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#1 thom OFFLINE  

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Posted September 27, 2013 - 04:10 PM

I bought this today for $50. I deliver auto parts to garages. I saw it sitting behind a shop and asked about it. The owner ask if it was worth $50. I said " I think it is. Will you help me load it onto my truck?" He loaned me a forklift to load it. It runs. It needs a battery. We sell the battery where I work. It is missing one of the roller wheels off of the deck and the grill is messed up.  According to info I found it weighs 738 lbs. That means it's worth $73.80 at the local scrapyard.

 

 

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Posted September 27, 2013 - 04:18 PM

Congratulations. That is a nice tractor at a great price. Download the manuals and have at it. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted September 27, 2013 - 04:19 PM

That looks like a nice tractor.  Looks to me like you stole it!!!   :poke:  I wouldn't scrap it, I'd go through it and check everything out and then see what it would cost to fix up.  Then either keep it or sell it and make a  little $$$ for something else.



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 04:21 PM

Congrats! Looks to be pretty nice. Have fun with it.



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 04:29 PM

DUDE!  Major score there :thumbs:

 

Looks like a nice tractor.



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 05:48 PM

Good score!



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 06:12 PM

That's a nice score.



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 06:55 PM

That looks like a nice tractor.  Looks to me like you stole it!!!   :poke:  I wouldn't scrap it, I'd go through it and check everything out and then see what it would cost to fix up.  Then either keep it or sell it and make a  little $$$ for something else.


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Posted September 27, 2013 - 07:33 PM

You will like that one, especially for fifty dollars.  I have a YT18H that the deck is toasted on.  I use it to haul a wagon around and love it.  



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Posted September 27, 2013 - 08:14 PM

I checked the oil and put some gas in it and rode it around some. I decided to engage the blades , even if one deck wheel was missing. It mowed very well.It is quite. The rotating blades make more noise than the engine running. The blades are not too noisey , so maybe the bearings are ok. I have been mowing my yard with a mower with a 30" deck. It will take a lot less time with this 42" mower. I gave it a good bath after I finished mowing. I will change the engine oil tomorrow after I run it some more. The air filter looks like new , even the foam outer filter. All the belts look good. I tried the headlights after dark and was suprised how well they work. I'm wondering if I should change the transmission fluid. If so, what should I use ? 20w50 motor oil? I intend to do some "cosmetics" on it like painting the grille and touching up some places on the blue paint. Wonder if anyone offers the stripe decals? The mower is a 1988 model.Thanks all.


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Posted September 28, 2013 - 04:04 PM

If this is the same as the YT17H, it uses 20W "SE" oil. Don't know much about the later models!



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Posted September 29, 2013 - 10:03 AM

I downloaded the owners manual and service manual and learned about my new machine. I changed the engine oil. I also spent some time cleaning and touching up some scratches on the white parts. I plan to get some matching  paint and deal with some scratches on the blue parts tomorrow. I would love to find a good original blue seat . The one I have is cracked. Thanks all.



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Posted September 29, 2013 - 04:16 PM

Looks like a great deal! Congrats :worship:



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Posted September 29, 2013 - 07:24 PM

The worst looking part of my new toy was the grill. I took it out, derusted it , welded the broken spots , primed , and painted it. It looks a lot better now. Happy , happy, happy.

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Posted September 29, 2013 - 07:54 PM

What a great deal you fell into there!  She's in pretty darn good shape, and that grill refurbed makes it look even better!






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