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What did you do TO your Tractor Today: ie wrenching/cosmetics


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#1816 twostep OFFLINE  

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Posted April 02, 2015 - 09:10 AM

I love that Rustoleum "over rust" primer. That stuff will hang on metal much longer than normal paint. I did the same thing to my JD140 deck last spring. Soon I will turn it over and pressure wash it to see how well it is holding up.


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Posted April 02, 2015 - 06:48 PM

I love that Rustoleum "over rust" primer. That stuff will hang on metal much longer than normal paint. I did the same thing to my JD140 deck last spring. Soon I will turn it over and pressure wash it to see how well it is holding up.


Yes, the Rustoleum "over rust" primer is good stuff IMO. Ive had good luck with it. I've got a couple
cans of JD yellow, I'm going to use for second coat.
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Posted April 03, 2015 - 07:43 PM

Did the old Spring Swap today

Ditched the snow blade
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For the new deck
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Gave it a test run
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I'm just not sure how low it's supposed to ride? It rides on the ground on the small rollers. Is that normal?
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Posted April 04, 2015 - 05:27 PM

Serviced my Simplicity zero turn and got it ready to mow. Sharpened the blades, lubed the arbors, wheels, casters, etc... aired the tires, had changed the oil and filter at the end of the season. I'll mow a few times then go over everything and change the oil again. I mow 1.5 acres once a week.
Also pulled the battery cables on my Wizard with the bucket and repaired one that was causing a hard start issue. Gonna get started on the Deutz Allis 1920 tomorrow.


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Posted April 04, 2015 - 05:38 PM

I fired up my Gemco big boy today, it has not run in a couple of months and came alive on the first yank as did my WH RJ 58 gotta love that.


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Posted April 04, 2015 - 06:20 PM

Well, a day late, but yesterday I worked on all our church mowers, changed filters & fuel, sharpened blades, greased the Grasshopper Zero turn, then sharpened the blades on the JD 133 and push mower and got them all running and greased too.

 

Then came home and replaced both idler pulleys on drive belt on my Sears 16/6, it's been down for 3 weeks. 


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Posted April 04, 2015 - 06:42 PM

Newbie question here: how do you keep the idler pulley/engine from turning while removing the idler pulley bolt?
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Posted April 04, 2015 - 07:21 PM

Hang onto the pulley!


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Posted April 04, 2015 - 07:37 PM

I guess I need a stronger grip! I'm also wrestling a pretty rusted pulley bolt

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Posted April 04, 2015 - 08:06 PM

My bolts had both head/nut so I used two wrenches. Not sure why you need to hold the pulley, at least on the Sears. 


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Posted April 05, 2015 - 02:18 PM

Got the Deutz 1920 Ultima charged up, started and ran a while, then adjusted the throttle cam bolt so it would quit slowing down while I was working, kinda wish I had a cam bolt, 'cause I'm really slowing down when I'm working! :D

Anyway, I added a little Marvel Mystery oil to the oil and the gas and played bush hog in the back area, cutting up small dead limbs and sticks, then went to the front and mowed the area next to the road, these Simplicity decks are the best I've ever seen. It seems all 3 are now ready to work.


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Posted April 09, 2015 - 07:56 PM

I got busy today.  Made up a set of adaptors and put duals on my old suburban.  I had two sets of 6-12 ag tires/rims.  Thought they needed to be doing something besides sitting on a shelf.   I hung a disc off the back and made the old gal at least look useful.

The wife drove this one around the yard while I looked to see if there was any wobble.  there wasn't.  But i may have lost a tractor. She took a liking to this one, even if it is the one with the "infamous HORN".   :D   Rick

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Posted April 10, 2015 - 05:19 PM

Made my tractor into a trike by moving one pin.

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Posted April 10, 2015 - 05:55 PM

Made my tractor into a trike by moving one pin.

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Boy, you must be bored!


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Posted April 10, 2015 - 06:25 PM

Boy, you must be bored!

Actually, I was using the stupidest implement known to man. I caught some air with the front end coming out of the ditch and the pin rotated just right and got stuck under the axle. So I made half a round in trike mode.

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