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#2281 SimplyRad OFFLINE  

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Posted October 23, 2016 - 11:26 AM

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

What is the difference between the gator blades and regular blades?


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Posted October 23, 2016 - 11:34 AM

What is the difference between the gator blades and regular blades?

 

The gator blades offer higher lift which helps chop up the leaves.  


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Posted October 23, 2016 - 12:19 PM

The gator blades offer higher lift which helps chop up the leaves.  

Would those be considered the same as blades for mulching? I have my ZT set up as a mulcher.



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Posted October 23, 2016 - 02:05 PM

Not not sure.  Here is the info on amazon

 

https://www.amazon.c...wn Mower Blades


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Posted October 23, 2016 - 02:20 PM

The things that distinguished "Gator" blades from the rest are the teeth at the turn up of the blade. Shreds the cuttings even more. I use them on my 420 and they do great. Especially with the chute blocked off. That's my leaf solution in the fall. Chute open the rest of the year. They're now called G3 blades IIRC. Sold by Oregon.

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Posted October 24, 2016 - 07:46 PM

Today i finally got my rear LED light and switch wired up!! Works pretty good too!

No more squinting and struggling to see what I'm doing while hooking up behind the tractor now! Will also be useful when I'm plowing with it this winter.

The switch is mounted on the side of the seat bracket and I was able to get my power from the electrical box for my 12v winch that is mounted on the rear of the seat deck. Here's some pics 64c7906952db074d4f6bf58386c990ef.jpgfd3b979ae9c5309e1f31e42d86864881.jpgbb6ef65cb432f7b0f446dfd25562606d.jpg


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Posted October 28, 2016 - 06:04 AM

Finally got the Engine replaced in the Rover Rancher 2 , up and running well ,red IC 1997 11.5 HP 

 

20161024_202034.jpg , had to strip the carbie down and clean it and set the spark stator 

 

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Posted October 28, 2016 - 09:44 AM

I made a chute rod and an engagement rods for my ss12 , along with the rod support brackets that mount on the tractor.

 

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The knobs were not glove friendly so I made the handles to be more like levers. 

 

 

 


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Posted November 02, 2016 - 07:55 PM

Today I made a lift bracket for the plow bade attachment on the ariens. Somehow one got misplaced! At any rate, I got'r all finished up tonight. Should be ready for some plowing now! 57d73fb2fab4b396a9995a47e25e1db1.jpg843d1e2898fad756fb41e7dbf100be05.jpg


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Posted November 02, 2016 - 10:29 PM

You'll find the other one in the spring.
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Posted November 04, 2016 - 06:59 PM

Not a tractor project, but today I got my step-sons leaf blower running...new air and fuel filters,

replaced fuel line that was sucking air, and walbro carb kit.

 

He started to whine a little about the cost until I reminded him that Dads labor was free, and

he was welcome to take his next problem to a mower shop. 

 

All is well now!


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Posted November 05, 2016 - 09:04 AM

Not a tractor project, but today I got my step-sons leaf blower running...new air and fuel filters,

replaced fuel line that was sucking air, and walbro carb kit.

 

He started to whine a little about the cost until I reminded him that Dads labor was free, and

he was welcome to take his next problem to a mower shop. 

 

 

Anytime I help my kids work on their projects I make them but the good stuff. There is only one way to do it and thats the right way...If you don't want to do it the right way fix it yourself. 

 

 


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Posted November 05, 2016 - 09:56 AM

Yesterday finally got my engine from my 3410 apart to see the coil. I didn't think about getting a picture till after I had thrown it away but there was a big mouse nest in the shroud up near the top. That engine was starved for air for some time. Decided to get a new coil after I saw the plug wire insulation was burned. Called and got the coil ordered this morning and may get it Tue.


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Posted November 05, 2016 - 11:05 AM

Brazed up a leak in the radiator by a mounting bolt from when I pulled it a couple weeks ago. It never had a bolt in it on that side, and I must of stressed it when I put it back together from the water pump and exhaust replacement.

Neighbor behind me has the torch and brazing rod and the knowledge. I did the work, with constant advice and coaching.

Back together and happy, where the new bolt is where the leak was.

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Posted November 05, 2016 - 01:47 PM

What I did...1957 Simplicity VB walking tractor with snow plow attachment- been getting ready all week for snow duty. Picked it up last year from an old timer $125 just getting around to it now. I have a 1955 FA already. So this one needed new gear oil in a big way, yellow metal gears, and new grease fittings with fresh grease. Early 80's 5hp Briggs got Oil changed and new air filter. Same plug left in it and it runs sweet!


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