I'm about 23 miles north of Helen, just off US 76 and about 15 miles east of Hiawassee. You are correct, we are neighbors. If you are ever in this area, give me a shout and we can talk about FLU419s. Yours looks to be in good condition from your photo. Does it run well? Complete? Did you get the hydraulic tools with yours?
Oh hell yea, right on! so maybe you are familiar with the forest service/dirt roads around there? Someone mentioned one time there is a dirt road route you can meander up to the Asheville vicinity from your area. Warwoman rd maybe? I can't recall exactly, but it would be fun to explore that route sometime in my Gwagen.
My FLU needs some TLC and lubrication maintenance badly, it's been sitting for a number of years down in South Carolina. I spent a number of weeks getting all the paperwork needed to title and register it in North Carolina. I think I’m going to start my own thread on the whole process.
The rig does run great though, so I really can't complain, and it plowed the 10" of snow on our 200yard private road last week.
No hydraulic tools included
None of dash instruments are active, except for the charging light and ammeter. It shifts gears great and transfer case works well too. The 4x4 actuator has some air leak I think, I had to wedge the 4x4 lever with a piece of wood to keep it in 4x4. I think I will eventually rig up air valve switches to control the lockers individually, so 3 separate air switches1. rear locker 2. front locker 3. 4x4 engagement. Maybe using a switch like this: https://powertank.com/products/pro-series-pneumatic-air-toggle-switch-power-tank
The back hoe hydraulic cylinders all need repacked. I recently bought this seal kit on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/152411113479
Also bought some gland nut wrenches: https://www.ebay.com/itm/393174091759
and seal installer tool kit:
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Probably will tackle all that closer to the spring time.
I also bought this high lift trailer jack. I'm going to fabricate a bracket so I can easily lift off the front loader
oh and it will need new tires in the near future. I don’t trust tires this old! Pretty sure they are the originals. Especially if I plan to drive it on the public roads. Might budget out some MPT 80 or 81s. And get some pewag or rud brand forestry chains for maximum grip. We’ll see! I knew this rig was going to cost lots of money to get dialed in! I’d rather spend the money on the FLU419 than just a regular farm tractor…