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#1 OldBuzzard OFFLINE  

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Posted May 14, 2013 - 04:24 PM

took off the snowcaster and replaced it with the reel mower.

 

Turned out to not be all that hard of a job.  Probably easier than switching implements on a tube frame.

 

Ran into two 'issues' though.  It's missing the wooden roller, and I only have one of the really short pins that hold it to the arms on the axle.

 

I did mow just a wee patch to see how it was working.  Didn't do a bad job at all.  Especially when you consider that this was grass that I had just run a sickle mower over. 

 

Here are the obligatory pics :D :D :D

 

 

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Posted May 14, 2013 - 04:39 PM

Nice OB! Looks good on there!

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Posted May 14, 2013 - 05:02 PM

looks good thanks for sharing the pictures



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Posted May 14, 2013 - 07:43 PM

Looks Like fun, Working on getting the one up and running for mine :D



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Posted May 14, 2013 - 08:15 PM

Yours looks great! 

 

I do want a power reel mower.  Ya'll wait and see.  Something might be showing up here in the next few days.  :smilewink:

 

Ben W.



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Posted May 14, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Are you missing the entire roller assembly (wooden rollers and shaft and mounting brackets) or just the wooden rollers.  I have a reel mower for my EK10's to rebuild and the wooden rollers are very worn.  I plan to turn some new ones.  If you need the roller dimensions right away, I can take the roller assembly off and get them measured for you.



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Posted May 15, 2013 - 02:39 AM

Are you missing the entire roller assembly (wooden rollers and shaft and mounting brackets) or just the wooden rollers.  I have a reel mower for my EK10's to rebuild and the wooden rollers are very worn.  I plan to turn some new ones.  If you need the roller dimensions right away, I can take the roller assembly off and get them measured for you.

 

I'm missing everything.  All I have is the two holes for mounting it  :D :D :D



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Posted May 15, 2013 - 02:40 PM

Old Buzzard, if you need some of the short mounting clevis pins for EK attachments, I have a ton of good used (but kind rusty looking) pins as well as a whole box of NOS pins that I got in one of the boxes from my recent Bolens acquisition...  :D   Let me know if you need any...

 

Still going through the rest of the boxes to see what I have there though.  I can see right off that he has ONE NOS foot well rubber pad for the left side I believe, but not one for the other side.  :(   I was kinda hoping that if he had new rubber pads for it that he would have a full set for both sides...  unless he already installed one of them on one side?  confused-smiley-013.gif



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Posted May 15, 2013 - 06:02 PM

Already ordered 2 of them from one of our sponsors, bhts.

 

Thanks for the offer though.

 

If you have ANY part(s) for the rear rollers for the reel mower I could use it though.


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Posted May 15, 2013 - 11:25 PM

Nope, sorry!  I don't have any reel mower parts at all.

 

Odd though that BHTS had any of those clevis pins for the EK's...  I ordered a bunch of parts from him a few weeks ago (before I bought the two EK-10's down in PA last weekend) and I had asked if he had any of those clevis pins and I thought he said he didn't have any of those particular pins in stock.  Weird...  Maybe he just got some in recently?  I know there were a LOT of EK parts that he didn't have in stock and evidently couldn't get...



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Posted May 16, 2013 - 02:08 AM

Did you give him the actual part# ? 



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Posted May 16, 2013 - 08:11 AM

Yes.  Unless there is some remote chance that the pins are different between an EK-10 and an EK-7?  I highly doubt that though...  According to the EK-10 manual anyways, it lists them as part number 1715637, which is the number I gave him.

 

It really doesn't matter now since I ended up with a ton of them anyways, but I just found it peculiar is all...






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