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  1. 9 points
    I just said in my last post I didn't have room for any more tractors because my wife wouldn't have room to park her car in the garage. She's parking in the driveway now. I was searching craigs list Sunday and seen a post for a 314-8 for 200.00 it was 40 miles from me and I said to myself I can't do it. So I called him and said $200.00 and he said yep it's in storage , and I said where. Went and picked it up and it turns out to be a 2000 314-8 with a great 48" deck. It had 3 flat tires ,dirty carb,never been greased , dirty oil. So I changed oil with new filter,greased cleaned and cleaned carb, charged battery, inflated tires which I will replace all the tires. Put gas in tank and started it up . A little miss so I checked plug and it was loose . What do you think I told the wife ?? Honey it's my hobby that I love to do and she didn't say anything else.man I love that woman.
  2. 6 points
    Sorry I had to add a picture with the pully cover on. I forgot it in first two photo's.
  3. 6 points
    All great comments, and always thrilled to read these, so thank you! We have the best moderators and members, and fantastic software and theme providers which all contribute to the experience here, and it's great to be a part of that!
  4. 5 points
    They`re here, we`re just on our best behavior Seriously, great site, good people, good information....
  5. 5 points
    There is no doubt that the overall organization and control of this forum is nothing short of outstanding and one would not realize that if we did not belong to other forums. It is all a part of the constant work vigilance and vision of the Administrators and Moderators and it is very much appreciated. We have however to also give credit to the membership for much of it. Even though there are instances where Moderators have to step in to stop occasional squabbles fortunately those are few and far in between, usually caused by seemingly harmless inoffensive comments that same take exception to. Some of us are more sensitive than others. I found however in all the years I have been a member that here is a different type of crowd. With all of the respect to our younger members, a vast majority of members here are well "seasoned" individuals full of wisdom that only comes from that "seasoning" and a lifetime of learning many different skills and values. And don't underestimate the "values" part of it. One does not have to browse through too many of the posts to immediately come across comments to indicate that we have a lot of good human beings here. I think and hope that it is contagious. A big difference to other forums, I found that it is also the willingness and easiness with which knowledge is shared. That is and should be the purpose of any forum, and not a place to just show off your stuff or worst criticize others. Knowledge is not ours, we are only the caretakers of it while we are in this world, and it is our obligation to take care of it, improve on it, and ensure that it is passed on. Hoarding of it creates self serving dangerous individuals. There is also a willingness to learn and help. Being able to accept being corrected is just as important as sharing information. A great contributing factor is also that because of the yearly show, so many of us know each other .We know their families and in many cases over the years watched little children with tractors that are now adults. Lastly I am still convinced that there is something to these little red tractors that bring out the best in all of us.
  6. 5 points
    There seems to be a complete absence of trolls here. I do not know how you do it. Even when i may post something that i find to later be incorrect, there may be a disagreement with the information, but no put down to me personally. There is one website about Honda twin motorcycles that one person has more than 20,000 posts. Many of his replies to questions are "send me a PM and i can help you".-- a real waste of time if you are trying to learn anything by the experience of others. I think people are smart enough to separate very experienced a knowledgeable posters from those just trying to help [and occasionally being wrong]. There is really no need to be your own cheerleader by putting someone else down personally. That is what I like about this place the most.
  7. 4 points
    I Just joined a RV forum because of our up coming travel plans after my wife retires. I have to say that between this site and that one You guys hands down are the best running forum on the web. It is so easy to use on this site compared to others I have joined. It is not because it is a new forum it is the way this site is laid out. Like when you comment on your post you can scroll up and put in members names in the post to include them in the discussion. Oher site`s you can not. So thanks and keep up the good work.
  8. 4 points
    If it wasn't for this site I wouldn't know anything about the history of all the red horses. I thought I inherited just a tractor last year... but it grew on me and have bought attachments and learned so much about them because of the site. I didnt even know there was a "big show" til last year. I thank everyone for their help and the forum.
  9. 4 points
    All of it...That is why this is the ONLY forum I use...Never any social media junk... The mods and the users are simply great people who want to help and learn - no other agenda...(well, except maybe getting more 's)...But that's an addiction problem and I am sure they are on this site seeking help with their "problem"...
  10. 4 points
    When I first joined the forum, I didn't realize this. I asked a kinda stupid question, and somebody gave some rather odd advice. I thought that I was getting trolled, so I replied about taking the advice and going further with the joke. Then.... I realized that it wasn't a joke. It was just nice guys being straightforward. I had to leave my computer and go talk with my wife about this oddly helpful and innocent place on the internet.
  11. 4 points
    Karl has provided us with a first class site and all of our Moderators add to the value of time spent on the site.
  12. 4 points
  13. 3 points
    Hey everyone, brand new guy here and also brand new to the tractor thing. Been into hot rods / classic cars forever but just sold it and bought a ranch with my girl, got a horse and am really enjoying it. Bought a tractor (craftsman) to do the arena drag and that led me to thinking that I can't do the hot rod thing anymore, perhaps a vintage tractor would be cure my urge, so I started looking around and it IS cool! Does not seem to be too many out here in Arizona however. If anyone has anything, knows of one or can give me some info on shipping or transporting, that would be great. Cheers!
  14. 3 points
    Options that came as standard equipment on a model are listed as STD in the Attachment Interchange. Some years are spread over more than one page. Garry
  15. 3 points
    Taken from the 1995 brochure, picture shown is from underneath a 520-H without mowing deck.
  16. 3 points
    I bought some tie rod ends from wheelhorse100 through eBay, he took good care of me. I'm not really set up to fab something like that. Okay, great! at least I know there's nothing missing. Hey, I like those ag tires!
  17. 3 points
    yes this site is number one!!!!!!
  18. 3 points
    Thanks Gary! Maybe I'm partial because I "work here" but I agree. I'm a member of motorcycle forums, Corvette forums and Dodge truck forums and their rules are in place (like ours here at Red Square) but not enforced. I see arguments breakout all the time with all the 4 letter swear words getting posted and it really distracts from the forum. I only go there to get answers now and rarely participate in any general discussions. Mike.......
  19. 2 points
    I got my front and rear wheel weights on today and also my front weight mount. Then I decided to put the new stack on.
  20. 2 points
    262 hours! Nice find, very nice.
  21. 2 points
    Nice steal......buy!!
  22. 2 points
    You need to lift the front of the tractor up to completely drain it. Look under the transmission at the center bolt holding the case halves together. You'll see the hump it forms blocking oil in front of it.
  23. 2 points
    Great job by all the mods to keep the politics, foul language, and mean spirited comments off this forum.
  24. 2 points
    Yes Mike the RV forum I was just on you can not even Like a person comment what is up with that.
  25. 2 points
    Okay, Yes it does seem like the regular noise that it makes it like the other videos of 520's working. After working the tractor for about 45+ minutes today it did seem a bit smoother between directions. Maybe I just need time to get fully used to it as I've been mainly using the 312-8 for plowing during the winter. BUT, I am using the WIX Filter I think. I will get the Toro and see if that helps. I will be addressing the drain issue of the plug soon. It's been rubbed and needs to be worked out slowly. I haven't done the grip test yet but when pushing some grass covered mounding today and hitting some roots it didn't have any problem pushing the 42" plow over on it's springs. Even at a slow pace. I will get some video tomorrow of the sound and action of the jerkiness and see if it seems normal to you. After purchasing this particular tractor and was bringing it into running and operating condition I did tear it down to the fuel tank, rolling frame and motor with all but the hood off and power washed everything including the trans fins. This thing had all but one trans cooling fan fin busted off. Has a new one though now. Good to hear that you prefer the lever over the pedal, although I would eventually like to get the pedal on it at least to try it out. I'm not a trendy person but this seems like more a hands free option especially when I want to eventually put a FEL on this or my 95' 312-8. Which I would eventually consider a 2-3 cylinder diesel on first. Anyway, thanks for chiming in with experience and advice! I always appreciate this site for that from everyone. Diversity of opinion is good.
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