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#1 powerking56 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 26, 2010 - 06:42 AM

Overheard one of the folks at work saying her husband was getting a new lawn tractor, tired of fighting with the old one, was hoping the Sears delivery guys would haul the old one off..... Hmmm I can scrap one too, so I asked if I could come get it.
Sure I was told, well I went and to pick it up and it's way to nice to "scrap" before trying to fix it. It was always shedded and taken care of, needs steering help, new bushings will fix I hope and starter issues.... but hey it was free and we might be able to fix and sell to get some $$$ to work on my Allis B that is giving me fits..... Yes I know no pictures, I'm limping along on just a little lap top and no card reader sorry guys:wallbanging:
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Posted May 26, 2010 - 07:46 AM

Free is always good! Here is hoping you can bring it back to life and save one from the scrap pile. Even if it gets parted out at least other tractors will be saved from using this ones parts.

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Posted May 26, 2010 - 08:59 AM

:ditto:
Nothing is better than FREE! :dancingbanana:

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Posted May 26, 2010 - 10:13 AM

Yes,like I always say:Free is always good.

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Posted May 26, 2010 - 11:26 AM

cool, what the heck is it?

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Posted May 26, 2010 - 06:56 PM

Free is always good and so is saving one from the scrap pile!

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Posted May 27, 2010 - 04:38 AM

It is always nice to catch one for free. Are ya going to tell us what it is?

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Posted May 27, 2010 - 05:22 AM

12-15 yr old Craftsman with 19.5 hp Briggs twin and gear drive. Looks almost new, deck is in great shape, been well maintained, just have to "fix" poor design in the steering set up and probably find a used starter, anyone got one hanging around they want to part with?
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.....and yes I gotta buy a cheap SD card reader so I can post pictures again......

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Posted May 27, 2010 - 08:55 AM

Some guys get all the deals! My boss had a friend call him about a freebie too...he found a garden tractor in the dumpster at a local university. Guess what? It was a JD Patio tractor!! Ya just never know!

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Posted May 27, 2010 - 09:00 AM

You really have to wonder why somebody would throw out a John Deere Patio tractor.

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Posted May 27, 2010 - 09:07 AM

Peter, you can get the readers on ebay for less than $5. This one is less than $4 with FREE shipping!
http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item1e58bbc59c

After posting this link, I went back & bought a couple of those for myself. Need one for my daughter's laptop, and a spare for me! He's got plenty!

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Posted May 27, 2010 - 09:23 AM

You really have to wonder why somebody would throw out a John Deere Patio tractor.


Heck yes! The parts from those models bring big $'s.

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Posted May 28, 2010 - 10:55 PM

I know this really isn't a garden tractor, but more of a bunker rake for golf courses and my uncle is going to give it so me. But it's a John Deere bunker rake.

Bunker Rakes

Hey and it's free. Gives me something to tinker around on also!

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Posted May 28, 2010 - 11:54 PM

Nothing beats free. There seems to be millions of those Craftsman tractors floating around. Used parts shouldn't be hard to come by.

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Posted June 23, 2010 - 05:48 AM

Craftsman update,
It runs and steers!!, deck is off but will go back on and then it will probably go onto Craigs List looking for a new home. Starter replaced/repaired using the original and pieces from 2 donated ones. Steering fixed by tightening the allen bolt on the end of the steering shaft that had backed out almost 1" allowing the gears to separate, guess lock washers and lock tite are too expensive when these things are built. Also a PLASTIC locking "ring" at the steering wheel had broken [imagine that] so a new piece was fabbed in steel. Last Sat she went to work and pulled the drag around the parking lot at church to smooth things back out. Ran great!! Ain't free a wonderful thing......

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