Metal Front Grill ?

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Metal Front Grill ?

Postby Puffergas » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:14 pm

I have one tractor with a metal front grill. Was this homemade? All others that I have seen are broken fiberglass. Thanks.

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Re: Metal Front Grill ?

Postby BigBill » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:48 pm

Looks to be orginal mesh wise but the lower fiberglass is repaired.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: Metal Front Grill ?

Postby Puffergas » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:02 pm

This is all metal. No fiberglass anywhere.

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Re: Metal Front Grill ?

Postby BigBill » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:11 am

That whole outer housing is metal?
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: Metal Front Grill ?

Postby Puffergas » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:37 pm

Yes, the whole outer housing is metal, no fiberglass. It doesn't look homemade but it must be. It looks like factory made.

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Re: Metal Front Grill ?

Postby mozer71 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:25 pm

The outer housing / grill surround is rather thick. They weren't using cast aluminum but there is metal. I remember buying my 154 and the owner was a professional bodywork technician ( yes technician ) He redid the grill surround because it had dents or something, with fiberglass. Then he painted it all up perfectly. This outer housing has withstood countless swipes across it with low hanging branches and still looks good.

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Re: Metal Front Grill ?

Postby BigBill » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:20 pm

The orginal fiberglass housing cracks so easy.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: Metal Front Grill ?

Postby SONNY » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:28 pm

I have a 154 with this same metal on it. I think someone made/sold a bunch of them from their shop!--they are pro made for sure.

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Re: Metal Front Grill ?

Postby BigBill » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:51 am

Needs pipe protection.
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Re: Metal Front Grill ?

Postby mozer71 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:50 am

Okay. Brush guard makes sense. Lots of insects and stuff wouldn't clog the grill mesh if the brush guard had a screen. I just thought the "cowl" was built rather strong. I've since seen many are broken or missing, so I need to protect it.

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Re: Metal Front Grill ?

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:13 am

You wrote about bugs and grass...this was my solution to that problem, and it has been several years, and I have had no negative results. The little bungees tend to stretch, but they are cheap!
http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=94176&hilit=Screen
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Re: Metal Front Grill ?

Postby mozer71 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:04 pm

Hi, Dale. I remember that post from before I joined :) So yes, I did something like that. I think the brush guard will mount where the snow blade's fixture bolts are, so it will be a summer project.


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