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Bringing Her Back From The Grave. 1855


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#1 Snap1855 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 02, 2014 - 07:58 PM

Well she sat out in the back 40,,, for 6-7 years. I'm the 3rd owner.
The second owner bought it in the early 90s.
It came with the 48" tiller, 48 snow thrower, cab model 8245, and 55 deck
Although it's been neglected it was fairly complete,,, even with operators
Manuals for the tractor and all its attachments. Even the cab has a booklet.
I first started with the motor,, removed it cleaned it,, inspected it.
And reinstalled it. I did minimal cleaning/painting of the tractor itself.
Basically I didn't want to have a nice and Shiney tractor but the motor was toast.
Cleaned the carb (2-3 times), installed a small electric fuel pump. And with some effort got it to run half decent.
Went over the moving components lubed everything,, and all seems operational. Well all with the exception of the deck. Which as you'll see from the pics, didn't fair well in the weather. All the spindles are seized
Although it did come with 2 new deck belts, which I understand are hard to come by.

Parts I need if anyone has spares::
Front pto splined shaft
headlight,,, are there replacements?
Dozer blade model number 60380
Heat shield/muffler shield (originally came with sno-thrower hardware)
Tires....

more to come:::::


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#2 Snap1855 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 02, 2014 - 08:07 PM

Any suggestions are very welcome,, in fact encouraged.
I do have the hydraulic squall when operating implements.
And it won't raise the tiller.
I did change the hydraulic fluid/filter before starting the tractor.
Replaced the drive/front pto belts,, as they were chewed by animals.
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Posted November 02, 2014 - 08:21 PM

I can honestly say holy crap your committed to getting that thing back to life! As for the headlight lots of parts places sell those lights still.


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Posted November 02, 2014 - 09:09 PM

nice save, looks like she'll turn into a beauty once again


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Posted November 02, 2014 - 09:32 PM

Check surplus center for the shaft Not sure if its the 1 inch 15 tooth 12 inch long splined on both ends or not but they do sell splined shafts


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Posted November 02, 2014 - 09:35 PM

By the way Nice find Wish I had found it I would take her down to the frame and rebuild her Headlights on ebay pretty cheap The deck myself I would find a buyer as I don't have anything that big that needs mowing anyway



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Posted November 02, 2014 - 09:38 PM

WOW what a great find Snap ! You managed to grab a top gun GT and with great attachments too ! It might take some work to get it show quality but it won't take much at all to get it back to "hard working tractor" mode,just a little maintenance and TLC. That is the great thing about these old GT's. They are very simple machines to get going again.


Edited by rustyoldjunk, November 02, 2014 - 09:39 PM.

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Posted November 02, 2014 - 10:22 PM

What a great tractor! That thing is a beast and a half!!!
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Posted November 03, 2014 - 01:32 AM

Any suggestions are very welcome,, in fact encouraged.
I do have the hydraulic squall when operating implements.
And it won't raise the tiller.
I did change the hydraulic fluid/filter before starting the tractor.
Replaced the drive/front pto belts,, as they were chewed by animals.

ANY deficiencies in the hydraulic system will make it difficult to raise the tiller. They are heavy.

 

Start by checking the pressure. Deadheading each lift cylinder will give comparison numbers to help determine if the relief valve or one of the cylinders is at fault. Relief pressure should be 700 psi.

 

Here is an Eaton manual. It may be for the Wheel Horse tractors, but it's the same transmission.


Edited by TUDOR, November 03, 2014 - 01:36 AM.

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Posted November 03, 2014 - 08:00 AM

That's a serious machine can't wait to see her done up.

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Posted November 03, 2014 - 08:48 AM

Those tractors are beasts, glad you saved that one. Got ya some good attchments too.

Yes, those deck cogged belts are getting rarer and more $$$$.

 

You can probably just pick up some stadard glass bulbs from the auto store, I do that for my tractors. Actually, the last set I bought was from Harbor Frieght, bought a set of their cheapo off road lights, removed the hard rubber casing and use the bulbs in my Sears suburban, perfect fit. I will look for LED's next time around though.

 

Tires- scan you local craigslist, may find some good deals on some good used ones.


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Posted September 10, 2015 - 12:49 AM

Glad you're able to bring her back.  The sheet metal looks very straight, a fresh coat of paint would do wonders!  This looks like a VERY heavy and well built tractor.  I'd love to find a deal on one with a loader, especially because they're so different and not everyone and their brother has one.



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Posted February 24, 2016 - 02:13 PM

I have way too many things already, but my wish from a few months ago just came true and I got a great deal for a very nice running Snapper 1855, no front end loader, but it has a 3 point hitch.  It'll need paint (since it has a bad cheap spray can job with overspray on it now) and a couple little things like headlights and a new ignition switch, but other than that, it's ready to go. 


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