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Look what we built.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by dr.lawn21, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. dr.lawn21

    dr.lawn21 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    This is a john deere 2653 fairway and utility mower that we converted to a plow. The machine is three wheel dirve, and turns on a dime. We converted a 6' JD Gator plow and custom made the mounting bracket for the hydraulics. This thing will move some snow. (that is when we get it) :nod:

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  2. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    Cool....

    Is that 3 wheel drive? Looks like a cool rig........Whats next a cab???
     
  3. dr.lawn21

    dr.lawn21 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    JD 2653 in the shop

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  4. fatboy

    fatboy Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    Looks like the tires are studded too,COOL! nice job :waving:
     
  5. dr.lawn21

    dr.lawn21 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    yup....we picked up an old JD cab this weekend for $75. Needs some modifying to fit, but it should work.

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  6. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    I like it...

    When you get some snow be sure to bring your camera.....I like it...
     
  7. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    that's sweet! seems like a good deal on the cab too!!!.....what year is that mower?
     
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  8. nickv13412

    nickv13412 Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    that thing looks awesome. great job on the mount, looks great
     
  9. RJ lindblom

    RJ lindblom Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    I am impressed. Let us know how it works.
     
  10. dr.lawn21

    dr.lawn21 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    The machine is a 95 and has about 1800 hrs. on it. I picked it up at our local municipal auction for .........get this.............$800. (do some searching on jd 2653 and you will find that this was an absolute STEAL!)http://www.industrysurplus.com.au/ITEMS/agriculture/item3.htmWhen we bought the mower the origional idea was to turn it into a small plow. We tried it as a mower, but unless the properties have golf couse conditions (grass type, height and grading) the mower does not work so well. Hope to have a sprayer and spreader set up for it by spring.
     
  11. tsmith

    tsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    That thing is sweet lookin. I bet it's a blast to plow with. Nice work.
     
  12. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    Do you have good down pressure on the blade? Nice job on the mount!
     
  13. RJ lindblom

    RJ lindblom Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    I was going to ask if you had any other uses for the machine. Personally I am a fan of machines that can do multiple tasks. I like it even more.
     
  14. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Very cool!:drinkup:
     
  15. 1sthippy

    1sthippy Member
    Messages: 85

    Quick Turns

    Looks like it could turn on a dime. Must work well in small areas and tight spots.
    Nice job, Hippy
     
  16. KCB

    KCB Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    That is a fine machine. I have spent many hours on John Deere golf course equipment. Those little diesels really have some grunt. Nice job with the tire studs and cab, exactly what that thing needs.:salute:
     
  17. redneck farmer

    redneck farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 192

  18. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    That looks awesome!
    It looks to me like the blade isn't wide enough to run angled, but maybe it's just the picture or me.
     
  19. dr.lawn21

    dr.lawn21 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    Just enough room.

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  20. ameyerman

    ameyerman Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    really cool setup!! :nod: