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  1. I just noticed that my b80 (1975) deck is rusting out. Is there a replacement deck that fits the B80. Tractor is in great shape--had the engine replace several years ago.
  2. PTO interlock switch

    Right or wrong, I have been running my B80 for over 20 years with the seat switch disconnected. If I remember correctly, the engine would turn off anytime one got off the tractor, regardless of PTO arm position. Never had a problem or a safety issue as far as I am concerned. The only reason I disconnected to seat switch is that I put on a much better seat/w arms that does not take a switch. Yes, I know I could have rigged-up an external switch--but it was a pain everytime I need to stop to remove something from the lawn.
  3. PTO Interlock Switch bad

    LeftTackle That would be shockingly easy as a fix if it works----and off I am to Radio Shack at 10 AM to a can of this fix all that worked for you. The ball in the switch does go in, so the problem is something internally that I cannot see. If that does not fix it after a bath in electrical contract cleanser--I am going to look closely how easy it is to remove the switch and decide whether to just leave the jumper wire in place as a permanent solution (knowing there is a safety issue compromised with that solution) OR try further to determine where to get a new PTO Interlock Switch. But what I am not going to do and put $60 (plus) into a switch if that is the cost of a new one.
  4. PTO interlock switch

    I just ran a bypass wire and took the seat switch out of the circuit, when I purchase on non-BMW seat that does not accept that switch
  5. B80---rear wheel off.

    UPDATE Thanks to everyones input regarding Woodruff Key for rear wheel (B80-1976). Now, six months later---the new key fixed the problem. Kelly, thank you for your help. Jay.
  6. Re 1976 B80 PTO Interlock Have the B80 since 1976//great tractor almost never a problem. First time that the interlock PTO switch broke. Had trouble finding the probem was this, but after unplugging the wire harness from the switch and playing with a jump wire into the harness female plug, I found out how to bypass the switch. I assume I did it right (hopfully) since it now works with the jumper wire in place. Questions-- 1. How comment is it to keep a jumper wire as a permanent fix and bypass the PTO switch. Do you guys do that? 2. How costly is a new PTO clutch lever interlock switch?? Was not able to locate the part number or vendor who sells this. Is it still available? 3. Is the old switch fixable---Does one try the fix the old switch (1976). Thank you
  7. Interlocks.

    Re 1976 B80 PTO Interlock Have the B80 since 1976//great tractor almost never a problem. First time that the interlock PTO switch broke. Had trouble finding the probem was this, but after unplugging the wire harness from the switch and playing with a jump wire into the harness female plug, I found out how to bypass the switch. I assume I did it right (hopfully) since it now works with the jumper wire in place. Questions-- 1. How comment is it to keep a jumper wire as a permanent fix and bypass the PTO switch. Do you guys do that? 2. How costly is a new PTO clutch lever interlock switch?? Was not able to locate the part number or vendor who sells this. Is it still available? 3. Is the old switch fixable---Does one try the fix the old switch (1976). Thank you
  8. Front Rim Offset

    Does this Jacobson/Ford wheels fit a B80 (1976)? WH/Toro does not have the wheels anymore for the B80.
  9. Lubricant Question

    It is not too early to clear your calendar of potential conflicts
  10. Lubricant Question

    I change my axle fluid every 40 years, and no problems. Just changed it on my 1976 B80 and it looked fairly clean--no trace of water. I marked my calendar for the next service. Hope to continue this discussion with you all at that time.
  11. Gearl Oil for 8 Speed

    Did that, but it did not help. Then I discovered that the bolt hole does not go all the way threw to the oil chamber on the B80.
  12. Gearl Oil for 8 Speed

    Yes, I know. could not find 90w140, and the feedback indicated many substitutes--but I suspect they all would have the same issue. I kept the 85w140 in the house until I was about to pour it. So the temp of the oil was about 70 F. Still it would only go in a shot glass at a time. I did it over 2 days to get the 2 quarts into the system. Even at 50 F outside temp, it is slower than slow pouring in. The problem is that the dip stick hole is not designed to release air and also accept fluid at the same time, so while filling the air within cannot escape easily. The air in the system gets trapped and does not allow the new oil to be added very easily. That is my analysis.
  13. rj 58 front weight

    I have used the simplicity weights on the rear of my B80 wheel horse for 20 years--a must for snow throwing. I have the Simplicity 99044 collar weight, and 3 990045 ring weights. Very easy to make an adoptor to fit under seat above axle. Got everything for about $20 --over 30 years ago.
  14. Gearl Oil for 8 Speed

    just completed changing the axle fluid with 85w-140. Took a little longer than forever to get that oil into the axle fitting
  15. B80---rear wheel off.

    Kelley Thank you....got the keys today. Got my work cut out for me this weekend, but snow for tomorrow--maybe it will be just a dusting so I do not need the snow blower. Thanks to everyone for their input.
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