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#16 LPBolens OFFLINE  

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Posted December 16, 2013 - 09:11 PM

I am voting for the cab install, too.
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Posted December 16, 2013 - 09:37 PM

I am just glad you got the snow up there.  we got about 7.2 inches out of that storm.  Get the cab out looks to be a long winter for ya.  Machine looks great.


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 02:11 AM

No, Only the soft cab for EK's

They came back in the 80's with the FS series which was a cheaper version of the Older Estate Keeper's

There was also a "Stiga" which was a foreign version sold in Sweden

 

Not sure about if anyone bought out the rights but they seem to be making a comeback with this new Husquvarna machine.

My father in-law took one of the Husqvarna's like that on trade it's not quite as fancy as the one pictured but very simliar. It's a nice riding machine, but the spindles are cog type and the blades have to be put into time - he's knocked it out of timing twice and completely annihilated the mower blades because they can hit each other. Last time I was out there he had acquired one of the newer Husqvarna riders like the big box stores sell with a thrown rod. He was going to modify that deck  to fit his articulating one - here is a video of the one he owns https://www.youtube....h?v=f0cdk9MsVhA It's not to shabby for only costing him a couple of hundred in trade. 


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 07:57 AM

Why is installing the cab even a question? Lol. This is the first year I've had a cab and I never want to go back!

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Posted December 17, 2013 - 08:20 AM

Why is installing the cab even a question? Lol. This is the first year I've had a cab and I never want to go back!

 

QFT!

 

Once you use a cab in the winter, you will never want to go back the being cabless :D :D :D


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 08:32 AM

What does "QFT" mean OB?
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Posted December 17, 2013 - 08:56 AM

Quoted For Truth  :thumbs:


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Posted December 26, 2013 - 08:25 AM

the EK's cab is cramped for me im 6'1 but the GK is great and the tube frame cozy cabs are nice


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Posted December 26, 2013 - 08:38 AM

It's great to see the older GT's working to earn their keep. I've never had a cab either but I'm plowing. When I get the 49 blower on the 317 I might change my mind and want a cab! 


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Posted January 02, 2014 - 07:59 PM

You know its been a snowy winter when the EK10 has already drank 5 gallons of Gas this year!

Only had to fill the tank once last year

 

Just got done doing the driveway again... Seems like every other day there is another 4'' of snow

Anyone else ready for spring yet?


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 07:46 AM

You know its been a snowy winter when the EK10 has already drank 5 gallons of Gas this year!

Only had to fill the tank once last year

 

Just got done doing the driveway again... Seems like every other day there is another 4'' of snow

Anyone else ready for spring yet?

I'm ready for spring! Getting bored here!


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 11:26 PM

But the brochures always show the guy nice and dry!

 

Its really not too bad though, if its really windy that's a entirely different story!

That artwork was drawn based on the lifestyle of the day. No rush to get out and clear. Waited until the sun came out so he could wear a lighter jacket, slacks and loafers on his feet.  :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:



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Posted February 04, 2014 - 06:43 PM

Found a late model EK on CL. Looks to be missing some sheet metal. Here's the link: http://salem.craigsl...4311082938.html

 

What did these have for a motor? Is it worth pursuing?

 

 

 

 

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 06:57 PM

Those are "Frame Steer" tractors or for short the "FS" series which started around 1980

 

Here's a link to the manual http://gardentractor...11-frame-steer/

I believe the entire series used a single cylinder Briggs&Stratton Motor

 

They are nice machines but finding NEW parts is a nightmare, but there are plenty of others out there to use as salvage.


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