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Posted October 27, 2014 - 03:25 PM

Not doing nothing means you are doing something Willie!   :poke:   Hope the box blade sells.


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Posted October 27, 2014 - 03:38 PM

Not doing nothing means you are doing something Willie!   :poke:   Hope the box blade sells.

Nuuh uhhh. I ain't not doing nothin. there.


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Posted October 27, 2014 - 03:55 PM

Every time I visit NC I am reminded that each and every word has at least two syllables.

 

We bought a rabbit crossing the road on our way to the diner after you left and I was going to call you about it.

 

Might be one more tractor carcass for you if the guy does not take it.


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 06:26 PM

Got some seat time.

 

 

Heath did not wake me up this morning. When Ifinally woke up I was a bit concerned. I looked in his room and didn't see him. I finally found him sitting on his nightstand behind the curtain playing with a truck while looking outside.

 

So

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Then he and I goofed off till Steph got home. He went down for a nap, and I headed to Grady's with the Faclon on the trailer and the Dragonfly in the back of the Ox.

 

I stopped for gas and saw a guy with one of those Raven gas/electric mowers on his truck. I went over to talk to him about it. Turns out that he works for the company that builds them in Lincolnton. I asked about the blade throwing problem and he said they redesigned the whole blade assembly. I asked him how they did in the wet and he said they have immersed them up to the breather and there was no problem. He was taking that one home to test it.

 

I got to Gradys and cut his grass while he carried the parts of the4 DragonFly in his shop. Then I took a look at the Hemorrhoid. Sure enough the center blade spindle broke. I jerked the deck off so we could move it.

 

The two tractors would not bit on my little trailer. So we switched over to his bigger one and then loaded both tractors on it. When we put the deck on the trailer I got a better look at the damage.

 

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Also saw that it wasn't the only one broken.

 

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The third spindle has bad bearings.

 

I told Steph at the beginning of the summer that if it lasted through the season I would rebuild it. I didn't quite make it, but close enough.

 

As I drove home Jared called me and said he had a broken part on his little lawn tractor. So Saturday I am going up to work on it.


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 07:01 PM

Willie, why don't you find that guy from the factory and tell him you will not only test it out for the next year, but give continuous updates on its overall performance on the preeminent Garden Tractor site online.

Win- Win as far as I can see. :D





Glad you found what was up hemorrhoid's backside. (That was weird to type)
Are you looking for new or old and rebuildable quills?
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Posted October 29, 2014 - 08:08 PM

I could be a tractor torture tester.


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 06:06 AM

I could be a tractor torture tester.

Might even get paid to do that!


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 06:28 AM

I can see it all now.


And today on Uncle Willies Proovin' Grounds, we will see how these machines hold up to stuff that could be laying in anyones yard.
Starting with some old toys Heath out grew, moving to some tools I don't use anymore, and finishing up with old garden hoses. The machines still standing will have to pass the bonus round of 25' of dog chain..."

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Posted October 30, 2014 - 09:20 AM

After passing the mowing deck test the tractor itself will be tested by pushing and/or towing vehicles of various sizes for unset distances. Any tractor failing to pass this test will be loaded onto a trailer and taken to the scrap yard. Successful candidates will be scheduled for further testing.


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 10:53 AM

I'm sure you could give them a good workout!


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 09:19 PM

I've seen some of the newer mtd home Depot cubs have similar failures. Seen the spindle ripped apart and seen the deck ripped
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Posted October 30, 2014 - 09:52 PM

Not much going on again today.

 

 

This morning Heath and I got up

 

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Then we spent the day watching Gorilla videos and riding the Falcon around the yard.

 

He went down for a nap.

 

Steph came home.

 

I took Gradys trailer back to him.

 

I ate pork chops.

 

I am going to bed.

 

 

I need a job to come in before I got insane.


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Posted October 31, 2014 - 06:20 PM

Another slow day.

 

 

So this morning we all got up

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Then bumped around the house for a while then we went outside.

 

The scrap metal we have collected got loaded up on Christine and the small trailer.

 

Then we came in and did very little for a while.

 

The highlight of the morning.

 

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About 2pm I got up and went to the scrap yard.

 

On the way back Christine decided to get into the Haloween spirit by having clutch problems. I was on the off ramp from highway 321 to 279 and when I let of the clutchthe truck promptly died. The only way I was able to pull off was to do a full NHRA burnout and dump the clutch with the gas on the floor.

 

Made one stop.

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Came out and checked the clutch and it was perfect. All the way home not another problem.

 

Checked out the scent of the wreck.

Remember this?

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Seems she was going way too fast see the skid mark?

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Where she totally lost control and spun.

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The guard rail she backed it into.

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Almost got down in the creek a good 10 feet below. Only good thing was that the creek was low.

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Then we got the message that the gal with the puppy was home.

 

We drove down and Heath got to play with 9 pups while we made a selection.

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With the new pup we drove home.

 

He got a bath.

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He needs a name. He will be my new truck dog.

 

 


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Posted October 31, 2014 - 06:28 PM

It's amazing how much you can pack into a slow day.
Nice mutt. I bet that will be Heath's side kick from now on.
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Posted November 02, 2014 - 10:46 AM

Watching the news this AM looks like South Carolina got hammered with snow. Did you get any on the hat??


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