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#136 js5020 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 28, 2013 - 12:15 PM

Besides a parts supply another hinderance to longevity seems to be attachments, specifically mower decks. For most folks once the deck is shot the machine becomes a neglected buttbuggy or designated trailer puller which sits out behind the shed it once occupied only to accelerate its demise.

 

Im really impressed with this machine thus far in comparision to my near new X300R, as I said the only thing Im not overly fond of is the hand controlled hydro and the rate of acceleration in relationship to the distance the handle is moved in fwd, rev seems ok, not sure what I need to do to make that the way Id like it but hopefully I will resolve it before snow season. 



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Posted October 07, 2013 - 10:19 PM

So... After a month of owning it.. how do ya like the machine ya old fart  :smilewink:



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Posted October 08, 2013 - 08:40 AM

So... After a month of owning it.. how do ya like the machine ya old fart  :smilewink:

Hey G, I was starting to think you fell off the face of the earth havent seen ya in awhile.  Well after using the machine for a bit Im getting use to the hand hydro, still think the foot control of the JD is a much better setup.  Comparing the X300R to the WH,, the WH is louder, it vibrates more, the JD is more refined/ergonomic, but thats about it for the new JD advantage and I would expect a 40yr old piece of equipment to fall short in these areas.  The WH is head and shoulders above in the transmission as far as feeling stronger but it is a HD GT whereas the JD is a LT so thats kind of a apples to bananas comparision if you could even call it a comparision.

 

So am I gonna run out and buy a new X530/540 with blade and blower for 9 or 10K just to have JD,,,,, not at this time.



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Posted October 08, 2013 - 09:19 AM

Hey G, I was starting to think you fell off the face of the earth havent seen ya in awhile.


Them ballroom dancing lessons he's taking are very very time consuming Joe. Don't ya know ?

I actually emailed the big dummy last week, was thinking the same as you.
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Posted October 08, 2013 - 09:34 AM

Them ballroom dancing lessons he's taking are very very time consuming Joe. Don't ya know ?

I actually emailed the big dummy last week, was thinking the same as you.

Wife probably told him he cant get on the puter again :poke:



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Posted October 10, 2013 - 09:02 AM

Well I've decided the hydro control needs attention, I cant keep neutral after several by the book attempts to adjust the cam, its not smooth accelerating or decelerating and it tends to want to accelerate after the control is set,, just a general pain in my backside.  I tore it down last night and found slight wear on the plastic cam, not much but the offset screw has issue, it is well worn.  No prob right? get on the net and buy some new parts,,,, sure, easy peazy, NOT.  I found the plastic cam(5996) is still available(and on the way here) but the offset screw(5995) isnt,,, I guess the lathe is gonna get some use as the offset screw is the main issue with the control.  Im also contemplating making a different "guide plate" before trying to go foot control I really hate the original plate and the offset in it, Id like a straight through design for F+R with a small detent for neutral rather than the big offsets of the original,, we will see once the new parts are installed before altering things



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Posted October 10, 2013 - 07:59 PM

As usually said,,,, no pics it didnt happen, so I took pics of my 5995 I turned out on the South Bend.

 

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I started out with a piece of 5/8" round stock, turned a section down to .500 ( its what my uncalibrated mic said the original was ), cut off the turned section, put on the 4 jaw chuck and got out a dial indicator and adjusted the part in the chuck till I got the calculated offset of .189 and turned the small diameter down to .311(again its what my mic said the original was), to get the screwdriver slot I ran the chuck around to the right spot locked it up and forced a cutting tool through to "scribe" the line then used a hacksaw blade to cut depth.  Looks like we will be back in bidness soon as the 5996 shows up :rocker2:


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Posted October 12, 2013 - 07:21 AM

Nice job! :thumbs:



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Posted October 23, 2013 - 11:56 AM

Well the cam plate finally showed up and is in the machine,,,, much better control of the machines speed and no more creep in neutral.  I currently have the blade mounted and ready to rock for snow season, I removed the lift bar for the mower deck and have the lift directly to the rockshaft.  I also put a piece of pvc on the cutting edge of the blade rather than making skid shoes,, I think its ready for snow,,,, now to do the little things to make that near new blower work on a much older tractor.

 

Been thinking about a cab, I guess they are still available from Original Cab,, not decided if I want to spend that much, still thinking on it though.



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Posted October 23, 2013 - 07:12 PM

Some new pics, one of the PVC pipe on the cutting edge of the blade

 

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I had to modify the blower crank handle holder as it hit the electric clutch, I had to make a 2" extender just need to weld it and it will work nicely.

 

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The only thing I see I dont like is the blower doesnt sit level/flat front to back, it seems to be "rolled" back a bit,, I guess it wont cause issue but I would think it should sit flat?

 

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Posted October 24, 2013 - 08:47 AM

Under your tractor at the back of the "lift tube", I'm wondering if the "Spring Assist Mounting" may be too tight, pushing the tube forward holding the Snowthrower up (plus the skids can be lowered).


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Posted October 24, 2013 - 09:00 AM

Glen, Im not using the lift assist spring as the machine has hyds.  I run on grass and gravel so I need to keep the skids down, but after I posted the pic I looked at the angles and thought the same as you, the rollback angle looks to be relative to the height of the blower, meaning if the blower was on the scraper blade it would likely be level front to back, so it must be caused by the raised skids.


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Posted October 29, 2013 - 05:35 PM

Well I think I have the Horse ready for snow season, only thing left is to put the barbell wheel weights on, not sure if I will need chains as I intend to make this unit weigh 900lb+.  I'm considering not even putting the plow on the CUT this year and see if a GT can handle snow duty on its own or if I really need to keep the CUT around.

 

This setup should suffice for most snow storms we get,,,

 

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This setup should only be necessary if it gets real "ugly"

 

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Posted October 30, 2013 - 12:48 PM

What do you all think, is it going to replace the CUT for snow duty or am I trying to climb the wrong tree here?



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Posted October 30, 2013 - 05:19 PM

What are you referring to as "CUT"?


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