I currently only have the 445, 140, and patio, but here are some pictures of my herd at different times.
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It was ok unless there was glare ice, then useless.How did your 430 make out pushing the snow with no chains? Thats the one thing i am wondering about using it for snow removal with it being 2wd even though we are very flat here.
It cost just over $12 and took an hour between the lowes trip wandering around finding parts that fit together and building it. Hoefully the oak holds out. 1/4 x2 steel plate was twice as much. I originally thought plywood but that was $3 more for. I didnt have any 1/2 or less on hand. And i figured solid was better getting wet.Nice, creative bracket for the weights!! :bigthumb:
Nice 64Lovin' this thing. :good2: Early model 110. I will restore it later. Right now, it has work to do. :greentractorride:
Runs good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZeGbmY4VyY
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I am the third owner in 53 years; I am grateful that the previous owners respected this tractor and kept the oil clean. :thumbup1gif:
It is not without it's scars from workin'. I'll try not to give it any more.
It tamed my lawn after months of growth and will continue help me keep it in check for a few decades to come.
Deere does not have any 4wd Vintage garden tractors. the first ones were 2002 x575/x585/x595Hi guys, new JD owner and new to the tractor world. I'm going to retire in the next couple of years and am going to need some projects to keep me busy up in the woods of Vermont. I used to work on cars but they are getting way to expensive so I thought restoring a JD tractor would be doable and fun. I'm an ex Airframe and Powerplant mechanic and Aerospace Engineer so I have the technical background.
So here's my question, which tractor would you choose to restore for a guy new to tractors, has 4-wheel drive, a 3 point hitch, still has parts readily available, has external attachments available, and would be a good usable tractor for garden tilling, snow plowing, tree clearing assistance,...and be fairly inexpensive.
There's so many models and variations, I don't know where to start.
Thanks for your help.
that user has not logged in since 2014.How's it run with the Honda power? Does it have enough torque?
Did I see this machine for sale currently?
In MD that 430 shouldn’t need any help starting. In the 20’s it should fire off like summer.Thanks X750 for the pics of the bucket level rod!
The 430 / Loader did a little work today topping off the coal bin. :greentractorride:
Started right up after powering the block heater for about 30 minutes and using the heat gun on the air intake. :good2:
Just tall enough to dump into the bin!
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Got done before the sun warmed the mud enough to get messy and back in the pole barn!
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All added up I’m near 850lbs including operator on my 420 loader. If I’m lifting over 400 lbs I like to add a couple hundred more. It will do it as is, if I lift and move on level surfaces.That connection point pic of the rod is what i needed, thanks.
I forget exactly what my home made cement slugs weigh but I think it totaled about 250lbs including the weight box. I can't remember what each wheel weighs but I also have the rears filled as much as possible with antifreeze fluid mix.
I have 4 suitcase weights to add when i get a bracket welded onto that weight box. It hasn't been unstable for how i use it but i am still careful even on our mostly flat ground.