Well, I picked this up last year just prior to moving into a new home and the onset of winter.
It had no PTO foot pedal and the deck needed rebuilt.
So I tackled my other toy first, its a wheel horse C161,
Anyway, I finally got the deck all back together and mowed with it yesterday. Love the striping.
Promised the wife I would try and sell one of my toys so I listed it on another site at premium price:) Not really wanting to get rid of it, but to follow through on my commitment to the wife at least by the letter of the law.
I do have a question.
This runs well. Has a leak that I suspect is the Hydro.
I will eventually tear it down and locate/stop the leak.
However while this tractor has a pretty high top speed it does not seem to have a lot of grunt when it comes to pulling power. The techy seems more than adequate under load with the mower.
Not sure how to quantify it's lack of pulling power but it would not pull a small stump that was out of the ground to the ravine I wanted to dispose of it into. My C-161 pulled it along the top of the ground with almost no effort. Of course its a 16hp vs the 12.
Am I expecting too much from the old girl?
Anyway, If I can get more grunt effort out of her, I will start amassing the implements of destruction such as a tiller etc.
A couple pics. Tractor is original. Deck has new bearings and repainted.
Had a heck of a time finding the blades and finally got them from Jack's Small Engines on line. Getting the D slotted type was a challenge. It would be nice if this spun the blades a bit faster and mulched the clippings a bit. Seems that it shears the grass and it looks a little un kept afterwards. It would be worse but the striping affect makes it look groomed.