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Posted May 27, 2011 - 05:29 AM

Well I got the mowing deck installed on the Sears SS12 yesterday. I sharpened the blades and got the deck all nice and level. It is nice to see it installed again and work properly.

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Posted May 27, 2011 - 05:33 AM

I finished putting the body panels on the Snapper 1655 and got it loaded on the trailer to take to the person who bought it. Looking forward to working on the Cub 122 with my little girl this weekend to get it stripped down and start painting.

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Posted May 27, 2011 - 05:39 AM

That sounds like an enjoyable weekend.

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Posted May 27, 2011 - 08:06 AM

Adjusted the PTO Clutch on my 318 last night. It would engage cold, but if I shut it off to empty the bags on the power bagger it would not engage till I let it cool down. My brother said he did his at .014 and the John Deere Manual said it should be .018. I split the difference and set it at .016 and mowed 2/3rds of my 3 acre lawn last night, using the clippings to mulch my garden and it worked beautifully.

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Posted May 27, 2011 - 09:48 PM

Put on the spare tire. Still have to break the bead on the other one and replace the valve stem.

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Posted May 28, 2011 - 05:38 PM

Bent my sleeve hitch trying to lift the Cub. Pics in Tow hitch thread.

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Posted May 28, 2011 - 07:24 PM

Bummer Kenny! I guess you'll have to go three point now!

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Posted May 28, 2011 - 07:37 PM

Ain't that bad. But it aint that good.

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 12:51 PM

Introducing the new and improved Ford Sleeve Hitch. Daniel, I tried your idea, just raised the Ford off the ground. So I broke out the sawzall and cut a 3/16"+/- slot across the offending part, heated for 30-45 mins., and proceed to bend back in position. Once there, I cut some 3/8" bar for reinforcement and fired up the Hobart. Now I admit I'm not the prettiest welder west of the Mississippi, but they hold. So for your viewing pleasure(and since I have rambled on enough), behold.
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If this sucker bends, I'll find some 3/4" stock to make it with.

P.S. I highly recommend this procedure to all Ford owners out there.

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Posted May 31, 2011 - 06:23 PM

Went out this morning and covered the Cub with a tarp. Possible liquid humidity here. Nothing else got attention and I hear them whining.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 08:58 AM

Noticed the deck was not throwing the grass clippings out like it should so I drove the 430 up on ramps and scraped the muck off the bottom of the deck. Got about a 5 gal bucket full, had to mow allot of wet grass this spring.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 09:16 AM

Just checked the electrolysis tank and it is working good now. The hood and grill from the Cub 122 have been in there for three days only because I haven't been feeling good and the weather has been absolutely miserable otherwise I would have pulled the stuff out yesterday. Going to get the stuff out and clean it up and primer it and set to the side for now and get more pieces in the tank. I would love to get the Cub together for my little girl within the next month.

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Posted June 04, 2011 - 04:22 PM

We went to my wife's aunt's house this morning and I serviced her Kubota BX23**, can't remember the last two numbers. Changed the engine oil, filter, transmission filter and greased it. Also replaced the air filter. I gotta admit it is a nice tractor but the John Deere CUT I had was engineered a lot nicer and was a lot easier to work on.

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Posted June 04, 2011 - 04:23 PM

Also today I got more of the Cub 122 stripped down and a couple more pieces added to the electrolysis tank :D

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Posted June 04, 2011 - 06:23 PM

Poor old Ford is looking neglected with its shoes removed. New paint on wheels should be dry for re mount tomorrow.




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