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svir

Hello.

 

I recently stumbled upon this B-80 and at first glance I was put off because I'd never heard of this brand (it was way before my time). Did some digging online and it turned out that it was made in South Bend, IN. I spent some time last year, so I found it to be a weird coincidence and I now needed to see it. An appointment was set and when I went to look at the mower, I realized that the previous owner's family were liquidating the estate, so not much of info was available about the mower or its maintenance.

 

Once the mower made the journey to it's new home, I immediately started to take it apart. At this point I'm feeling good because of the simplicity of how things are attached and the ease they come apart. Once the deck was off, I got a new battery and some fresh gas and much to my surprise,  it started and it ran pretty good.

 

As can be seen, I've chosen to deviate from the stock red color. At the moment, the tractor is in the final stages and I am eager to put it to work.

 

Here comes the problem.

When I got the mower, the belt from the deck to the PTO was in pieces. Did some reading and ended up purchasing a trublue 97". Unfortunately the belt is way too long. I measured today with the mule drive in its middle adjustment point and the measurement came out to 89". Remeasured several times and yes, it comes out to 89". How can this be?

 

The deck is 36" with rear discharge. I did attached back the same way it was removed.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thank you,

George

 

 

 

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ebinmaine

I can't help you with the mower belt info but just wanted to say

 

:text-welcomeconfetti: to :rs:

 

Others will be along with the answer soon.

Perhaps @gwest_ca you can help?

 

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wildman

You sure you have the fork of the deck mount in the attachamatic? If not the deck will still hook up but the belt will be long if that a check

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wildman

Ole girl don't look bad painted yellow

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Mikey the Monkey

love the color. makes it a B-80 industrial

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WVHillbilly520H

Me thinks we wanted a Cub Cadet, but it does look good.

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Lane Ranger

 

svir:  

 

FOR A REAR DISCHARGE 36 INCH MOWER  DECK

 

Drive belt 102607 (1/2" x 89.12") when used on medium frame 43-1/2" wheelbase tractors

1974 B-80 4-Speed models 1-0140 and 1-0145svi

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svir

Thank you all. 

Just placed an order for the correct belt.

 

Will bring an update once it gets in.

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KC9KAS

@svir :text-welcomeconfetti: to :rs:

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Chris G

Welcome to Red Square and nice job on that b80. The yellow don't look to bad and the b-80 is a awesome machine in my book.

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Blackhood Bill

Well at least it's not that G color:laughing-rolling: :text-welcomeconfetti:to :rs:

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svir

While I'm waiting for the parts to arrive. Here are some pics from the journey... 

 

Lots of seized bolts that gave me a run for the money.

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svir

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svir

Used up my upload quota. More pics later.

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Tuneup

I appreciate your attention to detail - nice job!

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svir

Evaporust revealed color and part numbers lol..

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953 nut
1 hour ago, svir said:

Used up my upload quota. More pics later.

:WRS:

There is a limit on storage on here unless you become a supporter. https://www.wheelhorseforum.com/store/category/1-redsquare-support/

You could delete that "YELLOW" picture if you want to free up some space!                :ychain:

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svir

The deck had some cracks and dents. Hopefully the dose of heat, lost of hammering and then some welding be a permanent fix and stop the cracks from spreading. 

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ebinmaine
1 minute ago, svir said:

The deck had some cracks and dents. Hopefully the dose of heat, lost of hammering and then some welding be a permanent fix and stop the cracks from spreading. 

I'm no metal expert so get a second opinion but I've heard that you can drill a hole at the end of the crack to stop it from going any further

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svir
Just now, ebinmaine said:

I'm no metal expert so get a second opinion but I've heard that you can drill a hole at the end of the crack to stop it from going any further

I did that and then welded off the ends.

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svir
3 minutes ago, 953 nut said:

:WRS:

There is a limit on storage on here unless you become a supporter. https://www.wheelhorseforum.com/store/category/1-redsquare-support/

You could delete that "YELLOW" picture if you want to free up some space!                :ychain:

 

:D  ha, just wait to see it complete with the yellow trailer attached to it.

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svir

Any recommendations for trans fluid?

 

The old one was so thick, it took two hours for less than a quart to come out.

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953 nut

Best bet is to add a couple quarts of kerosene and drive it around in all gears to clean it out. Be sure to jack up the front end while draining, there is a hump in the bottom of the transmission. You will want to use 80-90 gear oil in it.

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ebinmaine
22 minutes ago, svir said:

recommendations for trans fluid?

@953 nut has it..

Diesel fuel will also work.

 

It is my  experience that flushing/ driving it twice with two quarts .. and then putting the 80w 90 in seems to work quite well.

 

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