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#1126 Kurtee OFFLINE  

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 06:21 PM

Hi All;
I recently installed ag tires on my 5518. I had ordered them from my local tire supplier a couple of months ago and ordered new wheels from Boats.net. The rears are 7-14 Titan HTL R1 and the fronts are 6-12 Titan Tru Power II. The wheels are the OEM for the turf tires. The Honda ag sizes are available but require different wheels which are not available for the rears. I had seen this size used by another owner and it looked good. The tires are actually oversized and give more ground clearance which is nice for plowing. Just a small upgrade.
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Edited by Kurtee, September 10, 2012 - 07:06 PM.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 07:43 PM

I spent the weekend detailing all three, for the show next Saturday. (McGregor TX Founders Day)
Removed Hoods and sides and throughly Washed the engines, and innards.
Hand washed all three, including underneath.
Wiped down with ArmorAll Detailer, including the decks.
Regular armoral on the Seats, discharge shutes, dashes.
Greased all zerks (clean grease slightly showing on fittings)
Mounted the (un used) deck on Hulk II.
Spent a couple hours walking around all 3 touching up.

Can't wait, It's gonna be a long week.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 05:50 AM

They look mighty spiffy all dressed up! Hope you don't get a dust storm.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 09:01 AM

After 3 different belts I found out that the online manual I refereanced for my Craftsman II is not right. It claims a 1/2" x 93" belt. I stopped in at my favorite Carquest, told them the size and they gave me a Gate A88 belt. Put it on and it seemed to fit but when I test drove it, the pushing the clutch didn't stop the mower (dang near run into the house). So I ran up to the local O'reilys and picked up a gates (green) 6894 (94") thinking that the "93 was just too short. When I put it on the thing awas so loos it wouldn't even stay in the pulley. After that I compared the A88 and the 6894 and realized that the A88 had a much taller profile. This time I took my older belt with me and we measured it, turns out that I needed a 90" belt. So the manual was wrong... by 3". Got the green 90" belt on and it was perfect. I also picked up 10 gallons of RV antifreeze to go the Kubota's tires.

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Posted September 11, 2012 - 02:19 PM

Installed blue LED lights uder my 100. Nice blue glow at night and grandkids love it.

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Posted September 11, 2012 - 05:49 PM

Hi All;
I recently installed ag tires on my 5518. I had ordered them from my local tire supplier a couple of months ago and ordered new wheels from Boats.net. The rears are 7-14 Titan HTL R1 and the fronts are 6-12 Titan Tru Power II. The wheels are the OEM for the turf tires. The Honda ag sizes are available but require different wheels which are not available for the rears. I had seen this size used by another owner and it looked good. The tires are actually oversized and give more ground clearance which is nice for plowing. Just a small upgrade.
KURTEE

That Honda looks great with those ags! I take it the HP is 18?
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Posted September 11, 2012 - 06:37 PM

Cleaned up and painted 2 headlight buckets for my Wheel Horse(s).
Oh, and I have been working on the angle release lever on my refurbished 54" snow plow.

Edited by KC9KAS, September 11, 2012 - 06:39 PM.


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Posted September 12, 2012 - 08:40 AM

Going green.

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 08:43 AM

That Honda looks great with those ags! I take it the HP is 18?

Yes sir, 18 HP, gear transmission, 4 wheel drive, 4 wheel steering, Thanks

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 06:45 PM

I got the engine of my Wheelhorse c141 and got to start checking to see if the hydro trans works...cross your fingers so far so good

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 06:54 PM

I replaced the starter generator on my tractor, am charging the battery, and hoping the rear was just low and that is why i did not hav reverse :(

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 07:09 PM

Finished the mowing with the GT5000 for the last time this year. From here out, it's going to be just push mowing near the house (why I have a 14 yr old son ) and flipped it over for cleanup.

I've been dreading this as I haven't had time to do a proper clean and paint for 2 years, just a wash out and hope last fall... Imagine my surprise that there was no rust at all. The rubberized undercoating held up really well. You'd better believe I'm doing it again!

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Posted September 14, 2012 - 07:25 AM

After 3 different belts I found out that the online manual I refereanced for my Craftsman II is not right. It claims a 1/2" x 93" belt. I stopped in at my favorite Carquest, told them the size and they gave me a Gate A88 belt. Put it on and it seemed to fit but when I test drove it, the pushing the clutch didn't stop the mower (dang near run into the house). So I ran up to the local O'reilys and picked up a gates (green) 6894 (94") thinking that the "93 was just too short. When I put it on the thing awas so loos it wouldn't even stay in the pulley. After that I compared the A88 and the 6894 and realized that the A88 had a much taller profile. This time I took my older belt with me and we measured it, turns out that I needed a 90" belt. So the manual was wrong... by 3". Got the green 90" belt on and it was perfect. I also picked up 10 gallons of RV antifreeze to go the Kubota's tires.


Everything I have read or found out through trial and error shows the A series belts are 2" longer than the number listed and the B series belts are 3" longer than the number listed.
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Posted September 14, 2012 - 08:07 AM

Finished the mowing with the GT5000 for the last time this year. From here out, it's going to be just push mowing near the house (why I have a 14 yr old son ) and flipped it over for cleanup.

I've been dreading this as I haven't had time to do a proper clean and paint for 2 years, just a wash out and hope last fall... Imagine my surprise that there was no rust at all. The rubberized undercoating held up really well. You'd better believe I'm doing it again!


Where do you have the undercoating?

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Posted September 14, 2012 - 11:38 AM

Where do you have the undercoating?


Under the deck. It held up really well.




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