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    Big John success!

    The new mounting bar fits!

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    Purty, huh?

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    Now to hook everything back up!
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    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

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    Sweet! Looks purdy!
    Darren

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    Zooom, Zoooom!!

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    Hope your took pictures along the way!

    Looks nice and solid now.

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    That's great, plan coming together

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    Looking great so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    ...Now to hook everything back up!
    I read somewhere recently that if you end up with parts left over, that just means you've made improvements to the original design.
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    I am just now getting interested in how a small John Deere can be so helpful around the yard.

    What model tractor is yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I read somewhere recently that if you end up with parts left over, that just means you've made improvements to the original design.
    My vo-tech automotive teacher didn't seem to think so. We had an oil pan full of bolts and brackets left after rebuilding an engine. He made us take the whole thing back out and start over with the orders to "find homes for all of them". Of course from that point on we just threw the left overs in the trash.
    Darren

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    Leo, my tractor is model 400. It was only built from the middle '70's to the early '80's. The reason I got it was the frame and axles. The frame is 1/4" steel and the axles are cast iron. They have not made tractors in the garden class like that in decades. The tractors at the borgs are meant only to cut grass, not move dirt and not haul much either. The frames and axles are bent sheet metal spot welding or pop riveted together. And the rest is plastic. But people buy based on advertised horsepower, so there is a market for that junk.

    You have to match the job to the machine. I want to move dirt. I don't have a mower deck and don't want one. The newer machines that can move dirt are pricey, 5 digits and up. Not counting the implements. Those are the two reasons I went for the older machine. It will have tons of sweat equity and still lots of dollars but it will do the intended job.
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    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

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    hopefully this is what it will look like when done.... (couldn't help it, i'm a guy... )
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