I'm looking at seats and everything else at Surplus Center https://www.surpluscenter.com. I spent over $600 with them this year on hydraulic hoses alone. Those hoses would have been over $1500 locally. It's interesting to carefully look through their hardware and especially generic bearings.
I'm able to occassionally find ones to fit transaxles and mower decks. They recently seem to have gotten alot more tractor seats. There are a bunch of nice ones for $40.
Bailey is very good too http://baileynet.com.../keyed_shafting[/u] especially for bushings and keyed shafts
Colmans surplus has 15hp 4 cylinder air cooled engines for $395. http://store.coleman...used-p-120.html
I'm wondering about putting this in a large frame Bolens. The mufflers are available separately.
Its also time to plan the garden. Its easy to get lost in catalogs for hours. Helps to forget the 20F temps and freezing rain.
I'm enjoying the firewood that is keeping the house warm. Even got the kid going downstairs to load the wood furnace most of the time. I hope this provides information and some inspiration to those of us who find winter an ordeal. Good Luck, Rick
Edited by MH81, January 11, 2014 - 08:07 AM.