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plastikosmd
well it has been 8 mo or so since i got the old b12 up and going, a little helping hand was in order. Charge the battery and add fuel and poof, off she went [IMG]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/plastikosmd/9a3bc486.jpg[/IMG]

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lol, thx guys. i think it is the perfect machine for the suburbs. 15,000 lbs, 6k lift, 4wd and articulating! Well it was time to put the new/old tires on the b12 today. Battery dead again. Got the 3 wheelers goin so I figured I would use the 1984 big red. At first I thought I could push the tractor up the slope to the garage, after passing out twice I figured I would work smarter. [IMG]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/plastikosmd/f9f51124.jpg[/IMG] Also a good chance to use my heavy duty pallet jack. Thing must weigh 300 lbs. Doesnt lift very high but man is it rugged [IMG]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/plastikosmd/1faa8b1b.jpg[/IMG] tires on, got all lights working, now i gotta go buy a battery as it wont hold a charge [IMG]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/plastikosmd/5d1f7f07.jpg[/IMG]

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mowinman2
I sure would LOVE to have those rear wheel weights that are on the B-12. I even have a pair of Allis Chalmers weight I would trade you for. If my eyes are correct, those that you have are the single notched, highly sought after, John Deere weights that came out on the very early JD round fender 110 garden tractors. They bring a very pretty penny. :drl

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plastikosmd
Was an old pulling tractor. Has some unique mods including the muffler clamp technique to buttress the rear casing. Front bumper is also overbuilt. Will get a pic. Yes those are old jd weights. I have had offers on them but will keep as they do weigh a bit more.

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bumper picture as requested. It is rugged. Was a puller in it's past life so it looks like it was set up for weights. While quite nice, I still have yet to mount my weed cutter as it is a chore to remove that bumper. The side bolts are easy, but it also floats on the front axle with the center bolt. I figure I will pick up a 2012 or something to use the weed cutter with if I get around to it. [IMG]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/plastikosmd/1d57279b.jpg[/IMG] The first year I got this tractor, and joined here and started with these machines, I could not find a dirt/snow blade so I fabricated a plow setup that I just bolted to the front bumper. This was pre-hydrolift. For hydraulics I ran a pump that was bolted under the tractor and ran off the center PTO. As I never use this machine for a mower, I may add that setup back on for additional hydraulic output, if I could figure out a use. An even more interesting fact about this machine. After getting hooked on this site and these machines I bought a loader for the tractor. Had it shipped up here and bolted it right on. Weight box/frame and all, without issue or need for other parts. For those of you that have mounted a loader with the original frame you would know that you need axle spacers that were sold to allow the subframe the clearance it needed. Well, I didnt know this but realized it when I bought a second B12 to put the loader on. I unbolted it from this machine and went to bolt it up on the other and discovered my machine had the spacers on it. They did not come with the loader and I didnt know any better and got 1 in a million B12's that someone had put the spacers on when they sold me the machine. Off the spacers came from my B12 and onto the future loader machine. How lucky was I? In the custom plow pic, they are on there and had yet to be discovered by me. [IMG]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/plastikosmd/DSCN1953.jpg[/IMG] Tractor was rebuilt/rehab into a more proper plow machine [IMG]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/plastikosmd/snow-lineup-2006-1.jpg[/IMG] but I sold off that plow and cab. The cab was loud and I didnt care for how confined I felt, I like to be in the weather. With the big JD there was no need to use the plow either. The old ag tires in the custom plow pic went onto the loader machhine that was sold. Somebody here may own it again one day when it resurfaces. I picked up these other ag tires, they appear a bit bigger than the originals. Now the machine is my, drag stuff around the yard that I am too lazy to start the big JD or Forklift. It has a new style 16hp briggs in it, (somewhere thare are a welding post by me on how I fixed that) and high/low and hydrolift. Never fails to start. I dont keep the hood on it now as I unclamp the battery after use and dont see the need to keep removing the hood. As it was my first tractor, It will never be sold by me

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