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About briankd

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    856 857 C-120
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  • Location
    west central ohio
  • Occupation
    semi truck diesel tech
  • Interests
    snowmobiling, fishing , playing with old WH tractors

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  1. briankd

    About to join the 857 Club

    my 856 has the indent on the belt guard with the 856 logo. i know for a fact it is all original
  2. briankd

    my yellow and green one

    i even got my parts for this trans from my old wheel horse dealer cost me 20 bucks for 2 seals, case gasket and detent springs and 2 axle carrier orings
  3. briankd

    my yellow and green one

    one thing i like about this tractor is the variator drive you have 3-4 more speeds in each gear selection compared to horses you either have high or low in each gear on eight speed or just one speed in the older ones low is too slow and high not fast enuff . this deere has 4 forward speeds with the variator you get almost infinite forward speeds. it also has automotive style strg an actual strg gear you don't get the feed back thru strg hitting bumps and all. one downfall is if you want to use a clevis style implement like a garden plow and such you have to get the deere integral hitch and they scarce around me and are very pricey.
  4. briankd

    my yellow and green one

    since i retired my horses on mowing i been playing around with this mowed all summer with it and does a great job mowing for a 1970 model. axles seals was pouring oil so just got done with tearing the trans down. tried getting the hubs off and the whole axle shaft came out of the trans so had to split the trans while into it replaced the detent springs and inspected brgs and everything it all looks like new internally it has a peerless 3200 trans. it sure isn't a wheel horse uni drive trans. only thing i hate about this thing is it's a pain to work on not like my 857 or c-120 witch are simple to work on. but this one was a freebie i inherited it from my father inlaw when he passed a couple years ago and i'm now the 4th owner of it. has a K181s 8 hp in it and it runs like new it looks to me it had a kouler reman put into it sometime in the past it runs better than my k181 in my 857. far as i know this deer is original and was taken care of always kept inside . i even thought about swapping the engine with my 857 but it wouldn't look right (original).
  5. briankd

    Close Call Yesterday

    it is sad people out there just don't give a dam anymore been towing class 8 trucks (semi's ) for about 20 years now and yes i had my share of close call's was in Charleston W.V. few yrs. ago got so mad 3 lanes traffic tried to get some law out there to control traffic they said may be awhile i said well if you don't show there may be a chain throwed into the next guy's windshield that tries to run me over seems like they see flashing lights and they see how close they can get to you
  6. briankd

    How d'ya remove stuck wheel weights?

    i have the same wheel weights and yes they are a bear to get off . i used a pry bar and was careful not to gouge the rim and after some cussing they came off. i then went and used my 4 inch angle grinder on the back side mounting surface and ground some off that way they aren't so dam tight in the rim. mine are filled with cement.
  7. a day late but Thanks to all the veterans on this site. for the service to our country. i have many family members that served and it usually a quiet memorial day around here cause they seen action from WWII to Vietnam and none of them will absolutely not talk about it kinda brings a tear to your eye for the sacrifices they went threw. GOD BLESS the USA and all the VETERANS !!!
  8. briankd

    Trailer Tires

    i had theses tires on my boat trailer a little pricey but they lasted 15,000 miles and still look like new sold boat and took em off and still have them thought some day would build a trailer. i have a good axle and would reuse theses tires
  9. briankd

    K181s ign. coil issues

    thanks i will check the ign. sw mine don't have a diode maybe i will get one and put it in. the tractor this is on is not appropriate to mention on here . I sure won't own another green one they are junk
  10. briankd

    K181s ign. coil issues

    yes this is a mag style ignition
  11. i have a 1970 K181s and im on my second coil in 2 yrs now. I put this tractor away last fall after mowing and it ran great and here last week it wouldn't start. i found it had no spark. further diagnosis and found the primary in the coil shorted to ground. the original coil was a tecky for the price i went and bought the last 2 also tecky coils. it has new points and condenser after the previous coil went to hell. anyone have issues with these coils ? i found where to get new kouler coils for 50 bucks but theses teckys only 35 bucks and i get them localy .the kouler ones can be had @ I save tractors for the fifty bucks but don't know them and how there stuff is. also thought about using automotive coil and doing away with the coil under flywheel.
  12. it has been three years now since there was enuff snow here to plow. every fall i put the blade on with my turf tires and weights and never used them the last three years . this year decided to not do it so we did finally get three inches of snow last few days and really wouldn't need to plow i have a gravel drive (stones in the grass ) but what the heck i was out in the shed today no heat and it was about 5 degrees outside and put plow swapped tires and rims and put wheel weights on a played in the snow a bit .even plowed some paths for the dog to go out she don't like the snow she just a little weenie dog bout have to throw her out to do her business
  13. briankd

    leaf season is here

    i need to get me a new lawn sweeper mine about shot i have no where to put my leaves way too many of them . i put em in a pile and have a 20 by 30 tarp rake em onto it and drag them across the road and spread them in the field. usually takes 3-4 trips to get rid of them
  14. briankd

    leaf season is here

    just started my first leaf pickup for the year unfortunately it won't be the last this year as my neighbors leave theirs lay and they blow over in my yard. between me and my neighbors there are 3 dozen mature maple trees lot's and lot's of leaves and will be getting some seat time in.
  15. briankd

    hub removal question

    btw i did get the hubs off spent 2 hours on one had it cherry red with a torch and still didn't wanna move but i got one off and broke one.