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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon May 19, 2014 3:43 pm



honda rancher wouldnt budge it. got a cummins coming over tonight  Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon May 19, 2014 4:22 pm

man that thing can dig down
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon May 19, 2014 6:42 pm

got it out with the help of mr JD 3320

holes are about 3 feet deep.................

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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon May 19, 2014 6:51 pm

my gears are turning..... literally!
i think i might copy redlinemotorsportts and make an engine driven winch after that excapade.. i have an extra front PTO shaft, and the clutch still works for the PTO. i can mount to the tubes for the frame and the holes for a front attachment. Then it would be a matter of getting a tranny and building a spool... OH, and figuring out how to fit all this schmeel on the front.. FFFFFFFFFS
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon May 19, 2014 7:45 pm

@willis923 wrote:
holes are about 3 feet deep.................
Your whole tractor isn't 3 feet tall!

Oh wait. It's a 74 FOOT, (74'), tractor. So your wheels are easily 40 feet tall, and those holes are probably more like THIRTY feet deep!!

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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon May 19, 2014 7:46 pm

@Angchor wrote:
@willis923 wrote:
holes are about 3 feet deep.................
Your whole tractor isn't 3 feet tall!

Oh wait. It's a 74 FOOT, (74'), tractor. So your wheels are easily 40 feet tall, and those holes are probably more like THIRTY feet deep!!

 Very Happy Laughing Laughing 

ok, ok.. i'll be right back with proof!

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too dark for pics, i'll get em tomorrow


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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon May 19, 2014 7:47 pm

@willis923 wrote:
ok, ok.. i'll be right back with proof!

No proof needed.

I'm just bustin yer chops.  Very Happy Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 20, 2014 12:18 pm

so, ive got it figured out how im going to do this winch. im trying to do as little fabrication, and as little work as possible. as well as minimizing the chance for something to go wrong. i was thinking about running it direct drive off the front PTO.

first, a parts list-
-Peerless 700
-misc metal
-several pillow-block bearings
-4 hitch pins
-chain and sprocket
-1 inch keyed axle shaft or pipe
-roller fairlead
-LOTS of cable

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now, like i said, i was thinking of running the 700 directly to the PTO, using a lovejoy coupler. i think it may be too fast though. after all, the PTO IS designed to run a mower deck, tiller or snowblower. If i change the pullys and gear it down a bit, that may work. My aim for this is to make it all quick-attach and removeable with only a few pins. If i use the lovejoy, that will allow it to come apart rather easily. I would build a 'cage' for the tranny and spool to sit in, which would be the part that i would take off when i needed to.

I am thinking i would bolt to the frame, and come out about 10 inches with about 3/8 plate steel, and weld on a piece of pipe for the quick-attach, so i could just slip a pin in. i would do the same for the 'cage'. on my front axle, there is 2 tabs, where one could mount a snowblower or dozer blade, i was going to use them as my 2nd attachment point.

i would take 2 pillow blocks, mount them to the cage, and run a chunk of 1 inch keyed axle shaft in-between, and weld washers on it, to create a spool. i would put a sprocket on each side, and do a chain drive to the 700. i would run 2 chains since the tranny i am buying is a dual output.

reading back through this, i came up with a solution to my gearing issue. i could change it through the sprockets!
i also realized a problem. my front axle pivots. the frame dosent. SO- if i use the tabs on it, i would have to figure out a way to block up the axle so it wont move. i could probably do that with a grade 8 bolt on each side.

let me know what yall think! did i miss anything? am i overthinking it? any tips will be appreciated
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 20, 2014 1:05 pm

don't you already have a 700 and axle from that snowblower that wouldn't start?
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 20, 2014 2:19 pm

thats what i was referring to. i cant remember if it had an axle or not. but i DO have the 700
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 20, 2014 3:57 pm

thats a nice tractor you should upgrade the front tires
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 20, 2014 4:15 pm

i want to, just gotta get the locking collars off. gotta cut them
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 20, 2014 10:15 pm

The snow blower axle would be very suitable for a spool drum/jackshaft. Heres a pic i snapped of a ariens, has bearings and a 3/4 solid axle thru and thru, Thats what i'd use if id make another pto winch.
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Tue May 20, 2014 10:16 pm

one of my buddies has a 700 and an axle. he is gonna sell it to me for 45 bucks
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Thu May 22, 2014 9:01 am

he just told me today, he is going to give me the chains and other accessories too.

3 speed peerless 700
axle
chains
sprockets
pully
belt
-All for 45 bucks.. sweet deal, eh? see? its good to know people that know NOTHING about small engines

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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Thu May 22, 2014 11:06 am

Scores! Let the building begin.
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:30 pm

still havent gotten the winch or anything. still waiting to get paid for the last 3 weeks of landscaping. my boss is pulling his usual BS again. expecting me to work me ass off and not get paid for it.. this may be the summer i go tell him to stuff it, and start off on my own......

anyway, not going to be done in 18 days, sadly.. too much going on right now. we're in the process of buying a house, and as previously mentioned- i'm f'en broke.... i still plan on doing all that work to it. paint, front tires, and yes.. a *gulp* PTO powered winch..  Twisted Evil 

its just going to take a while, but it WILL happen. before i go building anything, im going to try to get in touch with Lawren and see if he is still willing to ship me that Kohler, so that way i have a spare engine. I fear this tecumseh is not long for this world
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:10 pm

Ooooooooo, a Siren on a tractor, I used to have a siren on my tractor but I took it off due to complaints from the neighbors.


TURN YOUR SPEAKERS DOWN BEFORE YOU WATCH THIS VIDEO!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:47 pm

willis, have you done anything new i think i heard you say you would re paint it
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:09 pm

nah, havent done much. my boss gave me 100, and that went into the gas tank of my truck, and oil/filter for it.. like i said, i dont want to start anything until we get into this new house. hopefully the end of this week or early next
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:46 pm

Just get some old half empty paint cans opened up and splash it on there from 10 feet away. Be sure to use at least 10 different colors.
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:21 pm

@mr.modified wrote:
Just get some old half empty paint cans opened up and splash it on there from 10 feet away. Be sure to use at least 10 different colors.

hahaha, do it all dark colors and you get redneck camo
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PostSubject: Bolens are tuff    Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:06 am

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Pretty sick lookin rig man... betcha can make it bulletproof!
Hi I have a QT16 Bolens with a 18hp briggs V-twin there good tractors all the best send photos
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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:14 pm

like i said, i just dont have the funds right now. truck comes first, and truck needs work. needs a trac bar, brake lines and a blue light bar. BUT, just cause i cant finish it right now doesnt mean i cant romp it!

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PostSubject: Re: Willis's 74' Bolens (rolling thunder)   Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:19 pm

@1997 Murray wrote:
fire wrench? is that a torch? good to see you making progress. I had to use a 60 ton press to get my pulley off.


OLD BOLENS NEVER DIE SOME ONE WILL RACE ?MUD BASH THEM .It a lot to KILL them amen people
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PostSubject: OLD BOLENs   Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:19 pm

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fire wrench? is that a torch? good to see you making progress. I had to use a 60 ton press to get my pulley off.
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