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Tractor Stuck, Again

  While slashing blackberries around the West dam, the bank gave way and the Fergy almost went in. Lucky for me.   The neighbour helped me pull her out with his Fergy 35.

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Photo Voltaic Economics In Victoria

We recently invested in a basic 1500WPV array on our roof in Victoria, Australia. Due to generous rebates and a premium feed-in tariff (basically middle class welfare) we had a 1.5kw grid connected array installed on our roof for $2900 … Continue reading

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Tractor Test Run

Today I successfully started up the old tractor motor that I have been rebuilding for the last 8 months. This is very good as the ground is starting to dry out and there is a lot to do in the … Continue reading

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Block Back On Tractor

After a bit of sweat and swearing, I managed to get the rebuilt block back onto the tractor where it belongs. It was a bit tricky lining up the spline with the clutch plate but I took my time and … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Engine

I picked the engine kit and a conrod up from Skatey. I took all the conrods and new pistons down to the Crankshaft rebuilders in Blackburn. Just before Easter, after several weeks I finally got a balanced set of conrods. … Continue reading

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New Crankshaft

Last week I picked up the engine rebuild kit and new crank fro Skatey. He was able to do a very good price. $655 all up for the kit and crank. Two other quotes I got were $800 and $1100. … Continue reading

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Workshop Ready

I cleaned up the shed, now it looks more like a workshop and is very conducive to working on the tractor engine. Kirsty was delighted. The block has been washed down with a high pressure water spray, still could use … Continue reading

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Broken Tractor

The old TE20 tractor broke down while slashing. The first con rod broke, taking out cylinder one in the process. The remains of the piston and conrod. Unfortunately the journal on the crank shaft was badly scored so basically means … Continue reading

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