Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

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


  • Please log in to reply
2305 replies to this topic

#796 mjodrey OFFLINE  

mjodrey

    Accumulator

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 92
  • 2,343 Thanks
  • 13,481 posts
  • Location: Upper Granville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Posted November 11, 2011 - 05:43 AM

That's too bad you had those problems ,Will.

#797 Lovintractorin OFFLINE  

Lovintractorin

    Tinkerer

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 4180
  • 159 Thanks
  • 603 posts
  • Location: Mostly in my Jeep

Posted November 11, 2011 - 06:04 AM

Brought the Sears SS12 into the shop, and took off the sickle bar mower. That went well.
Mounted the winch on the front, and wired up the remote control with plugs. That went well
Removed front wheels, and put the skis on, as they're calling for snow and I'm anxious to try it out. That went well

Went to install a new start/gen belt. That's when the trouble began.
I noticed the start/gen adjustment bracket was loose. There is no way to get at the nut under the gas tank/battery tray, with
the gas tank or dash board in the way. So, I drained the gas, and removed the tank. Then got the ignition switch out of the way, and
was able to get my hand and wrench on that nut, and tighten up the bracket. Now that the bracket was tight, that really changed
the position of the start/gen with the new belt. I wondered about the wires connected to the start/gen at that point, but there is
no way to get at them with the tank/battery tray in place. So I put the tank back on, added fuel and attempted to start her up.
I heard that arcing sound, and then nothing. I suspected bad connections at the start/gen. Fuel out again, and tank off again.
Those bolts holding the tank/battery tray had never been removed. Wrestled with that for some time, and finally got
to the start/gen. Yep loose connections. The positive terminal, was so badly rusted, and welded, I knew what was coming
next as soon as I saw it.
And now the starter/gen has a broken stud.
Taking it to auto electric shop, but I guess I won't be tractor/snowmobiling today.


Sounds like you had one of "those" days, Will.

I have yet to get my tractors geared up for snow. Still have to repair plows from last year. Hope there is no surprise storm anytime soon till I get my welder out and have some time to work in the shop.

#798 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

IamSherwood

    Elf guardian

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2066
  • 8,379 Thanks
  • 7,696 posts
  • Location: Northern Ontario

Posted November 11, 2011 - 06:18 AM

That's too bad you had those problems ,Will.



Yeah, it was one of those days, but in hind site, it was a good thing.
That fuel tank needed cleaning, and there was no filter in line.
And, those bad connections would have been a problem sooner or later. Better in the shop, then out on the trail in the bush.

#799 mjodrey OFFLINE  

mjodrey

    Accumulator

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 92
  • 2,343 Thanks
  • 13,481 posts
  • Location: Upper Granville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Posted November 11, 2011 - 06:21 AM

Yeah, it was one of those days, but in hind site, it was a good thing.
That fuel tank needed cleaning, and there was no filter in line.
And, those bad connections would have been a problem sooner or later. Better in the shop, then out on the trail in the bush.



That's the way to look at things,find the good in the bad.:thumbs:

#800 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,465 Thanks
  • 39,697 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted November 11, 2011 - 06:29 AM

Sorry to hear of the problems, Will. I'll be waiting for the pics of the tractor in action.

#801 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

IamSherwood

    Elf guardian

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2066
  • 8,379 Thanks
  • 7,696 posts
  • Location: Northern Ontario

Posted November 11, 2011 - 06:39 AM

Sorry to hear of the problems, Will. I'll be waiting for the pics of the tractor in action.


Just looking at the radar, and the snow is going south of us, and long range is mild again. I guess we'll have to wait for trial run.

#802 grnspot110 ONLINE  

grnspot110

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 829
  • 3,292 Thanks
  • 2,396 posts
  • Location: North Central MO

Posted November 11, 2011 - 12:53 PM

Serviced the 420 today;

HPIM2214 - Copy - Copy.JPG

Also added a set of "X" series handles to the rear fenders;

HPIM2215 - Copy.JPG

They should come in handy during plow days!

This afternoon I used the F525 for the final mowing of the season, then serviced it! ~~ grnspot

Edited by grnspot110, November 11, 2011 - 05:34 PM.


#803 Bud OFFLINE  

Bud

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 650
  • 341 Thanks
  • 404 posts
  • Location: Montana

Posted November 11, 2011 - 06:48 PM

http://www.youtube.c.../5Fqz0286iXgDid some leave pickup today, hard to miss all the bear scat, also first time trying the video on the camera, maybe I'll figure it out.

#804 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,465 Thanks
  • 39,697 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted November 11, 2011 - 06:58 PM

So your bears don't poop in the woods, then?

#805 Bud OFFLINE  

Bud

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 650
  • 341 Thanks
  • 404 posts
  • Location: Montana

Posted November 11, 2011 - 07:28 PM

I wish! The worst is that it got cold and I was pushing snow with the mf10 on monday so I thought they went to bed but it warmed up to 60 today and they tore my fence down and the horse got in and really messed up the soft ground. Forcast calls for snow tomarrow and back down to a low of 23 degrees. so maybe the bears will go take a nap. Been a couple of grizzlys down the road at my dads, he saw them and took some pictures of the footprints in the snow this week, he said one was a big ol bear.

#806 brokenfeather OFFLINE  

brokenfeather

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 6294
  • 24 Thanks
  • 164 posts
  • Location: Sheridan, IL

Posted November 11, 2011 - 08:21 PM

Doing some more work on the swivel wheel mod for my Wards walkbehind Punkin. Spent more time repair the machines I was working with than working on the parts I was trying to fabricate. So much for 11-11-11 being lucky. Tomorrow is another day maybe better progress.

Edited by brokenfeather, November 11, 2011 - 08:27 PM.


#807 dave8338 OFFLINE  

dave8338

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 6698
  • 196 Thanks
  • 374 posts

Posted November 11, 2011 - 09:06 PM

Serviced the 420 today;

[ATTACH=CONFIG]24644[/ATTACH]

Also added a set of "X" series handles to the rear fenders;

[ATTACH=CONFIG]24645[/ATTACH]

They should come in handy during plow days!

This afternoon I used the F525 for the final mowing of the season, then serviced it! ~~ grnspot



VERY nice 420 ! ! ! Like the grab bars, too. Would work well on a hill in front of the house. Hmmmm...more options to think about. :dancingbanana:

Can I get a close up pic of the three point, on that tractor?

#808 grnspot110 ONLINE  

grnspot110

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 829
  • 3,292 Thanks
  • 2,396 posts
  • Location: North Central MO

Posted November 11, 2011 - 10:23 PM

Thanks!

This is as good as I have on file, it's a Ruegg, very similar to the original JD, so I'm told. ~~ grnspot

Attached Thumbnails

  • GARDEN TRACTORS 459 (Small).jpg
  • GARDEN TRACTORS 408 (Small).jpg


#809 Trav1s ONLINE  

Trav1s

    Got points?

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 5472
  • 2,603 Thanks
  • 3,750 posts
  • Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Posted November 12, 2011 - 06:38 PM

Got these items from the local JD store:
Posted Image

The belt and hydro dipstick/cap are for the 120. After the install of these parts it is officially ready for snow.
Posted Image

The rest of the parts in the picture include an ignition switch, wiring harness, and grommet are for the 110 which has been out of commission since I trashed the transaxle in June. I rebuilt the starter/generator in August with the help of the old man owner of the local Napa but it would not turn over. After some trouble-shooting today I determined the starter solenoid was bad so off to Napa I went. So in total the 110 got a new main wiring harness, ignition switch, coil and solenoid. Put it back together and it runs once again. I really like the old 110. The hydro 120 is sweet and very easy to use but there is something about the old 110 with the k181 that just makes me smile every time I run it. :blush2:

Here are the 110 and 120 waiting for s!#w...
Posted Image

Posted Image

#810 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,650 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted November 13, 2011 - 01:48 PM

Went to put on the new front tires I got with the JD212 onto my JD F935 front mower and thought they'd work in place of the 16x6.50/8's, but I just checked one side, which cleared fine. But the other side doe hit the frame, so back on with the stock tires. I tubed the one that was leaking and they'll last a while. So now the new front 18x8.50/8 tires will be going onto a Bush Hog JBI.




Top