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  1. 11 points
    This was given to me by a coworker. It would not roll over so he put in a new starter and battery. Still no go so he gave up on it. Problem was carb leaked gas into cylinder effectively hydro locking it. Rebuilt carb and machine runs very well. Deck was very crooked so I leveled that and it should be ready to mow now. I think my wife will enjoy driving this. She can't reach the pedals on the 520's with Matt's kit installed. Paint is good on tractor. Deck needs some work to make it look pretty. Cleat
  2. 10 points
    Finally got the engine in my daughters suburban after a year. Few small things left but end is in sight now.
  3. 10 points
    I just wanted to highlight the fact that I recived great customer service and the parts I needed quickly at a very fair price from Robert Maynard and Glen Pettit, suffice to say I am still awaiting parts I have orderd in the UK...😉 Much appreciated guys. Des
  4. 9 points
    I have been known to do both, I have a 13' ramp trailer. The one Cardinal Rule for loading is to back onto the ramp! If you are going forward and have a momentary loss of traction you can end up upside down. Also, if you are suing portable ramps be sure they are secured to the truck/trailer, if the mower deck hooks on a ramp it will get pushed off the tailgate and you will be on your side in a split second.
  5. 8 points
    Experimenting with some strange custom ideas for my COMMANDO First Computer mock up. Also thinking of traditional but use gold leaf vinyl on black as it will be celebrating its 50th birthday next year.
  6. 8 points
    I mowed my lawn with my 91 520-H. I can do my lawn in 25 minutes with the 60"!
  7. 6 points
    Ain't no big thing. Just doin' my job!
  8. 6 points
    I use a 14' landscape.
  9. 6 points
    Hooked the tub cart to the 854 and headed out to the willow tree to cut up a rather large branch that came down. Cut it up, loaded it into the cart and hauled it to the burn pit, after a couple loads to finish cleaning up the area, I put the tools away and parked the tractor. Cart and tractor made the job fun and a whole lot easier.
  10. 6 points
    Last week I used the C-195 to set the hay elevator up in the barn and today I sprayed 20 gallons around the house and the fence rows around the hay field. Love to run this machine.
  11. 5 points
    Fixed the wiring on the RJ35 I picked up at show and installed the elbow and air cleaner. Then cleaned up a couple and the 3 are now stored in the Mobile Tractor Bunker. Lol
  12. 5 points
    This thread is likely to never die - thanks for starting it! Pulled the C-125 in the garage as I had not changed the axle seals, though I had the trans split in the restoration - yeah, I know. She's leaked and picked up dirt on the trans bottom so, good cleaning. Pulled the hubs and got the seal pick out. Hey!, the old seals are like a thin sheet of cardboard. Nothing can be picked - had to scrape them out. New seals - sweet. It was a good job done as I injured myself tapping it in with a hammer and extension - pinch. No job is a real job for me unless skin is removed and blood spilt.
  13. 5 points
    Thank you. Yeah she wanted a pink and tan one. She's 5 and going to her first show with it tommorw.
  14. 5 points
    My rule of thumb is opposite, drive them on forward, especially if the hoods are hinged in the front. If not properly secured, a tractor that is backed onto a trailer or truck, can and will lose their hoods due to the wind drag blowing them up and off. I've seen it happen, and in fact, I was behind a trailer that had that happen to. If you do backed them on, secure the hood with a bungie cord or strap (just don't tightened them too tight to damage the hood). If you do have a problem with them rearing up if driving them forward onto a trailer or truck, don't drive them on, but walk them on. Put them in the lowest gear, throttle down, and just walk them on. Much safer.
  15. 5 points
    Over the past few weeks, as time permitted, I rebuilt the 48” deck, replaced the front wheel bearings, pressure washed, tuned her up, new fuel line, belts, engine drive and idler pulleys, tweaked the exhaust, added a second set screw to the rear hubs, some wiring work, throttle lever knob, tore the transmission down for a good inspection, new seals, and some other odds and ends. Today I put everything back together. Except for a 1 ½” muffler clamp (I broke one) she’s ready to roll for another 41 years.
  16. 4 points
    Drilled and pinned arms for my c195 loader project and checked level, slow going with my job always keeping me away.
  17. 4 points
    Two of our very best... vendors.
  18. 4 points
    Both those guys I have met in person when I traveled from UK to the big show in US a couple of years ago and they were perfect gentlemen and a pleasure to ham met , along with many other wonderful that I was lucky enough to meet
  19. 4 points
    Finally got round to trying out the sickle bar this afternoon. To say I'm pleased with it is a bit of an understatement. Tried it on the overgrown bridleway past my home. Thick, heavy, long wet grass. Did two passes. One down and one up. 1st gear low box and lowish revs. Result below.
  20. 4 points
    I run a 77" W x 14' L utility trailer. Love it. Most in my area are 77x12... but I wanted the extra two feet to comfortably load attachments as well.
  21. 4 points
    Like @953 nut the same not thing I've done recently is load my RJ35 onto my recently acquired enclosed trailer for storage and protection. But the pace will pick up this weekend.
  22. 4 points
    I hauled my 1975 B-100 and wife's 1970 Gilson 500+ miles to Portage Wisconsin to a garden tractor show!
  23. 4 points
    Finally found a set WH front weights and installed them recently.
  24. 3 points
    Bingo! I have been trying to decide between a new shed/garage out back, or a 7x14 aluminum frame V nose trailer. May have to do both! Beautiful machines!
  25. 3 points
    Almost finished. Just need to put the belts and cover on and the hitch and cable and I'm finished.
  26. 3 points
    Today I welded a K321 exhaust pipe to an M18 muffler to quiet her down quite a bit before I mowed for two hours with my C175/45 hybrid.
  27. 3 points
    Here are a few pics from today.
  28. 3 points
    Nice sunny afternoon, so I decided to line up two of my tractors for a couple pictures. Featuring my 857 that mows the yard every week, and the recently restored 1276 sporting freshly painted rims and some new rubber. Carlisle SAWTOOTH 4.80-8 in the front, and Kenda K501 23x8.50-12 Super Turf in the rear. Enjoy.
  29. 3 points
    I fitted new rear tires on my C160 today. Adjusted the PTO clutch a bit and fixed the seat pan latch.
  30. 3 points
    Yes that's the original seat. Here's when we started on it.
  31. 3 points
    Hi Jim, The working width (inside of rails) is 66". Max width ( outside of tires) is 84". Ed BTW, the length of mine is 14 ' not 16" .
  32. 3 points
    Jim, The width of my 6 x 12 trailer is 96" outside of fender to fender. The maximum width of my Tacoma pickup is 84", outside rear-view mirror to mirror. I don't feel like I'm going to take out any cars, but there have been some mailboxes on the right side of the road that may have felt a bit like jumping back as I passed by.
  33. 3 points
    The lighting makes the paint look pink.
  34. 3 points
    Interesting info Bob. I was working on a 10 Hp K241 on a 1075 (has a S/G), the timing hole is on the rear side of the shroud. On My 310-8 it is on the front. Apparently when they started putting ring gears on for electric starters they moved the timing marks and the sight hole. Having them up front near the points makes life a lot easier...
  35. 3 points
    Only thing I did with my herd today was load one of the 953s on the trailer so I can get on the road early tomarow for a nearby show Friday and Saturday. to follow!
  36. 3 points
    Looked at them. Too hot to do anything.
  37. 2 points
    I have the Koehler in my with good hydro. I also have the 15 inch rear wheels. I'm not sure what motor is in the other unit. It may be a 74 d200 for all I know. Or another d160. Not sure if the hydro is good, don't know if it runs. Just seems with the finish mower and 3 point setup with pto I can't go wrong, even if I rob the good stuff for mine and part it out, if it's decent I may just keep it and part ways with the 160
  38. 2 points
    Sweet. The console decals really help finish them off. I have always liked the look of the woodgrain decals. Thinking about making some custom ones for my commando. Hope you figure out the hydro issue.
  39. 2 points
    Indeed, they are some of the most incredibly fun attachments to work.
  40. 2 points
    Came with the deflector. Looks like it was taken off when machine was new as it looks new. It also came with 2 large plastic pieces that get installed for mulching. Also came with all the manuals including a VHS tape (which I can't play as I don't have a VCR any more but I thing my mother in law does). My wife usually cuts the front lawn with a push mower and I cut the last 2 acres with a rider. She will like to ride I am sure.
  41. 2 points
    Now that was a great deal - did it come with a deflector for the discharge chute? Good to know that your wife cuts grass - can't get mine near one...
  42. 2 points
    My first job @ 10 years old was working in my Uncle's service station and I remember well all the cardboard cans. We carried CO-OP also, had all the weights including auto trans fluids.
  43. 2 points
    Man I think we still have some Kendall and Co-Op ( Farm Bureau ) non detergent oil hanging around the old AC dealership. I know there's still cardboard quarts of oil in the shed .
  44. 2 points
    18' car hauler when I am running around local or a 28' "toyhauler" when we are making a vacation out of it!
  45. 2 points
    This flywheel is typical of a K-series with Bendix-type starter. Since @Fin_ is working on a K301AS, this should help him locate the marks if they are still there.
  46. 2 points
    Since there was a lot of talk about the timing marks, here is how to find the approximate location if your flywheel is rusted. This is where the marks are located, and what they are supposed to look like. This is a K301 flywheel. So, with the cover off, looking from the front, remove the nut and locate the keyway. Place it at the top (12 o'clock). Your TDC (T) mark will be at 9 o'clock with the (S) mark 5-1/2 to 6 teeth toward the top.
  47. 2 points
  48. 2 points
    Not all! Seems like a few have gone to @dells68 @TravelinJavelin and @T-Mo have snagged some nice ones lately. I am about to go from an acquisition mode to a get off your keister and start restoring mode shortly. I have enough projects to keep me going for a few years.
  49. 2 points
    Ok, here are some pics after having the tires mounted, I think it is a pretty good option to match the original color. Nice thing is that the paint is easy to spray, dries fast compared to Rustoleum, and tire mounting did not damage the finish at all. Only $3.49 a can at your local ACE Hardware.
  50. 2 points
    This place is absolutely fantastic, and I love reading shared stories like this. You look real good in that shirt Jim.
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