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  1. JerryK

    Stick Welder Hall of Fame ...

    If, somewhere on the planet, there is a Stick Welder Hall of Fame...... there should be a corresponding Stick Welder Hall of Shame ... I respectfully enter my name for the latter. Good wishes do not overcome no talent or no patience with stuff thinner than 1/8". Someday I am going to...
  2. JerryK

    Pimp my 1526 exhaust ....

    Got tired of the 1526 spitting black krap on startup all over my front blade .. Procured me a stainless 1-1/2" O.D. weld elbow, drilled thru/installed a 10-32 stainless bolt, and now have stainless exhaust tip deflectors on two of my Mahindri... LIFE IS GOOD...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
  3. JerryK

    Summer project, smaller bucket and manual thumb install E70B

    I have an old E70B. As a early summer project I am going to take the old 4' ditch bucket off and put on a 20" trench/stump digging bucket with a manual thumb. I have to rework the stick some, and plan on working on it if we get rainy days on and off. Moved stuff around in the back of the barn...
  4. JerryK

    Updating the cameras on my E70B

    In the process of replacing my old 720P wireless cameras with a new 1080p HD system. Just hay wired with prelim brackets to hold the cameras. Cameras are on the pricey side, but the new versions also seem to have zero interference/noise on the pictures. Really a noticeably clearer picture...
  5. JerryK

    Start to fix 5035 steering leak

    Finally started to fix the leaking HSU in my 5035 steering. It has been leaking a little for years after yanking my arse on/off the tractor many, many times. It has an Eaton HSU and the seal kit it $103 at the dealer, and I am going to have him procure me one Monday from Texas. Or at least...
  6. JerryK

    Add foot switch to 2555 PTO ....

    I sometimes have to turn my PTO on/off when blowing around my barn to keep the snow from just going onto the barn roof. The 2555 dash PTO button is a pain. I wanted to find something to add to my joystick, but was not happy with the options unless I wanted to spend big buckazoids for some type...
  7. JerryK

    Chamber of Commerce snow blowing type day ...

    Blowing about 8" of the nicest snow this morning with my 2555 ..... the capture pictures are a little scrunched up sideways from one of my security cams.
  8. JerryK

    Step/handrail mods for old Op...

    Just finished putting a top rail on my E70B. I have put new steps going up top and added a few hand holds to the side of the cab, too. Maybe allow me to work up there and still get up off my knees in the future.
  9. JerryK

    2555 Cab backup cam

    2555 cab has nice side mirrors, and I put a good panoramic mirror inside to help with the rear view. But somedays, during the blowing of snow, when the cab is not completely warmed up, etc... it is still hard to see backing up or if someone is coming down the drive/roadway. So put in a $60...
  10. JerryK

    How excavators are made ...

    Baby excavator Cute - YouTube
  11. JerryK

    2555 Cab, stainless exhaust tip...

    Every time I cold start my 2555 she spits out black sooty water specks for a few minutes while the exhaust is warming up... It bothers me 'cuz it is pointed right at the spot I keep my yellar diesel cans, and they look like krap after a while. [ don't want to move them, either ] Procured a 2"...
  12. JerryK

    Propane today $ 1.509/gal 11/26/2018

    Just had my yearly fill of my propane tank. Paid $ 1.509 per gallon, with my 9 cent old geezer discount and owning my tank. Johnson's Propane, Gaylord, Mi. Gets any cheaper, and I will start heating my barn with it. :)
  13. JerryK

    Making a new trail drag...

    For years I have been using an old trailer gate for a trail drag. But it was a little narrow, and decided to make a new one...keeping the old one for roughing in a new trail. The old one is mostly made with 2" 3/8" wall angle, with some thinner angle for the tread area. Brush/sticks/etc stuck...
  14. JerryK

    Cab mirror [ Engineer42's fault ]

    Due to Engineer42 posting about his rear view mirror, and him planting a seed into my pea sized brain... I just finished putting mine in. So, blame him, not me... if you can't sleep at night. I bought the mirror on Ebay [ you can get them on Amazon, too. search for CHUPACABRA mirror ] and then...
  15. JerryK

    Pro Z 100 series 59A30054150 Chute Restrictor kit...

    Anyone have this kit installed yet..? I took my rubber chute off today and blocked the discharge with some plywood, and did not like it. Would still like to try this kit to keep stuff off my drive. Blocking the discharge with the plywood was a nasty experience, so I do not want to do it...
  16. JerryK

    How to store your snowblower ....

    Here is how I store my blower for the summer [ I have a backup tractor with a 6' blade, so don't have a cow ]. Once you drop it flat onto the ground and get it all unhooked, back the tractor away, etc... I lift it off the floor using two floor jacks, you can do it with one, but it is easier...
  17. JerryK

    2555 HST Cab Reverse Beeper....

    On my 2555, there are two connectors going to the gauge module. One is a 12 pin, and the other is a 14 pin. On the 14 pin there are two rows of 7 pins, with a black wire on one end. On the other end from the black wire, there is a yellow wire with a brown trace [ Y/Br in wire diagrams ]...
  18. JerryK

    Finally programmed my 2555 radio today....

    Only been a year and a half... Another sad thing is I will probably forget how by the next time I want to change something. Pretty complicated Kenwood radio, old eyes, little buttons, big old fingers [ have a hard enough time trying to remember how to turn it on and off as much as I use it ]...
  19. JerryK

    Add wings to my 6' blade ...

    I used to use a JD 420 with a 4.5' blade with 3/4" plywood wings [ snow pusher ] to prep my drive in the early winter and handle nuisance lake effect daily snow... Sold that and bought a 1526. Made 24" square wings out of 3/4" HPDE plastic. Bolted on with 10mm stainless round head bolts using...
  20. JerryK

    Mahindri trickle charger mods....

    Just finished changing over my fleet of Mahindri so I can hook up the trickle chargers without opening the hood all the time, or clamping the positive onto the starter lug on the 2555. Also get to use some of those cig lighter adapters that came with most of my Schumacher maintainers. First...
  21. JerryK

    Mahindra building ATV plant in Auburn Hills, Michigan....

    Mahindra to build Auburn Hills plant for all-terrain vehicles
  22. JerryK

    TSC Premium UTF on sale 1/3 off ...

    Just got a circular from TSC and their UTF is on sale for $21.99 for a 5 gal pail... [ says save $13 ].. You get to keep the pail, too....!!!!!!!! Life is GOOD.... :)
  23. JerryK

    New 4X4 lever for Mahindra 1526

    I was not happy with the stock location of the operating lever down by my left heal on my newest Mahindra. So, I added an additional operating lever bolted onto the stock stuff. Lever is made out of a piece of bent steel I had laying around from a trailer wheeljack project I had done, a hunk...
  24. JerryK

    Pimp my 1526 - front turn/flashers ....

    Just getting done installing two amber LED 1400 lumen lights into the front of my 1526. The power comes from the wires by the flasher unit under the dash, then runs up to the front light area. The stock light assembly does not have any holes to install the lamps, but has two thin areas where...
  25. JerryK

    5035 front end squealing at way faster rate than tires....

    Been making new roads out back in the woods... My 5035 @ 451 hours started making squealing noises once and awhile while I was out pushing over trees, rip'n and tear'n, and generally mistreating my tractor.... Did not see any fluids leaking or wheel wobbling... took it back to the barn...
  26. JerryK

    1526 HST Treadle, or whatever you call that contraption ...

    I am putting up with the treadle forward/reverse contraption that is on the right floorboard of this tractor. Keep kind of catching the heal of my right shoe on the durn thing when I go to get off ..... Not a fan..... Could care less about the brakes being on the same side, just use them...
  27. JerryK

    1526 ROPS lights.. tearing into a new tractor with .7 hrs on it...

    Finished putting 27W LED lights/rotary beacon on my 1526. Basically the same mod I did to my 5035 way back in 2011, so it went fairly fast... I like to have lots of things for folks to maybe see when I am out in the road in the winter storms...... I make new heavier stainless brackets to...
  28. JerryK

    Adding pipe to 72" Mahindra blade..

    First picture is of a piece I had left over from adding a pipe to my 78" blower. Second is the new 2" schedule 80 pipe I have to cut to length [ comes in 9' lengths for about $95 at the local machine shop ] and widen out to fit.... Don't know if I will get to welding the tabs on and painting...
  29. JerryK

    1526 HST added to my Mahindri fleet....

    Bought a 1526 HST today with rear remote, added joystick, 72" front blade/undercarraige [ Bercomac, Ontario ], and loaded tires.... Spent the afternoon poking at it. Now getting ready to add a split pipe to the front blade, some LED lights & beacon to the ROPS.... Going to be my out in the...
  30. JerryK

    2017 Mahindra 5035 PST..... shinny new at my dealer... ???

    My local dealer just got in a 2017 5035 PST to sell, do not know how or why... but here is the info ..... I though they were all gone..... TractorHouse.com | 217 MAHINDRA 535 For Sale
  31. JerryK

    Sold my last John Deere today...

    Sold my 1991 JD 420 HST garden tractor w/blade today and ordered a shinny new 1526 HST with front blade. Going to be shipped up from Chattanooga Assembly and maybe get it in two or three weeks. I am charging up my digital camera and will take pictures and maybe some of my Mahindri fleet after...
  32. JerryK

    Problem with my 2011 Mahindra 5035 ....

    Mahindra Finance sent me a letter today and said that they would not be deducting that $515.97 each month that I had been paying to them, and that my Mahindra insurance was not longer in effect unless I wanted to pay them some each month to keep it active. Now I have to find something else to...
  33. JerryK

    PT-425 on snow

    Howdy, new to this area of TBN. I have an old 1991 JD 420 20hp hydro [ about 1000 pounds empty ] that I put chains on the turf rear and 400 pounds of old AllisC suitcase weights on the rear to push snow with a 54" blade. [ I have two big tractors with snow blowers for the big snowfalls ] I was...
  34. JerryK

    Michigan Towns.... pronounce like a local

    Michigan towns, or, how to talk Michiganian .... LARA - Pronunciation Guide - 'You Say it How in Michigan?' for Michigan Names and Places
  35. JerryK

    2555 air filter intake hose

    Just got done adding a length of 2-1/2" I.D. [ woodworking dust collector hose ] hose to my air filter. I relocated the horn to the upper right. I also relented and went from a 12" holed radiator blocking foam board to a 7-1/4". The air filter was sucking in snow and getting the outer filter...
  36. JerryK

    Cheap battery cover...

    I had some left over Wally 1/4" sign foam board and made a quick cover/snow deflector for the battery. Whilst snow blowing the lake effect stuff, my battery was getting blasted with snow sucked into AC/hyd/intercooler/coolant radiators. Was finding icy blob on top of the battery at the end of...
  37. JerryK

    Covering blower cutting edge with pipe...

    I added a pipe over the cutting edge of my snow blower today. It has a good adjustable shoes, but anyone that blows or plows knows that you get into soft stuff sometimes. If I hit my gravel drive or roadway out front with that slanted hardened cutting edge it would be a bad thing. I bought a...
  38. JerryK

    Sleep well, old friend....

    Next spring we will do stuff.... I promise.... [ sniff, sniff-sniff ] .......
  39. JerryK

    I'm under attack...!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [ Barn 1, Hawk 0 ]

    Out in the barn and hear a really loud bang on the side of my barn [ like someone hitting it with a baseball bat ]. Look outside and a hawk is laying upside down, either knocked out, or moving his last few minutes left in this world. There is a dusty looking dent up on my barn about three...
  40. JerryK

    2555 FEL off... blower on...

    Old decrepit guy with a cracked/broke rib working this morning....
  41. JerryK

    Spring Forward / Fall Back....... still sucks....

    I would like to take this time for my semi-annual ' I hate DST changes ' rant.... Still don't think it is worth the bother... End of rant....
  42. JerryK

    Rock ... meteorite.. ???

    I found a rock out on one of my trails several years ago. It is about 4" long and a magnet will stick to it. Has several spots on it where it looks like worn down iron... and one in particular that is rectangular in shape. I figure it is an old meteor that got ground/rounded in an old stream...
  43. JerryK

    5035 1, tree 0

    Had a tree lean over last big wind, pulled it down and hacked it into 108" [ 18" final split pieces ] chunks... have to get my arse busy filling up my wood rack out back in the woods. This will be for two years from now, if I am still kicking... The older logs are ones I cut down last Xmas...
  44. JerryK

    MY GOD..!!! He even waxed the top......!!!!

    Who does that, anyway... ????? Doesn't he have a life... ????? [ ready for the road.. :) ]
  45. JerryK

    2555 Cab front turns/hazzard LED's

    Finished mounting two amber 18 watt LED's up front to help with vehicle I.D. during inclement weather/blowing snow... Mounted the fronts on aluminum angle, and will be bending up some stainless mounts for the rears when I get around to it. The lights are super bright... almost blinding at...
  46. JerryK

    2555 HST Cab Jeep rocker switches....

    Relocated the stock wiper/work lamp control up on the pillar, and added room for 5 ARB/Carling Jeep type rocker switches. Top switch turns on the dome lamp [ lazy, don't have to lean forward/reach up to turn on ] which now contain a bright LED COB light. Middle switch turns on both front and...
  47. JerryK

    Ecco 5816A beacon meets 2555 Cab tractor...

    2 hunks of 3" long 1" by 3/8" American stainless steel, one with two 8mm bolt clearance holes 5CM apart... One eleven inch length of 1/2" stainless pipe.. A stainless 3 1/4" piece of 1 1/2" by 1/8" strap, with a clearance hole for light .... Mount for a Class 1 amber rotary beacon for my new...
  48. JerryK

    2555 Cab, how to remove roof...???

    I took off the five 8mm bolts [two each side, one at rear]. Figure the sunroof has to be open. But still can't lift the fiberglass top to expose the wiring. Putting in new lamps, strobes, rotating beacon, etc. Some thing still holding it down in place. HELP...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)...
  49. JerryK

    First partial load of wood with my 2555

    Drug my first load of dried sugar maple into the barn today with my 2555. Not quite a face cord and a half @ 18". Going to see how she handles a full two face cord tomorrow, maybe. My old JD 2240 would lift this much, but I had to put 400#'s of cast weight onto the front of it to keep the...
  50. JerryK

    Cart for my old 78" JRW blower....

    Made me a cart today so I can store my old blower and be able to yank it back out if my new 78" front blower goes down next winter.
 
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