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About IthacaJeff

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    Enfield Jeff
  • Birthday 12/29/1959

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    Deutz-Allis 1920 (Simplicity Sunstar)
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    Enfield, NY
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  1. ? on demise of Wheel horse

    I think some of us are forgetting that Toro did change WHs to be more contemporary. . .e.g,. 522xl and the lower models. Step through, hydros, contemporary looks. . . and they still failed. Only three homemade premium garden tractor makers anymore -- JD and Simplicity (maybe Kubota)-- because the demand is not there. But think about how many $5000 zero turns are sold. Look how many companies make high quality and commercial grade zero turns. . . no fewer than 10 brands, and recent start ups (Altoz, Spartan).
  2. Looking for a roller or chassis

    I'm looking for a chassis or roller of a 300/400/500 series that must have a solid dash tower and intact steering mechanism to replace my 1985 416-8. Steering wheel, steering shaft, steering gears.Do not need tie rods or front axle. Chassis must be solid, no failure at the transmission to chassis connection (unless repaired). Preferably a chassis that will take a Kohler K341 without modifications. Of course cheap is necessary (max $100) and driving distance in central NY.
  3. 416-H Tractor + Parts

    Is there anything included in the 417-8 frame? Dash tower? Shifter console, steering gear? email at jives@ithaca.edu
  4. Swung a little too hard today ...

    My 416 and 310 both have similar breaks.
  5. Wheel weights and snow blower

    Changed Price to $190 -- sold Changed Status to Closed
  6. Wheel weights and snow blower

    Sorry, not going to the Mentone meet. I will separate. . . .$170 for weights, $40 for blower, $190 for both.
  7. Ariens snowblower

    Ariens ST824LE snowblower, from about 2001. Rarely used over the last 7 years as they guy before me, and then me, preferred to plow. Condition is terrific, as shown. Has both electric start and pulls start. Pull start recoil mechanism is being replaced and will be installed and functional for any purchaser. Only thing not working is the "key", the plastic on-off pull switch. Does not affect operation at all.
  8. Wheel weights and snow blower, both for $190. Wheel weights, 50 lbs. Came off my 416; I believe they were original. They have been wire brushed and re-painted. Come with bolts, a couple of which could be replaced. Snow blower, auger turns, needs lift arm and flag. Nozzle cable is broken. Auger turns freely.
  9. Cast iron wheel weights

    Still looking? I've got a set that looks like the pic below, 50 lbs each (I think). $170 for the pair. In Ithaca, NY area.
  10. Cast Wheel Weights

    I've got some wheel weights I'm looking to sell.I don't have pics at the moment, but they are same as the one in the pic below. They came off my 416-8 with 12" diameter rims. I believe they are 50 lbs each. $170 for the pair, bolts included.
  11. Today's Equivalent to a Wheel Horse

    Let's be honest here. WH's, even 520s, are stout garden tractors, not SCUTs. Even my Deutz-Allis 1920, which is much larger than a 520 and has available a 3 pt hitch, is a large garden tractor. The question is, is there really a new garden tractor that can pull a single bottom plow, run a tiller, and dozer more than snow? Ingersoll, JD X500 and up, and that is it. Actually, Husky sells a front mount articulating mower in Europe that is a beast . . .dozer, blower, etc. Not even the new Kubota mowers are lawn tractors. Kubota BX are SCUTS, as are Massey low HP tractors. Simplicity Legacy and JD X700 series are sold as garden tractors or SCUTs, depending on the audience. But, the earlier comment is right. Buyers wanting ground engaging capabilities are directed toward SCUTS with 3 pt hitches and diesels. There are MANY manufacturers of high end zero turn mowers. Every region has there own favorite. This is the high end market, not true garden tractors. If I were thinking of adding a new product, I'd go electric (eg Mean Green) and/or robotic. Check out these: http://www.greenindustrypros.com/directory/commercial-riding-mowers-zero-turn-mowers
  12. mule drive pulley removal

    Okie - dokey. . . PB Blaster and muscle and we'll go from there.
  13. Hi folks, Before I go about destroying things, how is the pulley on my mule drive removed. The bearings fried the other day on the outer pulley. There are no snap rings, so I assume it is a press fit. But before I pull out the wheel puller, is there any trick to this? Thanks, all.
  14. Gravel on the grassy bank

    Yes, Mike, I'm listening. But that is a pretty pricey option for some limited use. . . I was kinda hoping for a home built out of the box thinking option.
  15. Gravel on the grassy bank

    Yes, there was an area that they entirely dug bout with the Gradall.