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Posted January 05, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Last night I stood in awe in the Garage gazing at the John Deere and I felt really proud of how it turned out I'm sure Grandpa Dewey would have loved to see it in this shape.

 

Thanks again for all who helped me and the advice and pictures I couldnt have done it without you guys.

 

Heres a pic of the before and after and a pic of me and Grandpa Dewey

 

 

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Posted January 05, 2014 - 10:32 AM

Good for another 45 years, well done. :thumbs:


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 11:46 AM

Ok Question?

 

I just noticed in my original photo (attached) that the front tire valve stems were on the inside of the rim? I installed the rims with the stem facing out, I had trouble with one rim rubbing on the axle, I shimmed it with a washer its fine now.

However I looked at Travis tractor pic (Attached)  and his valve stems on the front tires are also on the inside! So I assume that I installed the front tires wrong? Stem goes on the inside? why would they do that? Probaly explains why that one rim was rubbing before on the axle, by the pics it looks like it gives the rims more clearance from the axle.

 

More work!! I will wait till it gets warm and swap them around.

 

Also another question the motor sometimes want shut off when you put the key to off, you can hear it change speeds like power goes off but  but it keeps running, if you move the choke to on it shuts off, weird, is my new ignition switch already bad?

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Posted January 05, 2014 - 05:38 PM

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very few have the original tires and seat

your 110 looks GREAT

I know you will keep this tractor for a long time and may be your grandson will have it some day


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 11:25 PM

That thing looks GREAT!

 

 My 140 and all of the brochures I've seen either show the valve stem on the inside or the wheel has a chrome wheel cover... makes me wonder if they valve stem interfered with the cover so they were flipped around.


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Posted January 06, 2014 - 12:26 AM

 

 



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Posted January 06, 2014 - 12:27 AM

Ok they are right Travis told me that they have a narrow setting or wide setting, mine is now on narrow which on mine is stem out


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Posted January 06, 2014 - 10:14 AM

Last night I stood in awe in the Garage gazing at the John Deere and I felt really proud of how it turned out I'm sure Grandpa Dewey would have loved to see it in this shape.

 

Thanks again for all who helped me and the advice and pictures I couldnt have done it without you guys.

 

Heres a pic of the before and after and a pic of me and Grandpa Dewey

 

AWESOME!  Love the before and after shot and appreciate the labor of love in your 110.   :thumbs:  :thumbs:  :thumbs:


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 08:39 PM

Back home from my work trips, fired up the Deere,

 

Engaged the PTO the mower belt wouldn't spin, adjusted PTO arm it finally engaged had to adjust the carb it pulled the power down with the load killed the engine, finally got it adjusted to handle the strain.

 

 

I mowed 2 swipes looked good then it quit working, belt wouldn't move PTO was getting hot, tore the deck off found out the inside belt had came off and went under the stationary pulley, removed pulley it had a big washer under it allowing a gap, looking at the parts break down that washer spacer is not suppose to be on there, I will remove it and try it again another tie.

 

Axle hasn't leaked for 3 weeks even after I operated it,  today after my drive it leaked again!!  Pisssed me off, cleaned it and its holding again, probably going to have to change that seal

 

Starter is acting up now, sometimes wont engage and slams pops and other times it just hums

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 06:56 PM

1. As stated above I found a spacer on the guide pulley that wasn't called out in parts diagram and my other extra mower deck didn't have it either, this allowed the belt to go under the guide pulley and jam the mower due to the space. I Reinstalled the pulley correctly and installed mower deck. Mower now works awesome I cut the front yard it cuts very even really please, it sure blows around a lot of grass.

 

2. The starter most of the time just hums I finally got it to crank, I need new starter, any body have one for the 8HP?

 

3. Transmission was leaking at first didn't leak during the mow, probably going to have to tear it down change seal


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 01:53 PM

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I have several starters - I think the starter are about the same for 8  - 16 hp  Kohlers - not for sure

most if them are for 10 hp and larger - will have to check my 110 with a 8 hp

 

if so it will be cheap plus shipping

 

does your have the bolts above the starter or below when it is bolted to the motor

my Kohler  K181 - 8 hp has them on above the starter

 

have you looked at the starter and checker it over

something the starter benix sticks

some use graphic power on the benix so the it spins properly 

you might just need a new benix

 

while you has the starter off and checking it over

you can open it up and clean the insides and the brushes

see the Kohler manual how to make the tool to help hold the brushes it place while putting the starter back together.  it is easy to make


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 04:10 PM

Lyall its the solenoid sticker wont come out and engage most of the time, I applied PB rust buster before, worked for awhile I will check the bolt pattern for you.

 

After getting it started finally I mowed the front yard SO FAR THE TRANMISSION is holding I hope it went back in place or the dirt went out or something


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Posted January 24, 2014 - 07:50 PM

If you want to open the starter up and see if a simple cleaning would help this link has some good info:
http://www.wheelhors...5-k181-starter/


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 08:06 PM

Removed the starter, that end stop nut has again backed off to the last thread, that's twice, this time it cracked the engine cover when it engages. maybe that's one reason it quit engaging?



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 08:51 PM

Likely so.  Consider some Loctite on it and try again.  


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