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  1. #31
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    Default Re: GC Series Owner Upgrades And Modifications

    Those are fairly easy to replace, not sure a shield is needed unless you have a specific application that poses a challenge?

    I have about 1+ ac of wooded land that I like to bush hog a couple times a year. Land is steep and ends up with small limbs laying around in tall weeds. Have only torn one so far but only bushhoged it for a couple years.

  2. #32
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    Here is my glow plug light indicator , the hardest part was trying to get the picture . It is hard to turn the key and hold the iPad and take the picture at the set time
    The light is a dash build from a international 4900
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    Gold Member massey driver's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed of all trades View Post
    Has anyone made a shield to protect the rubber boots on the rack and pinion ( front axle) ?
    hope this will give you some idea as to how to make one for yourself.Mine have worked since putting them on and no more torn boots.Larry
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    Massey Driver Larry
    MF 175 Diesel, MF GC2300 Diesel,Kubota BX 2350 diesel
    Many different one's over the years but still driving Massey.

  4. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by massey driver View Post
    hope this will give you some idea as to how to make one for yourself.Mine have worked since putting them on and no more torn boots.Larry
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    Thanks Larry, I thought I remembered someone doing that.

    My thought was to use a lighter gauge stainless, make a few bends on one side so it would narrow, make some slots through the bends, roll it up, and install it with a hose clamp on the small end.

    I never made mine because I don't hit anything in my lawn that could damage my boots.

  5. #35
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    Default Re: GC Series Owner Upgrades And Modifications

    Thanks Massey Driver, I had some ideas but I like yours better. Hope to do this upgrade to my tractor soon

  6. #36
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    2010 Massey GC2610TLB

    Default Re: GC Series Owner Upgrades And Modifications

    GC Series Owner Upgrades And Modifications-tractor-002.jpgI've added some grab hooks. First I welded on a piece of 3/16" plate, around the perimeter and a large button weld. After cutting some hooks to fit, I welded them to the plate. I also welded in a receiver for a trailer hitch to move trailers around the yard. Unfortunately, this didn't go well as I bent the top of the bucket. It was easy to fix, and then GC Series Owner Upgrades And Modifications-tractor-001.jpgI made the adapter to strengthen the bucket for this task and to lower the hitch. This has worked well to move my trailers around, including my 5th wheel camping trailer using the cup on the top of the adapter.GC Series Owner Upgrades And Modifications-tractor-003.jpgGC Series Owner Upgrades And Modifications-tractor-004.jpg Computers hate me. I spent about three hours making the adapter and over an hour to post these pics after taking them, on the 4th try. GC Series Owner Upgrades And Modifications-tractor-005.jpg I've given up on trying to install the pics throughout the text where I wanted them.

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    Default Re: GC Series Owner Upgrades And Modifications

    Nice stuff, guys! Even though my GC is one of the older ones, I still love it. I've done several mods over the years, beginning with bucket hooks, then a small receiver hitch on the bucket (light duty, just for moving stuff around), but the biggest, I suppose was FINALLY getting those #&^#*&$% ROPS lights moved to the inside of the frame.

    I also added a temp gauge, but you guys with the 24XX and 26XX tractors got one for "free" when you bought your tractors....

    I just posted on the "Customization" thread about the ROPS lights, but here's a couple pics:

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    '07 GC2310 TLB, 2360 snowblower, 2325 MMM, Bro-Tek thumb, Woods GTC40-2 tiller, Woods RB-60 back blade, KK TYR-60 landscape rake, DR 60" Power Grader
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    Quote Originally Posted by irvingj View Post
    Nice stuff, guys! Even though my GC is one of the older ones, I still love it. I've done several mods over the years, beginning with bucket hooks, then a small receiver hitch on the bucket (light duty, just for moving stuff around), but the biggest, I suppose was FINALLY getting those #&^#*&$% ROPS lights moved to the inside of the frame.

    I also added a temp gauge, but you guys with the 24XX and 26XX tractors got one for "free" when you bought your tractors....

    I just posted on the "Customization" thread about the ROPS lights, but here's a couple pics:

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    Yes, the temp gauge mod, that's one I never got around too.

    I also wanted to do the other thing the later model owners got from the factory, move the stupid brake pedal to the left side, where it should have been in the first place. I would have done it, but MF wanted big money for a replacement brake pedal to experiment with, and I did not want to cut my original one up, until I was sure it I could make it work.

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    Gold Member massey driver's Avatar
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    Yeah I'd like to have modified mine to the newer style two pedal hydro,but after pricing out the stuff have also decided to leave it be due to $$.If the parts would be less $ I'd have done it.Larry

    Guess one way would be to change the tractor with the mod already in place.
    Massey Driver Larry
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    Many different one's over the years but still driving Massey.

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    Default Re: GC Series Owner Upgrades And Modifications

    An easy way to protect your hydraulic pump from cold weather: This silicone pad heater, (orange color), is glued to the bottom of the rear axle housing. It uses 140 watts of 110 vac power. I plug it in when the forecast is for impending snow.
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    In 24 hours, it warms the oil considerably. In 48 hours, the entire housing is no longer cold anywhere. I have left it plugged in for as long as a week at a time, when we have had periods of continuous snow.

    With this you really can shorten you warm up times, because your oil is not cold to begin with.

    For those of you who insist on going all ATV with your GC, you will have to decide whether you want to mount it on the side of the housing. The housing does have a rib on each side at the bottom, which is going to give some protection to the pad against bottoming out.

    Here is a similar item for sale: Kat's 150 Watt Silicone Pad Heater Model# 24150 | Engine Heaters Blankets| Northern Tool + Equipment Kit includes everything you need.

    You can also get them on E-Bay.


    Another easy add: Rubber floor mats for the B/H foot rests. They keep you from wearing all the paint off.
    Buy a small cheap mat, and cut it to size.
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