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#1 stanz OFFLINE  

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Posted January 23, 2015 - 09:26 AM

I was looking for a mowing deck and a few parts for my 1220s so I went back to the guy I bought my first one from because he had a "600? Bolens" on his craigslist ad.  It was complete with a mowing deck, weight box, and the bracket I needed for my Sno-Caster. 

 

I arrived and found that the starter/generator had been removed!  I asked what happened to it and he said "I guess someone must have taken it."  :mad2:  Yeah, right. It was there a few weeks ago and the connectors were clean, like it had just been removed.  If I hadn't driven nearly an hour I would have turned around and left.

 

It had the parts I needed, they were in good working condition, so I took it.

 

I don't plan on keeping the tractor, but I had planned on getting it running so I could sell it.  Now I have to borrow a starter generator from my BIL to get it running and make sure it's not another smoker.

 


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 09:40 AM

Sorry you had a bad experience, seems to be happening more and more each day.

You know you can pull start the 600 right?


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 10:02 AM

If you need a starter generator for a Wisconsin I have one that has just been rebuilt.  Shipping is going to be a problem tho as those things are heavy.  PM me if interested.


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 10:15 AM

If you need a starter generator for a Wisconsin I have one that has just been rebuilt.  Shipping is going to be a problem tho as those things are heavy.  PM me if interested.

 

These used a shorter starter than the other tubeframes.....

600 Also had Briggs& Stratton engines


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 12:01 PM

Wow that is really too bad. People today can be pretty selfish. I hope that you get it up and running and can make it worth your while best of luck.



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Posted January 23, 2015 - 12:10 PM

These used a shorter starter than the other tubeframes.....

600 Also had Briggs& Stratton engines

 

 

Sorry you had a bad experience, seems to be happening more and more each day.

You know you can pull start the 600 right?

 

I forgot to mention that the tractor isn't a 600, it's a 1000 with a Wisconsin TRA12D1 engine.  I guess the original was swapped out.  I may give it a couple pulls today but a 12 is a bit harder to pull than an 8.  I might not have time though, we have 3"-6" of snow on the way. I may finally be able to test my Sno-Caster!


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 09:09 PM

Good luck with the snowcaster is that the one with the briggs twin tractor you were working on?



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Posted January 23, 2015 - 10:21 PM

Ism thinking that CL brings out the worst in some people.
I recently responded politely to a ad, jerk could barely bring himself to acknowledge my response, then stopped all communication when I counter offered.

It's still on CL, may offer him less next month.
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Posted January 23, 2015 - 10:33 PM

Good luck with the snowcaster is that the one with the briggs twin tractor you were working on?

Yes, That tractor is mostly settled. I pulled the bracket off this tractor so I can now adjust the chute from the seat.  I guess I could call that one a 1620 since the Tecumseh 12HP is no longer viable.

 

The other 1220 still needs the electrical connections to be finished and the weight box and plow mounted.



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Posted January 24, 2015 - 07:49 AM

CL is no different than the rest of the world.  Same people both places.






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