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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun May 06, 2018 1:16 pm

Looks nice, should work great.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun May 06, 2018 2:31 pm

Pretty slick design to utilize that u-bolt.  Looks like your wire feed speed might be a tad high.  I usually put that to the second to lowest setting.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun May 06, 2018 5:37 pm

Thanks fellas. Yeah I noticed it was laying down a lot of material so I turned the wire speed down a bit for the other side and it turned out much better.

So today I did my grille support and hood pins. Not sure if I've mentioned it but I've been wanting to do those things for a bit, haha.

For the supports I just found some nice small tubing, cut it to length, and pounded the ends flat.





3/8" bolts welded in the grille tubes and holes drilled in the support bars for them to slide over.



Then I just welded washers on the other ends and bolted them to the dash brackets.



Both bolted up!



Looks fairly nice woth a bit of flat black on it.



Then just wing nuts to hold the hood down.



I like it! Nice to have the hood held down for once, haha. Grille seems a lot stronger too, you can push the tractor by the grille and it seems fine. I'll assume that means it's good, haha. Let me know what ya think!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun May 06, 2018 5:44 pm

Nice! Should support the grill pretty well 
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun May 06, 2018 5:47 pm

Thanks Matt! Yeah hopefully it will, haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun May 06, 2018 5:50 pm

Now you need to roll it to see how well it'll hold up! lol!
JK, nice job man!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun May 06, 2018 6:04 pm

Ima come up there and test those for ya lol! looks good!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun May 06, 2018 6:42 pm

If it passes the Rich test, it’s bombproof!

I like the hood pins, wing nuts, and putting that bent tubing to good use.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Sun May 06, 2018 6:43 pm

Thanks everybody. Hopefully it does the job anyway, haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon May 07, 2018 3:42 am

Looking good man! Any ideas how to keep the wingnuts from backing out?

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon May 07, 2018 3:47 am

Thanks Mighty! They haven't come loose so far when I tighten them by hand fairly snug, but I figured if it becomes an issue I can maybe drill holes through the bolts just above the wing nuts and run a cotter pin though. That would work well I'd think.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon May 14, 2018 2:20 am

Well Carter and I had the tractors out and hit some mud today, had lots of fun for sure and I took some real neat pictures.









I really like the last two in the nice green hay field, haha. She handled everything pretty good today! Didn't break anything but I noticed the nuts on my leaf spring bolts loosened up a tad. No big deal, just gonna douboe nut them probably, haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon May 14, 2018 2:25 am

Those last two might just be banner material. Looks like a good time man! Vid soon?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon May 14, 2018 2:30 am

Haha, thanks CQ. It sefinitely was a good time but unfortunately I didn't get much on video. Might take a few off-road clips I have saved up and make a mini compilation thing sometime soon, haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon May 14, 2018 2:40 am

I was thinking that as well. OK to save them for the Summer vote?

Here is an example...


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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon May 14, 2018 3:18 am

Ooh! I really like that! Haha. Okay by me if you keep 'em on file too.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon May 14, 2018 3:28 am

I saved the last 2 to my folder for summer 2018.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon May 14, 2018 3:52 am

Alright, cool. Thanks Mighty!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon May 14, 2018 9:33 am

Wow those pics are good. The GT is looking nice Allis!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon May 14, 2018 2:17 pm

I think it is starting to look mean in a Mad Max sort of way.   Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon May 14, 2018 3:26 pm

GT looks sweet!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon May 14, 2018 4:16 pm

Well thanks a bunch fellas, haha. I know the grille wasn't exactly a "fan favorite" when I first did it, but with the new tires, bumper, etc I think it actually does look kinda cool. Haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon May 14, 2018 5:36 pm

You have my like!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon May 14, 2018 6:48 pm

Looking good!! I am going to get a hydro gt6000 Soon for a grasscutter and sell my MTD.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Mon May 14, 2018 9:31 pm

@MightyRaze wrote:
You have my like!

Haha, well thanks!

@biggasmowers wrote:
Looking good!! I am going to get a hydro gt6000 Soon for a grasscutter and sell my MTD.

Thanks Bigg!

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT 6000 Build   Tue May 22, 2018 5:06 am

Well judging by these pictures you'd think "GT" stood for "Greenery Terminator"





Hahaha. Yeah me and Carter decided to make a bit of a trail in the woods, so we just used the GT to push over the small trees and such. I definitely put it through much more abuse than it has ever seen before, but everything held up just fine! Pretty nice to know that she can handle some work, haha.

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