Steel Soldiers now has an offical calendar available, read more about it at: Steel Soldiers 2021 calendar
I...HATE...LEAVES...!!!Then, I spent the next four hours cleaning the leaves off of my lawn.
On the grass I mulch them with the little tractor, but around the house I have to rake the b@stards. And usually the wind picks up when I rake. Go figure. At least I am down to filling some 20 lawn bags, from 70 or so at the last go around. Things are improving.
Hi Aussie Bloke! You know watching your video of the cable winding, I realized how various English speaking countries use phrases differently. In the States when you say "I'm working one handed" you imply that you have only one good arm or have lost a hand. In the States when we are working by ourselves we say "I did it single handed". A very minor difference to be sure, and I feel much better now knowing you have two hands!Aussie Bloke you sure do post some fantastic videos! You're having entirely too much fun down under!
Definitely the way to go! My hand and a rake - they don't fit so well. Automation is a great thing.View attachment 818327
From the sounds of it the cattle aren't much help. I live on an acre with a lot of trees and I'm surrounded on three sides by woods. I know leaves believe me. I pull a Craftsman 12 bushel sweeper behind my Cub Cadet. It's awesome! I blow or rake heavy accumulations of leaves into the woods and then I ride around on my tractor. It really does the job! You can see in the picture that I haven't done the area close to my house yet or behind the tractor. In the middle is the area I cleaned for comparison. I've seen these sweepers at Tractor Supply for $300. I wouldn't be without mine. Of course, I don't have to bag leaves. I just dump em' in the woods. Sent from my portable lithium powered communications device with my fingers.
Your Deuce looks sharp! When you say cold in Illinois you ain't kidding. I lived there for four years. It gets really cold there! A lot of snow too.Spent time replacing filters, fluids, cleaning, installing winter front, on my M35A1, getting ready
For winter, and soon listing it for sale.
Then took it for a quick drive, parked and plugged in the battery tender.
Bring on the cold!
I've been scratching my brain thinking about where to mount my Vic-1 system, thats a great set up.
I think I'm gonna have to copy that one.
Really neat micro-switch install!!! Man, if my cab floor only looked that clean and painted. I really feel like a failure now!Added a park brake indicator light, my handle was already modified, so i came up with a cheaper micro switch. Had to make a small bracket to attach it, and a cover. Tim
That is a damn nice install! Looks like you could start WW3 with that baby!His install looks very clean and well routed. I like it! Another location option would be the top rear of the cab:
View attachment 818907
I can believe it. I usually carry a roll of shop towels with me just in case the defroster doesn't get the job done. I often hand sync the wiper motors too in between shifts.replaced the heater blower motor today. Can you believe I had to unbolt the whole heater assembly for the motor to clear the oil filters........At least now I don't have to use my ice scrapper on the Inside of the windows while firewooding and snow plowing. replaced the Air Governor too as a PM, since they are only 20$.
Does a slower motor mean it needs to be greased or is the passenger side usually slower because of the longer air hose?I can believe it. I usually carry a roll of shop towels with me just in case the defroster doesn't get the job done. I often hand sync the wiper motors too in between shifts.
Yessir... Good plan and it keeps the dirt dobbers from building a news in the end of your petcock too! Nice. Next time that job will take less time and be more enjoyable to do.I drained my radiator and wasn't happy with how slow the petcock drained and how the coolant would drain onto the bumper when I removed the petcock, so I installed a ball valve pointing down where it will be easier and less messy to catch the coolant. I capped off the ball valve to avoid any unintended coolant leaks.
I like your use of the 90 degree street elbow. Where did you buy the valve? I may have to do that myself in the Spring when I'll have a small radiator leak repaired. Thanks for the excellent pics too!I drained my radiator and wasn't happy with how slow the petcock drained and how the coolant would drain onto the bumper when I removed the petcock, so I installed a ball valve pointing down where it will be easier and less messy to catch the coolant. I capped off the ball valve to avoid any unintended coolant leaks.
We get it, advertisements are annoying!
Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website like our supporting vendors. Their ads help keep Steel Soldiers going. Please consider disabling your ad blockers for the site. Thanks!