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Posted September 17, 2015 - 06:07 PM

I did just find out the serial is 10073.
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Posted October 08, 2015 - 08:09 PM

The tractor arrived at Fastenal today and I brought it home this evening. I haven't had much time to look it over yet but it appears to be as good as I was hoping. My son and I are excited to have a new tractor. I am happy to now own a Bush Hog.

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Edited by KennyP, October 09, 2015 - 04:33 AM.
Fixed the double pic.

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Posted October 08, 2015 - 08:11 PM

Excellent.
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Posted October 08, 2015 - 08:28 PM

Congratulations on the find and getting it home!
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Posted October 08, 2015 - 08:42 PM

Welcome to "Hogdom"!  :wave:


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Posted October 08, 2015 - 09:49 PM

That's great! Hope you get a lot of enjoyment from it. Keep us updated.
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Posted October 09, 2015 - 04:34 AM

Looks like your helper approves! Congrats!


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Posted October 09, 2015 - 06:33 PM

Thanks everyone. I will be in touch with at least a couple of you to get ahold of some parts... ;-)

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Posted October 09, 2015 - 06:48 PM

Congrats on the Bush Hog!!!

My favorite ones are with the Wisconsin engines!!! :D


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Posted October 11, 2015 - 12:40 PM

I had some time to monkey with the Bush Hog today and have a pretty good idea on all the little things it needs. I started by hooking up a battery pack to see if it would crank over, and it did.

I pulled the plug to check for spark and everything looked good. The gas tank is rusty and varnished so I used carb cleaner at the intake to see if it would fire. It spun over for a while but finally popped. After some more cranking, I was able to keep it running on shots of carb cleaner and kept it going for about a minute.

It sounded healthy and did not smoke at all. The throttle shaft was stuck but I got that and all the cables freed up with some WD40.

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I'll have to clean the tank and carb but it seems that it will be a good runner. I won't know for sure until I drive it if there is any transmission issues but it seems to shift in and out of all gears nicely.

It is still very new to and I know the newness always wears off, but this is a very unique machine and it may be my new favorite!

I may never do a full restoration on this tractor but I do want to make it 100% complete and as original as possible. I've always appreciated original survivors and wouldn't mind leaving it alone other than having the seat redone.

Is there anyone that might have a spare usable original front tire? They are the Goodyear 16x6.50-8 trailer tire. One is badly weathered and split open and I'd like to keep them matched and original if I can.
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Posted October 26, 2015 - 09:35 AM

Cleaned the gas tank, replaced the fuel line and took apart the carb yesterday. The carb was dry and didn't need much for cleaning that I could see but I pulled the mixture screws, cleaned the everything best I could and put it back together. It starts, idles and opens up, but needs the choke completely closed to stay running.

I am not too talented when it comes to carburetors and I am not familiar with an updraft Zenith. I always go with turning the adjustment screws all the way in then back out 1.5 turns as a starting point. Can anyone here give me any tips on adjusting or additional cleaning I should do?

I am also happy to say the the transmission seems to operate perfectly and is actually quieter and smoother than any other gear drive garden tractor I've owned. I also like the high speed reverse. Would've worked awesome for plowing snow.

The brakes do not work though. I see that it looks like a drum type system on the drive shaft. Is there any adjustment that can be done or parts that should be replaced?
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Posted October 26, 2015 - 09:43 AM

Let the engine run about 10 minutes to operating temperature before you make any adjustments, then slowly back out the main jet about 1/4 turn at a time and see if you can slowly start backing off on the choke, let the engine run about 20 seconds between turning the jet so you get an accurate adjustment.  If nothing changes after about 2 full turns I'd say you still have a block in the carb.

 

You are correct in setting the initial adjustments to 1-1/2 turns

 

 

Give it a try, let us know how it turns out


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 06:24 PM

glad to hear that everything is going well so far!  you can check out the brake assembly from the parts breakdown in the manual on this site. (pages 17 and 18).  could be an issue with the linkage or with the brake shoes in the drum.  let us know what you find.


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