It is alive!
Posted July 30, 2010 - 12:06 AM
After buying a donor tractor over 8 years ago, I finally took the time to mash all the parts together and make it work. Mowed the lawn with it this afternoon for the first time in probably two decades. It was a real throwback.
Never mind that no moving parts are from the original tractor. The engine, transaxle, driveshaft, wheels, and PTO are all from the donor. Had I realized I had that much to do, I would have just pulled 3rd gear out of my tractor and put it in the donor. Of course, the parts didn't all fail at the same time, so in the end this was probably the best way to go.
All I need to do now is fix the electrical. I've replaced the regulator 3 times, and smoked it 3 times, so I'm thinking I better try something else before I go broke. I've got a couple generators lying around. Anyone know of a good way to bench test one of those?
Posted July 30, 2010 - 05:21 AM
Looks like the youngster was really enjoying himself.
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Posted August 23, 2010 - 10:51 PM
The good news is I've used the 800 to mow some brush, grade some dirt/mulch, and I'm about the rototill this weekend. I forgot what a beast this little tractor can be. Fun stuff.
Posted August 24, 2010 - 08:03 PM