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#166 larrybl OFFLINE  

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Posted March 22, 2015 - 08:18 PM

That seems to be common with these, the deck doesn't have much travel. I had to extend my shop ramp as the deck would catch on it.

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Posted March 22, 2015 - 08:27 PM

I've got the same issue with getting mine into my barn

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Posted March 22, 2015 - 08:34 PM

I did find a way of getting more height by moving the lift lever back 1 spline, but I had problems because of the lift arm for the sleeve hitch hitting the frame so I put it back how it was

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Posted March 22, 2015 - 08:34 PM

Not much you can do with the deck lift.



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Posted May 09, 2015 - 10:19 PM

Well, back to the weak link on these, the steering shaft bushing has developed tons of slop and the gear sliped a cog today mowing. I'll build a parts list tomorrow on sears, and finish removeing the steering sector and clean it up.

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be

 

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Posted May 10, 2015 - 12:35 PM

Always something isn't it. That is a ton of slop. Now clean it up in there.


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Posted May 10, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Thankfully, you can still get the parts to fix it!


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Posted May 10, 2015 - 03:26 PM

I ordered the parts last night, then got up this morning and remembered I had stashed a lot of Briggs parts from Red and Hulks previous builds. These were done in the old shop so I had to look a while till I found the bucket with the goodies, Yep new steering "T" and a new brass bushing. Guess the ones I ordered will go back in the bucket. Soooo. Long story short, Red steers like an Indy Car now. Only hicckup was connecting the Amp meter backwards. 

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Posted May 10, 2015 - 06:39 PM

Always nice to have spares
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Posted May 10, 2015 - 07:06 PM

Always nice to have spares

Yes, was planning on dressing Hulk II for mowing duty, Now I don't have to.  

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Posted May 10, 2015 - 08:34 PM

Here is the "inspector"  inspection. He gave it a thumbs up. https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be


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Posted May 10, 2015 - 09:47 PM

Looks like it passes inspection.






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