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#1 dogsoldier OFFLINE  

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 01:16 PM

well i got the ford yt16h out today and mowed the front yard. i must say that its way to big for my small front yard but will do just fine out back. when the wife gets home ill have her do a video of me mowing the back yard.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 01:31 PM

Glad you got some seat time. Kinda scarce around here!

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 01:40 PM

Glad you got a little seat time and it was enjoyable. If I mowed around here there would be nothing but a cloud of dust and maybe a handful of clippings.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 02:01 PM

we have had quite a bit of rain here really. we need much more but the grass is staying green and growing.
i do know im going to have to get a new roller for the front of the deck and the rear. the roller on the front i dont think is the right one or is just wore out.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 02:25 PM

With all the rain that has been hitting us, I'm almost back to mowing twice a week! I'm in PA too and I was getting really concerned through June but everything is coming back nice now. Glad you got some seat time. If you're like me, it's good therapy!

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 07:23 PM

I welcome videos anytime. I'll be watching. I've been getting a good bit of rain here too. Mowing once a week is almost not enough. You'll need to get a snow blower on one of those tractors if the weather man is right this winter. I just read today that the East is gonna get dumped on this winter. :laughingteeth:

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 07:36 PM

It's nice to hear that you are putting it to use after getting the engine sorted out.

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 04:26 AM

ok here is the maiden mow with the YT16H after a long hair pulling few months
the video is a little shaky but the wife was shooting it


i still need to figure out the steering but it mows really well.
as for a tractor snowblower , i sure wish i had a tractor sit up for that but i do have a electric start craftsman snowblower that is ready to work.

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 04:45 AM

Glad to see it mowing. Steering looks to turn further to the left than right?

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 04:59 AM

Glad to see it mowing. Steering looks to turn further to the left than right?


yes it does
thats my next project is to get that fixed. when i first got it ,it didnt turn right at all. i need to find a new tie rod and tear the steering apart again and make it right.think ill put the new front axel on this winter and get new spindles for it also.

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 05:22 AM

I pulled up a parts breakdown for the steering. Looks a little complicated to get centered. Could be the gear at the column has jumped a tooth.

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 07:22 AM

Great video ds. Looks like you did a good job. My buddy had a similar steering problem He had jumped a tooth in the gear. Once we figured it out, it was fairly easy. He had a Craftsman rider.

Good luck with yours.

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 07:40 AM

Maybe I've just always had bad steering but it seems like all of my "mowers" have turned tighter left turns than right. I just assumed it was by design since the deck discharges to the right side which means you trim mow making left turns around trees and such.

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 08:19 AM

All my tractors turn tighter left also. I did a bunch of backing up also when I started mowing with a GT as apposed to a LT. Its the difference between a S10 and Silverado. That GT looks and runs great. Nice work!

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 10:54 AM

Looks good!




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