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Pettibone master 5
« on: January 24, 2018, 09:08:10 PM »
Hello! Iíve been lurking here a while now, finally figured Iíd ask if Anybodyís got a master 5 skidder, or one nearby that they could take a few pictures of?
Iím looking for a picture of the belly, from the front or rear and a picture of the operators cockpit (?) google searches have been fruitless in these areas.
Iím on a 5 year plan for building my own little skidder and the master 5 looked to be the closest to what I have in my head, closer than the gafner and the old Garretts. 

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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 10:13:34 PM »
JesseA from maine?
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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 06:30:30 AM »
Welcome to the Forum JesseA, lots of knowledge here!
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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 07:51:57 AM »
The same Mike.   Iíll probably be posting pictures of my misadventures soon.

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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2018, 08:11:11 AM »
I see a few old "bones" on CL.The owners may be able to help you out.There are some here who are pretty fearless when it comes to rebuilding old iron.
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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2018, 08:11:45 AM »
If you're from Maine you've probably seen the master 5 on CL?

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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2018, 09:03:54 AM »
Hey buddy, i always look forward to your projects.  The samurai not pullin enough wood?  Get any further on your dads?
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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2018, 09:12:46 AM »
Bob, thatís the one that got me curious. Itís 2 hours from me otherwise id go check it out.

Mike the samurai is doing a good job but Iím greedy.  Dads rig is progressing but slowly. My welder went down for a couple months and that put a stop to all progress until I had it fixed. 

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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2018, 10:45:53 AM »
JessesA,welcome to the forum.
You will like it here.
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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2018, 11:20:32 AM »
Ah that stinks.  I just got my welder wired up at the new place after being without it for a year.  It was like losing an arm!  Fabbing on a patch of mud now, youd think i was in :maine:
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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2018, 02:13:45 PM »
Thank you guys for the warm welcome!
And losing the welder was like losing an arm! ďI could just make..... nope canít do that the welders down.Ē

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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2018, 11:46:57 AM »

Hi guys, I think you might have been referring to this old girl. It's proudly in my possession now! I'm in Pittsfield, Maine. It appears to be almost all original. I know where this another one south of me in central Maine that is running and used seasonally. And I believe I know where this another one parked in the woods that hasn't moved in 15+ years.


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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2018, 11:53:13 AM »

I'll get some pics of belly pan and cockpit and post them later! I have some digital copies of parts manuals etc that might be useful as well. Some pretty good pics and diagrams in there.

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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2018, 11:54:55 AM »
Looks good all chained up. Like the goats too.
Going to be used full time?
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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2018, 12:18:01 PM »

Not full time, but for our farm woodlots and where it makes sense. Have other equipment for hard and heavy work. I decided to bring some wood down unlimbed for our ND dairy goats. It think they think the skidder is like a mobile food vendor now.. HAHA. 


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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2018, 12:28:27 PM »
Mobile food vendor,I like that.
I only have a tractor as a mobile food vendor.

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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2018, 10:12:15 PM »

Rear belly pan and operators seat. I'll put some more pictures in my album.




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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2018, 11:14:28 PM »
Look at all those steaks!
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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2018, 07:35:25 AM »
Look at all the paint left on the bottom side 8) 8)
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Re: Pettibone master 5
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2018, 09:18:57 AM »
Thanks for the pictures miketclew ! Thatís a sharp looking machine! Looks a lot nicer than it looked on the ad! Looks like it wasnít used too hard at all!
Does the front axle articulate or does it do that at the rear? Iím guessing that the Lower lever in the dash is the Transmission and the lever on the right side of the seat is hi-low or reverse? 


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