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  1. JC-jetro

    3-Point Hitch Ford 1700 lift piston pics

    Hi All, Lately I have been very busy at work and constantly traveling and very little time to check the forum. Just saw several PMs that I did not see early enough to respond. Sorry for the late reply. Several people asked for my lift cylinder work and the pictures. I will go ahead and upload...
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    All of my pictures gor zapped

    All of my pictures got zapped Hi all, In the last many years I have posted thousands of pictures in most of the threads I started and many in other posts. They were all intended for visual clarity and providing a teaching/learning opportunity mainly in regard to my little Ford 1700. The site...
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    Sad News

    Hi folks, Sorry to be the bearer of the bad news, but our good friend, and picture perfect nice guy, Mr. Jim Inman (AKA , Jinman) has passed away. I know he helped me a lot and bunch of other NH members here for many many years. I personally miss his good nature and immense knowledge. May...
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    Ballast box / weight

    Hi Gents, I'm seeking some opinions here. I rigged what you see down below as part of a ballast box for my MX-4700. It is exactly 24" from pin shoulder to pin shoulder, and with the pins installed make perfect size to lift it with my " Not so quick" HF quick attach hitch. I was planning to...
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    R4 Tire for MX-5100/4700

    Howdy guys, This question is for the folks that happen to have, or ordered their new MX5100/4700 with R4 tires. Did you get steel bias or nylon for the rear and how many plies. The tire size should be 6 ply 17.5L-24 for the rear and 12-16.5 for the front as the Kubota configurator program...
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    My New toy.

    I thought perhaps it is more appropriate to post our new orange purchase in blue forum. My wife finally broke down and bought me a shiny new tractor with all the fixins I need. This gift is meant to cover for all the anniversary presents I never got and all that I never will get in future. I...
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    Momma bought me a new toy

    My wife finally broke down and bought me a shiny new tractor with all the fixins I need. This gift is meant to cover for all the anniversary presents I never got and all that I never will get in future. I thought that was a fair deal:D:D She did most of the haggling and I ended up buying a...
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    Kubota Online Parts Diagram Question.

    Howdy all, I have been to Kubota website to look at parts diagrams. Kubota provide all diagrams and part # for all products with some minor issues. On John Deere website you can copy a page and paste where you want. On New Holland website you can easily print it to a printer or even better to a...
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    Independent Pto and use of external ORC

    Howdy and a good morning to all, I'd like to bounce a question off of you guys. Please indulge me with your opinions. Here a situation, consider having a tractor with independent PTO along with a wet clutch pack ,PTO brake and a switch operated electro-hydtaulic pto clutch activation mechanism...
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    My F-1700 home made ROPS in progress

    Howdy all and 1700 owners, I have been looking for a ROPS for my 1700 for a while now and found it as readily available as hen's tooth:D:D. I was working on a several different designs. I came up with few pieces of unused 4" structural steel angles and brackets on one of my construction jobs...
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    My home made Row Hipper

    Howdy all:) A buddy of mine gave me couple of old 16" dia disks and after looking at a pile of scrap metal and what I have seen here and there decided to build me one. I can change the angle of attack and depth pretty easy. I'm afraid it might not be wide enough, although should be able to...
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    Osama is gone

    This is such a momentous moment that I hope I can take liberty to post this piece of news. This has nothing to do with religion or politics. The mastermind of 9/11 and The most wanted man in recent history is brought to justice. I hope 9/11 victim's family that happen to be of all religions...
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    Ford 1700 steering arm lesson learned

    Howdy folks, Here I am with another battle story and associated lessons learned. Hopefully other 1700 owners will be able to avoid the pickle I got myself in:D. I have been working hard to keep my shooting lanes open. Combination of lots of heat, lots of rain and lots of dry caused some super...
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    Orange related question in Blue Froum!!

    Howdy all, This is Kubota related design question and it is purely mechanical in nature question. On several occasions I asked the same in the Orange forum and got no response at all. I know here in Blue forum we got quality experts that I always appreciated their input. By the way, I think...
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    How much temp is too much.

    Hi Guys, I was on my place yesterday, it was nice and toasty here in Kansas. After about 1/2 of heavy tall brush hogging my temp gauge moved all the way up just a notch below high in really heavy brush. I raised the hood up and just felt the heat without touching and the engine did not feel...
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    Good enough deer fence !!!

    Well, Them darned deer did a number on my crops last year. They even developed a taste for my tomatoes. Out of desperation I devised me a fence design to get the darned critters out of my hair. Although during the deer season I get my revenge but not before they inflict much pain first:(. I have...
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    My 2009 deer hunt

    Just to share a few pics of my deer hunt. I had 5 tags, one any deer and 4 doe tags. I bagged a buck and a doe in the early season, and two does in the normal season. Have one left over tag to fill in late Jan1-10 season. JC, PS. Merry Christmas ya'll. Buck#1, did not have my camera with me...
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    I might have a lessons learned situation

    I might be in a bit of a pickle and appreciate y'all's input. I needed to clear some brush at my place to open up a few shooting lanes. The weeds were rampant here this year. Anyhow , that's how it goes. I don't on regular basis use my tractor so usually I take the negative lead to the...
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    Can you guess what this thing is?

    Howdy folks, A bit of brain teaser here, do you have any idea what the picture below is? I wondered who picks it up first. I might add a bit of clue if needed:D:D JC,
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    My backyard harvest

    Howdy all, I told the boys, I'll go to backyard to pick up a couple of cucumbers and peppers for a little salad for supper. I picked up a few and the more I looked the more I saw. Below is what I picked up after I took couple of grocery sacks of them to my neighbors. I have grown them in a...
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    Ford 1700 transmission innards.

    Howdy guys, Well, this am I went to my so called farm to harvest a few tomatoes and to my disgust and astonishment, the dang deer developed quite a taste for my tomatoes after 4 years. Since I made a trek over there, I decided to go to the barn and satisfy my curiosity with component of my...
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    What's up with NH Parts search??

    Howdy all, I noticed that NH just changed the looks of their website to a snazzier look. That part is good but snazzy does not help when you search for parts. I wondered if I'm doing something wrong or they have removed "parts search functionality" from the website. Obviously dealers are...
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    Happy 2009

    Howdy all, Wish you all and your families health and fortune for the brand new year. Peace on earth for all people of our planet. JC:)
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    Kubota PTO engagement design

    Howdy all, I wished Kubota would have on-line access for parts breakdown on their website same as what you find with Deere and NH/Ford. that's a great way to look at the innards of the tractor to make decision. I don't know why they keep that type of information close to their chest. Okay...
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    To adjust or not to adjust.

    Howdy all, I'd like to bounce a question off you guys for some perspective. My 3 point on my Ford 1700 works well. I have replaced hyd fluid, overhauled hyd pump and replaced lift piston seal ring. I just bought an oil filled pressure gauge up to 3000 psi and went to my place to check things...
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    Power assisted clutching !!

    Howdy all, I wondered if anyone came across or know of a manufacturer that uses a hydraulic power assisted clutch release mechanism. I'm talking something real basic where you have a gear transmission, single clutch, transmission driven pto with the normal release bearing, hub and mechanical...
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    Tractor with two wet clutches PTO and transmission.

    Howdy all, I'm thinking out loud here.. does anyone know any compact utility geared tractor that has independent pto, with two separate hydraulically activated multi disk wet clutch. I was thinking, if one can design a tractor to eliminate splitting of tractor for clutch change and few other...
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    Stuck PTO shaft

    Hello friends, Again, one of my so called simple projects. :rolleyes: The thing that should have taken only 30 minutes again testing my patience.:o Quick excerpt…. On my woods rotary cutter the front seal started to leak. I think the situation was stable as when it stopped leaking the...
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    My tomato garden

    :D Below you'll see my effort to raise a tomato garden. I hope it will not end up being futile. I always grow the stuff on my raise bed in town. This my first attempt at doing it in style. between the time I have spent, all the implements I bought and all the sweat equity I put in my endeavor...
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    Valve lash adjustment on my F-1700

    :o Yes, It's me again:D I'm totally at a loss at the method recommended on the owner's manual on how to adjust intake and exhaust valve on my tractor. It clearly states that clearance measurement and adjustment shall be done while engine is idling:eek: What is it that I'm missing? from...
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    What is "Neutral Position"

    :confused: Hi all, I'm having a bit of confusion with a neutral position of a hydraulic control valve. please correct me if I'm wrong. I gathered in an open center system where hyd pump is on with constant flow (at given rpm) and variable pressure (depending load and restriction). In order...
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    My F-1700 testing my patience

    :( Well, this tractor is giving me a run for the money. I like to take up a challenge every once in a while but this thing is keeping on giving me a new one just too frequently:mad: . Just quick excerpts. Bought a 1979 Ford 1700 (First time owner, pretty green :D )in good mechanical shape...
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    3 Point Hitch Capacity/Design

    Dear friends, I've got a question and was not able to find the answer. I'd like to seek guidance from the learned folks here as I understand physics but lack actual practical experience with tractor, I reckon I'm moving on up:D On my little ole Ford 1700, the hydraulic pump develops 5.3 gpm...
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    SOS, I have my first tractor problem, Hydraulic lift issue

    :( Well, I encountered my first tractor problem. I’m starting to get my ducks in a row and fix the problem. Would greatly appreciate input from of more learned and experienced folks. Just a quick history, I bought a 1979 Ford-1700, 2 cylinder Diesel engine with no mechanical issues evident to...
 
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