today?"

    I have a chunk of steel that weighs in at about 95 pounds and for a while I have had it strapped to either the front or back of one of my 4x5s. Since it was yucky outside (rain) I figured this was a good time to change it into a suitcase weight. Now it weighs exactly 100 pounds. The handle might be a bit heavy duty but it sure is comfy... except for weighing a LOT.

    Note the nice new tires that my wife picked up for me while the good ole USofA.


    Lorne
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    1999 John Deere 455 AWS
    1997 John Deere 455 AWS
    2001 John Deere 445 AWS
    1994 John Deere 425 (Sold)
    60" mower, 60" mower, 60" mower with JD Mulch Kit, 54" Mower, MC519 and Powerflow, 47" Snow Blower, 54" blade with bucket add-on (Plucket), 54" blade, 54" blade, 51" Broom, and garden cart
    John Deere 314 Sold
    Grew up with a John Deere 140 and all the goodies

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    techie1961, good idea their, when I first looked at the hose clamps, I thought man them are good ones!! nice work. big jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jim 55 View Post
    techie1961, good idea their, when I first looked at the hose clamps, I thought man them are good ones!! nice work. big jim
    Thanks Big Jim, I was surprised at how strong those clamps are. When I first put them on, I thought maybe they would hold. So I jumped up and down on them. Wow! They held up really well. Too hard to put on though.

    This is another kind of suitcase unit I built for some weights that I have. It slides over the weight rail like a suitcase weight and then I can stack these wheel weights on it. There's a steel pin up inside the holes.
    Lorne
    My century barn redo

    1999 John Deere 455 AWS
    1997 John Deere 455 AWS
    2001 John Deere 445 AWS
    1994 John Deere 425 (Sold)
    60" mower, 60" mower, 60" mower with JD Mulch Kit, 54" Mower, MC519 and Powerflow, 47" Snow Blower, 54" blade with bucket add-on (Plucket), 54" blade, 54" blade, 51" Broom, and garden cart
    John Deere 314 Sold
    Grew up with a John Deere 140 and all the goodies

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    Painted up the weights from the back of my 455 bucket tractor. Goodbye two-tone and hello monotone. Green and rust, yellow and rust, steel and rust.

    I've got about 300 pounds there and room for some suitcase weights under the bracket. Might need more but not sure it's worth the money right now.






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    Lorne
    My century barn redo

    1999 John Deere 455 AWS
    1997 John Deere 455 AWS
    2001 John Deere 445 AWS
    1994 John Deere 425 (Sold)
    60" mower, 60" mower, 60" mower with JD Mulch Kit, 54" Mower, MC519 and Powerflow, 47" Snow Blower, 54" blade with bucket add-on (Plucket), 54" blade, 54" blade, 51" Broom, and garden cart
    John Deere 314 Sold
    Grew up with a John Deere 140 and all the goodies

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    Look good techie1961.
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