I painted it because there was no paint on it.
got a lawn cart the $10 it was red it color and it was starting to rust so I painted it - I like green
one of the wheels rim was in bad shape
I had a pair of old wheels of a 212 - I parted out
had to get some bushing from 3/4" to 1" then a used some small roll pin to keep them in place on the 3/4" axle - cost $10 for the bushings and roll pins.
it is a good cart but I am thinking changing it so that it dumps better - I have some ideas just have to see how it works out. I hate shoveling things out of it, i just want to dump and go.
I work on a 210 last winter for a friend ( he got it from his grandfather), and he asked me to working on it. had to fix a broke steering wheel. fix the deck, is uncle ran into something and bent it up and almost ripped off the supports. had to get it welded back up and straight out. it needed new deck bearing, so I replaced them all. and painted the deck.
I tuned it up. but it smoked a little. checked the valves and worked on the carb. put new motor mounts on it. it still smoke a little - he did not want to have it rebuild at this time.
it was a good winter project and I had fun. I charged him just for parts and a little gas money to get from his place to mine and back (20 mile each way)
so the other day he said that he has to sell the 210 and he want around $150 - I told him that i don't need another garden tractor and that I would see if I could find somebody that would.
then he call and said that it has to go. he is redoing his garage and his wife said it goes.
he said that I can have it for $100. I said okay and went to get it. I hated that his wife that it had to go. being that is was his grandfathers
I mowed with it for around a hour and a half, it smoked most of the time. it only used about 2 oz of oil. it starts great and runs great, but I do not like smelling burning oil. I check to see if the breather was plugged - it is not, so it got to be the intake valve guide or the rings.
I checked the plug and it is black, but it wipes off easily.
did a compress test on it and it is around 90 lbs. I just used the compress tester and hit the switch and let it turn over a few times, I did it twice to make sure the it was reading around 90 lbs.
Yes I know that it not the right way to check the compress test, but just want to see how good it is.
My old 110 (8 hp) compress test runs around 80 lbs and it does not smoke like the 210. and to old 110 smokes at start up for a few minutes. it would be great to rebuild it and put in new valve guides
it would be a great little mower.
What do you all think about the 210 smoking?
Edited by lyall, August 17, 2012 - 10:31 PM.