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About WHwest8597

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    314-8 50th Anniversary Ed.
    314-8 50th Anniversary Ed.
    417-8 1985 no engine (Future Project)
    42 side discharge deck with twin bagger
    42 rear discharge deck
    48 inch dozer blade (2)
    36 tiller (2)
    42 single stage snowblower
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    Western Pennsylvania
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  1. Sunshade

    Does anyone here have a sunshade? Do you like it? Can you use it with a bagger attached?
  2. Deck pulley

    42 inch side discharge.
  3. Deck pulley

    I'm I right in saying these pulleys are on backwards. Small should be on bottom and big on top. Did I damage anything by having them on wrong? It won't let me post pic says to big.
  4. Why is it that something even better gets posted after you make a purchase. After buying a 315-8 last weekend. A 2005 with 225 hrs was posted yesterday. Oh well, I'm still looking for a nice Hydro as a parade tractor.
  5. Making Purchase

    I'm storing my recent purchase at a friends. I'm hoping to build a new shed in the fall. His Craftsman is giving him problems so I told him to use the Wheelhorse. I showed him how to use the clutch and brake. He was impressed by the cut and how hit held you back mowing down hill. I think if I can find him a Hydro he will convert. All he would want is a bagger and plow.
  6. Making Purchase

    Did I really need this tractor? No. However, when I first saw it on Let go I thought it was worth going to look at. I knew there was dent around headlight, but didn't know the hours. I went to look at it this morning with a buddy. I offered $1300, settled on $1400. I got extra set of wheels with ok abs and a used pto/clutch.
  7. Making Purchase

    I bought the tractor for $1400.
  8. Making Purchase

    2002 315-8 48 inch deck 690 hours 1500 I rate it a 9 Is this a good price?
  9. 315-8 Feedback

    I'm looking for some feedback from other 315-8 owners. What do you like don't like about this model? I have 2 314-8s and 1 315-5. I'm looking at purchasing another 315-8. I cut a little over an acre of grass. The 314s are getting up in age and hours. The only thing I don't like about the 315-8 is the electric PTO and the key to mow in reverse. I currently have 42 inch decks with baggers on both models. The 315-8 I'm currently looking at has a 48 inch deck.
  10. Buying New Garden Tractor

    If you were to buy a Garden Tractor today, what would it be? I'm looking to use it to cut 1 to 1.5 acre. Want a bagger and a plow for snow. Yard is not flat. There are some hills, but nothing my 314-8 can't handle.
  11. Deck Failure

    Deck shell failed. It cracked around the area where the hub and spindle are located. The decks are cleaned after each mowing and at the end of the season. I can't get a pic to load, says it's too big.
  12. Deck Failure

    I have had deck failure on 2 Rear discharge decks. Any suggestions on what causes this to happen? The first deck was I knew would happened at some point as it was rough when I bought it. The second deck. Was also bought used, but was in really good shape and lasted me about 3 years.
  13. Best Zero Turn Mower

    Looking for some feedback on zero turn mowers. Mowing 1.5 acres that has some gente slops. Looking for quality, something easy to work on. I heard Woods are good ones. However, the are built by outside contract. I also have heard Grasshopper is a quality machine.
  14. OEM or after market parts

    What are the thoughts OEM or after market parts. I use OEM belts. When it comes to blades and filters I have used both. I have bought after market blades and air filters from Cutter's Choice in Erie, PA in the past. There are some good OEM prices on Ebay from time to time. I only recently bought a tractor with an oil filter (315-8). I have only used a Kohler filter.
  15. 520H

    Anyone here pick up the 520H with deck and bagger in Cranberry Twp., PA Looked very nice from the ad and I'm sure it went quick. I'm kicking myself for not calling about it.