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About Razorback

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  • Birthday 06/21/1963

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    Not owned yet.... hopefully soon: C-160
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    Bentonville, AR
  • Occupation
    IBM System Services Rep (37 yrs)
  • Interests
    Garden tractors, gardening, our Avion travel trailer

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  1. Razorback

    Sad day for shed but saved a Horse

    So glad that it wasn't a worse situation! I have been through similar, from a fire that started from some "dead" wood stove ashes. That shed was a total loss, and most of the contents. I feel for you, especially the inventorying and working with the insurance company. My experience with them was actually quite good..... I gave the lady an itemized list, and for each item I gave her a sample of prices from the internet. Initially, she would go and verify, but after the first few lists, she just assumed I had done my homework (which I had), and sent checks. By the time it was all done, I would jokingly say, "If I had known I would make out so good, I would have burned it down a long time ago!" (Remember..... JOKINGLY) My dad's side of the family is from your neighborhood in the Sherman, NY dairy farm area. A couple of cousins still live in the French Creek area, and another between Ripley and Sherman on Rt. 76. Beautiful area (in the summer). Spent several summers on relative's dairy farms in the mid/late 70's and early 80's. Grandparents lived between Ripley and Westfield on Rt. 20 near Forsythe Road. Another cousin moved his dairy from the top of the hill above Findley Lake to Muleshoe, TX about 10 years ago. If money was no object, I would have a summer home on the hill overlooking Lake Erie!
  2. That is in great shape! Will be curious to see what the value is. (I’ll give you $50, and have a friend in Tucson that can pick it up! 👍)
  3. Clip it off, replace it with a new terminal.... solder, preferably.
  4. Razorback

    My first horse! C-100

    Congratulations on your new C-100! I am originally from Oklahoma.... grew up in Tulsa in 1963, moved to Bartlesville in 1981, then to NW Arkansas in 2003. Folks live in Claremore. In the process of acquiring my first Wheel Horse (a 1974 C-160). I own a brother to Wheel Horse... a 1981 Speedex 1631. Good luck with yours! (Will be in Hinton at Red Rock Canyon soon. Really looking forward to it... will be our 3rd time there in as many years.)
  5. I have not seen a wiring diagram, but based on my recent C160 experience....... are there safety switches keeping it from allowing it to crank via the key?
  6. Razorback

    Hello from NW Arkansas

    That is exactly why I have the 4 GTs that I have now: The newest one, the Craftsman PGT9000, is mainly my mowing machine with it's 54" deck....... the Speedex 1631 is my ploughing machine (mainly)...... the Craftsman GT6000 is my cultivator (with an Agri-Fab cultivator on the sleeve hitch (and my snow pusher occasionally with the 48" front blade)....... and the 1966 Cub Cadet is my tiller. That pretty much fills up my shed (along with 2 push mowers and a high-wheel Yazoo) Oh, and a 1974 Troy-Bilt Horse. I figure that I can keep all but the Cub and the GT6000 once I get this WH home, and definitely come out on the better side. This might get me back in the mood to garden next year. Here's the story: I started gardening back in the early 2000's. Began with a 10'x10' spot that I dug up with my dad's Mantis tiller. Over the course of the next 3 years and the addition of some equipment, that spot grew to 50'x150'. I grew a TON of stuff every year, and got to where we canned as much as we could. Then October 2013 happened....... Took a trip to Hancock, MI to pick up a 1987 Avion travel trailer. Thus started our "going places and doing things". For 2014, 2015, and 2016 the garden really took a hit..... You have to stay HOME to take care of a garden! I told my wife, "You know there's a problem when you have to MOW the garden!" So, In 2017 and this year, I had absolutely NO garden. Partly because of the decision process of, "Do I want to go out in the garden and sweat my tail off, or take the trailer and GO somewhere?", partly because of garden burn-out. You know where it says in the Bible to let the land rest every seven years? Up until now, I have been in the mode of, "Let the land rest SEVEN years!" Maybe it's time to get the Speedex out and turn some furrows in anticipation of next year?
  7. Razorback

    Hello from NW Arkansas

    Thank you for that manual. I was wondering if it was some sort of cultivator. Now I need to find the rest of the parts.
  8. Razorback

    Hello from NW Arkansas

    Also found the mule for the tiller, and pulled out the items that were behind the tiller. I can identify the sleeve hitch, but what is the bar attached to it, and what is the other piece?
  9. Razorback

    Hello from NW Arkansas

    Good news! The real culprit was at the PTO lever safety switch. First, I used a bungee cord to keep the clutch pedal down (knew from last night that the clutch pedal switch was good and working properly with the pedal). I used my meter to check continuity from the red wire at the starter switch to the other end of that circuit at the starter relay. No continuity. The tab on the PTO lever that is supposed to depress the switch..... wasn’t (reliably), but if I depressed that switch myself, got a good circuit every time. Noticed there was a bit of slop left to right on the shaft that goes through to the other side of the frame. Removed the c-clip on that side, removed the washer that was under it, noticed it was kind of thin. Found a stash of washers here in the garage and selected one that was about twice as thick as the one I removed. C-clip would still go on nicely. Metered the circuit as I moved the PTO lever and it all worked properly! I still don’t have a good battery for this tractor, so I stuck my jump box on it, turned the key....... music to my ears!!!!!!! I like progress!!!
  10. Razorback

    Hello from NW Arkansas

    Thank you. And yes, this is Walmart country. They are not my employer, but I am here because of them. JB Hunt, Tyson Foods, and others are based in the local area, so there are people from all over the country and world here. Quality of life is fantastic here, lots of local flavor and things to do, not far from Branson, MO. Started acting like Fall this week. Beautiful!!! That Wheel Horse will be here soon. I'd rather drive it into my trailer under it's own power if at all possible. She knows I want it, so it won't disappear.
  11. Razorback

    Hello from NW Arkansas

    Yes... hearing it run was just more bait! It dawned on me after I looked at the wiring diagram again that I need to make sure that the safety switch on the PTO lever (is that what it's called?) is working reliably. We'll get this figured out! I asked my friend if after my next trip (hopefully tomorrow evening), if it's still not fixed could I bring it to MY back yard where I have all of MY stuff. She agreed.
  12. Razorback

    Hello from NW Arkansas

    Well, I brought a coil with me tonight and installed it. Didn’t seem to make a difference. Cleaned the points, made sure the safety switch at the clutch pedal worked like it should. Started it, and it ran! I let it run for 10 minutes or so. Shut it off to button things up, tried to start it and it would crank but not run. Kept checking things and never could get it to run. At the end of the time I could spend, it would not turn the starter. I am thinking that the key switch or the starter relay is not working like it should. I really think it was a fluke when it did run for me. (Lights come on with the key in the on position, go out in the start position. ) Does anyone know know where I might find a key switch and a starter relay? I have found similar suitable parts at TSC for my old Cub Cadet 123...... maybe the same? I am going to "borrow" the starter relay off of my Cub, might see if the key switch will swap, too. Also will bring a known good battery off of the Cub. Maybe tomorrow night I can get this figured out. Hearing it run so nicely was a good shot in the arm!
  13. Ear buds are a must..... Allman Brothers Band, 1982.... some awesome guitar work from Dickey Betts. My absolute favorite starts at about 28:15 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F78XV6fjxCE#
  14. Razorback

    Hello from NW Arkansas

    Thank you, Jim..... I have always said that if I could be "from" a place with a cool name, Kalamazoo would be on that list!