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About bds1984

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  • Birthday 01/14/1984

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  • tractors
    C-165 HD 8-speed
    C-145 Auto
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  • Location
    Kalamazoo, MI
  • Occupation
    Woodshop teacher

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  1. Landed a 520H finally

    I second the center drill. Those will not "walk" like a split-point drill bit. Also, if there such a thing as a cobalt, left-handed bit, use that in a drill press or milling machine and you're on the right path to getting this 520 back among the living.
  2. Snowblower for sale

    Changed Status to Closed
  3. Front End Friday

  4. New front shoes on my C165. I like the looks of the 18x8.50-8 turf tires much better than the 16x6.50-8 ags. She looks more like the C195 I had before.
  5. Hi would you consider $800 for the mower? Thanks budman2

    1. budman2


      Thats OK never mind !!!!!!!!

  6. 315-8 W/42" Deck

    Here is a low-hour 2002 315-8 with a 42" deck I have for sale. It has 413 hours on it and was garage kept its whole life which really shows. This season it has had all maintenance done on it; a new battery, engine oil and filter, spark plug, fuel filter, PTO oil seal, transmission oil, engine-to-deck belt, everything greased, and two new front tires. As you can see the only down side to this machine is the seat has a few small cracks but they in no way effect the quality of this machine. This Horse starts, runs, cuts, and drives very nice; even all the safety switches function! $1000 OBO.
  7. Buying New Garden Tractor

    My parents bought a GT235 with a 54" deck new in 1999; they looked at the 520xi's, but those were out of their price. It has been a very reliable machine and even after mowing nearly four acres at a time, it still gets the job done. There is no hour meter on it, but my guess would be it has over two-thousand hours on the clock now. She is starting to get a little tired, but after all the lawn it has reliably cut, I have no complaints; I'd really love to pull the heads and see what the cylinders look like. The no mow in reverse was disabled before it had even cut its first blade of grass; we just leave the PTO engaged and mow.
  8. The title sums it up. I am going to replace an oil seal on the PTO side but I have need to remove the electric clutch. Since I have never removed an electric clutch before, I'd like a pointer or two. Can I use a two/three-jaw puller to remove it? Any tips?
  9. Snowblower for sale

    Up for sale is a snowblower that I have rarely used in the last few years. I have it set up to blow snow on a gravel driveway which is why it has the larger tires on it but includes the original cast iron wheels too. I have put several new parts on it; scraper edge, chain, sprockets, drive pulley, tension spring, both pillow block bearings, and wings. I know that it wont win any beauty contests, but, that really isn't what this snow blower is about; it worked fine for me so hopefully it will for you. Come get it out of my garage! $150 OBOEmail me any questions! Thanks for looking!
  10. D180 Rear Axle hubs

    Bingo. But probably permanent. I would like to turn my C165-8 into something size wise of a C195 and eventually add hydraulics, rear pto, ect.
  11. Since D's are so foreign to me, are their rear axle hubs 1-1/8" like the majority of other Wheel Horses? The reason I ask is I have the opportunity to get some really nice rear tires, wheels, and wheel hubs I would consider for my C165 for an upcoming project.
  12. FEL Build for 520

    I would like a Marauder as well. I have a 2005 CV LX Sport with 2008 Mustang GT wheels on it. It is pretty much a Marauder (interior, color, and sound) but with a few less HP and has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. Here is a pic from 2010.
  13. FEL Build for 520

    Nice 520 FEL and P71. For a split second I thought it was a Marauder. Is the P71 your tow rig?
  14. 16 hp engine oil

    I have been using 15W40 Rotella or Wolf's head for years now and not a single issue. The whole only 30wt above certain temps is as outdated as the API classification for when the manual was written. Oil technology has improved exponentially since then and I wouldn't lose any sleep about using multi-viscosity oils in my air cooled engines. What is critical is keeping the oil level full and changing the oil every 25 hours.
  15. C145 Auto w/48" deck and snowblower

    Changed Status to Closed