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    Default Re: Just a new set of Battery boxes for my 4020

    Quote Originally Posted by Grayson Klassen View Post
    The third picture is the ground connection, one end bolts on at the step so is hanging free.

    Don't mind the dirt and grease, once it warms up I am going to steam the old girl all clean and pretty and start working on any leaks.
    Nice work on the battery boxes, a little time and effort and you can make that tractor like new.

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    Default Re: Just a new set of Battery boxes for my 4020

    Quote Originally Posted by BHD View Post
    nice work,
    but when mine rotted out, I said the Heck with working on them under the cab/floor of the tractor, and built a new box out of angle iron, on the starter side of the tractor right up by the starter, and then put a lift off top on it and it is part of the step system on the one tractor and the other I have the factory cab and just built them out in front of the JD add on steps, easy to clean the battery's off, of dirt and clean the cables, or to jump some thing, or to charge the batteries, if needed,

    I went to the 12 volt battery that is the same size as the double 6 volts, one less set of battery terminals to mess with. IMO getting rid of the double battery going to the single 12 volt and moving them out from under the floor board, was the best thing I have done on the tractor,

    but for restoration you did a beautiful job, you look like take a lot of pride in your work,
    Thanks for that, my 4020 is a 24v system and uses two 12 volt batteries. and since it is both 12 and 24 volt I can tuse a single 24 volt. It can be converted to straight 12v but the cost for a new alternator and starter it didn't make sense.

    When I decided to rebuild I thought long and hard about what i wanted to do. I went back to a box on both sides from the dual box that was there. I didn't want to block anything else so I left them under the cab. I did however make them with removable covers to ease battery removal. and once a battery is out it is four bolts to remove the box.
    Grayson Klassen
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    Default Re: Just a new set of Battery boxes for my 4020

    Quote Originally Posted by moored4 View Post
    I know it's a little late in this thread but was woundering if you included a way for water to drain out the boitom! Looks like a real nice job and well done!
    Absolutely two 1/4 inch holes in the bottom of each box
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    Default Re: Just a new set of Battery boxes for my 4020

    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    Nice work on the battery boxes, a little time and effort and you can make that tractor like new.
    If I can keep Mama from dragging me into the house to work on trim yes. LOL

    Seriously she (the tractor is a good old girl and everything I do to her I do right so one day she will be better han new I hope.

    Today I built a new step for the right side. Got it fabbed and welded and tomorrow I can prep and paint it.

    I cant decide whether they will be yellow or JD green. What do you guys think.

    Here are some pics...
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    Default Re: Just a new set of Battery boxes for my 4020

    Quote Originally Posted by Grayson Klassen View Post
    I cant decide whether they will be yellow or JD green. What do you guys think.
    Green.
    Paraphrasing Douglas Adams - So long and thanks for all the bacon.

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    Default Re: Just a new set of Battery boxes for my 4020

    I think Green is the correct color too for the steps.

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    Default Re: Just a new set of Battery boxes for my 4020

    I sure admire you folks who have the talent to fab/build your own stuff. These boxes are $80 each to buy!

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    Default Re: Just a new set of Battery boxes for my 4020

    Quote Originally Posted by GolfAddict View Post
    I sure admire you folks who have the talent to fab/build your own stuff. These boxes are $80 each to buy!
    LOL

    I don't do it always to save money although I have only spent money on paint at this point. I do it...

    a) because I enjoy it
    b) it gets me out of the wifes way
    c) I build all my stuff to suit me and usually tougher than factory
    d) Its cold outside
    e) Cuz its just manly and cool LOL
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    Default Re: Just a new set of Battery boxes for my 4020

    Quote Originally Posted by Grayson Klassen View Post
    LOL

    I don't do it always to save money although I have only spent money on paint at this point. I do it...

    a) because I enjoy it
    b) it gets me out of the wifes way
    c) I build all my stuff to suit me and usually tougher than factory
    d) Its cold outside
    e) Cuz its just manly and cool LOL
    And
    f) it is a better design.

    I like the way you made the outer plate removable. The way the stock boxes just tip out is OK, but being able to completely remove that outer plate will sure make dealing with the batteries a heck of a lot easier!

    Nice work!

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    Default Re: Just a new set of Battery boxes for my 4020

    Quote Originally Posted by GolfAddict View Post
    And
    f) it is a better design.

    I like the way you made the outer plate removable. The way the stock boxes just tip out is OK, but being able to completely remove that outer plate will sure make dealing with the batteries a heck of a lot easier!

    Nice work!
    Thanks
    Grayson Klassen
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