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#1 Trav1s ONLINE  

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 11:35 AM

Today the '66 110 got a bit of custom body work after taking a tumble down the creek bank next to the house. :( It seems that between the hard and slippery tires (original Firestones) and possible operator error, it got away from my father-in-law who volunteered to mow the lawn. He is OK and the tractor is retrieved and back in the garage. Fortunately neither ended up in the water. Not sure if it was running when it ended upside down or not. While looking it over I noticed some oil leaks in new places. I don't know if there is gas in the oil. The tumble broke the steering wheel (I have another that needs repaired), damaged the front of the already-cracked hood, and I am not sure what else.


I have threatened to use parts from it to fix the '67 that my grandfather purchased new that is at my dad's place in Ohio. I was using it until the 120 finished then I was going to sell it as a whole. I think it is worth more in parts now than complete. :(

This has just confirmed that I NEED to replace the hard, slippery original rear tires on the 120. Turf or ATV is the question. If you have any question about the tires on your tractor, I suggest replacing them sooner than later.

Edited by Trav1s, June 18, 2012 - 11:38 AM.

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 11:39 AM

So glad your FIL is ok. The tractor can be repaired easy enough. Humans are a lot tougher to fix back up!
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Posted June 18, 2012 - 11:43 AM

So glad your FIL is ok. The tractor can be repaired easy enough. Humans are a lot tougher to fix back up!


That was my first reaction. Tractor is replacable but he is not.

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 12:02 PM

Sorry to hear that he took a spill down the bank. I am glad that he is ok and I hope that the tractor can be fixed. I dont like mowing around water, it's the only thing I hate about mowing.

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 04:11 PM

Yikes, that's pretty scary, especially if he had the mower running at the time. Glad he's OK. I'm guessing he may be shaken up a bit though!

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 04:33 PM

He was a bit shaken up. I have been giving him a wee bit of teasing but nothing too mean. :smilewink:

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 04:46 PM

Glad the FIL is okay! Hope things work in your favor on the tractor!

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 05:04 PM

Glad you father in law wasn't injured.Like everyone else said tractors are repairable.On a brighter note i bet he had clean shorts on after that.

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Posted June 21, 2012 - 09:55 AM

So glad your FIL is ok. The tractor can be repaired easy enough. Humans are a lot tougher to fix back up!

If it was my ex-mother in law I would have been more concerned about the tractor over her health!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted June 21, 2012 - 05:46 PM

As said above, glad Dad in Law is OK. Hope the tractor isn't a loss.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 06:28 PM

It is alive!!!!

Finally spent some time with the 110 this afternoon. Drained the oil and refilled the oil with new 30 wt. Then I pulled the plug, cleaned it up and checked to see if the piston was free. Other than the battery voltage being low and needing a jump start, it fired up and ran on the 2nd try. Just finished the lawn and gave it a good power wash to clean it up after the unfortunate event. I think I am going to call it "Lazarus" as this is the 2nd time I have resurrected it from the dead. :smilewink: :laughingteeth: :bounce:

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 06:33 PM

Sounds like a fine name to me! Just hope it's many years before the third time comes around!

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 08:11 PM

Good news! Glad Lazarus is back with us.

BTW, no I'll after effects for FIL?

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 08:21 PM

I had to swap the steering wheel too but that was no big deal as I had another RF steering wheel that needs a bit of work.

FIL is fine as of this time. Note to self: Have FIL power wash driveway and patio next time. :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 08:35 PM

Travis, Your FIL is very lucky that he suffered no injuries, Thank GOD.. I'm glad you were able to resurrect the 110, and finish the yard. You may want to drive some posts along the creek to warn others of the slope. :laughingteeth:
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