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Mud on the tires

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Snojetter

Figured I would show the ol' 917 can still get the job done. This tractor has been repowered with a worn and tired KT17. Poor thing is run just twice a year to do the tilling. Aside from a weak battery, it fired right up this afternoon and willingly went to work. Seems like she smokes half a quart of oil per use, but voila! - the results look nice. It' still fairly wet, but it's getting late for planting...a little mud on the tires looks good.

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Snojetter

There's a downhill incline right to left in the picture.  The top half of the garden is a nice loam, but the bottom half has more clay.  It's getting a little less clumpy every year, though.  It's not the type of black soil I'm used to from my home area in southern MN, but it's not bad.

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steve-wis

Nothing like fresh worked dirt, love the look, the smell, and of course the seat time!  I have a plow and tiller that haven't been used in a few years, going to have to find someone to help out pretty soon!  

Tractor looks great too, are you going to repower again or leave it as it is?

 

Steve

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Snojetter
9 hours ago, steve-wis said:

Tractor looks great too, are you going to repower again or leave it as it is?

I'm going to leave it as is for the time being.  I do have a 7117 repowered with a Magnum 18 and I've seriously considered putting that motor in this tractor.  This 917 isn't all that pretty - that's why the photo isn't a closeup.  The PO put a rattle can paint job on it, and then added thick sticker lettering.  But it's pretty good mechanically, and that's what counts.

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