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PeppyDan

Deutz Allis 1918 (updated with attachment)

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PeppyDan
I have made a few purchases lately and this is my current project. I got it with a blown 18hp Magnum engine, power steering and a 48 inch mowing deck.






As you can see the hood is beat pretty hard!




Notice the rub rail that a P.O. welded to the deck, not a bad job of it either!






The engine in pieces as i got it, the cam destructed taking out a rod and bottom of a cylinder jug. The crank appears to be unharmed!






I tore the hood apart to straighten the side panels and grill enough to make it look decent from 50 feet away. I plan to use this tractor with an attachment that I found at the Portland swap meet, more on what the attachment is after I get the tractor running with the 20hp Magnum that was rebuilt and just setting in my workshop with no where to go. It was out of a Sunstar so it will feel right at home in the Deutz! Dan

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D-17_Dave
Nice save. Looks like it came with the optional "cram the front end in every tree" attachment. Too bad some people can't seem to figure out how to steer a tractor.

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PeppyDan
quote:
Originally posted by joshuaareed
I am sure you will make her look nice as you always do Dan. How many are you up now Dan?
I plan to get it usable for now and once I have proven the machine out, then I will tear it back down to repair anything not up to my expectations. This makes three Sunstars plus the remains of the burnt one. I plan to swap the high/low, independent wheel brakes, and second lift lever from the burnt one after I rebuild them. I will use the hydro from the D.A. since the heat was probably not good to the close tolerance parts in these units. Dan

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comet66
I'll never understand what is so difficult about using the brake on these machines!!sm00 Weather it is single or duel braking, it is a quite large surface to put one's foot on. So can't just miss the pedal. Add this I guess, to the ever growing list of things "I just do not understand."?

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PeppyDan
quote:
Originally posted by CarlH
Dan, What's this??
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... make it look decent from 50 feet away
I think it ought to look as nice as your Homelitesm04
It will eventually be redone but for now I just want to get it usable. Here are a few pics of what I got done last night on it. A little more cleaning and then I will start putting it back together (without painting).








It seems as though the rubber isolators on these older Sunstars are always in this condition when I pull the engines.




Rather then buy the correct isolators at a cost of $11.46 each(4 required) I am going to try this approach.


These are not needed so I will add them to my drawer of other rubber items.


This is what I will be using. The steel tube or bushing that was in the originals when cleaned will just press into these but don't do that yet!


I used my band saw and carefully sliced the pieces in half. This will then be used with the original washers, bolts and nuts to complete the 4 new isolators for a total cost of $10.68!


Dan

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quote:
Originally posted by joshuaareed
I have heard of people freezing rubber before they have to drill it, is it the same when you have to cut it with a band saw?
This is a fairly stiff rubber that I used for the isolators and I had very little trouble cutting them but I have never heard of the freezing trick so it may have made it go easier. Dan

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PeppyDan
I ran into several little problems with this tractor and got side tracked some but it is finally finished for now. I plan to get it back into the workshop this winter and add the dual hydraulics and fix a couple of minor things but for now i was able to try out my purchase from Portland.
















As you can tell it is a 48" power broom by Sweepster. It has the hydraulic angle option but I removed it until I get the dual hydraulics on the tractor so I just use the pin for now. The person I got it from said it was only used about 4 times by the original owner and this guy was just selling it for the owner. This makes two working sweepsters for me but I plan to sell the one that is on my Jcpenney tractor now that I have this new one working. Thanks for looking! Dan

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