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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2010 - 06:56 AM

I saw an ad for an older Huskee with tranny problems, Thought hey, it may be a GT. I called & the guy gave me the model & I frowned, LE678, then he told me it had a freshly rebuilt engine & he'd put $500 into it at the end of 2008. Now the tranny slips, and he was tired of it. It had a snowplow, chains, and the battery was good. I thought he was gonna say it was "Gold Plated" when I asked for a price, darned near dropped the phone when he said $50. Went & picked it up. BTW the tranny is one of those F-N-R units with Variable pulleys.

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These 2 pics show what I found. The axel had eaten up thru the housing. The drill bit I shoved in to show slop is an "F"
100_1845.jpg This pipe is WHY, he had used a bar bell weights for plowing, not wheel weights.
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100_1855.jpg Fresh, Good running Briggs


We had the exact same tranny sitting under a carcass, My Dad, Son & I spent the afternoon swapping them out. And here it is mowing
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I still have to adjust the deck (Rubs on the engine pulley when clear up???) but other than that It runs again... Now what to do with it?

Edited by MH81, October 17, 2014 - 06:42 AM.


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Posted August 30, 2010 - 07:37 AM

but other than that It runs again... Now what to do with it?


Well, you could always sell it....................................for maybe $60.00 or so.:D

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Posted August 30, 2010 - 09:09 AM

You could always keep it as a beater tractor to keep the nicer ones in better cleaner shape. That is what we are doing with the Huskee we inherited with the new house.

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Posted August 30, 2010 - 12:47 PM

You could always keep it as a beater tractor to keep the nicer ones in better cleaner shape. That is what we are doing with the Huskee we inherited with the new house.


:ditto:

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Posted August 30, 2010 - 03:19 PM

That's not a bad little machine. you could just use it when you cut the grass once a month. Oughta last forever like that!

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Posted August 30, 2010 - 03:45 PM

You could always keep it as a beater tractor to keep the nicer ones in better cleaner shape.

:ditto::ditto:

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Posted August 30, 2010 - 04:19 PM

Well, you could always sell it....................................for maybe $60.00 or so.:D


Hydriv, was that an offer? Let's negotiate.... what is shipping to Canada anyways?:rolling:

Edited by MH81, August 30, 2010 - 04:26 PM.


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Posted August 30, 2010 - 04:25 PM

I thought about keeping it... but If I keep this one I'll have to mow around the others... I'm sure I'd get used to it, but the vari-speed is "interresting" to drive... especially when you leave it in "7" , go from F to R, and let out the clutch.

Not that I have much lawn, but I prefer the GT's... almost makes me feel like a grownup.:D

I thought about giving it to my son or daughter, but after driving it, IDK... what would you guys $ it at on the roadside?

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Posted August 30, 2010 - 04:42 PM

Hydriv, was that an offer? Let's negotiate.... what is shipping to Canada anyways?:rolling:


Don't look upon it as an offer but more of a valuation.:D

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Posted August 30, 2010 - 04:44 PM

Don't look upon it as an offer but more of a valuation.:D

:bigrofl::bounce::bigrofl::bounce:

I agree that they weren't built for much & I was surprised to see a plow for one that small... I guess If I can turn this around, It'll help finance my son's project at least.

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Posted September 04, 2010 - 07:34 PM

Finally got back to this, Cut that offending pipe off, put the snowplow & chains on, leveled the deck, etc. (Info: if your pulley rubs on the deck, make sure the bolt is tight on the engine pulley, it was sliding down the shaft.) All the tires were holding but 1, so I "used tubed" it & parked it out by the road. Sold 7 hrs later. Managed to get a little more than the $60 Hydriv had offered. Guess I can sponsor my kid now. Thanks for the gentle ribbing & the support guys. :D




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