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#1081 Tinkerer OFFLINE  

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 09:37 PM

I decided this afternoon to do a little work on the Sears ss12. When the motor was swapped the engine oil drain tube was to long and the belt for the sickle bar mower rubbed on it. I ran the tractor so that I could drain the oil and remove the longer drain and replace it with a shorter one. While the oil was draining I replaced the belt tensioner that I picked up of from Ebay a few weeks ago. This new tensioner was a lot less worn and therefore tightened up the play in the clutch/brake pedal. Also by putting in a shorter engine oil drain tube I was able to use the pulley cover for when you have belts attached. This cover makes it safer around the kids and also helps to keep the belts where they are suppose to be.0523112233.jpg

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 10:49 PM

Finally got a chance to use the 1655 (2455) FEL to clean out the fire pit area. I see what some of you said about never realizing how I got along without it. Also used the Simplicity to tow the new Rubbermaid cart around and pick up some branches/limbs taken down by recent thunderstorms. Ahhh, relaxing times!

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Posted May 24, 2011 - 12:58 AM

I started my Sleeve hitch, and just looked at the tractor.

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Posted May 25, 2011 - 09:17 PM

I drove the Bolens 1600H with the trailer loaded with the Snapper push mower and the weed wacker down to a neighbors and mowed his lawn for him. He asked me to do it because his new ZTR won't be in for another week and a half. I am also working on his Ford LGT 18H for him. It was an enjoyable time getting some seat time on the tractor. It was within tractor driving distance so that made it even easier and more seat time.

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Posted May 27, 2011 - 05:31 AM

I mowed my lawn with the Sears SS12 after I was done installing the mower deck. It only takes me 15 minutes to mow the lawn with the riders but I like the seat time. Someday I will have a bigger piece of property with more land to work with my GT's.

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Posted May 27, 2011 - 09:29 PM

Pulled the spike tooth harrow around the gravel yard or about 2 hrs with the MF14 working girl.
Does a great job, tearing up the grass and weeds, which the workers get to collect with a rake and
wheelbarrow.:smilewink:

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Posted May 27, 2011 - 09:56 PM

Got a spare put on and went out and mowed the grass. With all the rain lately and having a flat for quite a while it was nice to get out and mow the yard with it.

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Posted May 27, 2011 - 10:08 PM

The only thing I got to do today was to drop the Snapper 1655 back off at it's new home. Plan on working on some of the other ones this weekend.

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Posted May 28, 2011 - 10:26 PM

I used the Bolens 1600H to mow the neighbors yard as she now has bigger things to worry about. She had a small kitchen fire this afternoon. Everyone got out safely including the pets.

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 07:01 AM

Tinkerer, good of you to help out. Hope she gets her kitchen fixed up soon.

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 09:55 AM

Well I managed to get the 430 stuck in a ditch last night. I knew it was wet there but I have been mowing there all spring. This time the edge of the deck stuck in the side of the bank and brought me to a dead stop so I preceded to dig a deep hole in the mud. Daniel's big 4-wheel drive 4-wheeler would not budge it so we hooked one of my trucks to it pulled it out. Lucky for me Daniel didn't bring up one of his MF's and a camera :beerchug:

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 01:46 PM

Daniel, you missed the golden opportunity there.

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 02:53 PM

I hooked up my tooth bar(single row harrow) to see how it would do since the sleeve hitch is functional again. One of the back gates has never been able to open all the way due to a mound of dirt about 90 degrees out. I use the bar to pull out the solidly embedded grass roots and shave some of the mound away. The gate now opens a full 180 degrees. But not without another challenge. The hole I had the lift bar pin in on the sleeve hitch wouldn't allow deep enough penetration, so I moved to the last hole. Got penetration, but the lift bar is shorter due to deflection. Darned ol' cheap steel any way. Stuff bends to easily. Need to reinforce this now.
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Posted May 29, 2011 - 06:52 PM

i mowed 5 acres this afternoon with the JD 400 and never mist a beat . now im going to go sharpen the blades and call it a day . im beat .

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 08:06 PM

I worked on the Bolens Estate keeper a bit today




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