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#1 aevansgatech OFFLINE  

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Posted September 26, 2014 - 07:58 AM

I'll be purchasing a Ford YT 16H with blade attachment this weekend and I'm quite excited!

It's got the Briggs & Stratton engine, runs great, and will be a lot of fun for snow removal. Does anyone have experience with snow removal with the blade attachment? I'll keep my eye out for the snowthrower attachment but am hoping it's not necessary if I can get the job done with the blade.

 

Sure I could've gone to the store and bought a new snow blower but that's no fun!!!

 

Seems like a good community here with lots of information too.

 

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Posted September 26, 2014 - 08:03 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Good looking YT you have found there!


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Posted September 26, 2014 - 08:06 AM

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Posted September 26, 2014 - 08:53 AM

welcome to the forum, we need more Ford people on here.


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Posted September 26, 2014 - 09:31 AM

Any tips for immediate maintenance? This will be my first tractor and actually my first carburated small engine I've ever owned, so I'm pretty excited.

 

The engine is in great shape and doesn't give off any blue or black smoke (just a tiny bit of white smoke at startup), but I'm planning to preemptively do an oil change and possibly change all the filters once I get it


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Posted September 26, 2014 - 05:17 PM

I have a yt16h ford too. Mine is all blue with white wheels.  I only have a mowing deck for mine. Works good. 16 Kohler twin in my tractor.  Noel 

 

Tip: I would remove front and rear wheels and grease the shafts and hubs good, so they will be easy to remove for service or if you have a flat tire. 


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Posted September 27, 2014 - 08:56 AM

Thanks propane,

 

I'll do that. The front wheels are pretty rusted, but still structurally sound, so any advice on how to refinish them? I don't want to paint over the rust


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 08:27 AM

I would remove front and rear wheels and grease the shafts and hubs good, so they will be easy to remove for service or if you have a flat tire. 

 

Speaking of flat tires.. the strangest thing happened over the weekend. Overnight, I developed a completely flat front right tire. I pumped it back up and it seems to be holding air just fine. I'm still not sure how it lost the air, but I hope there's no slow leak


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 08:34 AM

Waiting for snow :thumbs:

 

 

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Posted September 30, 2014 - 05:16 PM

Looking good. I can see your excited for snow and I can understand why, but I am not so interested in the snow coming. to much last year.  Noel

 

Weights and chains will help for pushing snow.


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Posted October 03, 2014 - 08:52 AM

Have a number of goodies coming to get it running super smooth

 

2 Spark plugs

Air Filter element + foam pre-filter

Carb. needle

Carb gasket w/ airbox

In-line fuel filter

 

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Posted October 04, 2014 - 11:46 AM

Better view of the engine. It's in great condition to start with

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Changed out the air filter

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Replaced and added pre-filter

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Posted October 04, 2014 - 12:32 PM

Welcome.  It looks like a pretty good tractor.  I have a YT18h similar to yours.  I have not seen attachments available in different searches.  Good luck finding a snow blower.


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Posted October 04, 2014 - 12:37 PM

WELCOME to GTTalk! Nice Ford! It's as old as I am!



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Posted October 04, 2014 - 04:48 PM

Yep, Dave, unfortunately the attachments aren't easy to find for the Fords. I'm hoping the blade works well enough for snow removal

Ha! Gabriel that makes you pretty young actually. I'm not much older than my tractor though 😎
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