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Posted August 06, 2016 - 03:23 PM

WooHoo! Daniels got some parts!

Parts was what I thought about till I saw it.  Too good to part out, so one day she'll be under power again, but will at least be this winter if then.  But I do have an engine I could just drop in once this heat & humidity drops.


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Posted August 06, 2016 - 03:37 PM

Will one of Scott's military engines he has for sale fit in it?


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Posted August 06, 2016 - 05:02 PM

Will one of Scott's military engines he has for sale fit in it?

I already have one of those, but it was giving me issues (carb & fuel pump) continuously, so I took it off my backhoe & replaced it with..........the 18hp engine I "said" would go onto this 1855.  Till a while ago I had forgotten I'd already used it.  So this engine that came with the Snapper will likely be gone through & go back on.  I do have a BF Onan I could put on it just to test things.  It would just need a carb/points cleaning and be ready to go.

  Sitting in Walmart parking lot in Corydon, IN.

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Ready to go into my shop.

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Turns out the rear brake was just stuck.  She rolls fine now.  The input on the Eaton has wiggle to it, so might need a new bearing there.  But all in all, she'll make a great tractor once I get the time and energy to get into it.

 Likely do no more tinkering today.  I stopped and went to mowing the yard when I saw it was sprinkling.  Got most done.


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Posted August 06, 2016 - 06:22 PM

Teresa just mowed the yards next to the house just 2 days ago.  I just mowed it again with the JD 430, and I couldn't believe how thick it was again.  I should have went into the custom lawn mowing business this year!   Usually by this time of summer my yard is brown & crunchy most places.  It's lush as springtime still!  That figures...no more dairy and a great crop season!   Oh well, maybe I can raise my land rent.  Got a 33% higher offer from another guy, so if Steve won't match it or at least come close, I'll have a new guy putting out the crop here next year.   Hoping Steve will up it, as her might be interested in my pasture land as well.  Heard he's buying up feeder cattle.


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Posted August 06, 2016 - 06:45 PM

Boy, that would be a great deal, have all the land being rented and you not having to do a thing!! And you would have cattle on the place again!!


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Posted August 06, 2016 - 06:48 PM

LOL@Daniel I found a guy @ work who said he can press me out a new pan for mine
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 ya I'm making good use of pto shaft, I can take a pic of it if u want to look @ it lol :bigrofl:

 


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Posted August 06, 2016 - 08:00 PM

LOL@Daniel I found a guy @ work who said he can press me out a new pan for mine
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 ya I'm making good use of pto shaft, I can take a pic of it if u want to look @ it lol :bigrofl:

I'm good without a pic of that sawed off pto shaft!  :(   Glad I did have what you needed at the time though.  I don't have to fix the pto to try the tractor out....once I have a running engine that is.  And it seems one rod has been tossed.  Not a hint of air coming out of that spark plug hole.  I have plenty of parts to get it running, except for some piston rings.  I'd rather put new in it even if I had used within specs.

  I've been mowing till just a few minutes ago.  EVERYTHING got mowed this evening.  The John Deere F935 is running better than it has for a year after putting a new fuel pump on it.  Way more power, and never stalls now like it was doing.  A huge $11 solved a ton of problems.  It always baffled me, as when it would die, I'd pull the fuel line, and it would be pumping every time.  

  My niece visited Dad today & mowed his yard, but windrowed heavy again.  I'll go out in 2 or 3 days and give it another trim & blow the windrows out.


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Posted August 06, 2016 - 08:03 PM

Daniel, does my Massey in your barn have a PTO shaft in it? If so, you can us it as I won't be needing it for a ll time if ever.


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Posted August 06, 2016 - 08:10 PM

Daniel, does my Massey in your barn have a PTO shaft in it? If so, you can us it as I won't be needing it for a ll time if ever.

It doesn't have the same shaft, but does have a shaft that I could use to repair what I have.  I'd hate to use it though, so I'll see if I can find another source first.


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Posted August 06, 2016 - 08:15 PM

It doesn't have the same shaft, but does have a shaft that I could use to repair what I have.  I'd hate to use it though, so I'll see if I can find another source first.

 

You help yourself to what you need from it. :thumbs:


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Posted August 06, 2016 - 08:16 PM

Oh, and heard tragic news at work.  The Southern States store in Harrodsburg, Ky, where Josh (SupplySergeant) lives & does business with.....they lost an employee due to a roll-over of a wheel loader.  He wasn't wearing a seat belt when he got over-centered with a high bucket.  He was crushed.  So sad and eye opening.   We never use our seat belts, but we will now.  


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Posted August 06, 2016 - 08:25 PM

I didn't know the man who was killed, he was supposedly a manager from elsewhere covering a missing employee. Still a huge blow to a bunch of great people. 


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Posted August 06, 2016 - 08:29 PM

Very sad. Prayers for his family.

Please wear your belt and preach it. See a guy without it remind him to put it on you could save his life.

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Posted August 06, 2016 - 08:31 PM

Such sad news, sorry for their loss!! PRAYERS sent..


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Posted August 09, 2016 - 08:04 PM

Temp index hit 109F today.  Welded most of the day on the stainless bins on one of the fertilizer tender trucks.  The vibrators had beaten the bins to the point we were losing a bit of fertilizer when we used them.  Way too much hydraulic flow, so I'm putting in flow restrictors.  Had to climb down into the bins & weld the inside breaks, then back to the outside for the final welds.  The outside welding had me laying across the frame rails, hydraulic tubing and the like, and all scrunched up.  Had all I could stand, so quit welding at 3 and found other jobs needing done. Has my neck & shoulders aching bad, so took a pain pill to help a bit.   These pills are on the weak side, but do help.

  Came home & drove my John Deere F935 out to Dad's & mowed most of his yard & barn areas, then parked it in the barn so I can finish tomorrow after work.  Dad has gotten to the point he doesn't feel up to mowing these days.  After I stopped I visited with Dad, then home for supper.   Need to hit the shower badly!   Tomorrow should be an easier day, or at least I hope so.


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