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One Of Those Days

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It snowed here yesterday we got about 3 inches of fluffy stuff. I was going to clean the yard last night but decided to do it this morning. This morning I Turned on my heat lamp and went out 15 min later it was 20 below zero last night. I went to start the tractor and it wouldn't start I forgot to push the preheat button so i waited another 10 min and it started right up. I started out of the garage engaged the blower and the belt went flying. The old belt was pretty worn so I decide to put my new belt on. It would not pull over top of the driven pulley so I took the blower of to tip it up. I then started to loosen the bolt on the belt guard on the idler pulley on the hitch found the hitch broke. I took that to get it welded as my welder is out of wire and no CO2. When i got back I installed the hitch put the belt on the blower remounted the blower and put the belt around the cone clutch and idler pulley pulled up on the tensioner and the ear on the spring broke. Lucky I had a spare one. I started at 8:30 am and got done blowing out the yard at 3:15 pm. It took me all of 15 min to clean both drive ways and walks. It has been one of those days but I am in where its warm and plan to stay here awhile.

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HubbardRA
Maynard, Sorry to hear of your troubles. Glad to hear that I am not the only one who has days like that. Seems like the more I learn about these wonderful toys, the more days like yours I tend to have. I guess we would soon get bored with the tractors if we didn't have to work on them once-in-a-while.

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fredwood
Half the "fun?" of these old girls is wondering if you can get a job completed with a repair job on them. My first snow had me making an ear for the hood on my B-10 and then swapping wheel weights from my 702 wheelhorse to the B-10. Different size wheels meant going to the hardware store for longer bolts. Just a normal day in the care and feeding of vintage tractors. Fred Wood

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MPH
20 Below, Maynard, you should move to bannana belt Tok. Hasn't been 20 below yet this year and its on the high side of zero now. I know them kinda days though, like my 4040 sitting with the engine hanging on the hoist because of the starter, all I wanted to do was move it outside so I could bleed the brakes on the truck after replacing the line I tore off wood cutting. I blead the brakes today laying in the snow. Tractor parts are on the way from ours truely, SLI..Stay warm down south there in Vt..MPH

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Hope your bad luck streak is over Maynard, funny what a nights sleep can do to help. Marty, that is really unfair, our october was the 3rd coldest on record, november was "cooler" and the last week was downright frigid. However, i think el-nino has kicked in, mid 30s,low 40s in the forecast!!! so i took the rest of the week off!!!! Doug

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SmilinSam
Kinda makes good the sayin "There aint no such thing as a quick fix". Stuff like that usually happens to me when I'm late and need to be somewhere else doing other work.

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