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#1261 Cat385B ONLINE  

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Posted January 10, 2013 - 07:31 PM

Finally got the Sweepster 36" head mounted and working on the Homelite today. I think I have about 7 or 8 hours into this.

 

Took off the 48" head and swapped.

Kayla's program, Homelite 023.jpg Sweepster #2 012.jpg

 

The smaller brush doesn't cover the width of the tractor, it is offset to the right. Hangs out 6" to the right, the left front tire is running outside of the path the broom is clearing. I think I am going to leave it, it would take a lot of modding to get it to line up properly.

There is a 90 degree gear box attached to that pulley. Then #40 roller towards the front to drive that pto shaft you can see peeking out.

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When I tried it out, it threw that chain that runs forward from the pulley gearbox. Not aligned very well. Had to do a lot of modifying to get the two gears lined up and the chain tight, without the knuckle hitting something. After that was fixed, I broke the chain running the broom head. Luckily I had a repair link on hand. This afternoon I finally was able to use it for an hour without breaking something, so it is back in cold storage. Now I have to adapt the 48" head over to the Bolens set up.



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Posted January 13, 2013 - 07:46 PM

Did some more work on rebuilding the Cub Cadet mower deck. There is a lot of rust pitting under the belt cover. I chipped all of the rust out and wire wheeled all of the trouble areas. Only found one place about the size of pencil eraser that was rusted through. the biggest headache is one of the rear wheel brackets had broken off at some point and it looks like someone tried to braze it back together... it's a mess so I'm going to grind it all down, clean it up and brace/weld it up right. The first pic is the before, second is after (you can see the rust pits) and third shows the hack job repair.

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Posted January 14, 2013 - 05:25 PM

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This is my first post! :wave:

 

I bought this snow blade off of Bob at Bob's Lawn and Garden Tractors.

 

I worked on it for about a week, sanding and then painting it. How'd i do?

 

 

The JD is a 1984 116H. Runs and cuts very good. My brother gave it to me because he said it wouldn't move. After about 5 minutes i had it fixed. There was a washer blocking the fan on the hydro, wouldn't let it turn. Putting a hitch on it now for weights and hauling a trailer around. Pics up when that's done.


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Posted January 14, 2013 - 05:31 PM

nade-um, First off, Welcome to GTtalk. I hope you didn't think something was wrong with your post. We have to approve everyones first post, and I was more then happy to get you going here.

 

That Blade looks great, you did a nice job restoring it. I know you are going to have a big time plowing with it.



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Posted January 14, 2013 - 05:33 PM

When you get the chance, you might want to go ahead and introduce yourself here,

 

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Posted January 14, 2013 - 05:37 PM

nade-um, First off, Welcome to GTtalk. I hope you didn't think something was wrong with your post. We have to approve everyones first post, and I was more then happy to get you going here.

 

That Blade looks great, you did a nice job restoring it. I know you are going to have a big time plowing with it.

 

 

Thanks! Now that it looks good, i don't want to get it all scratched up again! That, and all our snow we had(over 12") melted before i could get it done.. Oh well, maybe this summer i'll see how it does on dirt.


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Posted January 14, 2013 - 07:22 PM

Well I actually started putting my JD314 back together yesterday. Drilled hole in oivot bolt for grease zerk and installed front axle . I'm going to try to get hydro and rear axle installed tonight .
Will try to send some pictures later . Time to eat ( taco salad )now.

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Posted January 14, 2013 - 11:01 PM

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This is my first post! :wave:

 

I bought this snow blade off of Bob at Bob's Lawn and Garden Tractors.

 

I worked on it for about a week, sanding and then painting it. How'd i do?

 

 

The JD is a 1984 116H. Runs and cuts very good. My brother gave it to me because he said it wouldn't move. After about 5 minutes i had it fixed. There was a washer blocking the fan on the hydro, wouldn't let it turn. Putting a hitch on it now for weights and hauling a trailer around. Pics up when that's done.

Very Nice!! I'd almost be afraid to push snow with it!! LOL!



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Posted January 15, 2013 - 12:13 AM

Picked up a 44C mower deck tonight for $25... the deck was shot but everything that had been bolted to it was it great shape. The PO must have rebuilt it. Anyway, instead of buying one new spindle for $60 I got three good ones for $25 plus a few deck parts that I might be able to sell off.



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Posted January 15, 2013 - 12:46 AM

Ok here are some pictures with axle pivot bolt with grease zerk installedin it.
Axle installed.
Steering column installed and some of linkage with some new bolts and pins where needed .
Hydro and rearend installed.
I think that is enough for tonight and 4 o'clock comes early.

larryd

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 12:50 AM

Sorry they are blury. It's not the camera , it's me . I shake quite a bit..

 

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 09:13 PM

Ok here are some pictures with axle pivot bolt with grease zerk installedin it.
Axle installed.
Steering column installed and some of linkage with some new bolts and pins where needed .
Hydro and rearend installed.
I think that is enough for tonight and 4 o'clock comes early.

larryd

That 314 is coming along great!!!



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Posted January 18, 2013 - 09:17 PM

Today I started working on the 1100 Cub Cadet. Took the fender pan off. It is goingto need a new drive belt. It has a 3/8 belt on it now that is too long. It was slipping bad when I had it running. It should have a 1/2 inch belt. I tried draining the oil in the rearend with no luck. Frozen solid. I will have to get the heater going tomorrow and get it melted out of there.



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Posted January 18, 2013 - 10:23 PM

5 coats of JD "Ag Green" on the 68 RER:

 

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 05:22 PM

Pulled the carb of the 1256 to see what was causing my revving problem. Ordering a carb kit tomorrow.




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