several tractor improvements...

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several tractor improvements...

Postby O~o\ » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:55 pm

Being tall, my low, forward seat has not been comfortable for long period use. I thought 3.225" lift would be appropriate for me, so I bought bolts, washers, and made spacers from 1/2" steel tube stock (to accommodate the M8 x 1.25 bolts).
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While I had it apart, I thought I'd drill and tap the seat slider baser to allow one hole space further back for more leg room.
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After cutting, polishing and painting the spacers, I built it. But, alas it was now too high to comfortably grab the wheel and control the scraper without bending.
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Re: several tractor improvements...

Postby O~o\ » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:36 pm

3.25" lift was too high...
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So, I tried 2" spacers. Perfect! (not shown)
While I was at it, I installed my new rear led light and mounted my toolbox again. The first time mounting it, my 3 pt lift arms made contact (fail).
This time, I used squared u-bolts.
Also installed 3 tie rod seals, did oil change, oil filter and gas filter. Checked anti-freeze good.
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Now I'm ready for our first freeze coming later this week, but not my garden. Anyone need some green tomatoes?

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Re: several tractor improvements...

Postby winston » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:19 am

Nice looking tractor. I see you have numerous add ons. By the way, you probably know fried green tomatoes are pretty good eating. :D

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Re: several tractor improvements...

Postby RandyB » Fri May 05, 2017 11:10 am

Where did you get that toolbox?
Second, do you have some closeups of how it is mounted?

Thanks!

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Re: several tractor improvements...

Postby TubacDan » Sun May 07, 2017 11:53 am

Very nice! I have a Yanmer 2210D and I can see I have the need also for mounting some tools to use while operating my tractor. Your tool box holder looks great. Any ideas how I could also build and mount one of these cool mods to my tractor?

Thanks,

Dan

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Re: several tractor improvements...

Postby O~o\ » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:30 am

OK - In response to the questions about the mounting of the toolbox:

After my first effort failed, I ended up getting 2 squared u bolts which fit my ROPS, covered the u bolts with rubber hose and mounted them to the ROPS. Took 2 lengths of 1/2" angle iron and mounted them to the u bolts, then mounted the box on top of the angle iron.

I'll try to post an image.

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Re: several tractor improvements...

Postby O~o\ » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:32 am

O~o\ wrote:OK - In response to the questions about the mounting of the toolbox:

After my first effort failed, I ended up getting 2 squared u bolts which fit my ROPS, covered the u bolts with rubber hose and mounted them to the ROPS. Took 2 lengths of 1/2" angle iron and mounted them to the u bolts, then mounted the box on top of the angle iron.

I'll try to post an image.


Also - I got the tool box from Agri Supply Co.
http://www.agrisupply.com/searchcenter. ... dv=&hawkb=

Why do they charge $2 more for Yanmar red? :?:


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