Looking forward to seeing it. With the amount of wood you cut, I'm sure it'll make the job a little more intersting.
Bearing are in good shape, no slope or play, nice and smooth. Yes it has the adaptor for the 1 3/8". We used the thin one on the 8n beater we use at the deer camp with a bushhog and ORC. It broke the first time out. It was a quick fix, just changed out the ORC to the proper size. Would buy the thin one again.missouri massey man said:That set up is a lot more substantial than the lighter made Dearborn saws. Your bearings are nice and heavy duty Kirk. It looks like the right angle drive has a cast extension to allow for the length of the 1 1/8 x 1 3/8 adaptor, or are my eyes deceiving me? My M-H-F right angle drive fits the back of the Fords but you have to use the thin 1 1/8 x 1 3/8 bushing, which cracks the first time you use the saw. I shot grease in to hold the broken pieces in place and it works fine.
Good deal on the rig...you will love the tilt top. Does that bolt with the T-bushing near the pivot have springs on it or are they missing ? If missing a couple valve springs will work to push the table back at you from the bottom of travel, but too many or too stiff of springs and it'll make you grunt to compress them to saw.
I know these saws can be dangerous. I have cut with these saws before. Always nice to work with a couple of people. A chucker really helps so the wood doesn't falling to the ground and pilling up and end up where it shouldn't.ralbuck said:I have used similar -- but front mount on a semi-permanent JD B --
Even with shielding it is a dangerous outfit!
Clean the blade up and then use lube to help avoid binding etc.
Great dig! Happt SAWDUST!
A REAL BACK SVER though.
Hope it works out for you.
I haven't decided which trator I'm going to put it on yet. But what's nice about this unit is when you raise the 3pt up the hole thing goes up and slacks the belt then when you set it back down it tightens the belt again so you don't have to fool with it.petra79 said:Wouldn't mind finding one myself. Looks good Sir. Have to see it once you get her all set up with a tractor.
Good luck and be safe.