Recent content by WilliamTO-35

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    Loader Bucket repair on Davis loader on Ferguson TO-35

    shaeff is correct. Before I bought my TO-35, a previous owner apparently overloaded the bucket, and broke the front part of the axle tube support casting.
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    Snow Attachments Ride behind snow blower

    I used my Ferguson TO-35 , with a 5 foot scraper blade on the back, to clear snow from my 400 foot long dirt and gravel driveway for about 35 years. Then a few years ago, I bought a walk behind snow blower , and I like the facts that it fits into narrow places and throws the snow where I want...
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    Tubes Sealing a leaking tube inside of a tire

    I put new rear tires with tubes on my Ferguson TO-35 about 6 years ago. The tires are 12.4-28 , and have very little wear on the lugs. However, yesterday I noticed some of the RV antifreeze ( Propylene Glycol) I had filled them with leaking out of one of the many small and narrow " surface...
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    Mower deck housing replacement

    I own a Deutz Allis 914 hydro , made by Simplicity in the early to mid 1980s . The corresponding Simplicity model would have been the 7114 H. The deck on my 42 inch mower is rusted out beyond further repair , and I want to buy a new housing. ( Just the stamped sheet metal piece.) The Allis...
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    Tires Air pressure gauge for tractor tires

    I've ruined more than one tire pressure gauge measuring tires that had RV antifreeze in them, or calcium chloride solution, or Slime sealant in front tires. If the gauges came apart, at least I could clean them out . Anybody have a suggestion for this problem ? Thanks.
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    MIG welding thin steel

    I've been using my MIG welder as a flux core welder, with no shielding gas, for several years. I do ok with steel thicker than 14 gauge, up to about 1/8 inch thickness. My problem has been burn through with anything thinner than 14 gauge. I've tried different thickness wire, and different...
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    Replacement drill chucks

    I have three Sears Craftsman cordless drills . I've owned them for at least 8 to 10 years . I like them, I have extra battery packs, and I want to keep them . But, two of the three drills are having trouble gripping the drill bits without spinning and tearing up the bit. I've cleaned the...
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    Stainless steel welding rods

    A couple of years ago, as a beginner arc welder, I tried several types of coated rods on mild steel , using my AC/DC arc welder. I found that, using a stainless steel rod ( ID number now unknown) , I was able to lay down some very nice looking beads . But, they turned out to be only about one...
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    4WD 1944 2N

    My tractor calendar for last month showed a photo of a 1944 Ford 2N with 4 wheel drive. I've never seen one with 4WD before, and I wondered if it was a factory option, or a custom made conversion. Can someone tell me about this tractor ? Thanks !
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    Carburetor still flooding on TO-35

    I've posted this issue before, but the answer still escapes me. The Carter UT carburetor on my 1955 TO-35 floods unless the engine is running. I've cleaned and inspected the carburetor and floats, adjusted them, and replaced the needle and seat at least 5 times over the last few years , but...
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    Thermostat and head gasket on TO-35

    First, some advice on a cooling system thermostat for a Ferguson TO-35, and ( I think) a TO-20 and TO-30. If you can't find an aftermarket tractor supply thermostat for your tractor, use one for a small block Chevy , almost any year. Way back , someone decided to standardize on 54 mm. diameter...
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    John Deere wants to make it illegal to repair your own tractor !

    Absolutely incredible ! John Deere has now supported, and is in agreement with, an action filed by General Motors to make it illegal to repair your own vehicle , or to have it repaired by most independent shops ! Only factory certified dealers would have the right to make repairs to your...
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    Polish your blade ?

    I have a 5 foot blade on the back of my Ferguson TO-35 , mounted to the 3 point hitch. I usually plow snow going forward with the blade at a sharp angle . Has anyone tried using a slippery blade surface to help slide the snow off of the blade ? Are blades sold with a slippery plastic covering...
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    Improved snow blower slush performance

    I was disappointed with the performance of my walk behind snow blower in snow slush. My snow blower is a Murray 24 inch wide two stage unit with a Briggs & Stratton 8 "torque power" engine ( about 6 or 6.5 hp. ) Nothing special, and it worked fine in dry snow, but in wet slush it clogged up...
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    Front mounted snow blade

    I have a 1955 Ferguson TO-35 with a rear 3 point hitch mounted 5 foot wide scraper blade. I've moved a lot of snow with it over 38 years, but when the snow gets over about 12 inches deep, just getting the tractor through the snow is hard enough , without using the blade. I have 12.4 by 28 rear...