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Posted: 1/15/2013 10:27:12 PM
   

RE:New Years Day Start up and Road Run.

    Thanks for your help Gary. I hope these photos work.
    Looking at some of the New Years start up photos they look more like a spring outing! Here the only time one of the old tractors get started is if there is a Christmas Light Up parade. This year I was asked to transport Santa in the local parade. We usually use one of the tractors that is in need of a paint job as lighting them up is hard on the paint. So this year we decorated our 201 as it is scheduled to get new side panels installed and paint job this spring. Early December the weather wasn't too bad and we had a good time. But all that work for a twenty minute parade meant we left everything in tact so that the family could have a hay ridde when they were home for Christmas. Everything is now put away until Spring comes in a few months.         

Doug



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Posted: 1/15/2013 11:12:34 PM
   

RE:New Years Day Start up and Road Run.

Doug, I sent you an email to help a little with pics.

Gary


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Posted: 1/18/2013 9:03:06 AM
   

RE:New Years Day Start up and Road Run.

Hello Doug,

Great to see you participating in the discussion here on the website, I hope between Gary, Joe and Brenden they get your photo's on here, we all want to see them and look forward to further contributions of what you are up to with your Massey's both old and new, we don't mind.

Malcolm.


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Posted: 1/18/2013 3:27:10 PM
   

RE:New Years Day Start up and Road Run.

Had some time today to play around with adding pics. Hope things go better this time.
    Doug


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Posted: 1/18/2013 7:32:43 PM
   

RE:New Years Day Start up and Road Run.

Nice!


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Posted: 1/18/2013 11:12:01 PM
   

RE:New Years Day Start up and Road Run.

Doug - I like the lights on your 201.  Is that a stationary display or can you actually drive it with the lights on?  If so, how did you power the rotating lights on the wheels?
 

Drew



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Posted: 1/19/2013 11:50:34 AM
   

RE:New Years Day Start up and Road Run.

Hi Drew - This outfit is fully mobile. All of the lights are LED. The lights on the wheels are battery powered (3 or 4 AAA). I salvaged some old cages off of some barn exhaust fans and attached them to the rear wheels in order to string the lights to them. The 201 has a 12 volt generator so I clip an inverter to the battery in order to run the 50 or 60 Christmas lights on the tractor which was a full load along with the head lights. The bundle wagon has a small gen set to power those lights. If I run a 6 volt tractor I'll just set a 12 volt battery on the platform to connect to the inverter. Like I said earlier you don't want to hang lights on a restored tractor as the process can be hard on a paint job. A lot of work but fun anyway. Don't other communities out there have light up parades at Christmas?        Doug


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Posted: 1/19/2013 8:51:11 PM
   

RE:New Years Day Start up and Road Run.

That all makes sense to me!  I guess I haven't tried that hard to find battery powered strings of 12V LED lights.

I did attend a night Christmas parade this past season in our town.  There was only one tractor with lights on it but it was more of an orangish color if you know what I MMean.  I do remember it having a second 12V battery attached to the drawbar/step.  There were no lights on the wheels.  So good job on your illuminiation engineering!


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Posted: 1/20/2013 2:52:02 PM
   

RE:New Years Day Start up and Road Run.

Drew - I guess that I didn't make myself clear on the voltage of the lights. The LED lights on the tractor are all 110 Volts. The inverter boosts the voltage from 12 volt on the battery to 110. The lights on the wheels are the only ones that are low voltage.     Doug                


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Posted: 1/20/2013 8:34:57 PM
   

RE:New Years Day Start up and Road Run.

I was with you about the inverter and 120V lights on the tractor.  You were clear!  :-)

I was just curious about the seperate power supply (batteries) and 12V lights per each wheel.  Good lookin' display.

Drew


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