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Snoopy11

Hello my good people,

 

A few of you know that I have been wanting to add something new and red to the shop.

 

WELL, on Friday, I moved the money into my PayPal account from the savings to buy @Evguy's Wheel Horse 718-Z... which I feel lucky and privileged to be buying.

 

I have some pictures of it, and some goodies for you guys to drool over. Jerry is going to bring it down to me on the 24th...

 

 

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Belt for alternator:

 

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It can also fly...

 

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I am creating this thread now, hopefully some of you will be able to offer some additional information/advice on this machine before it comes home. Otherwise, this will be a project that I begin after the leaves die down some and I get a chance to do some painting and such.

 

Jerry has done some excellent electrical work on this machine with the alternator... time for me to continue to improve it. I have already bought a light kit and a few other goodies for it... LOL

 

Hopefully this machine will be around for a good long time!

 

Don

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Things that Jerry has already gone through on this machine (he's pretty good, isn't he?) :banana-dance:

 

Battery replacement 

Rear Tires replaced 

Muffler patch small holes

Chains tensioned, shortened 

Alternator installed, heat shield added

Repair wiring, regulator ground 

Free up deck, lubricate, add missing spring 

Lube brake and PTO levers for proper operation . Grease fittings greased

Lubricant pivot points

Starter lubricate, loose front bushing 

Pto disc replacement and adjust 

Adjusted parking brakes

Motor axle drive woodruff keys replaced 

Oil change and filter, 30 weight 

Hydraulic motor oil change, 30 weight 

Chains lube

Seat pan, add support plate

Adjusted motion control levers and stops 
 
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Sent Jerry payment for the zero turn this morning, and got some belts ordered from V-belt guys :banana-dance:

 

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Don

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Heatingman

Thats pretty cool.

 

I wonder if the manual has a brakedown of the wheel drive set up. I tried looking it up, but everything looks more modern.

 

Ive been wondering about what it would take to make a DIY version of a zero turn, using just pulleys and belts.

 

Back in my tire changing days when the landscapers would pul up with the commercial zero turns, those seemed to just use levers to engage the wheels one way or the other, or not at all based on lever action. Probably more to it then I remember, but definitely probably easier or less expensive to replicate then using hydraulics and wheel motors. 
 

 

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Heatingman
5 minutes ago, Snoopy11 said:

Maybe, but that looks different then I imagined. Looks like their is a single central gearbox that drives independent gear boxes per wheel.

 

So…not sure how that work to be able to rotate the wheels in opposite direction, or one at a time.

 

 

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Heatingman

Maybe they do it with independent brakes?

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The Freightliner Guy

Hey @Snoopy11 how tall are those rear tires they look like the front tire on my 1979 atc 110

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2 hours ago, The Freightliner Guy said:

Hey @Snoopy11 how tall are those rear tires they look like the front tire on my 1979 atc 110

 

Rear tire: 21x12.00-8

 

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The Freightliner Guy

Ok thanks don and it appears it’s almost the exact same tire but mine is 22x11-8 and is yours also made by Nanking? Thanks 

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2 hours ago, The Freightliner Guy said:

is yours also made by Nanking?

 

Those are Carlisle tires... :music-rockout:

 

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Things I have bought so far for Z

 

LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of primer and paint (just to have on hand) regal red and high heat for the engine parts.

Some wire loom (and good wire)

 

Tachometer (1 for Z, 1 for the tractor of my choice):

 

Hardline Hour Meter/Tachometer with Log Book

 

Voltage gauge (1 for Z, 1 for the 416-8):

 

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Stens 215-267 Needle bearings (I am out of stock of these in the shop, so I bought 4 of them). @peter lena... I have some good red Lucas grease in the shop for these. :banana-dance:

 

Stens 215-267 Mowers Heavy-Duty Wheel Bearing Ref No FB-94318-NA

 

A light kit, complete with front lights, rear lights, and marine switches:

 

Nilight 12 Inch 72W Spot Flood Combo Led Light Bar 2PCS 4 Inch 18W Flood LED Fog Lights With Off Road Wiring Harness, 2 years Warranty

 

14" Red Clearance ID BAR Marker Light 3 Light 9 LED Truck Trailer Sealed Lamp - Picture 11 of 12

 

 

As well as the belts that I have mentioned above.

 

I also bought a few maintenance items... air filter... oil (just because I am getting low in the shop stock) and I'll get some spark plugs and such once I have the machine in the shop.

 

Air Filter for Kohler 47 083 03

 

Blades:

 

LawnRAZOR Rolled Air Lift Blade 50 inch for Dixie Chopper 30227-50 3 Pack 810-CBL2242D

 

Let's just say, I've been doing a lot of binnus' with Walmart.com... LOL

 

This machine is going to be :wicked: and I'm just getting started. :music-rockout:

 

Don

 

 

 

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Heatingman

Those flanged needle bearings, for the wheels?

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Snoopy11
2 minutes ago, Heatingman said:

Those flanged needle bearings, for the wheels?

Yessir. I have a thread about them... and they are absolutely awesome... I haven't had a set of them fail... ever... :bow-blue:

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Heatingman said:

for the wheels?

For the front wheels... I should add... :handgestures-thumbupright:

 

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kpinnc

New or old- a zero turn will change the way you look at mowing. Once you get used to it, you'll be flying around and getting done in half the time. Plus way less trimming to go along with it.

 

Good luck Don! Looks like a solid machine! :thumbs:

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@Evguy swung by and dropped off Z. Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to... I didn't get to really meet you, Jerry... (personal reasons which you and a few other members on the forum are aware of). Maybe some time in the future we can get together... maybe even give me a call some time! :handgestures-thumbupright:

 

Anyway... I'm not sure if you hurt that front tire or not, Jerry when you unloaded it. It didn't hold air the first time I pumped it up... seems to be holding now though... :music-rockout:

 

I found a large crack in the right fuel tank which I repaired... was weeping a bit of fuel. Sprayed the machine down with some WD40... which made it look a million times better...

 

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Oh, I also got some of the engine parts painted with high heat Rustoleum... which you can see in the pictures. :banana-dance:

 

@Evguy... this machine didn't have a fuel filter for whatever reason. It does now.

 

I will say, I took Z for a little spin... it is WAYYYYY different than the JD zero turn... and WAY faster... going to take some "getting-used-to" :P

 

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Evguy

 will say, I took Z for a little spin... it is WAYYYYY different than the JD zero turn... and WAY faster... going to take some "getting-used-to" :P

 

Like I said, much different than green machine.

Sorry to hear about fuel tank, never saw a leak but never topped off fuel either.

 

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3 hours ago, Evguy said:

Sorry to hear about fuel tank, never saw a leak but never topped off fuel either.

No problem... it's fixed now... so we's all good... :greetings-waveyellow:

 

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New front shoes. @ebinmaine... I used a tube on 1 of the front tires, I screwed up the other tube, but was able to get the bead to seat on the one that doesn't have a tube. I had to use the... "light 'em up" method... starter fluid and a lighter... but I got it done...

 

Other than that, I got everything lubricated... straightened out all the wiring... and got everything up to par. New blades, fresh paint on the machine... new voltage gauge and tachometer. New shoe guard installed so I don't scuff up the paint on the floorboard area...

 

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This was... more than a slow leak... :rolleyes:

 

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