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Posted July 02, 2015 - 06:32 AM

Thanks Kenny, First couple years will be for show, then she "might" pick up some yard duties.


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Posted July 03, 2015 - 11:50 AM

Happy 4th Everyone :usa:  I spun up Old Girls deck this morning https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be  :rocker2:  Sounded great and no vibrations. I moved Her outside for a photo shoot. I added a 2" ball so She can mover her own trailer around so I don't have to drive the truck on the grass.  

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Posted July 03, 2015 - 12:14 PM

She looks at home out there on the grass! Awesome job on that one!


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Posted July 03, 2015 - 03:39 PM

Well I said I wasn't going to mow with her just yet, but there was a tempting small patch of long "dry" grass where my Daughter had her car parked that I couldn't resist. I also took a spin around one of the sheds. The cut looks level and no striping.

 

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Posted July 03, 2015 - 05:42 PM

Glad she passed the test!


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Posted July 03, 2015 - 07:09 PM

I extended the test, My Daughter wanted to help mow the back yard, so she got RED, and I followed with Old Girl. 1.5 acres and after the chase scene I now have two mowers to clean up. I'll probably just blow RED off as I will use him tomorrow on the front yard. Old Girl will het a thorough cleaning and re-wax. She mows amazing, As you can see there is a lot of blow by on top of RED's deck, hardly any on Old Girl. And with the dust, I found the small oil leak that I hadn't talked about yet. So the test run was a 100% success!

 

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Posted July 04, 2015 - 09:05 AM

Old Girl and RED wasn't the only ones to have fun yesterday. I used Hulk II to clear some rock too, he was feeling lonely. https://www.youtube....h?v=-m15uemFXHE

 

This morning I am cleaning Old Girl up. Thinking of pulling the deck and check / clean under the cover. The bottom od the deck was almost all black from thrown grease, it is white again after pressure washing.

 

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Posted July 04, 2015 - 02:06 PM

Great job. Want me to send you my SS16 now LOL>


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Posted July 04, 2015 - 02:07 PM

I'm going to take him my SS15 the carb need tweaking  :rolling:


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Posted July 04, 2015 - 08:17 PM

Beautiful, just beautiful.
And :thumbs: that it mows as good as it looks.
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Posted July 04, 2015 - 10:50 PM

I don't particularly care for the closed top decks. The three I have dealt with (Craftsman II, Ford LGT145, and the Roper) all have had serious issues under the cover. I split the Ford deck cover which made cleaning much easier. I have not used the Craftsman II deck after a initial cutting. I pulled Old Girls deck after an acre of mowing. I plan to pull the top cover this week and clean and grease it again. When I decide to put her to mowing duty, I will split the deck top cover, and add a filter of some sort to the engine flywheel cover.

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Posted July 04, 2015 - 11:49 PM

I rest my case on the closed top decks. Unless you pull the top cover off after each mow. crud will build up and rot the deck metal. This is after less than an acre of mowing. Pulling the top cover is not easy.

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Posted July 05, 2015 - 06:38 AM

Is there any way to make a few strategic blow holes?
Sealing up seems like a loosing battle.
I know some guys have cut that tin so they have covers out where your feet are, but none under the tractor.
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Posted July 05, 2015 - 11:37 AM

Yea, when I decide to put her to work mowing I might split the top cover like I did on BMP's deck, that way it can be blown off after mowing. Busy morning, I picked up about a 1/4 ton of rock before it got hot, cleaned up the deck and all the tractors. I think I'll store the deck for now, and put it on before I take her out to show. I could use something with a FEL now.

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Posted July 05, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Yea, when I decide to put her to work mowing I might split the top cover like I did on BMP's deck, that way it can be blown off after mowing. Busy morning, I picked up about a 1/4 ton of rock before it got hot, cleaned up the deck and all the tractors. I think I'll store the deck for now, and put it on before I take her out to show. I could use something with a FEL now.

I plan on saving up and buying a CUT with FEL the cub I had with the frontend loader I soon as I got a bucket full of dirt the tie rods bent






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