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#1 Bolens 1000 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 01, 2015 - 02:20 PM

How many of you guys keep track of maintenance and repairs done to  your equipment?

My grandfather always did this to his machines so I guess I carried on the tradition.

Had this one since 07' then when that fills up I start another , I keep track of all oil changes, things done to the machine ect. Also keep all receipts.

Since I own more than a couple machines this helps alot with oil changes!!

 

 

 

 

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Posted March 01, 2015 - 02:28 PM

I do not keep records, I keep my memory sharp. I also don't do regular oil changes, but I do check that it HAS oil under the "710" cap. :poke:

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Posted March 01, 2015 - 02:29 PM

Was thinking about starting to do this....

Sometime back wasn't there a project log posted on here for record keeping?


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Posted March 01, 2015 - 02:32 PM

I have thought about it. Just never seem to do it.


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Posted March 01, 2015 - 02:32 PM

I'm probably the worlds worse record keeper.  If we need to keep a record it goes to the wife for filing.  That being said her record keeping has save our butts a few times. :smilewink:


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Posted March 01, 2015 - 02:33 PM

My grandfather kept very detailed records on his wheelhorse since it was new. As for me it's all upstairs!
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Posted March 01, 2015 - 02:46 PM

I don't but should. I have to keep all the records on all of our equipment at work.


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Posted March 01, 2015 - 03:01 PM

I don't keep records, everything gets a full service once a yr.

I'll keep receipts for expensive parts that might have to go back for warrantee if they fail.


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Posted March 01, 2015 - 03:19 PM

New to me tractors get all fluids changed, then bi yearly there after. only keep track of major parts. I do however keep the sleeve from any belts in case I need another in its life. 


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Posted March 01, 2015 - 03:26 PM

Never put anything in writing that can be used against you

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Posted March 01, 2015 - 04:14 PM

I just write on piece of tablet paper, and throw it in the folder that has the original manuals.

 

The last tractor I sold that I had paperwork on was the Homelite T15, I had a re-print of the Simplicity 3415 manual, and a one page parts list of the Sweepster broom in there. The papers with filters #'s, belt sizes, and such was about three pages with the parts replaced and dates when I re-did each attachment, plus the Simplicity #'s if the next owner wanted to print out all the manuals.

 

Last entry on the Bolens was in November: Replaced original rear tires with used set of turf tires.


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Posted March 01, 2015 - 04:21 PM

Got a sheet on the wall next to the toolbox in the shop.  Cars, tractors and whatnot gets recorded there..  I got CRS and ain't afraid to admit it!



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Posted March 01, 2015 - 04:26 PM

I don't keep any records, but I wish I did sometimes, can't remember every thing, I would not remember to mark it down , Is my problem. I try to keep track of the belts thou. Noel

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Posted March 01, 2015 - 04:53 PM

I make up a log form for each tractor on the computer & print it out, then keep them in a 3-ring notebook.  List date, what done & parts used.  Doesn't guarantee that I keep it up though! 


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Posted March 01, 2015 - 05:06 PM

Got a sheet on the wall next to the toolbox in the shop.  Cars, tractors and whatnot gets recorded there..  I got CRS and ain't afraid to admit it!

I got CRS also. That's why I don't write things down!






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