New Guy... Which One?
Posted September 25, 2014 - 06:43 PM
Posted September 25, 2014 - 06:44 PM
You bought the red one? It looks like a Craftsman II. Price sounds reasonable if the mower deck is good.
If so, then it should have a 3-spd hi/low transmission. Rear wheels are 12" rims and bolted on with 5-bolts.
It is the last of a well-built breed.
Depending on the orientation of the motor - motor shaft is horizontal (preferred) or pointing down.
I have an 18HP twin B&S. Runs really smooth, but mine is burning a lot of oil.
Now that you have the tractor, take your time and have fun.
Start with the basics: spark, fuel, compression.
Well it looks like i bought the right one! i wanted the 3 speed hi/low for sure. Thank you guys for all your help im sure i will have more questions in the future!! I will have to keep you updated on everything
Posted September 25, 2014 - 07:48 PM
aboard. Glad you are here. For any kind of snow plowing you definitely picked the right machine of the two.
Posted September 26, 2014 - 07:35 AM
Looks like you are on a better road with the red one, heavier tractor and will fits your needs better.
Those still have issues with the steering sector gear, the plastic bushing wear and and cause a lot of slop in steering. They can be rebuilt though, just a lot of labor getting to it.
just something to be aware of.
So, will it fire or not at all? I would first check for fire/spark. If you can get it to fire off, then it's probably in the carb or if it has a vacuum fuel pump.
Posted September 26, 2014 - 08:09 AM
The red one is a heavier duty tractor than the 11HP one. Is the model # still on it (under the seat)? You can still get some parts through Sears for these. I got the steering bushings not long ago.
Posted September 26, 2014 - 08:19 AM
thank you guys for all the help and info. i will have to keep all of that in mind. i pick it up sunday so i will be able to tell you more about it then. He said it wouldnt start, but the starter is good and battery is too so im hoping its just spark plug or something
Posted September 30, 2014 - 04:46 PM
Posted September 30, 2014 - 05:42 PM
Edited by Boots02, September 30, 2014 - 08:48 PM.