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  1. Electric Lift wiring question

    I just went through this on a C-175/8. All you need is a "key on" power supply to trigger the relay for full power from the battery to the electric motor. I had heard that you shouldn't use the lift unless the motor is running but I think that's untrue. All I found was a notification that using it without the motor running could run the battery down.
  2. Poor, neglected, and abused horse!

    Oh! And Lucas, Prince of Darkness is the saying. I had Triumphs.... lol
  3. I picked up a sonic cleaner from Harbor Freight a while ago. does amazing work on stuff like that. I used a coupon and got it for around ~$40 pretty good at cleaning old mechanical clock mechanisms too
  4. Front Wheel Bearings

    Fun, huh? I've had work done on both shoulders. full repair on one, cleanup on the other (to try and prevent a full repair) At this point in time i''m glad I had it done but it's definitely not for the faint of heart!
  5. Buying New Garden Tractor

    My GIL has a Kubota. seems like it's always got some issue or other. regular maintenance is $$$ too... of course he has it picked up to get the maintenance done so that could be part of the cost
  6. Did you climb that rickety old fire tower?!?!? lol
  7. Sooooo..... are you buying "rattle can" paint by the case? you guys are doing a great job so far, Wish I was going to be there for the Owl's head show but we're not heading up until August 1st. I have a camp near Winthrop
  8. I’m not sure what model I have!

    Looks like an Eaton hydro. Could be a later C-175. You could try to hone in on the year with the engine tag. Looks like an original series I Kohler
  9. I’m not sure what model I have!

    looks like a nice clean series I Kohler in a C-175. mu guess is it's a Sundstrand hydro (can't see the filter in the back end shot) looks like you could use a muffler too
  10. One thing I like to use when I have to do some heavy de-greasing (especially with chemicals) are those disposable Nitrile gloves... they're thin enough that you can feel what you're doing but keep a whole lot of crud off your hands. only drawback is if it's warm, like yesterday when I was using them, your hands get pretty sweaty I've actually used them to keep my hands warm working outside when it's cold
  11. looks good from here!I bet that cutting oil reeked... looks like sulfur based oil

    I'd rather that than run extra power through the key switch, but hey... everyone makes choices...

    You want to use a relay to power the pump directly from the battery (fused) I used the light switch wiring to activate the relay, it's only "on" when the key is in either start or run
  14. 520-8 Electric Lift

    I ran that same combination last winter (417-8 with electric lift) and it wasn't any different than when I had the snowthrower on a hydro lift
  15. C101 Mysterious Part

    My 417-8 has a slot hitch with the tube and it has a cable running through it. the only problem it has it the cables too short... It wasn't hooked up when I got the tractor and when I connected it I found out why. Not having any rear implements, I disconnected it again and left it... for now