What did you do to your deuce this week?

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I poured some anti-gel into my fuel tank and ran Brutus for 10 minutes to make sure the treated fuel was circulated through the pump and injectors. It gets below 32 degrees here at night now. I plugged in the block heater too. Then, I spent the next four hours cleaning the leaves off of my lawn.
 

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Then, I spent the next four hours cleaning the leaves off of my lawn.
I...HATE...LEAVES...!!!

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.
 
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I...HATE...LEAVES...!!!

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.
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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.
 

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Aussie Bloke you sure do post some fantastic videos! You're having entirely too much fun down under!
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!
 

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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.
Definitely the way to go! My hand and a rake - they don't fit so well. Automation is a great thing.

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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!
Tom
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.
 

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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
Really neat micro-switch install!!! Man, if my cab floor only looked that clean and painted. I really feel like a failure now!
 

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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$.
 

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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$.
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.
 

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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.
Does a slower motor mean it needs to be greased or is the passenger side usually slower because of the longer air hose?
 

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Well, getting air wiper motors to work in a "normal" fashion is not an exact science. My passenger side wiper motor used to run so fast that the wiper arm looked like an airplane propeller. The driver's side ran very slowly and often not at all. So, I slipped a vacuum cap with a very slight cut in the end over the passenger side exhaust outlet bend to act as an restrictor to slow it down, while guaranteeing that the driver's side wiper motor got more air. Both seem to work kind of at the same speed now and the driver's side doesn't stop as often. You could also try a bit of silicone spray inside. I don't think it damages o-rings.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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. :cool:

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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!
 

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Haven't really had the time to sit down and update, but as soon as I finished replacing the front brake lines in the middle of last month:

I modified my tool rack to fit a mid-sized chainsaw. Basically just cut the brackets out of the center of it so I could fit an appropriately sized piece of OSB in the bottom of it. I then drilled holes further down the sides so I could mount it flat. (Didn't take pics due to the simplicity of the project.)
I also removed the bent rear fenders so I could hammer them flat.
Once those two minor things were done, I did a complete fluid check and greased EVERYTHING.
We've been out in the woods doing firewood shenanigans every other weekend since. Happy to report that the locker functions flawlessly. Locks in when you engage the transfer case and unlocks shortly after disengaging the case. The only thing that some folks might not enjoy is the loud groan that the locker makes when its unlocked in a turn. It only does it when turning left (in my case at least.) The off-road shop I bought it from told me that it was going to be loud, and not to be concerned when I drove it the first time. Unfortunately the main roads got salted a few days ago so my plans of driving the truck to their shop so they could hear it will have to be delayed for now.

There is plenty of wood to stack in the meantime at least.
(My shop is a cluster right now, I know. It's annoying but temporary.)
 

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