It's been a productive few days. We put the main drive pulley on and lined it up with the motor; we moved the breast and aligned it with the card; and we moved the doffer and aligned it with the card.
Dad fidgeting with the main pulley to get it just right
The motor is three phase electric and will need to be bolted to the floor
The breast in place (on the left of the card)
Here we have the doffer in place on the right of the card
A better picture of the doffer
Dad left about noon to have a nap so I thought I would finish plowing the driveway. I spent nearly five hours on the tractor on Monday but wanted to plow a wider path. Fortunately, I fed the sheep and the animals before attempting to widen the driveway.
Please return your seat to its full, upright position
Please return your seat to its full, upright positon
I'll do that later, after I've had a lot of wine and slept it off. For now, it can sit there.
I felt the tractor sliding into the ditch, then starting to tip, I jumped off and was very lucky it only tipped on its side. I'm fine--hopefully the tractor will be okay when its upright again.
I'm off to a hot bath and a bit of wine.