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Posted July 21, 2012 - 01:20 PM

That looks great! Best of luck with the rest of the restoration!


Thanks, I think it will be a fun toy. I have a 550 so this 551 feels right at home lol

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 12:49 PM

Just a little update. I got the H60 mounted up and ready to go. I work 16hr shifts on Sat and Sun but have the rest of the week off. One benefit of being a Nurse lol. I won't get around to taking it for a spin until Monday afternoon and won't be able to post pics until then as well. I can say the h60 looks good sitting on the frame. I can tell she is excited to go cut some grass lol

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 04:19 PM

Just saw this post. Great looking 551! Good luck with restoring it!
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:31 PM

I got the motor started today and ready to go. I will make a video tomorrow of the first drive. The mower decks gear housing were packed full of sand like I had mentioned earlier about the engine mounts. I took the covers off and cleaned them out but still need to grease them before I use the deck.

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 07:34 AM

How on earth do you get that much sand into the housing?!?! I hope that it wasn't run like that. That could REALLY wear the ring and pinion gears out in a hurry!

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 09:53 AM

Seems like you're moving right along, hope P.O wasnt charging you extra$ for that sand... :wacko:

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 10:10 AM

How on earth do you get that much sand into the housing?!?! I hope that it wasn't run like that. That could REALLY wear the ring and pinion gears out in a hurry!


my thoughts exactly! it's almost comical... like someone did it as a joke.

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 08:42 PM

my thoughts exactly! it's almost comical... like someone did it as a joke.


Maybe the guy has a 4 year old with a sand box and some time on his hands :bigrofl:

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 08:44 PM

I think the tractor was near a sandpit. It had about 2" around the motor mount lol. It also dodnt have the plugs on either gear cover.

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 11:39 PM

I will make another video for public viewing but I do not want my daughter all over youtube so this video is private. I just couldn't help but share this with you guys here. Hope you enjoy.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 07:40 AM

For some reason, it already went into private mode.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 01:26 PM

Should be working now.
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Posted August 03, 2012 - 02:00 PM

Should be working now.

Nice to see it runnin with the next generation in training, did she just kill a dogs watering bowl? :huh: Thanks for sharing.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 03:18 PM

Nice to see it runnin with the next generation in training, did she just kill a dogs watering bowl? :huh: Thanks for sharing.


lol no it cleared. She was chasing the dog.




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