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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. Swung a little too hard today ...

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

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

    Sorry, not going to the Mentone meet. I will separate. . . .$170 for weights, $40 for blower, $190 for both.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. mule drive pulley removal

    Okie - dokey. . . PB Blaster and muscle and we'll go from there.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Gravel on the grassy bank

    Yes, there was an area that they entirely dug bout with the Gradall.
  13. Gravel on the grassy bank

    Not sure how they cleaned out the one area, probably one of the Grade-all bucket trucks that is used for normal ditch maintenance. But, I still have about 200 yards of roadway in my grass. . .
  14. Gravel on the grassy bank

    Update. . . so I emailed the town highway dept (small town) about the problem. Perhaps as a consequence of my letter or just because they did it on their own, a portion of the ditch was cleaned out. However, this was only a part where an underground culvert emptied into my roadside ditch, but had been blocked by the large amount of road gravel that had been dumped there. We'll see if they do more. I'm not holding my breath. I'm thinking my best bet may be to rake the gravel from the bank to the bottom of the ditch. I may be able to dozer it into piles from there. Gotta do it before the grass begins to grow.
  15. Dozer blades..Keep em centered.

    One thing you might consider, along with others making plow stabilizers, is the ability to lock the plow in the up position. Being able to lock the plow in the up position enables you to unlatch the plow at the center lift point (chain or bar). By unlatching the lift you free up the lift lever for rear implements without having to remove the dozer blade. With the dozer blade locked in the up position you can free up the lift lever for the rear clevis or slot hitch and not have to remove the blade. Recently I needed to create a shallow but wide drainage ditch and needed both the single bottom plow and dozer blade. I don't have a dozer blade stabilizer, but affixed a simple hook system to latch the dozer blade in the up position. I unhooked the dozer blade from the lift lever and attached the bottom plow in the usual manner. I used the plow to cut out some grooves in the dirt, then re-affixed the lift latch for the dozer blade to move the loosened soil. I did need to remove the bottom plow, but that only took a few moments. I had to do this a couple of times. . . .bottom plow, dozer, bottom plow, dozer. Worked pretty well.