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Posted May 01, 2013 - 11:10 PM

Thought I would give this critter it's own thread.

As some of you saw, Ryan and I picked up a package of a GT19.9 and a 40" sickle mower.
Here is the mower
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It's complete, everything is free except the mule drive and they freed up with a little oil.

There were several broken knives that needed to be replaced.
First step is to get the bad ones off,


I looked into new knives... $7 each plus shipping didnt thrill me and there is something about getting railroaded that makes me real inventive.
The knife on the right is a broken one, the one on the left is an old Oliver knife that we had 6 left of... Just enough.
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Lay one on the other,
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Drill the second hole where it needs to be,
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Mark and cut the excess,
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Resharpen,
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And then it's time to put the new one on.
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After the reassembly, here is the tractor last night.
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And after a little tweaking, the tractor tonight.

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 12:16 AM

Great job Alan! I like your method for the blade removal, you can't get any quicker or easier than that. And customizing the blades you had was a great idea :thumbs:

 

Can't wait to see a video of it in action! Good luck.


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 05:12 AM

Great videos, Alan! I like your approach for blade replacement! Thanks for sharing!


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 05:31 AM

Tall grass, watch out! Sweeetfixin job :thumbs:


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 05:35 AM

Gald you saved some $$$$  ,   I'll have to wait until I get home to watch the vidieo , filters block youtube at work lol


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 12:25 PM

Alan, It looks and sounds great. I like how you Fab'ed up some replacement knives for it. It's really neat how you lift the mower with your foot instead of pulling on a handle. :thumbs:

 

I didn't realize you were SO polite, I really liked you thanking the dog for moving out of the shot !! :smilewink:

 

 

FYI, those ball end thingys are called HEIM Joints, if you ever need to find any somewhere.


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 05:11 PM

Thanks for the laugh Alan, I was laughing heavily by the third starting attempt lol. I guess because I know the look on your face that the camera had cut off lol. I do have one question, have you oiled the cutting bar liberally? You can't go wrong with lubrication. Also, I spotted a couple safety issues in your video, mainly the dismounting while the mower was running, and then moving in for a closer look. The most unsafe part of that was, surprisingly, the fact that no one else was in the shop to save you had you had a problem. Just a fair warning to be careful, as I know you always are. By the way, nice rehab work on those knives.
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Posted May 02, 2013 - 07:15 PM

Thanks Casey, I appreciate your concern (and your laughter)

The camera in the iPad makes it look like you are much closer than you are... I was probably 2 feet further back than you think I am.

As for backup, I had the Mutt... She went just around the corner :D

I don't mean to make lite, I know as well or better than most how fast accidents happen. It's always a balance if its worth it... you mind yourself, keep your toes back, your fly up and take no risks that you are unprepared for. Mentally, I had prepared for a lot of situations. If the belt broke, I was one or two steps from the key. Same if something bound up. I moved a bunch of stuff out of the way and actually put the cardboard over the oil spill. I had my steel toes too.
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Posted May 02, 2013 - 07:15 PM

Managed to get up to the farm in time to do a little trial. It cuts very well. I do have to finish sharpening the sections, but it was mowing clumps off and leaving them stand... At first, I thought it wasn't cutting. Then I realized it was slicing thru and leaving stuff stand... Almost "Ninja" like :smilewink:




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Posted May 02, 2013 - 07:22 PM




Anyways, there are 5 videos, hope that whets your appetite.

Oh, and....... :dancingbanana: It works :dancingbanana: !!!!! LOL
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Posted May 02, 2013 - 07:34 PM

Much appreciated Alan. Also, nice hat. :)
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Posted May 02, 2013 - 08:19 PM

Thanks Alan looks like you got it fixed and working good, something like that I could use where I live, I guess someday I got to get me one. :thumbs:

Question How fast are you suppose to run the Motor?


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 08:23 PM

Thanks Alan looks like you got it fixed and working good, something like that I could use where I live, I guess someday I got to get me one. :thumbs:
Question How fast are you suppose to run the Motor?


Not wide open... even has a sticker that says to slow it when not in use.

I would say about 2/3 to 3/4 throttle.
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Posted May 03, 2013 - 08:07 AM

Great videos! Looks like it's doing a great job!


Thanks!


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 10:22 PM

Decided I would try it under one more tractor.
http://gardentractor...ts/#entry346552




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