Haven't done much today....just too tired. Clint came and picked up his mower, and left another. I told him when he asked what he owed me for the 1st one, and I said "no charge", but he wouldn't have that. Got a $20 bill, so lunch money! This one is a high wheel push mower with a broken starter rope. When I took the cover off I found it packed with a mouse nest, and the deceased mouse.
The shroud was all busted up at the head bolt mounts, so I'll need to wire weld a piece over it. When I go for my Dr appointment, I'll pick up a new rope. Appointment made was for Tuesday, but I got a cell phone confirmation for tomorrow at 10am. I will call them when they open first thing in the morning to be sure which day is really my appointment.
I took the crankcase cover off the 6.5hp horizontal Briggs that I'll be using for a pressure washer just to check everything. Got it all flushed clean, and all looks like new inside. The muffler still has all the paint on it. It came from an auction where I bought a trailer load of stuff. The governor wasn't working right, but once I took all the covers off I found the idle tang was bent, holding it at a higher than idle speed. I bought a 3100psi pump for just $80. The vertical engine that was on it was a great engine, but the hose connections underneath were aggravating to use. Now all will be up high, easy to get to. Also, I could only find a pump that maxes at 2600psi for it due to the 7/8" shaft. Most pumps are 3/4" or 1". This horizontal engine's fuel tank holds more gas, so longer run time. The other would empty a tank in just a little bit.
I also mowed my whole place, except for the roadside north. This Kubota F3060 continues to amaze me! And Cecil, who bought my best John deere F935 stopped by yesterday needing a metal bracket welded. He said he'll never part with it after mowing the 1st time! It was an awesome mower for sure, but the Kubota trumps it.
And the big front tire for the Massey 2745 has dropped 3 pounds of air pressure. Might be due to temps cooler in the shop, but might have to take it to get the leak fixed. I could take the tire off the rim, but wouldn't be smart for me to do.
Come tomorrow, or the next day, depending on Dr appointment actual day, I'll be taking my BX out to smooth a place in the shed for the table to hold coffee & such, and the serving line for Saturday plow day lunch. I have barely enough gravel in my pile to take out with the Massey 362's bucket to make a decent place. Seems it's always awfully windy out in the large open shed, so want to put it in the house side shed for wind protection. Now watch the winds shift from the north instead of up from the south!