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#1831 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted April 10, 2015 - 09:00 PM

I started tearing down my Tec HH120 on the MF12. I've had the tractor ready for paint since last Fall. I've been dreading the engine...a smoker last time it ran about 15 years ago :(
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Posted April 11, 2015 - 09:34 PM

Scored a couple of forward facing Zenith carbs today for my '63 Gravely L8 walk behind and a hood too. Brought them into work with me, I have one carb torn down an in the dunk tank for a good cleaning. The other will follow.

The hood will go on another walk behind I have.


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 04:35 AM

In the last few weeks

greased the JD sabre & tailor & repaired the front Tyre ......tube was poking out lol 

,tensioned the drive belts on the Rover Rancher 2 & removed the carry all & started to build a new tool bar for the Rancher 2

building a 3 tine ripper for the Rancher2 as well .it is partly built all ready ,  hopefully pic's on the weekend coming 



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Posted April 13, 2015 - 04:40 AM

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

use a rattle gun , much easier & don't need to hold it mostly 



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Posted April 13, 2015 - 05:10 AM

Grease up and run.


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 03:31 PM

Got two rusty old blades off and looking to refinish the bottom of my deck.

 

On a side note, one of the blades has two bolted on 'wings' and the other is just a regular blade. Of course, I took them both off without noticing which one went where. Would it make sense to have the 'winged' blade on the far end from the chute, and a regular blade closer to the chute?


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Posted April 17, 2015 - 03:35 AM

Got two rusty old blades off and looking to refinish the bottom of my deck.

 

On a side note, one of the blades has two bolted on 'wings' and the other is just a regular blade. Of course, I took them both off without noticing which one went where. Would it make sense to have the 'winged' blade on the far end from the chute, and a regular blade closer to the chute?

re:- would put the thrower blade nearest the chute to excel the exit throw  


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Posted April 17, 2015 - 08:45 AM

re:- would put the thrower blade nearest the chute to excel the exit throw  

Thanks holden!

 

They're pretty dinged up, but I'm going to try grinding them down and sharpening this weekend


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 05:32 AM

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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I did that with the Jake 1450 & tiller. Wasn't even thinking about a wheelie, but that heavy tiller made her lift off real easy!

 

I had the FF out raking the back yard. We had let it get a bit out of hand as the male Rot has been digging to China back there chasing moles. We topped it off the other day and I wanted to get most of the excess cuttings raked off before rain hit. Then the FF starting it's 'hunting' again. Got real bad, so I brought it back up front to see what was wrong. Took the top off the carb and pulled the jets to clean it out. Found some crud in the bowl. Squirted that with carb cleaner and used a q-tip to clean that out. Sprayed down through all little holes to clean some more. Then came in to see what everything needed set at. This is a B48G Onan and the service manual is a bit vague on the carbs. Finally found the float setting for my carb and my float was way high. I reset everything and put it back together. A few adjustments to the jets and it purrs again.


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 06:31 AM

Yesterday,

 

My neighbor ran the Squire 9 and trailer cleaning up the yard.


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 06:53 PM

Sanded down my "new" deck as well as I could with a drill attached wire brush.

Knocked off 25 years of dirt, grass, and assorted animal poo and got it down to a fairly smooth but still rusted surface.

Rust reformer has been applied and tomorrow I should be able to prime with Rustoleum over rust and a gloss black enamel. Any recommendations on paints for the Underside of the deck?

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Posted April 18, 2015 - 07:17 PM

Smooth high quality auto grade enamel paint. I remove all the rust, Zinc Chromate as the primer / base, then Orr-Lac high gloss enamel.

 

Use Squire 9 and trailer to unload the 27 incher mower and transport to shop for assembly and prep for upcoming mow jobs.


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Posted April 19, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Even though the engine is a smoker it still runs great in the old MF12G, so I did the greasing, checked the gear lube, put the cutting deck back on. I also built a makeshift bushing for the front deck roller that was wobbly. It is ready to mow tomorrow if the darn wind will let up a little!

 

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Posted April 21, 2015 - 08:11 PM

I was working away at the sawmill, making some rough cut pine, and it

started to snow.

 

So, I said to myself, Enough.

Went to the shop, and took the snowblower off the MF1650.

Sorry if anyone else got the snow. I should have done that sooner.


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Posted April 22, 2015 - 08:25 AM

It's about time, Will!






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