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Old 07-08-2018, 02:14 PM
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Default Wideframe bumper build

Building a bumper and maybe weight holder for my 1250 and wideframe machines. Last night I found an old narrow frame mule drive that was unusable and took the front quick attach mount. cut it in half and eyeballed everything to see about how I want it. Now I need to find some steel to go between the tractor and the bumper, cut the top section off and make it flush so it can fit below the hood when open and remove the lower grille section for clearance. But it's a start.
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My horde: () '78 1250
Trapped and released: 124, 1000, 72,
(JD) '86 316 & '86 318, '74 140, '86 330 diesel
Attachments: 4 Brinly plows, cultivator, tandem disk, kk-300 planter, large stash of mower decks, #2 & #4 carts, #1 tiller w/ 2 exts. & #1a w/ 2 exts, , JD 50 & 80 (3x) carts, 2 JD 54" blades, IH 42" blades, several sleeve hitch assemblies, much much more I can't think of.
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Old 07-08-2018, 02:32 PM
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Holy crap, what do you plan to hit???
You don't need any additional weight with that on front!
Bit overkill.....
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Old 07-08-2018, 03:24 PM
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I agree, sort of. Overkill for sure but it does classic look to it. Almost era correct looking. How heavy is that thing? And what did it come off of?
Cooperino 104,126,2x129's,804,1211
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:33 PM
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Good luck steering that with one hand.
But on the other hand....if you have a big ol' #2 tiller hung on the back
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:39 PM
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Yep, its era correct.
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2072 w/60" Haban
982 with 3 pt and 60" Haban
1811 with ags and 50C
124 w/hydraulic lift
782 w/mounted sprayer
2284 w/54" mowing deck
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:35 PM
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Rather than old, I went current,,
The local Deere dealer gave me a 100 HP tractor grill takeoff,,
I put it on my 40 HP tractor,,

That grill guard weighs more than a 40 pound suitcase weight,,,

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