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

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#2266 michael.kitko OFFLINE  

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 04:28 PM

Finally fixed the plow I had that was broken when I got it. I only got it last year. Yep, I procrastinate like crazy.

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 04:34 PM

Finally fixed the plow I had that was broken when I got it. I only got it last year. Yep, I procrastinate like crazy.

Mike "Squirrelly" Kitko

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 04:43 PM

It is easier to think of a list of things I should do to it. Than to remember what I did do to it or with it.
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Posted October 04, 2016 - 05:16 PM

It is easier to think of a list of things I should do to it. Than to remember what I did do to it or with it.

I have a white board on the wall listing "suggestions" of things I need to do,,,,some of the suggestions are getting vintage.  Today I started a repair on hood of SS16 as the plastic hinge broke. 


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Posted October 05, 2016 - 08:56 AM

I have a white board on the wall listing "suggestions" of things I need to do,,,,some of the suggestions are getting vintage.  Today I started a repair on hood of SS16 as the plastic hinge broke. 

I think I need to do that to. Most of the time "I never do today when I can put it off till tomorrow".


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Posted October 05, 2016 - 11:43 AM

"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after."

 

My Father.


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Posted October 06, 2016 - 06:44 AM

White board would be like a crocery shoping list absolutely uselesss to me

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Posted October 07, 2016 - 05:49 AM

darn starter decided to bail me up on the home made tractor 8HP briggs yesterday 20161006_130411.jpg << the old 1 striped the plastic gear out .

 

this is the replacement starter off an blown 13 HP briggs 20161006_130434.jpg

 

it now starts in a flash of the key turn instead of winding it crazy to fire 

 

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Posted October 11, 2016 - 09:52 AM

Things have slowed down enough in the motorcycle repair business I got some time to work with my Speedex tractor and Simplicity plow.

 

I pulled the tractor into the garage, ran the left wheels up on 5" of blocks and hitched up the plow.  I saw the plow was tipped left - it wasn't going to cut a flat bottom unless the furrow was 7" or so deep.  I heated and reshaped the hitch end of the plow so it runs level at 5"

 

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I had put extra holes in my sleeve hitch adapter so I could adjust the plow left/right.  I saw that the plow needed to be about 2" more to the right than I had it positioned for the plow day.  So I'm going to be using this hole.

 

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The washers on the lift pins let me shift the hitch left and right in small increments.  Not sure I'm going to need them and may go back to the short pins with no washers.

 

When I raise the hitch with the tractor tilted (like in a furrow) the plow swings hard to the right and bangs pretty good before it stops.  This may be how I bent the hitch during the plow day.  I need to clean up and re-do the welds we slapped on that day and I'm going to add some flanges to the hitch end so it can't swing quite so far.

 

Then paint and have to find something to plow.......

 

 


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Posted October 15, 2016 - 04:53 AM

Rover Rancher 2 died 

 

BANG RATTLE RATTLE CLUNK CLUNK  then it went no more ,just as i was stopping in the shed , was about 1/3 throttle 

 

So i set too and removed the 10 HP Briggs & Stratton ,some what disappointed in the fact it blew up .

 

Mostly likely blew the conrod off the bigend as i never busted the crank case ( no hole in the block ) 

 

so i have a good 10 hp block to rebuild if i have too , the engine did rattle a lot when i put it in and started it 1st 18 months ago lol , so figured i got a fair run out of it 20161010_1556581.jpg 20161010_2122411.jpg

 

have an option of 2 engines in machines in my graveyard 12 HP B & S  engines both with electric start just have to decide which 1 

 

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Posted October 15, 2016 - 06:38 PM

Started them up, fresh fuel with stabil, those with fuel shutoff ran the carb dry.

Hooked up a few battery minders and put them to bed for the winter.

 

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Posted October 15, 2016 - 07:12 PM

took the allis dash off to make removing the lift bar easier. Can't remove the little lift arm to adjust it for front attachments.

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Posted October 22, 2016 - 06:39 PM

Finally finished a 41 deck for the 120. The rebuild includes gator blades that do a number on the leaves.

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Posted October 22, 2016 - 07:15 PM

New water pump and exhaust for the Bolens G152. I thought it needed a new head gasket, I was wrong.

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Posted October 23, 2016 - 06:57 AM

Due to above said work, new oil and filter today. Air filter still on backorder, stupid expensive little thing that it is.

Chevron DEVO 400LE 15w40 and a Wix 51334.

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