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#1 akretowicz OFFLINE  

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 09:37 AM

Purchased this a few days ago. I started it yesterday, and she ran perfect. The drive chain appears to have a lot of slack in it. How do I adjust that? Sickle bar works great, too. Appears to be a ratchet type things on the inside of the rims. I assume you allow these to go into the sprokets to drive the tractor? I do not know anything about this rig. I am going to use it this summer, God willing.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 10:01 AM

That's a Great looking machine. . Not that familiar with them but I would imagine that chain drive has some type of slide adjuster on it, usually on the smaller sprocket side. Good luck with it.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 10:17 AM

Great looking machine .
Oh and akretowicz,:welcometogttalk:

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 10:18 AM

:welcome: to GTTALK ! I believe member Wvbuzzmaster may know something about these, I know he's into the 4 wheeled units. I'm sure the title will draw his attention later. Nice looking unit by the way. Glad you found us.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 10:49 AM

:welcome: to GTTALK ! I believe member Wvbuzzmaster may know something about these, I know he's into the 4 wheeled units. I'm sure the title will draw his attention later. Nice looking unit by the way. Glad you found us.


I'm happy I found you guys, too. Check out my Rugg thread under other brands.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 11:07 AM

akretowicz, Welcome to the site, very nice looking 2 wheel machine. Thanks for posting the pictures..

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 12:02 PM

Welcome to GTtalk. That's a neat mower! Thanks for sharing the photos. I don't know anything about these mowers. If there's not an idler to adjust for the loose chain, maybe you have to move one of the shafts. Or the chain may just be very worn, and replacing it with a new one may take out the extra slack. I had an old chain drive mower, one time, and we had to buy a "half link" to get the correct slack in the chain.

Just some suggestions for you.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 12:12 PM

Nice looking two wheeler.

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 10:34 PM

I have several bigger model Springfields and you can just shorten the chin by putting in a half link. I have never seen one this small and I have a Factory Dealer Service Manual.....What model is this/ does it have any numbers on it?

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Posted March 26, 2011 - 11:11 AM

I don't know how I missed this thread, but cool Springfield. I have a pile of Springfield riders but no 2 wheel deals, very good score, they are extremely rare.

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Posted March 26, 2011 - 11:37 AM

I have several bigger model Springfields and you can just shorten the chin by putting in a half link. I have never seen one this small and I have a Factory Dealer Service Manual.....What model is this/ does it have any numbers on it?


I cannot find any numbers anywhere on it. Maybe when it warms up a bit I will get it outside in the brighter light. What I do know is whoever repowered it did a lousy job. The engine is going to have to be moved over so the pulleys line up, and new holes will have to be drilled. Will have that taken care of this spring.

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Posted April 05, 2011 - 10:27 AM

I cannot find any numbers anywhere on it. Maybe when it warms up a bit I will get it outside in the brighter light. What I do know is whoever repowered it did a lousy job. The engine is going to have to be moved over so the pulleys line up, and new holes will have to be drilled. Will have that taken care of this spring.

On some 2-wheelers, the slack is taken up by moving the engine forward. On those, the engine mounting holes are slotted.

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Posted April 29, 2011 - 08:36 PM

I have several bigger model Springfields and you can just shorten the chin by putting in a half link. I have never seen one this small and I have a Factory Dealer Service Manual.....What model is this/ does it have any numbers on it?


I found a number today. 79749.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 07:56 PM

Long overdue update on my tractor. Just took it to a machinist/fabricator to have the engine set up, and everything lined up perfectly. Hopefully will have the old girl working this summer. Also rebuild some worn out bushings on the sickle bar. Tightened thing up well, too. Stay tuned!
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