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#1 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

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Posted June 03, 2013 - 11:05 PM

After fixing everything wrong w/ the 314 I found it wasn't for me. Doesn't turn as sharp as I'd like and my old shoulders don't like the steering effort required. A good friend had a Dixon 3303 he didn't like because he has a lot of sidehill mowing to do, so we traded. He loves the 314 and after adjusting the cone drive tranny in the Dixon, I love it for all the ins and outs on our level lawn. So we both walked away smiling.
I'll still keep my old Poulan since it's set up w/ the chipper and tlr for fall leaf collection and my old Wizard aluminum deck push mower for the few places the dixon can't reach.
Mike
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Posted June 03, 2013 - 11:36 PM

imagesCAWOKRRW.jpg Sounds like two people with two mowers that were not suited for them. At least there was a happy ending and life can go on (for some anyway).



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Posted June 03, 2013 - 11:39 PM

attachicon.gifimagesCAWOKRRW.jpg Sounds like two people with two mowers that were not suited for them. At least there was a happy ending and life can go on (for some anyway).

 

There's a colonel of truth in that!:D


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Posted June 04, 2013 - 07:34 AM

Sounds like a fair trade, a win win !



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Posted June 04, 2013 - 10:53 AM

Tis a sad sad day!  Seriously though, I know what you mean about the 314 being a bit of a workout to steer. I'm woking on a 317 now that will have pretty much a new steering system so I'm hoping it will steer easier than my 314!



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Posted June 04, 2013 - 10:56 AM

Dang it, and used to I would have made a "Green" crack, but I love my John Deere 430 & F935 so much, I have to keep my mouth shut these days!  :D   That's a perfect deal when all parties end up smiling!


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Posted June 04, 2013 - 11:55 AM

Sounds like a great deal as long as both parties are happy.  It just works out like that sometimes.  Glad it worked out for you. :thumbs:



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Posted June 04, 2013 - 05:35 PM

I'm still trying to figure out who got the best deal here, but I guess, if both are happy who cares :D


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 01:54 AM

Dang it, and used to I would have made a "Green" crack, but I love my John Deere 430 & F935 so much, I have to keep my mouth shut these days!  :D   That's a perfect deal when all parties end up smiling!

A friend and I are looking at a JD430 for sale in the area.  The price is good, but the front PTO needs to be replaced.  Anything else we should know about it if we decide to buy?

 

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 10:12 PM

After fixing everything wrong w/ the 314 I found it wasn't for me. Doesn't turn as sharp as I'd like and my old shoulders don't like the steering effort required. A good friend had a Dixon 3303 he didn't like because he has a lot of sidehill mowing to do, so we traded. He loves the 314 and after adjusting the cone drive tranny in the Dixon, I love it for all the ins and outs on our level lawn. So we both walked away smiling.
I'll still keep my old Poulan since it's set up w/ the chipper and tlr for fall leaf collection and my old Wizard aluminum deck push mower for the few places the dixon can't reach.
Mike

Oh yeah , my 314 is a bear to steer at low speeds. You definately get a work out.



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Posted June 09, 2013 - 07:57 AM

After fixing everything wrong w/ the 314 I found it wasn't for me. Doesn't turn as sharp as I'd like and my old shoulders don't like the steering effort required. A good friend had a Dixon 3303 he didn't like because he has a lot of sidehill mowing to do, so we traded. He loves the 314 and after adjusting the cone drive tranny in the Dixon, I love it for all the ins and outs on our level lawn. So we both walked away smiling.
I'll still keep my old Poulan since it's set up w/ the chipper and tlr for fall leaf collection and my old Wizard aluminum deck push mower for the few places the dixon can't reach.
Mike

 

 

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Oh yeah , my 314 is a bear to steer at low speeds. You definately get a work out.

 

The steering box more than likely needs rebuilt.  Also, check the front axle pivot bushing for wear.  My 314 needs these repairs and turning the wheel puts a funny bind on the assembly when the axle pivot is worn.


Edited by Trav1s, June 09, 2013 - 07:58 AM.

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#12 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

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Posted June 09, 2013 - 06:11 PM

  Am I to assume by axle pivots you mean the king pins? Or do you refer to the pin the center of the axle oscillates on?

                                          Mike


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 03:59 PM

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The steering box more than likely needs rebuilt.  Also, check the front axle pivot bushing for wear.  My 314 needs these repairs and turning the wheel puts a funny bind on the assembly when the axle pivot is worn.

Yep, the steering is very loose, hard to keep a straight line! The bushing looks to be worn out too.






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