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thedaddycat

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thedaddycat
Here are pics of the Big Ten with the hydro lift I got yesterday. The hood is from a Snapper, looking at the stripe of decal left on it. The grill is OK, nice A-C emblem. PTO pulley but no belt guards.

The data plate is gone from the engine. Gas tank is a plastic replacement. The starter works, S/G bracket is improvised, have not tested the regulator. Battery terminals need a good cleaning, seat is toast.

The PTO might work if the pivot shaft was put in the right way. This is the right end, the left end barely cleares the tranny plate, allowing the PTO to engage. No guard here, both belt stops are though along with the PTO tensioning assembly.

Here's the prize though, the hydro lift matched to the JBJr. should work real nice!!

Like on the 2012, there is one of those "right side PTO" pulleys outboard of the normal BGB drive pulley. They left the rope cup on this one, too... Only the center PTO pulley on the left end of the BGB. Solid lift rod to rear lift. If the engine runs strong, I'll put the lug tires and weights on this one and use it for ground engagement.

When I got there this was on the seat. "Oh yeah, that goes with it too" the guy said.... Must have moved trailers or something, I'd guess. Think this thing'll take a three point hitch?? The decal is still behind the seat, though partly painted over.

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MDB
Great find Kirk... It should make quite a tractor8D^

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gregc
Looks like she was rode hard and put away wet but I know you'll make her right.:) Must have been pulling box cars from the looks of that rear hitch.:D

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Terry9
Good deal Kirk! I'm just dismayed that someone would let someting this nice sit out in the weather......and fall apart. I'm sure you'll recondition it. Terry

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pacodiablo
I wonder which came first, the truck or the tractor? (For those who do not know, GM offered a Big 10 package for their trucks in the 1970's and I think into the 1980's)

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Kent
Paco, the Allis Big Tens were made in 1965 and 1966...

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jkmustang1
Wow Kirk That tractor looks like it has more than earned it's way for alot of years. If any tractor deserves a good home and some proper repair it does. From what I've seen in your other post you will give it both. Good luck I am sure it will live on.

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KSever
I like all the BIG welds holding the hitch together then you have the little eye bolt holding the hitch to the tractor :D Got a Good deal though Kirk I wish I could find one with the hydraulics on it.

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pacodiablo
I like the way the body lifts up off the frame. Much better than having to crawl under there. Looks like a much better layout than my MTD in general.

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DaleC
May look terminal, but the hands of the surgeon are capable of a beautiful face lift I am sure. Keep us posted. My second tractor is a Big Ten that I have not started on yet. I will be interested in your newly aquired project!

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Drigon
Hello Kirk, that looks like much much work .... ;)

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Tom_Byrne
Nice find Kirk. If anyone can get that machine like new it's you. BTW, some "pipe fitter" exhaust[:0]! Hope that's not welded in.:D

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Scott Salmons
If that is the tractor that was on ebay I would have bought it for the lift! To darn far:(!

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Nick
Nice find, I am sure you will have no problems putting her back together, as your are an expert in that field.

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thedaddycat
I filled her with fresh gas and ran up and down the block which has a decent hill. It pulled up hill fine, maybe a bit of tweaking on the carb to fine tune her, check the points out, grease, fluids and filters and it's back to work for this one.

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