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Forest Road

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Forest Road last won the day on March 8 2015

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About Forest Road

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    Formerly know as Cole's dad

    1975 C-160 auto
    1992 312-8
    1994 314-H
  • favoritemodel
    Red ones

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    North Jersey

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  1. Whats the story with the xi series?

    Dam son! Were you you hitting the sauce? MTD made WH? Never heard that. As for those Fix It Again Tony specials, aka FIAT, I’ll stick to American iron.
  2. Whats the story with the xi series?

    I have a 522xi w 1100 hours and a loader. Hands down the most thought out machine to wear the WH badge. Mine was run hard and left for dead @ 1000 hours. Plenty life left in it Biggest problem I see w them is attachments. They’re out there but much harder to come by. Should you buy one go over all linkage w a set wrenches and lock tite.
  3. Kohler engine parts

    Purchased this stuff for a build that never happened. $180 as a package plus shipping. That is my lowest price. All parts are already being sold at a loss. New Bosch Blue Coil & wire $50 shipped Used 16hp Crank $50 plus shipping. I believe it needs to be machined Kohler Cam $100 plus shipping for 10-16 hp Magnums and K blocks. This was David Kirks last one 2-3 years ago. More info on the cam can be found in Killer Kohler write up https://www.kirkengines.com/
  4. Kohler Magnum & K16 hp blocks

    Changed Status to Closed
  5. Kohler Magnum & K16 hp blocks

    I have a Kohler k partially rebuilt w fresh .0010 bore and a new Kohler piston. And another complete Magnum 16 in need of a rebuild. Have all parts to finish rebuild. They’ve been taking up space for a few years now. With 3 kids I just don’t have time or desire. Come with cash and take it all away
  6. BTW I run a bunch of weight. 50lb wheel weights. And 300+ on a ballast rack. I used a 2” receiver hitch to mount the ballast. Also have a ballast box I can swap in. Comes in handy when I doing chores as a tool holder, rope, shovels, chainsaws....
  7. Looking good! My Xi loader is mounted to the rear axle as well.
  8. Later model 48” decks had the reinforced topside. My 1994 42” RD is going strong without any cracks or rust.
  9. 416-8 running out of ideas

    I usually just jump right across both sides of the start solenoid. That’s the doohickey w large diameter red wires on both sides one goes to back of starter and other to the battery. More room to do so on a Kohler think the Onan makes that area a bit tight. Remeber your not cranking to start the engine you just want to verify the starter is good. So a quick tap is all you need.
  10. 416-8 running out of ideas

    Jump a wire from battery to starter to confirm starter works. Then troubleshoot the old girl
  11. Is one of these hubs stronger than the other?

    I used another hub and a whole bunch nuts and bolts as a puller. 3 jaw could easily break it.
  12. Wheel Horse safety video

    No wonder sales fell off....
  13. Tractor to run tiller

    Manuals are better for tilling. Hydros get pushed by tiller
  14. 44” 2 Stage skipping in heavy snow

    What they said!!!! A worn chain will be the down fall of most chain driven machines. It’s prone to breaking and destroying anything in its path. It wears down the drive teeth prematurely. And it wastes energy. I change mine every other year at a minimum. Also after I get done using it EVERYTIME. I leave it running at idle with blower engaged. Spray chain w some wd-40 or similar product. Then I drip some chainsaw bar oil on it. Use gear lube, motor oil, etc. point is it keeps the moisture away and ready for next storm.
  15. Need opinions on rear discharge deck?

    You’d be a fool to pass on that deck. I removed the recycler insert from mine. Weighs 1/2 as much now. As long as the deck isn’t cracked or rotted through that’s a steel!!!! Used spindles are easy to come by should you need one. I have a bucket full of deck parts. Hope I never need to use them. I prefer an RD over SD. You can get close to the edges of your lawn on either side. Scrub mine annually down to bare metal. Then spray it down w WD-40. Stand it up for the winter in the shed. No rust to speak of and it’s 24 years old.