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Posted June 11, 2013 - 07:18 AM

Good deal. So what do you use to mow weekly?


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 04:42 PM

Good deal. So what do you use to mow weekly?

 

314 with the 41 deck I picked up for the 120 until I get the 120s carb figured out.


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Posted June 15, 2013 - 02:35 PM

Spindles arrived this morn.  Got all three spindles complete with pulleys for $45 shipped.   


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Posted June 21, 2013 - 09:56 PM

Today's update...

 

Due to some unfortunate circumstances I have ended up using the rebuild center spindle from the model 41 deck that come on my 120.  The smaller pulley diameter will speed up the blades.  (BTW - there was a speed-up pulley for the Model 50 decks that has similar dimensions.    I am also changing the outer spindle pulleys to the smaller size to match the center spindle.  I also replaced the tensioner spring with an almost new piece that was on the crusty 41 that gave the other parts.  My big concern is that the original M41668 blade drive belt will be too long.  I will try to get pics of the end product and pulley differences.


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 06:45 PM

Deck is closer to reinstalling.  I used a 96" belt from Napa to replace the M41668 from Deere which is 98" long.  This is my first non-Deere belt and am curious to see how it will work. I need to get one of the mounting arms welded and it is ready to reinstall on the 314.  All of the pulleys in the pictures are from the Model 41 deck so all three blades will run at the same speed and will run faster than the original configuration.  

 

 

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Posted June 24, 2013 - 10:28 AM

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Since trav1s and i have 314s, i figured this would interest us both. I was curious and took the temp of the 314 after 2 hours of mowing in 88 degree weather . Anyone know what the normal operating temp is ?

 

 

 

ETA: the muffler was in the 450 degree range, don't grab that kids!!! :D

 

 

ETA 2 : the rear end pumpkin was 110-115


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Posted June 24, 2013 - 10:41 AM

I found a new autometer oil temp gauge on CL for $20.  I am tempted to pick it up and install it in the pan of the k321 to monitor oil temps. 

 

I have no idea what normal operating temps should be. 207 degrees is cooler than I would have expected after 2 hours of mowing in 88 degree weather. My guestimate would have been 225 - 250 degrees F.


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Posted June 24, 2013 - 05:31 PM

I found a new autometer oil temp gauge on CL for $20.  I am tempted to pick it up and install it in the pan of the k321 to monitor oil temps. 

 

I have no idea what normal operating temps should be. 207 degrees is cooler than I would have expected after 2 hours of mowing in 88 degree weather. My guestimate would have been 225 - 250 degrees F.

I might have to try that myself. I mowed 3 hours today , around 89-90 degrees. The temp right after shutdown was 235-240.

 

ETA: the temp of the hydro pump assembly was 145


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Posted June 30, 2013 - 08:06 AM

I am seriously considering selling the 314 once the 120 is done.  Still need to get the deck arm welded and deck mounted.  Checked the oil the other day after about 20 hours of mowing this spring and it has not used any oil.  It is a really solid worker than needs a bit more TLC. 


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 04:47 PM

I am seriously considering selling the 314 once the 120 is done.  Still need to get the deck arm welded and deck mounted.  Checked the oil the other day after about 20 hours of mowing this spring and it has not used any oil.  It is a really solid worker than needs a bit more TLC. 

NOOOOOOOOOO!! Who am i going to bug if you sell it? :mad2:

 

 

 

 

 

Just kidding ! :wave:

 

I would sell mine if i could find a really nice 318 with the power steering. Man that 314 is wearing me out!

 

I saw this post as i was going to ask you if you've changed your hydro fluid yet. I might try it tomorrow.

 

If you lived closer i might have someone to buy it from you.


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 05:50 PM

NOOOOOOOOOO!! Who am i going to bug if you sell it? :mad2:

 

 

 

 

 

Just kidding ! :wave:

 

I would sell mine if i could find a really nice 318 with the power steering. Man that 314 is wearing me out!

 

I saw this post as i was going to ask you if you've changed your hydro fluid yet. I might try it tomorrow.

 

If you lived closer i might have someone to buy it from you.

 

That is what I am thinking...


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Posted July 25, 2013 - 08:30 PM

Finally got the arm on the deck welded and reinstalled the 48 deck on the tractor.  I need to level it and install the PTO belt but my focus is on the 120 at the moment.  Pics in a bit.



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Posted July 25, 2013 - 08:39 PM

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Posted August 05, 2013 - 10:06 PM

Found an 85" belt at Napa the works with the smaller center pulley on the deck. I also need to fine-tune the tensioner on the deck belt.  If I was going to keep it I would hunt down another deck for it as this one is pretty bent up.   


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 10:27 PM

Travis, Are you really going to sell your 314? You've done a great job bringing this one back to a good worker.






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