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jeff lary

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About jeff lary

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  • Birthday 02/17/1963

Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    Kubota L-2950 Allis Chalmers "B" Wheel Horse 312-8
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  • Location
    Hartland Maine
  • Occupation
    Field Technician for the M.D.O.T.
  • Interests
    Hunting ,Fishing, Grand Children, Working in the woods, Family, Partner Chainsaws ,Making Knives (when I am in the mood)Eating ( love to eat)

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  1. New Battery Time What Brand to buy?

    I just got home I went and bought an Everstart it is on the tender right now $32.00 all in
  2. New Battery Time What Brand to buy?

    I know what you mean about getting a good one. I have a 95 Kubota that I bought in 2007 the battery in it was old ,..looking when I bought the tractor. I would say it was 2 years old or more in 2007. I cannot remember the make but it will start that tractor in minus 20* weather or plus 90*. Every Fall I say " boy I ought to change that battery" but so far it works flawlessly. As for the WH goes I am leaning toward a Walmart battery just because I do believe I can get at least 5 years using my maintainer. The ones on their web site says $29.00 for the expensive one ha ha.
  3. New Battery Time What Brand to buy?

    I will go look soon, thanks for all the suggestions.
  4. New Battery Time What Brand to buy?

    yes we have a tsc nearby, After a quick google search it seems the Walmart Ever Start or Maxx battery is made either by East Penn / Deka or Johnson Controls made in Saudi Arabia. Looks like the batteries are sourced from a quality manufacturer .
  5. New Battery Time What Brand to buy?

    Just what I figured lots of choices ha ha . I am not sure what I will do I don't mind the cost I guess but he did tell me that it had a 2 year free replacement. I thought 2 years? I bet Walmart has a 2 year plan for god sakes. I do like the idea of a brand name battery as I am a " do it once do it right" kind of guy. To be honest though $129. for 2 years does not seem all that spectacular to me.
  6. New Battery Time What Brand to buy?

    He had a few larger cca but they were 8x8x6 I think,.. my battery box is 6 1/2 tall x 7 3/4 long and 5 1/8 wide. Oh and they were top "post" style mine is a "bolt through style"
  7. I will keep this short, I have a 1995 3/12/8 and it gets used a lot in the winter snow blowing. It has in it right now a Wally World Ever Start Extreme? 350/275 cca. I went to start the tractor the other day and she was dead as a Hake this battery is quite old maybe 5 years. Anyway I put it on a trickle charge for a couple days and even now she seems to have less oomph than I would like. Now maybe I ought to just go get another ever start $30-$40 dollars most likely. But I just called Napa to price a "good I hope battery" They have a Johnson Controls AGM 450 cca battery for $129.00. What are you cold weather guys buying I have all manner of part stores around and TSC too. Also today I bought a Battery Tender jr that will be attached to the WH when I decide what to put in her. Thanks Jeff
  8. I need non Wheel Horse Advice

    Sorry it has been so long but things have been busy here with the fall and deer season now winter coming soon. We did get back to the tractor for last time at least for now. I built a puller to get the base off the engine and I can tell you it would have NEVER came off without one and even with one it still broke in half. Yep she is just scrap the base was seized to the shaft or someplace and we played hell getting it off. The connecting rod is just crumbs the governor spring assembly was all destroyed as well. there was a small 1/4 or less in length pin in the base rolling around in thertoo. Along with assorted metal crumbs and chunks. BIL is I guess going to see if a fellow about 20 miles away may have a used engine? I have seen this guys add in a local swap trade magazine with 4-6 craftsman mowers for sale all the time and bunches of parts. So I will have to wait to see what he finds out. He also said something about buying parts to repair the engine I have tried to no avail to quell that idea. This engine has been apart before he told me and has been re ringed with larger rings then the head was warped so that had to be planed and so on..... As far as I am concerned it is just past it's useful life. I am really hoping he just saves some money and buys a different mower but only time and spring will tell the tale.
  9. I need non Wheel Horse Advice

    yes we will let you all know but I have my doubts as far as getting the base off. We have had all manner of pry bars in there and beat on the back side of the cover but no go yet. We have hit the crank I say hit because the normal "tap" just aint doing it for us ...but neither is the hit ha ha. We will tackle her again next Sunday. I think either a different tractor or engine is next. His wife ( my sister) likes this one because for whatever reason she can run it easily. I am suggesting a new Intek engine just because hopefully it would just bolt right back on. But I am guessing that the new engine would be between $500-$700.00 if that is true maybe he can find a used tractor instead.
  10. I need non Wheel Horse Advice

    Well we had our first work afternoon . The engine is out on my bench but we cannot get the" base or short block cover" (in his little owners manual it was called one of these names?) off. I have to believe that the cover is designed to come off over the crank shaft. but I swear it acts like the cover and shaft are all one unit. We got the bolts all out and the cover separated about 3/8 or a 1/2 inch but it will not come off the engine. We just wanted to look inside to see what broke. How does this cover come off ? With the cover / base/ short block cover opened up a little,.... the pieces of steel, C-Clip, the spring and the pieces of steel fell out on the white paper towel, the seal we took out.
  11. I need non Wheel Horse Advice

    We had a apple cider pressing get together out to cam today and I got to see my bil. For now he wants to get the engine off the tractor and see if we can figure out why the engine will not turn over. He is hoping it is a broken connecting rod , something we can try to get parts and fix. Time will tell probably I will keep you informed as we go. He was asking though , how do you get the crank out if we need to I guess this engine is horizontal - east /west piston travel. I told him I had no idea but if we need to,.. we have a good place to ask about it. Edit, the first thing he wants to do is remove the engine and we would be doing that outside. The weather today is not cooperating so we will wait till another day to get started. I wanted to make this post because I do value all the help I am sure we will get from you all. But if anyone has been following this thread they might have expected a post on todays progress,.. and there will not be any progress today.
  12. I need non Wheel Horse Advice

    I agree there are good points to be made in some of these videos. He mentioned fuel pump electric clutch and a few other things in the first few minutes ,oh yea muffler too. After I got to thinking about just those issues I began to see the end before we even got started ha ha. I am glad you are not offended, I am a hard working guy a very no nonsense sort of person I guess. I was in the woods at 6:30am and just came home now 4pm. I just don't like to listen to someone acting so silly I really have no patience for it I guess ha ha. I bet he is clever but I just cant go him ( "go" ) is a phrase a friend of mine and I use to describe spending time listing to or visiting with someone. Thanks for the Predator advice I really figured that would be plan "B." I know bil has almost zero time to work on this unit so I thought I would try to help him. His mom is 95 and is quite ill he goes to see her on Sundays in the mornings for a few hours to give his sister the "caregiver" a break,.. so all he has for time really is the later half of Sunday afternoons.
  13. I need non Wheel Horse Advice

    Thanks time will tell I guess. If it were me I think I would just park this beside the road and ask $50.00 for it. I had thought some of suggesting a Predator engine swap but I have never done anything like that before either. I can just imagine all the hassles involved in that type of swap. I really don't know if the tractor is worth putting the money and time into an engine swap? I figure if this were up and running and ready for mowing it might bring $ 400.00 up here. I bet a new engine would be more than that all by itself. He has this plus a couple " newer" models of John Deer tractors. I think each has it's own problems as well. I told them to put them all 3 out next to the road and ask $ 500 for them the lot,... then take the $500 and put a few with it and just buy a different used mower. The issue is I know they just don't have the extra cash to do that. Thanks for the link and trying to help that is why I came here I knew there would be someone that knew a lot more than I ! Edit, please don't take offence to this but I cannot watch this dude ,by fast forwarding ahead several times I made it to the 5 minute mark but I could not stand him any longer. I have see him in the you tube world before and I think he does do some interesting stuff,.. but he is just too silly for me.
  14. I need non Wheel Horse Advice

    If I can remember how I will post a few photos of the tractor I took today. The pics just show the tractor, the flywheel cover text, a under hood label, a speed? gauge thing... and the trans shift pattern . There was a question as to weather it was a hydro or not and I hoped this info would help. Sister says yes it is a hydro. I don't really have anything to add as stated before I do not even have the tractor here yet. This may sound stupid but I came back to this thread trying to plan a way to copy and paste this into the "correct forum"( " Other brands") but it looks to me like some very good soul has already moved it here for me? if so thanks,.. if not I will try to figure out how to get it moved but looks to me like it is now in the right place. Jeff
  15. I need non Wheel Horse Advice

    Ok so I went over after work and looked it over. It is a Craftsman DYT 4000. It is Hydro my sister thinks. I still have not talked to my brother in law. It has an18.5 hp Intek Plus engine. Model 917.273640. According to my sister it had been burning oil a long time and smoked a little (rings maybe?) she has MS and it is very hard for her to get around and he works all night delivering freight between ME and NH . So they had the grand daughter mowing for them. The girl said she was mowing and it just quit,.. the starter when engaged will not turn the engine over. I am guessing that maybe the ring or rings broke and is binding up the works. I guess that is what I can think of. Like I said the tractor is not here and may not be till Sunday but this is what I know for now. The engine is filthy it had the crank case breather hose come off at one point and covered the motor in a fine mist of oil then you mow with it and viola you have a very nasty mess under the hood.