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Getting Deeper Into The '650

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 10:47 AM

Can't you just shorten up the shaft?


aaaaaaaagh, :huh: the thought did cross my mind for about 8seconds. I figured since I'll probably not mow and move snow in the same season, I'll be ok w/ the piece from the snowcaster for now. I'll try to post some pics to compare and show possble challange to me w/ rebore after alleged shaft shortening. I see it as precision work for that opp to go well, perhaps you have the tech to get this done minus a machine shop..? Tryin' to figure what Dr.McCoy from startrek would say..

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 11:47 PM

Or perhaps I spoke to soon!!! I thought it was as simple as shortening a 7/8 by 1 inch shaft. Silly me!!!! :)

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 05:14 AM

Or perhaps I spoke to soon!!! I thought it was as simple as shortening a 7/8 by 1 inch shaft. Silly me!!!! :)


Or perhaps I spoketh too much. By which simple methods shall we now render said shaft shorter, sir? Please share I am here to learn.

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Posted June 15, 2012 - 12:50 AM

Or perhaps I spoketh too much. By which simple methods shall we now render said shaft shorter, sir? Please share I am here to learn.

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O,,,,,,,,No your not going to talk me into putting my foot in mouth a second time !!! No way way buddy :) After reading the posts again Im pretty sure that I am dancing to the wrong tune!!!!

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Posted June 15, 2012 - 05:36 AM

O,,,,,,,,No your not going to talk me into putting my foot in mouth a second time !!! No way way buddy :) After reading the posts again Im pretty sure that I am dancing to the wrong tune!!!!

Speed, I'm genuinly interested in learning about my 1st Gt and by coming to this forum, I've learned so much about things I never considered. Along with this I've seen more than one way to get something to work. My personal fixer skills are limited to
experience(s) and access to not a lot of tools. As a newb this is my campus to learn from those who've likewise learned from trying and being advised by others. I remain open to learn at least one new thing a day and/ or share with another. Thanks,
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Posted June 15, 2012 - 05:54 AM

That is a great attitude, Len! Lots to learn here and plenty of folks to share with!
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Posted June 16, 2012 - 11:15 PM

That is a great attitude, Len! Lots to learn here and plenty of folks to share with!


“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say "It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem." Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”


-Fred Rogers March 20, 1928 - February 27, 2003.


'HappyFathersDay guys'


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Posted June 18, 2012 - 04:55 PM

Update: Have replaced seal (SKF#7443) , went w/ rtv option for gasket and swapped gear out of snowcaster to serve mower deck. (#1713664 ) {Contacted Bob's, says he has some when I'm ready.} So I do have a usable 1715635, for a 38 and/or 42'' deck?., should someone have use for it. So far so good, have reassembled deck (less rust/ some new paint) refilled gear box, no leaks thus far. Have aquired
the two lift rods that I was missing and look forward to mounting it up for 1st test. Thanks going out to: 'Doc', Keith, Bruce, Mark, Kenny, Speed and the rest of you guys for hand holdin' and such...feels like I'm gettin' somewhere. :thumbs: further details & pics to follow...

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 08:23 AM

I'm putting up some pics of 'then and now' as we slide toward the end of the year. Still tweeking stuff and going through options before we get any visible,plowable weather...TICK,TOCK...

B650 1.jpg B650 2.jpg 650 4.jpg 650 6.jpg 650 7.jpg 650 8.jpg 650 9.jpg 650 10.jpg 650 15.jpg 650 22.jpg 650 24.jpg 650 25.jpg 650 26.jpg 650 31.jpg 650 32.jpg
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Posted December 18, 2012 - 08:55 AM

Looking Good :thumbs:

It may just be the angle of the picture, but looks like you have a pretty decent gap on the left side axle which indicates you probably need to re-adjust your axle endplay.....

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 09:09 AM

It may just be the angle of the picture, but looks like you have a pretty decent gap on the left side axle which indicates you probably need to re-adjust your axle endplay.....

Thanks Doc! Is this the area in question? 650 24a.jpg

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 09:34 AM

650 22.jpg


Wow, nice hydraulic lift you got there on your 650! Did you add that yourself? Also, it's hard to tell from looking at the pics, but how many parts tube frames do you have? It looks like you have your original 650 that you're working on plus 2 parts tractors, or are some of the pics of your 650 in various stages of disassembly and you only have one other parts tractor? I like the looks of the new AG tires on the front and back, should give you plenty of traction to plow snow with! IDK how they are on lawns though or if they tend to tear up the grass worse than turf tires. It's definitely coming along though and it's looking pretty good! How much have you actually been able to use it so far though or are you still trying to get it together and running?

Oh, and I like the looks of those rear wheel weights too. What are those from though as they don't look like Bolens weights? Unfortunately, there is no access hole to engage or disengage the differential lock, so you'll have to pick a position for it and leave it there all winter...

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 09:38 AM

Thanks Doc! Is this the area in question? 650 24a.jpg


Yes
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Posted December 18, 2012 - 09:50 AM

Oh, and I like the looks of those rear wheel weights too. What are those from though as they don't look like Bolens weights? Unfortunately, there is no access hole to engage or disengage the differential lock, so you'll have to pick a position for it and leave it there all winter...

No diff lock on 650, the shots are mostly of it in stages, the other is a 1050 which does have the diff. Never asked what the weights came off and at some point I'll maybe score a Bolens set at a good price on a good pocket day. Haven't worked it much yet, and sometimes my attention is split between the two. Not sure how the ags'll treat lawns, got 'em with winter in mind.
I did get new hoses made up locally and mounted the lift, but until I swap out a pulley with one that has the proper groove, it's just eye candy( or it'll may end up on the 1050..?..)

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 08:55 PM

Did some fitting, need to make some adjustments, what do youz think? (other than you noticed the brand name of course) :smilewink:

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