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 John Deere 110 "Sub-Compact Tractor" Build [2018 Build-Off Entry]

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PostSubject: Re: John Deere 110 "Sub-Compact Tractor" Build [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:14 pm

@SebastianAlbrecht wrote:
WOW, Hadn't expected that! Do it like he pre owner of my MUD MURRAY 4X4 did. Make a front weight from concrete! Heavy as  and small.

I might do that, we'll see.

@MightyRaze wrote:
Use the lower hitch point when pulling.  It will help keep your tires on the ground maybe.

Yeah, that's the plan, but as I stated above, the chain hook won't fit in the bottom hole.
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PostSubject: Re: John Deere 110 "Sub-Compact Tractor" Build [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:26 pm

maybe you can find you a shackle for it.

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PostSubject: Re: John Deere 110 "Sub-Compact Tractor" Build [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:44 pm

@MightyRaze wrote:
maybe you can find you a shackle for it.

I plan to.

So I think the front belt is the wrong size, it keeps throwing the rear belt, and I don't have much tension on it, the tensioner is maxed out, and it won't turn the tires in 3rd or 4th gear.  The front belt is too small, I knew that, I only have one vari drive speed (which happens to be fastest), so I should get a 40 later, instead of a 42.

I also need to bypass the low oil cutoff, because whenever the engine is not level, it stalls out, even coasting downhill.  But when I unplug the wire going to ground, it doesn't do it anymore.
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PostSubject: Re: John Deere 110 "Sub-Compact Tractor" Build [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:54 pm

Sounds like you need to dial in your belt sizes.  Do you think you can get the vari drive working again with the right belt sizes?

I think you have to disconnect that box that is slightly above the oil sensor to bypass that.  You do have enough oil right? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: John Deere 110 "Sub-Compact Tractor" Build [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:23 pm

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
I think you have to disconnect that box that is slightly above the oil sensor to bypass that.  You do have enough oil right? lol!

Yes I have enough oil lol.  Yeah, I did that, and now the switch doesn't work anymore either.  So until I rewire it directly from the coil-switch-ground I am pulling back on the governor arm to shut it off.  It'll be fine.

Got the right belt:



For my reference: 39".




Took her for a ride!



Went down my "mud trail", its literally 300 feet of nothing but mud, and it gets pretty bad in some parts.



When I came back later that puddle had about 3x that much water in it, and you are climbing a 45* hill halfway through it.  She went through it like a champ.  The vari drive now works great, and in 4th gear on the trans and 1st on the vari-drive at about 3/4 throttle (what I typically run the engine at), it goes 4 mph with lots of torque.  In 4th gear on the trans and 7th on the vari-drive at full throttle it will do a surprising 15 mph!!



I later got it up to 16, but forgot to screenshot it.  I think if I messed with the governor a bit I could get more, but steering it is very sketchy.  Toed out, quite a bit of play, and like 4.5 turns lock to lock.  You're like turning the wheel the entire time just to make small adjustments.  Going to try to tighten that up a bit.

Today I got that annoying crooked tow hitch off.






Surprisingly good welds for being so crooked.



Cleaned that up a bit.



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Going to cover up those ugly plasma cutter/torch holes up with this contemporary 1975 motorcycle license plate I found in a pasture....  scratch



Can't decide if I should leave the patina, or paint it to match the rest of the build.

The rust on the seat pan was bothering me, so I painted it black again.





Going to repaint the seat springs soon, but I decided to save that for another day.



The seat is neat on this, you can slide it forward or backward about 6" just by pulling on a spring-loaded pin and sliding it the desired direction, then let go of the pin and it locks into place.  Not necessary but convenient.
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PostSubject: Re: John Deere 110 "Sub-Compact Tractor" Build [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:06 am

your john deere makes me miss my cast iron tank. you got a mud hole to hit up?
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PostSubject: Re: John Deere 110 "Sub-Compact Tractor" Build [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:47 pm

nice
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PostSubject: Re: John Deere 110 "Sub-Compact Tractor" Build [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:01 pm

I like the old license plate patch.
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PostSubject: Re: John Deere 110 "Sub-Compact Tractor" Build [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:08 pm

Well, this rig is almost done. Couple of kinks and then I'll start filming for the build off vid.

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PostSubject: Re: John Deere 110 "Sub-Compact Tractor" Build [2018 Build-Off Entry]    Yesterday at 5:14 am

i can here shaggy and scooby freaking out already. they were picking out of season berries when you went by.
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