My first Mod.....
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree54Likes
  • 24 Post By Viper21
  • 4 Post By smith462
  • 3 Post By rowdy*rodney
  • 6 Post By etcallhome
  • 5 Post By flyweight
  • 6 Post By HydroHarold
  • 6 Post By Viper21

Thread: My first Mod.....

  1. Top | #1
    Viper21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Last Online
    04-01-2019 @ 08:37 AM
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    143
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 20 Times in 14 Posts

    My first Mod.....

    Admittedly, not incredibly exciting but.... it was for me

    First time in awhile I actually read the instructions (don't tell anyone). I was sure wanting these hooks the other day when I was removing a stump. My wife wasn't happy about me dragging it either...
    I took notice of some others, & in the included instructions to drill the holes first. So, that's what I did...

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	hooks1_zpsvmdyygkr.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	69.3 KB 
ID:	299529

    Using a C-clamp was helpful. I also dropped a bolt in after one side was drilled. My dewalt could've drilled these holes without the 1/4" pilot but, I will admit, I did use the pilot hole method. Was helpful to ease er through at the end of the drilling.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	hooks2_zpsks7vppw5.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	69.0 KB 
ID:	299537


    Well, Momma don't want no ugly tractor. So... paint was a must. I scuffed em up with a wire wheel, & primed em. Didn't take a huge time investment.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	hooks3_zpsrfycfqlf.jpg 
Views:	38 
Size:	37.3 KB 
ID:	299545



    I used a can of the name brand JD paint. After the primer was set, I applied 2 coats of paint, with about 30 minutes between coats.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	hooks4_zpssgjwuzk1.jpg 
Views:	35 
Size:	48.4 KB 
ID:	299553


    Once everything was good & dry, I applied some silicone around the holes. I applied it to the bottom plate of the hooks, & lightly skimmed the big washers on the underside. Unfortunately, the pics I took of this step, were blurry. In total I took 3 pics that I couldn't use. 1 of the silicone application, & 2 close ups of the finished product.

    I think they turned out good. My youngest son came walking up as I was finishing up. He said, Wow.... looks like it came with those! I was happy as well.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	hooks5_zpsdydy6zpl.jpg 
Views:	37 
Size:	42.8 KB 
ID:	299561


    Now, it's just waiting to put em in use..! Maybe tomorrow afternoon. Depends what time I get home from work. Supposed to be decent weather, & I still have 3 stumps whose days are numbered.

    I have to say, I was really impressed with Ken's handling of my purchase. My hooks were shipped the same day I ordered em. Showed up lightning fast. Did I mention he refunded $5 on the shipping cost..?! Who does that..?! Well packaged, detailed instructions, product exactly as advertised. Thanks Ken...!

    I'm already contemplating my next order..lol. Thinking either a clevis mount in the middle, or a D-ring. Not sure which yet. Not to mention, I just know my buddy is gonna want an orange set

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Viper21 For This Useful Post:

    Kennyd (01-18-2017)

  3. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  4. Top | #2
    smith462's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Online
    Today @ 04:20 AM
    Location
    Northwest Florida
    Posts
    26
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Looks Great and they will come in very handy!
    2012 - 1026R
    60 MMM with Independent Lift / H120 FEL / 647 Tiller / 14 Bushel Bagger

  5. Top | #3
    rowdy*rodney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Last Online
    12-02-2018 @ 04:49 PM
    Location
    Southern IL.
    Posts
    401
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 25 Times in 22 Posts
    I will give a second to the praise on Ken's Hooks
    etcallhome, Levi and blue87fj60 like this.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to rowdy*rodney For This Useful Post:

    Kennyd (01-18-2017)

  7. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  8. Top | #4
    etcallhome's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Online
    Today @ 11:52 AM
    Location
    Preston County WV
    Posts
    13,506
    Thanks
    3,300
    Thanked 2,503 Times in 1,613 Posts
    Viper21 ,, Now you went and ruined your bucket.




    Just messing with you, Nice job Kens hooks .

    Last edited by etcallhome; 01-17-2017 at 07:51 PM.
    Kennyd, HydroHarold, Levi and 3 others like this.
    Gene

    Have fun and be safe !!!
    USAR 8yr 8 mo SSG 99th ARCOM
    JD 1025R, H120 FEL 54" bucket, 54" mmm Auto Conn, 54" Front blade, JD back hoe ,JD IMatch, 48" Bush Hog tiller, Middlebuster from MF dealer, used King Kutter 5' rear blade, a new 47" JD Front blower and Original Tractor cab w/heater.
    We have a Red Honda Pioneer 700-4 (4 seater) w/soft top , doors, and winch.

  9. Top | #5
    flyweight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Last Online
    Today @ 09:21 AM
    Location
    Louisiana, (southeast)
    Posts
    9,484
    Thanks
    832
    Thanked 1,754 Times in 1,213 Posts
    Looks professionally done. Good job.
    Kennyd, etcallhome, Levi and 2 others like this.
    Michael

    2019 JD Z540R 54" cutting deck w/MulchControl™
    1984 JD 750
    1971 JD 15 Chainsaw ← hasn't run since ~1975

    Also have a bunch of other stuff.
    ---------------------------------------

    " If there's no one around to smell me, do I really stink"? - John Wells - Brewster County, West Texas.










  10. Top | #6
    HydroHarold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Last Online
    06-28-2019 @ 11:07 PM
    Location
    Mid Hudson Valley NY
    Posts
    3,554
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked 332 Times in 253 Posts
    Nice paint job on those hooks (though I painted mine Safety John Deere Yellow)... You might want to consider getting some of Kenny's 5/16" Rubber Coated Chain to keep from scuffing up the jaws of those hooks! He doesn't list it on his site, you have to ask (probably more than a few times) for the special order.
    Kennyd, etcallhome, fdmars and 3 others like this.
    2013(12) 1026r TLB 54 QH front blade, 54D Auto Connect deck, ballast box, carryall

    '04 GX335, 48C, Johnny Bucket Jr., PowerFlow W/7bu. bagger, 42 snow blower, 48 Plow, JD front dethatcher, 10 Cart, Little-Brown Henway, Stihl 026P/20", Stihl 241/16", Stihl BG 85 blower, Stihl KombiMotor 110 w/string trimmer/brush cutter/edger/pole saw/hedge trimmer, Snapper 21" WB, Snapper 8/24 snow blower

    "...and visions of green CUT sugarplums dance in his head..."

    NRA Life Member

  11. Top | #7
    Viper21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Last Online
    04-01-2019 @ 08:37 AM
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    143
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 20 Times in 14 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by HydroHarold View Post
    Nice paint job on those hooks (though I painted mine Safety John Deere Yellow)... You might want to consider getting some of Kenny's 5/16" Rubber Coated Chain to keep from scuffing up the jaws of those hooks! He doesn't list it on his site, you have to ask (probably more than a few times) for the special order.
    I saw pics where some of y'all painted em yellow. I think they look good yellow too!

    I've got plenty of chain. Been using chains for firewood operations for years. I did purchase a new 20'er though. I cut it into 3 chains. 1-10', & 2-5'ers. That added to my 20'er I've had for years, gives me more than enough. I have a 3/8" 14'er too. I've had the 3/8" for probably 15yrs.

    I think the rubber coated chain is probably a good idea for some people. I've got plenty of paint for the inevitable scrapes, & scratches to come...

  12. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •