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Posted November 20, 2015 - 11:15 PM

Had a scary experience with my mom's JD F725 the other day..  

 

The thing wouldn't start for her last week so I went over to check it out..  Looking things over I found that once I engaged the starter the voltage dropped off a cliff so I spied a bad ground terminal connector..   :bs:

 

Looking at the original equipment cable I felt it was time to just change the whole cable out..  So I put the charger on the battery and we went a-shopping down to the parts store to buy another cable..   :driving_tbucket:

 

 

When we got back I took the charger off and removed/replaced the old cable and turned the key..   :yeah_that:

 

 

 

KABOOOMMMMMM!!!   :wtf:  :say_what:  :biting_nails:

 

The battery shorted out & exploded!!  It sounded like a gun went off in the shop echoing all over and my ears were ringing for quite a while afterward from the excessive noise..  My arm and face started burning from the acid spray I just got so I went in the house to wash it off..  Acid was all over the tractor so some baking soda got soda got liberally sprinkled around then washed off..  

 

Theeennnn..  We went a-shopping for another battery..   :driving_tbucket:

 

I removed what was left of the battery and put it in a plastic pan then we went down to spend another C-note on a new one..  After giving things an acid wash I put in the new battery..  After I got it in my mom went out of the shop to the other side of the driveway..  (last time scared the bejesus outta her!)  I told her she better walk up the road a spell just to be safe!   :bigrofl:

 

The thing cranked right up so I buttoned it up and she's back in business..  


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 06:01 AM

Had a scary experience with my mom's JD F725 the other day..  

 

The thing wouldn't start for her last week so I went over to check it out..  Looking things over I found that once I engaged the starter the voltage dropped off a cliff so I spied a bad ground terminal connector..   :bs:

 

Looking at the original equipment cable I felt it was time to just change the whole cable out..  So I put the charger on the battery and we went a-shopping down to the parts store to buy another cable..   :driving_tbucket:

 

 

When we got back I took the charger off and removed/replaced the old cable and turned the key..   :yeah_that:

 

 

 

KABOOOMMMMMM!!!   :wtf:  :say_what:  :biting_nails:

 

The battery shorted out & exploded!!  It sounded like a gun went off in the shop echoing all over and my ears were ringing for quite a while afterward from the excessive noise..  My arm and face started burning from the acid spray I just got so I went in the house to wash it off..  Acid was all over the tractor so some baking soda got soda got liberally sprinkled around then washed off..  

 

Theeennnn..  We went a-shopping for another battery..   :driving_tbucket:

 

I removed what was left of the battery and put it in a plastic pan then we went down to spend another C-note on a new one..  After giving things an acid wash I put in the new battery..  After I got it in my mom went out of the shop to the other side of the driveway..  (last time scared the bejesus outta her!)  I told her she better walk up the road a spell just to be safe!   :bigrofl:

 

The thing cranked right up so I buttoned it up and she's back in business..  

 

good thing no one was heart by the miss hap 


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 06:20 AM

good thing no one was heart by the miss hap 

Ditto! Getting all that acid off things real soon will be a challenge. I bet you be finding it all over that shop!



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Posted November 21, 2015 - 12:13 PM

Batteries are very dangerous things, haven't changed basically for 130 years.
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Posted November 25, 2015 - 04:44 PM

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I tore the front end off my SS12 and cleaned it up . getting ready to take the carb. off

 

I turned around and caught 'Rusty' dreaming of snow.

 

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And sunning himself :smilewink:

 

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Posted November 25, 2015 - 05:14 PM

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I tore the front end off my SS12 and cleaned it up . getting ready to take the carb. off

 

I turned around and caught 'Rusty' dreaming of snow.

 

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And sunning himself :smilewink:

 

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Gotta soak up that last few rays! Gonna get cold this winter!


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 01:25 AM

I began the total taer down for complete restoration of my mw gilson 73 model,pulled the following,tiller, seat and pan ,hood,drive shaft ,and the engine.Tried to remove the steering wheel but rusted firmly,gave her a shot of panther piss wait till tomorrow maybe it will let go so I can finish tear down,,,Will post pics soon


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 01:34 AM

I messed up ,I put my reply in the wrong place,its in what did you do with your tractor to

day,,sorry,Yesterday I built a new mount for my blade on the front of my johndeere 210 and installed the blade.Today I tore down the mw gilson for its restoration,will send pics soon


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 05:45 AM

I messed up ,I put my reply in the wrong place,its in what did you do with your tractor to

day,,sorry,Yesterday I built a new mount for my blade on the front of my johndeere 210 and installed the blade.Today I tore down the mw gilson for its restoration,will send pics soon

I moved it for you, Reed!


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 08:31 AM

I finished Red's Winter re-fresh.

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Posted December 12, 2015 - 10:42 AM

larrybl,Man do you have a nice lookin shop ,clean,concrete floor,,,,I am in envy,My shop is full but workable and for now it has a dirt floor with sheets of old 3/4 in plywood laid over it,this works but concrete is comin next spring and heat coming real soon(wood stove)At least the plywood stays damp enough that when I am welding it doesent burn


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 11:19 AM

Thanks Reed, the shop "Man Cave" build is here. http://gardentractor...ew-shop/page-37 I finished it last year and have been enjoying it sense. It really makes working on projects year round much easier.


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 12:02 PM

My shop is one of those $800 steel carports,2 car ,18 by 24 aprox then you buy a little more steel and enclose the walls,for about $1000 you have a garage,bring in power and your tools and your off to the races


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 08:59 PM

I've been ordering parts for the John Deere 420 for awhile, now I'm finally getting around to installing.....  replaced  the hydraulic fittings on the front of the tractor so I can use the snow blade I got for it.  The old ones were rusted tight.  Also installing a new fuel pump, and I'm changing the tranny fluid/filter on it. and I  got a new replacement for the broken headlight lense. 

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Posted December 17, 2015 - 04:53 PM

Got the repairs on the 420 finished up yesterday, and now I have to fix the headlight switch I guess, since the lights ain't working yet.  But I did get the snow blade hooked up.  Looks good, don't you think?

 

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