My latest project

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BigMike
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Doog! good to see you around!
Thanks.

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Really cool Mike! I love it when a plan comes together! :beer:
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Nice Buckets, Mike!

(my wife would slap me if I said that to her... :roll: )

What brand loader is on your WF?
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Thanks Dave.
Boom and bucket is Johnson. Stanchions are copies of the originals.
Pump is PTO driven although I never shut it off.

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Fine work there, Mike! It'll certainly outlast all of us.

Where'd you source your wear-edge?

Loader on your WF... izzat a Johnson?
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I sure hope this project is wrapping up.........I'm getting tired of all the updates :roll:
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Yes, Dav......bzzzt, e it is bzzzt a Johns bzzzt on.
What is that infernal bug buzzing me......oh wait it's Dag :lol:

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The only thing I did to the Johnson for the 149 was pull it all from the scrap pile at the Cub dealer then make the stanchions and pump mount. The boom and bucket are all original as were the original stanchions. It was made for a 147nand I didn't want to modify them so I copied them for the 149 and hung the originals in the barn until AW needed them.
The loader on the Ford is a Massey Ferguson. I had to make the front mount, rebuild the boom cylinders, have the spools for the valve repaired and build the bucket and mounts. I would have been better off waiting to find a Ford loader but could not see that logic at the time I started.
The cutting edge came from a local supplier. I ordered the steel and had a customer shear and brake the pieces.

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Hey Dag!
Here’s some pics.
Still have to finish wiring.
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Ground speed is controlled by a hydraulically operated Reeves drive. Of course being it’s a 1963 model the drive sheave is no longer supported and then I found this,
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But being part of a group very similar to this one I was able to secure a good used sheave.
Now to put it back together and install it on the engine and get the damned thing outside and USE it.

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Looks like a fun little rig. Which model is it?
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1963 444.

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Wait...you quickly glanced over....YOU HAVE ANOTHER GROUP.. like us ....I knew something was wrong! Is their dag better than me? Is their Tom possibly more technical? WE WILL CHANGE! TOM WILL DO ANYTHING....just name it Big mike.
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Their Dag?......my fine fellow there can only be one Dag!
Toms head would explode if there were two Dags :lol:
It's pretty cool, the FB group has a relatives(son/nephew?) of the Keller brothers that came up with the original design and are still involved as far as restorations and selling NOS and used parts.

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BM, very cool project. In the perfect world, dag would live across the street from you and I as he would insist on painting everything! It would make him crazy to see something like that in need of paint, he would just come and do it for you.

Of course the down side is, he does too good of a job; dag would completely disassemble everything you just put together to "paint it correctly"! You'd get to use it five years from now... :lol:

Very nice, keep sharing pics!
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Yes Mike.. your project looks great and we are waiting for more... and thanks for the kind words Tom. Yes I love painting....but I'm finding out the putting back together is not one of my strengths. I try to set goals...but still not working. Maybe I should stop replying to all the darts and daggers being thrown around... and I might have lots of extra time. Yeah that's my only problem! :cry:
127, 1650, 1572, 1872, 2072 . A mower, blower and blade for each.

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No dag you just need to find someone who "completes you" A friend of mine found someone like that, he loves to tear things apart, repair and paint them, then loses interest as "the works done" He found a friend who hates working with rusty greasy crap but who loves putting together nice clean puzzles. Seems to be working as he's managed to clean out about 10 project vehicles and tractors in about 2 years. Most have been laying in boxes for 10-15 years...
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:lol: steve you been watching little too much Jerry maguire. Lol. No your right...Tom can you come up this weekend and completely me. :?:
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These damned Bobcats are like Cubs......when you least expect it you pull in with more.
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Those skid steers must be light, trailer is only good for 3k and you towing it with a f150!

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Oh man another one! Better get them wheels powdered florescent orange quick mike... before someone can't see you in a snow storm. :lol:
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Joe,
Hardly knew it was back there. :D

Dag,
The Stooges will be on any minute you better get your bowl of chocolate pudding and put your helmet on!
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