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#1 jabelman OFFLINE  

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 06:04 AM

picked up this c85 from a friend this weekend. it was a family members of his who got it new and only used it on small town lot. garage kept all original. runs great mows good. set the deal up for my old man. this photo was before it was "cleaned and washed". i figured i couldnt go wrong for a 30 year old machine.
any thing to look out for on these?

would like to find a snow blower for him, what model am i looking for?

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 07:13 AM

any thing to look out for on these?

 

Cars driving by slow and staring at it? Neighbors wanting to borrow it.

 

Nice machine!   All 'blowers from '73 to the present will fit except the vertical engine models.


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Posted June 01, 2014 - 09:57 AM

Nice black hood!
You want to be careful with that plastic seatpan!
They break easily! No pushing the tractor from there.

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Ditto on the pan!  I have 175 just got at show, broken fenders.  I put on metal ones form 520 now. I like the looks of "Black Hoods".  Not so sure that one is big enough for blower tho? Might wanna check on that. Blades fit, and are easy to use on Horses.

 

You have eight speed too, nice! Horses steer so easy and turn sharp, pedals work easy. they are nice rigs. Swinging over it to get on might be issue. Sometimes seat needs to be all the way back adjusted too if any height to operator.


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Posted June 01, 2014 - 06:14 PM

Not so sure that one is big enough for blower tho? Might wanna check on that. .

 

 

My  B80 with an 8 hp Kohler ran a blower. You should leave off the side wings so it doesn't overload it.



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Posted June 01, 2014 - 08:05 PM

Yeah i am really happy with it. He cut with it today actually cuts alot nicer than the home cheapo john deere he has. I like the look with black hood too. I will have to keep a look out for a metal pan. I was wondering how a blower with 8 hp would do after this last winter. Did see a blade on cl. Got to modify the hitch so he can pull his log splitter too

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