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This one is a bit of a work in progress, so it may be sometime before it gets finished.

So, started of with half a rolling chassis from a Yardman AN5175.

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After a couple of hours cleaning and stripping it looked like this.

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Removed rear section of chassis as it isnt required, found a 12hp engine to power it and a 42in deck.

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The white masking tape sections are where the out riggers will go to carry the wheels. The yellow handle is where the drawbar will go.

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One of the out riggers attached and a lift handle to adjust the deck height made.

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This is as far as i have got. The swan neck is fully adjustable to allow transporting behind the tractor or cutting to the side.

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Next step will be to find a garden leaf vacuum to help blow the grass up the delivery spout. Mount a battery,make a dash pannel, get a better fuel tank, and tidy it up a bit with a few body pannels.

Well that it for now, might be a while before any more updates as im having problems finding a leaf vacuum at a decent price.

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Not much progress to show as i am having a few problems finding a blower/leaf vacuum at a reasonable price so this project will have to be put on hold, in the mean time i have started to collect parts for my next build. See topic "Ploughing tractor build".

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I have eventually found a blower :)  Its a John Deere Power Flow high output fan so should do my job just fine.

Best bit, it was free !

It could do with new blades but i am having problems trying to work out which model it is. I have been on the John Deere web site and done a google search but cant find the correct model, can anyone help ?

 

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