Nice score by the way, especially the tiller. You should be able to get a good price for that as there's always people on here looking for them.
Edited by Canawler, March 18, 2013 - 12:14 PM.
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Posted March 18, 2013 - 12:12 PM
Edited by Canawler, March 18, 2013 - 12:14 PM.
Posted March 18, 2013 - 12:23 PM
Pictures look nicer than real tractor. Plenty of greasy and rusty area by pto. There are two arms, one each side that hook to a shaft, look like a lift. I don't have those on my other 990 and wondered if it was for a snowblade that is not quick attach? I got blade lit with it, no blade though and it had two lift straps that might hook on these arms?? Here's a pix.
Think I'm gonna sell the tiller if any interest. It has some new tines on it in few places. The shaft is there and a back guard. Also seems to me where that seal that is off the front drive shaft is a bad bearing. I can wiggle shaft and see the ball bearing there move a lot. I won't ship, but might go to Portland, IN swap with it in May. Any offers? the tiller requires the 3pt and upper link, which I am keeping.
Grumpy, If you look at my thread on my 990, you will see those lift arms lift my deck. I hope this helps.
It's the 16th post or the first on page two.
What are you thinking on the tiller?
Posted March 18, 2013 - 02:32 PM
Very nice complete tractor, dash looks decent from a distance and steering wheel horn cap is still there.
I would love to get one of those tillers next to the big bolens tiller,they sure do look like they came from the same manufacturer
Posted March 27, 2013 - 06:32 PM
I have the two lift arms on mine as well.
Posted March 27, 2013 - 07:58 PM
Well, I have the quick hitch slip on deck, maybe it doesn't use those arms?? I got the tiller manual and in it is a little diff in that it has a quick hitch style bearing support and twin piece driveshaft. My shaft is just one big long one, quite big around and I think it just connects to the drive shaft on pto with square connector there, no support. Is this older style or are there parts missing? Wonder if parts were missing and a former PO just made this long one-piece shaft? It's at least 3ft long, maybe more if I really measured it.
Posted March 30, 2013 - 05:36 PM
The single piece driveshaft is correct so far as I know.
Could you upload the tiller manual to the files section?
Posted March 30, 2013 - 07:16 PM
Posted April 06, 2013 - 10:12 PM
Posted April 12, 2013 - 09:18 PM
Got metal back today, was $225 for the 5 parts, ooops! , but sure is nicer than sanding any day. I did finish sand the top surfaces, leaving the inners as they had them and primed. NOW, gotta find a neat color. Decided the Grill is gonna be Silver or Argent like some wheels on tractors, and kinda looking for a neat NON JD Green or maybe bright yellow to use on the fenders and hood. Can't seem to decide if I want tunnel cover black like orig, or make it same color. Leaning towards black at moment. Hmm, maybe that could be silver too??
Also took filled wheels off back of this tractor in the topic and MAN, no wonder that thing pushed hard. They weigh ALOT! I had to get one of my ramps to load into truck bed, didn't even wanna try to left them in. Taking those in tomorrow to have them pumped out and demounted so I can work on the wheels. One is kinda rusty, hoping they can remove w/out wheel damage. These are harder to find wheels on these with that 4-bolt pattern. Wanna get them cleaned/painted and tires back on with new tubes and NO fluids this time. I hate what Calcium Chloride does to wheels, never knew what the attraction was to use that junk.
Posted April 13, 2013 - 08:13 AM
If the rims are trashed another option is to pick up a set of Wheel Horse 5-bolt hubs and go with readily available 12" wheels.
There is not a lot of selection for 15" tires, either.
Posted April 14, 2013 - 06:51 PM
Posted April 16, 2013 - 01:51 PM
Brrrrrr! Makes me cold just looking at it!
Posted May 23, 2013 - 08:08 AM
I am going to look at a Farm king and tiller this weekend. They are asking $600 for it and it runs didn't know if that was a fair price for it.
Posted August 12, 2013 - 06:07 PM
Hey! Been awhile since doing much to tractor. I decided to sell it and go on to others I have. I'm cutting down my selection (the herd) and leaning out. I got it back together today and got it running again. Drove around some. I like the way this one runs better than my other Cucumber Clunker one that I finished. Should have fixed this one instead. Anyway, gotta get a new battery for it and taking to Portland,IN sale soon. Gonna ask around $400, maybe some less will take it, see if it goes. Nothing but the tractor, no deck or tiller which I sold now. Hope someone other than a "stripper" buys it.
Posted August 16, 2013 - 06:49 PM
Ran tractor more now. New battery, instant start and runs great. Lights aren't working and not sure it is charging?? Haven't had to charge battery yet tho, so might be fine and amp gauge not working? I like it! Has lots of potential for new owner.