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Discussion in 'JD Compact Utitlity Tractor Forum' started by grnspot, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. grnspot

    grnspot New Member

    I used to have a Johnson #12 loader on a 69-140 H1:   GARDEN TRACTORS 001.jpg

    Just got too small for my needs, so since my 58-520 was needing a few things, I sold them both, a Bush Hog zero turn mower & a few implements I had at the farm & bought an 04-790 w/ 300 loader & 5' Woods finish mower (to take the obs of the Bush Hog.    FARM (Small).jpg    HPIM1254.JPG

    I've since built a 5' boom:

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    and added a set of forks (bought the forks w/top & bottom rails & made the frame, mostly from iron I had on hand.   Farm 047.jpg     HPIM1973 - Copy.JPG    HPIM1974 - Copy.JPG
     
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  2. johndeereelfman

    johndeereelfman Member Staff Member

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    Nice Lowell. Adapting the tractors to you individual needs. Just how many tractors do you have right now anyway?
     
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  3. grnspot

    grnspot New Member

    3-lawn tractors, the 69-L/60 Custom, 70-70 I (Industrial) & the 78-100.

    The 1953-40 Standard

    And the 790
     
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  4. johndeereelfman

    johndeereelfman Member Staff Member

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    What are plans for usage on the 40 Lowell? I know you were using it for snow removal, but what are your plans for it when the weather breaks? Will you eventually restore it, or will you leave it in it's original state?
     
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  5. grnspot

    grnspot New Member

    It will get restored, some of which has already been done. The sheet metal was painted before I bought it, new steering wheel, near new rear tires. I need to finish the painting when it warms up enough, install new water temperature gauge, few other things. I've built a 1-14" plow from a bottom I took of a model 810 that I used to have:

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    So, maybe some plow days in the future & shows, of course!
     
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  6. Kster526

    Kster526 Well-Known Member

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     Looks like its working out well for you ,we have a compact at work that sees its share of work especially in the Fall and  Winter months. Love the home made attachments . I've admired your handy work on here since I've first joined the sight. Great job.
     
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