Posted January 27, 2011 - 03:58 PM
I drove to Nashville and traded this Craftsman 10hp rear engine mower for the 1256, mower deck and partial tiller.
My intention once it was home was to get some good rubber on it and park it out back till spring to start work on it. Well I was layed of in late October and decided with the free time I would go ahead with the project.
First up new rubber on newly painted rims. As you can see it was listing to one side, the fronts held no air and none of the tires matched.
Removed the tires and got to work. New carlise grass masters donated by Previous employer. They didn't fit any equipment he had.
The one on the right is the original. I used rustoleum sunrise red at first then swithched to rustoleum farm equipment international red. That was a perfect match.
This has been a slow process with looking for a job and winter setting in. Thats all for now I will continue the saga as time permits.
Posted January 27, 2011 - 04:15 PM
Posted January 27, 2011 - 05:03 PM
Your off to a great Start. Cant wait to see the next photos
I have found that Regal red (Rustoleum) Is a good match as well.
Posted January 27, 2011 - 05:06 PM
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Posted January 28, 2011 - 07:04 AM
I've actually gotten pretty far an the project, I will just feed it to the forum sequencially as I get time. The mower deck I got is green, it must not be from this tractor. What do you think. Do I redo the mower deck to original or do I turn it green to match my tractor.
The green Decks were sold with the older models 1964-1969 . If the deck was green originally then thats what I would paint it.
Posted January 28, 2011 - 07:13 AM
Posted January 28, 2011 - 07:16 AM
You can paint it red if you want.... Just figured keep it original.
I do believe some green decks were sold with these tractors as well as the red decks. (Must have had extra)
Posted January 28, 2011 - 08:25 AM
Posted January 28, 2011 - 08:28 AM
Posted January 28, 2011 - 08:50 AM
For the red deck I used regal red rustoleum. I use this deck as my main cutter and so far the paint is holding up great underneath.
If you have a small sample of the original green they can scan it and get an exact match
Posted January 29, 2011 - 11:17 AM