Messing around in the shop

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I spent some time in the shop today. Went ahead and mounted the tires for Herbie the truck. Partly to see how they look but mostly to get them off the floor!
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I know you didn’t ask, but just for future reference 12 ply truck tires are a pain to mount by hand!
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So as of now they are saying it’s going to get butt cold around here, I’ve seen a forecast of the low around -4F with a high of 4F with snow for Christmas. Definitely a little early for that kind of cold around here. We’ll see if it happens.

With the call for snow I figured I’d move the 648 out of the shop to make room for the 446 to be ready to plow if needed.
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I know this is purely psychological but I can’t help it!
I went ahead and taped it. I think big brother might be jealous!
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I’ve noticed the more we use the 648 the more cylinders start leaking. It’s not going to be long before I’m going to be replacing a lot of seals. :109: I guess I can’t complain though, the tractor did sit out for 10 years before we got it.

Hopefully moving the 446 into the shop will help it start and be ready to go
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Good to be ready for snow, sometimes it scares it away. And if not at least you are not out trying to dig stuff out. :thumbsup:
They were talking about that cold being here for this week but keep bumping the temps up, hope they're right. :please:
Those big tires are fun. I didn't hear any foul language on the breeze. :rofl:
:creeper: deck's on, blades sharp, let's go it's time to mow :48: :446cart:
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Timj wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:16 pm Those big tires are fun. I didn't hear any foul language on the breeze. :rofl:
The wind must have been blowing the wrong direction! :rofl:
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JSinMO wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 7:13 pm
Timj wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:16 pm Those big tires are fun. I didn't hear any foul language on the breeze. :rofl:
The wind must have been blowing the wrong direction! :rofl:
Yes, it was NW. :107: :rofl:
They were dangerous and not many will work on them anymore :114: but once you got the old tires off the old split rims :cuss: the new went on easy. :106:
:creeper: deck's on, blades sharp, let's go it's time to mow :48: :446cart:
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Timj wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 7:27 pm
JSinMO wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 7:13 pm
Timj wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:16 pm Those big tires are fun. I didn't hear any foul language on the breeze. :rofl:
The wind must have been blowing the wrong direction! :rofl:
Yes, it was NW. :107: :rofl:
They were dangerous and not many will work on them anymore :114: but once you got the old tires off the old split rims :cuss: the new went on easy. :106:

I couldn’t find any one that wanted to mess with them, but the plan is to get the old tires off and save the old split rims for the centers. Then at some point in the future possibly follow what @Jancoe did and put them in 22.5 hoops. That may or may not ever happen. Just depends on how much we use the truck and how these 19.5 tires do. That 5 on 8 bolt patter is tough to find so I’m at least hanging on to them!
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You're a brave man to mount 12 ply tires by hand! :highfive:
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Eugen wrote: Mon Dec 19, 2022 9:37 am You're a brave man to mount 12 ply tires by hand! :highfive:
Well Mark Twain said all you need is ignorance and confidence and success is sure! I would add to that a strong back and the vocabulary of a sailor on shore leave!
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I made the executive decision to try to move Herbie the truck into the shop to continue to work on it. Working in the cold plus having the truck jacked up in the dirt didn’t thrill me. I told my wife I was going to rearrange the garage to fit a couple of tractors in to make room :107: :fight: It amazes me that after all the things I’ve worked on, build, moved, etc, sometimes she still thinks I have no idea what I’m doing! :headbash: I feel that some of you can probably relate, but I hope not! :D
Well after giving her blueprints with detail drawings and measurements I can finally get going!
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I was able to move 2 tractors and our zero turn mower into the garage and still get the cars in! She said “sometimes you amaze me!” I said thank you, but after all this time I’d have thought you would just figure I know what I’m doing! Oh well!

I think it took longer to clean up the shop than it did to move stuff! Seems like I blink and it’s dirty again. The truck just fits with enough room to work and for the 446 to park should I need to move snow.
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That’s enough for me today, I guess the next step will be getting the brakes apart to see if I can rebuild the wheel cylinders.
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:rofl: :rofl: blue prints and detailed plans you say :worship: :clap: I'll have to remember that. :thumbsup: do not feel alone :wife: :124:
:creeper: deck's on, blades sharp, let's go it's time to mow :48: :446cart:
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