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About dcrage

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    Imperial, MO -- 30 miles south of downtown St. Louis

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  1. The time has come.

    God luck Jim. You are obviously at the right place for this type of procedure. A person has to be very thankful for having access to great hospitals like you have in Cleveland or I have here in St. Louis.
  2. Cleat I usually stop after the left bag fills and switch bag positions. My thinking was I got a bigger load of leaves since the left position gets packed so well. So I opt for filling the left position twice before dumping.
  3. I "mulch" my leaves with my 310-8 by 'mowing' 2 or 3 times. Then connect the 37" SD to the bagger and collect the leaves, dumping the collected leaves on my compost pile. The "mulching" allows for heavier loads and less stoppage to unclog the fill tube.
  4. I would just do double (or triple) cutting. Use your 854 first to break down the leaf size. When they are noticeably smaller use your Toro bagger to pick them up. I do the same thing with my 310-8. Mulch first by mowing 2 or 3 times and then picking up with my bagger attached. A little extra seat time (not necessarily a bad thing), BUT your save a lot of time by not having to dump your bag as often and not clogging the fill tube as much.

    I have had need to monitor BP on several occasions the past couple of years. And I have always taken multiple readings (usually more than 3) and then reported the average. I pretty much follow the Bob Maynard directive as given above, other than I don't rest 2 minutes after sitting. If a person will do multiple readings per BP check they will see the variation that is present in this measurement. The MD's office is aware of this 'uncertainty' when they use single measurements.
  6. Guess I need to start watching the Neb CL again since Tyson's trip.
  7. No Idea What I'm Doing!

    Geez that is a very good tractor and attachments you are parting with. Only 380 hrs on the tractor. Mine from the same era are at 900-1000 hrs and still going strong. I know the attraction of new is very strong, but unless you bought a high end JD or Simplicity prepare yourself for buying another tractor while your FIL just keeps on rolling with the 314 hydro.
  8. 310-8 preferred speed for lawn cutting

    3rd low is slower than 1st high. Speeds increase in order from 1st low to 3rd high.
  9. 310-8 preferred speed for lawn cutting

    You guys must have pool tables for lawns. I have never been on a surface that I would cut in 3rd high. Seriously were our tractors & decks designed to cut at those speeds? I would think 8 mph is kinda fast and my 37" would not cut that well at that speed. Aren't we trying to impose Zero Turn performance onto our tractors?
  10. But none of this is new. I was trying to get high school kids to be able to do this kind of stuff 40 years ago when student teaching. Some people get those; some need a bunch of experience to get there; some never do.
  11. 36" SD with Bagger

    Wasn't the 37" SD the only deck on the 300, 400, 500 series tractors designed for NON-power assisted bagging?
  12. Jewel in the rough

    Elliot - Is that a 416 or a 516?
  13. Install fuel pump

    Answer to a question I have had for a long time.
  14. STP brand oil any good?

    I can not believe the manufacturer of the oil in our machines is really going to matter. Oil being there sure. Regular oil changes maybe although I test that all the time. I do make sure the oil is full.
  15. 37" Deck on a 314-8

    WH garden tractor implements from sometime in the 70s forward are interchangeable. They will fit on 300, 400, & 500 series tractors with a few size exceptions. 37" SD need the 6" front wheels; 60" decks need big engines (18-20 HP) and bigger front axles; likewise the 2 stage snow blower. The C series and horizontal engine B tractors are included with the above tractors. C-195s, D series, & the 5xxi tractors have their own implements. So so to answer your question the same implements fit on 300 and 400 series tractors.