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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 13 Icon_minitimeNovember 18th 2023, 2:19 pm

Not really but thanks for asking! It's gotten a little bit of use this past summer and just last weekend I've moved it out from the tractor shed and up to the workshed so it's ready for winter, I love how it never struggles to fire up after sitting for a couple of months that engine is definitely healthy!

I'd still like to build a tow yolk for the rear (have most of what I need) and have been thinking that linear actuators instead of turnbuckles for the plow tilt would be pretty slick! I'm going to try and paint the body panels and rear wheels over the winter by taking them into work one at a time to work on them, I think it'll look great dressed in black and gold!

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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 13 Icon_minitimeNovember 18th 2023, 5:33 pm

Brianator wrote:
 I think it'll look great dressed in black and gold!

@Rustbucket Garage looks like @Brianator is going to grant your wish!  HAHAHA

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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 13 Icon_minitimeNovember 18th 2023, 7:08 pm

Perhaps I was the one who planted that seed way back when I posted a teaser shot of the front wheel(s) donning black and gold.... mwuhahaaa


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 13 Icon_minitimeNovember 18th 2023, 7:34 pm

MightyRaze wrote:
@Rustbucket Garage looks like @Brianator is going to grant your wish!  HAHAHA

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I’m never living that down, am I? 🤣🤣

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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 13 Icon_minitimeNovember 18th 2023, 7:36 pm

Brianator wrote:
Not really but thanks for asking! It's gotten a little bit of use this past summer and just last weekend I've moved it out from the tractor shed and up to the workshed so it's ready for winter, I love how it never struggles to fire up after sitting for a couple of months that engine is definitely healthy!

I'd still like to build a tow yolk for the rear (have most of what I need) and have been thinking that linear actuators instead of turnbuckles for the plow tilt would be pretty slick! I'm going to try and paint the body panels and rear wheels over the winter by taking them into work one at a time to work on them, I think it'll look great dressed in black and gold!

Awesome! She’s going to look mint!

Glad to hear she’s treating you well!

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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 13 Icon_minitimeNovember 18th 2023, 8:16 pm

I look forward to the day I can say the same to you! I miss seeing White Lighting, she's a beauty, and a beast! (of a tractor) Lol.


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

                                            ~My Real Hobby Is Collecting Projects!~

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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 13 Icon_minitimeNovember 18th 2023, 8:19 pm

I promise I ain’t forgotten her, I’m in college now (do not recommend, BTW) so time has been scarce.

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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 13 Icon_minitimeDecember 10th 2023, 6:52 pm

This isn't as much up an update as it is me sharing an expensive lesson learned... earlier this year I forgot to turn off the main power which in turned drained the battery after a few weeks and I just couldn't get it to bounce back. Because of the specific battery I choose (small in size, high cranking amps, non-spillable AGM) it cost me a couple hundred to replace so that's a mistake I'm not likely to repeat any time soon! Lol. I painted the battery hold down bar while it was out as well. Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 13 20231219


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

                                            ~My Real Hobby Is Collecting Projects!~

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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 13 Icon_minitimeDecember 10th 2023, 7:10 pm

Brianator wrote:
This isn't as much up an update as it is me sharing an expensive lesson learned... earlier this year I forgot to turn off the main power which in turned drained the battery after a few weeks and I just couldn't get it to bounce back. Because of the specific battery I choose (small in size, high cranking amps, non-spillable AGM) it cost me a couple hundred to replace so that's a mistake I'm not likely to repeat any time soon! Lol. I painted the battery hold down bar while it was out as well. Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 13 20231219
Not fun, did the battery not have any kind of warranty?
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PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 13 Icon_minitimeDecember 10th 2023, 7:52 pm

The warranty was run out plus it was my own fault anyhow. Accidental discharge is something not covered under warranty unless it's a deep cycle battery, something I learned in my days slinging auto parts.


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

                                            ~My Real Hobby Is Collecting Projects!~

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I’ve fried batteries before too, don’t beat yourself up over it! I found that you can get some pretty compact lithium phosphate batteries with a lot of amps for less than I’d expect. I’m getting one of these for WL.

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