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    418A

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    Bensalem PA
  1. I own a 417-8. Adding chains, wheel weights and loading tires gives great traction to plow large piles of snow but at times causes loss of front wheel traction. Most clearly when turning. I tend to plow the large piles in a straight speed full throttle (2nd or 3rd gear ) power run to clear them from the driveway. New front ( loading them ) tires and adding a bracket and weight to the front of the tractor will help as well. I put new turfs on and it did help. I have a blacktop driveway so I never tried the chain method. Just slowing down is a requirement at times and just lifting the plow a bit to let the front tires grab again. Your now driving over snow and then having to do another clean up pass.
  2. Link To AstroAL Digital Inflator Here is the link to the Inflator for those with interest. I tested it against 3 different ( Older ) gauges and it was spot on. The backlight is extremely helpful with auto on and auto off. Its now showing $23.99 with coupon, always happens after I buy it.
  3. I think the extension hose will help ( maybe ) protect the gauge a bit.
  4. Installed a new set of tires on the 416H Loader. Hi-Run brand, 16 x 6.5 4 ply for the front set, 23 x 10.5 for the rear. Cleaned up and painted the rims with new tubes added. I used an old pump sprayer and a extension tire hose to fill the tires. I removed the valve stem from the new tube and the extension hose. I just cut the sprayer hose and it was a good fit right over the extension hose end. Filled the tank with the WW fluid and just used the pump handle to fill the tires. I could also open the black relief valve and pressurize the tank with a rubbed tipped air nozzle as an option. My daughter wanted to help so the slower way was more fun for her. Worked perfectly. Not much snow fall but allot of ice and tires seems to plant well as I changed from foward to reverse. The new digital tire inflator ( Amazon $30 ) is just fantatic.....I normally use the tire extension hose threaded on to the tire valves first, the extra length keeps the gauge inflator out of harms way . The brass chuck hold the tire valve really snugly. No air leaks at all when filling the tires. Filling truck/car tires I do not use the extension unless I am filling the truck spare under the read bed. Here a few pics:
  5. Possible I could just swap the double bagger pulley to the center. The PTO deck belt might be a bit long at that point. A smarter guy would talk about blade tip speed and rpm. Comparing my Craftsman mower with the Wheel Horse decks, the Wheel Horse cuts and mulches much better to my eye. I going to give it a try. Waiting for ordered new blades, Metal Clean and Etch and Aluminum Primer. I do have a sand blast cabinet with glass beads so I am set.
  6. Thanks Raw material was well below items cost. I think the spindle and pulley were $50 apiece. The 5 inch round was a cutoff for $20 and the 4140 3/4 was a long length for $25. The steel shop did offer to face or cut the 5 inch round to width, I should/will do that in the future. It took forever to face of the extra 3/4 inch off the back side, filled the trash can with a huge pile of chips.
  7. The spindle is made from 4140 alloy steel 3/4 diameter. I threaded the spindle on the 3/4 ( blade ) end and used Red Loctite to place the thin 3/4-16 Grade 8 hex nut in the proper location on the spindle. This saved from buying hex bar and turning the whole length to the 5/8 an 3/4 diameters. I may cross drill and pin the lower 3/4-16 with the red loctite. No need for it to ever be moved once placed. The blade side nut is grade 8 3/4 16 as well. The pulley spindle end threading is 5/8-18. Grade 8 as well. The spindle is cross drilled and I need to pick up grease fittings to finish them. I also need the O rings for the spindle. Two of three were still there when disassembled but they just fell apart when rolling them off. The bearings seem fine.....roll smooth. I did not remove them from the housings. Should I pull the bearings to soak and clean them or leave alone. ?? I assume the inner grease shields are removed to allow the grease fittings on the spindle to purge them with fresh grease. Maybe just grease them heavily the first time ? What do think ? Thanks
  8. Thanks I am self taught machinist. Books , You Tube and the Web are my sources. Picked up my South Bend 10K Lathe off Craigslist maybe 6 years ago. $300 bucks from a local Retired Locksmith. Trust me , i had had quite a few of those **** moments while using it. The new pulley is made from C1018 5 inch round Steel.
  9. Not hard to make up a solid aluminum set on the lathe. Can/should I soak the housings to arrest the corrosion a bit ? Will it help ?
  10. I have a 42 SD Deck to repair. Two of the pulleys released one did not. The center two pulley drive spindle was cut off and removed with great force. Cutting the spindle as well. I never made a pulley before so it was a good project. The critical spacing for the pulley was the lower one ( smaller) with the deck belt so it would line up with the other two pulleys. The top side was less critical as it just just to the PTO side alone. Dimensions were copied from the existing spindles and the original mangled pulley. The double small same size pulley on right is for the bagger unit. Curious to see how the now heavier Steel pulley runs on the deck, Comments and Questions Always Welcome.
  11. 520 Kwik Way Loader Help

    I found the pics. Still a few missing. I have all the dimensions on a note pad. tonight I will check my garage. Here are my build pics in no order.
  12. 520 Kwik Way Loader Help

    Photobucket has my pics currently. I have tried to order up the complete download but I never get the email. Here are a few pics from a fellow member JackC. I have complete build pics as well. I will try to find them. I
  13. Sure. I used the OEM Toro Tiller pulleys, belt and spring. Possible to crossmatch pulleys and such. 1/4 bar stock. I used stock Toro Tiller belt. Do not know the length.
  14. Gas tank bushing

    Its a common item across many makes and models. I use the valves that have an intake screen. Amazon and Ebay are my sources when needed.
  15. BIG SHOW 2016 BUY/SELL/TRADE THREAD HERE!

    A bit late but here is a disc harrow. $150 Paypal Delivered to the big show of course. Thanks
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