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I had "One of those days" today

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My Wife and I bought our Son in law/ Grandson(who is 4, and loves Papa's 314-8) a 265H toro/Wheel horse tractor with a 38" side discharge mower with bagger for their new house.

I paid $100 for it. It has 900 plus hours on it. The tractor wouldn't start when we bought it and found the rod was broken.

Week One:

Replace engine with same 15HP I had in a Husqvarna LTH15. Changed oil, filter and air filter (Kohler parts) and it was up and running.

Took tractor for a spin and realized something was wrong with steering.

Week two:

Replaced wheel bearings and center axle pivot pin. Much better steering!

Mowed lawn and realized mower deck made lots of noise.

Week Three:

Get new belt and picked up new bearings from local dealer.

Get home to replace bearings and find bearings are wrong ones and spindle shaft is worn from the bad bearings. Order bearings and spindle shaft from a big online vendor because dealer would take a week to get it.......

.Week Four: Today. Get package containing new bearings and spindle. Open box and realize spindle shaft is wrong one(My fault ordered wrong one)

Say hell with it and order new one from dealer and install old spindle shaft and old bearings in deck so My SIL can mow lawn next weekend.(He is mowing an acre with a push mower and I keep telling him "Next weekend the tractor will be ready to bring down to you) They live an hour and a half from us.

Put back together and take it for a spin and turn mower on and bad noises and vibrations.........

this is the result.

I give up for today.............

 

 

broke belt.jpg

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Did you try this... :angry-banghead: ... :ychain:

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Some days are like that!

I feel your pain!

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:text-imsorry: 

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And it's always when you're trying to help someone else out!!! 

 

Jim

 

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This past week trying to get my beloved street rod back out on the road, working on 39 year old brake lines :deadhorse: :ranting:...,Jeff.

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16 minutes ago, WVHillbilly520H said:

working on 39 year old brake lines 

39 is not old in :wh: years!!!

 

Jim

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8 hours ago, jonw440 said:

 

I give up for today.............

 

 

Wise decision ^^^

Sometimes it's best to take a step back and absorb the big picture .

There's probably something small you're missing .

Anyone you know have a Go-Pro or something similar you could put on a stick and take  some (close-up) video while operating ?

They can be a great tool ! 

 

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That sucks!

Something has got to be rubbing that belt to destroy it like that or a locked up pulley.

 

9 hours ago, jay bee said:

And it's always when you're trying to help someone else out!!! 

That is so true!

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