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#31 WNYTractorTinkerer ONLINE  

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Posted March 02, 2013 - 11:09 PM

Looks just like my old 314 did..  Those things are BEASTS!!   :worshippy1: 

 

It was a bear to steer in my lawn with all of the hills and trees so I let it go after I got my Cub's up and running.  

 

I'm back on the JD band wagon with a 425 AWS!!   :thumbs:


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Posted March 02, 2013 - 11:21 PM

  Your's looks a sight better than mine. Mine has been repainted once w/ the wrong shade of green. That may be next winter's project. I wouldn't fret over the cables too much. Just wait 'til the budget can stand buying the right ones. Overall, lookin' real good!! Congrats!!

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Posted March 03, 2013 - 07:35 AM

  Your's looks a sight better than mine. Mine has been repainted once w/ the wrong shade of green. That may be next winter's project. I wouldn't fret over the cables too much. Just wait 'til the budget can stand buying the right ones. Overall, lookin' real good!! Congrats!!

                                                      Mike

 

Ditto!  NOt on the paint thing but the looks.  Machine looks like a great worker.


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Posted March 03, 2013 - 01:52 PM

Ditto!  NOt on the paint thing but the looks.  Machine looks like a great worker.

I'm getting there! Haven't checked the lights, and front tires are on the list of things. I want to change out the rear reflectors for working lights also. Then onto the deck. I think i have a little time for that, it's still about 25-30 degrees here. BRRRRRR!


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 05:00 PM

Got them both out for some sunshine today. :dancingbanana:

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 05:05 PM

I tell you what that 314 looks alot better then i had pictured it. Looks like the little one has a big brother now.


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 03:30 PM

Another reason for a fast idle is the lubrication on these.... The kohler is splash lube - no pressure feed. If you let it idle at a really slow idle for extended time, they don't care for it much. A faster idle makes more "splash" and keeps the bearing surfaces happier...

 

I have a Deere 316 with the kohler in it. It does tend to shake a "little bit" at idle..... but with the hydro, I keep it wound up to 2/3 most of the time anyway. And at that level, the shake goes away. Almost like an old Harley motorcycle with rubber mount engine. At idle, it's alll over the place, but smooths out at speed.....


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 07:45 PM

Another reason for a fast idle is the lubrication on these.... The kohler is splash lube - no pressure feed. If you let it idle at a really slow idle for extended time, they don't care for it much. A faster idle makes more "splash" and keeps the bearing surfaces happier...

 

I have a Deere 316 with the kohler in it. It does tend to shake a "little bit" at idle..... but with the hydro, I keep it wound up to 2/3 most of the time anyway. And at that level, the shake goes away. Almost like an old Harley motorcycle with rubber mount engine. At idle, it's alll over the place, but smooths out at speed.....

I love this place! Learn more every day about my GT and others. Definately better off with all this good advice! :beerchug:



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 07:53 PM

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Got my new to me side shields on! And got the blade hooked up and..............it works!! Lifts the front end off the ground.

 

Also found out my headlights work as well as the front pto. :D

 

 


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 09:27 PM

nice lookin GT . is that an old farmall in the background ?



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 09:43 PM

  Well, Nadem, it looks like it's all sunshine for ya now!! Glad to hear everythings goin' right for ya !! Life will throw a punch every now and then, you just have to roll w/ it and stay on yer feet.

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 10:14 PM

nice lookin GT . is that an old farmall in the background ?

Yep, it is one of my other projects. It's a 1942 Farmall H. My Grandpa bought it in the 80's, gave it to my dad, and now i have it.


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 10:20 PM

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I have this in my garage , is this going to cause trouble between the Farmall and the JD's? :D



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Posted March 16, 2013 - 12:33 AM

Well, i took it out for it's first test today. Pushing around brush piles at cousin's house. The JD did pretty good, seems like it has the power , but no traction. Probably put the weights and chains back on and see what happens then.

 

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 05:09 AM

Glad you got to work it some! The weights and chains will make a difference.






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