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Posted April 27, 2010 - 02:48 PM

, but this is my home nowadays and post way more here than at MTF. I find I haven't the time to go to all that many sites these days, so GTT is my main squeeze, so to speak.


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Posted April 28, 2010 - 07:24 AM

Thanks NUTNDUN but for $80.00 I was wrong. I cant see it being the stator so I would imagine I am looking for a short somewhere as the drain can be seen on the amp gauge with the key in the on position and not even running. Put the headlights on and it really dives when it is running. Maybe the switch? Stay tuned!

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Posted April 28, 2010 - 07:38 AM

Almost any tractor will show in the negative to some extent when the key is turned to the on position. Do you have a voltmeter? You can check the output voltage. I wouldn't rule out a short either.

Was it $80.00 for a new oem or a used one?

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Posted April 28, 2010 - 09:06 AM

Thanks NUTNDUN but for $80.00 I was wrong. I cant see it being the stator so I would imagine I am looking for a short somewhere as the drain can be seen on the amp gauge with the key in the on position and not even running. Put the headlights on and it really dives when it is running. Maybe the switch? Stay tuned!


Easy to test the stator. Unhook regulator, then take leads from voltmeter set to AC to both stator wires with engine running full speed. Should read a minimum of 28VAC. Also, no connection should exist between either wire & ground.

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Posted April 28, 2010 - 09:41 AM

I will be going at it with my meter tonight. It was 80 for a Kohler. Because my battery is new, it is a little tough to tell on the gauge if it is charging. But after a few hours of use, it wont crank unless you charge it up. It was fine when it went to the machine shop!

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Posted April 29, 2010 - 06:22 AM

This is my home nowadays and post way more here than at MTF. So GTT is my main squeeze, so to speak.

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Posted April 29, 2010 - 07:24 AM

Thanks OLCOWHAND!

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Posted May 14, 2010 - 12:11 PM

Good Day!

My woes continue with my money pit QT17. The electrical turned out to be a bad ignition switch and breaker issues. Here is the latest. I was giving it a grease job with the hand pump gun. When I was done I found 3 ball bearings on the floor in the near vicinity. These are about 1/4" diameter. I cant find anywhere they may have come from on the tractor. Any guesses?

Oh, we are having some fun now!

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Posted May 14, 2010 - 03:20 PM

Not sure if bushing or bearings, but check your front wheels.

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Posted May 14, 2010 - 04:46 PM

I'm not too familiar with these Q series Bolens. Mabye this parts list will help you.....
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Posted May 17, 2010 - 09:14 AM

My first thought was the grease pushed out the bearings but I checked each location and found no space big enough to drop one of those babies. I cant even find where they use ball bearings as it is mostly roller bearings. Well, if it aint broke, dont fix it! On the positive side the tractor is a joy to work with.

Question: I am after a front blade. Not easy to find up here! I have the snowblower attachment which I see uses the same frame as the scraper. Has anyone ever modified a current blade to fit the frame? I think this is my only hope.

Have a good one everybody!

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Posted May 17, 2010 - 10:48 AM

If a roller bearing has come apart, then the balls can fall out.

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Posted May 17, 2010 - 03:36 PM

My first thought was the grease pushed out the bearings but I checked each location and found no space big enough to drop one of those babies. I cant even find where they use ball bearings as it is mostly roller bearings. Well, if it aint broke, dont fix it! On the positive side the tractor is a joy to work with.

Question: I am after a front blade. Not easy to find up here! I have the snowblower attachment which I see uses the same frame as the scraper. Has anyone ever modified a current blade to fit the frame? I think this is my only hope.

Have a good one everybody!


I have never converted a blade myself, but I have heard other people have done it and it works OK.

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Posted May 18, 2010 - 07:13 AM

Just a basic question today...."tube frames", "large frames" what is this referring to? What is a QT17 then? H12XL?

Merci!

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Posted May 18, 2010 - 07:26 AM

Just a basic question today...."tube frames", "large frames" what is this referring to? What is a QT17 then? H12XL?

Merci!


That refers to the frame design.Tube frames have a tube frame,large frames have larger c-channel frames.Now the QT17 and H12XL are medium frame tractors,of which I am not real familiar with.




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