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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted April 23, 2015 - 06:54 PM

Today I had to dissect the MTD 14/42 mower and send it off to the great mower Heaven. It was rather emotional, as it was a decent old mower til the rear end locked up. It did more that it's share, all I ever asked of it. I've mowed housing lots where the grass was above my head sitting on it. Gonna miss the old gal! But I saved a few things for memories.

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 Here's the aftermath.

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RIP Ol' Red!


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Posted April 23, 2015 - 07:01 PM

I would say it was properly dissected. :smilewink:

Such a shame how our favorite things like to wear out.


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Posted April 23, 2015 - 07:12 PM

She made it 20 years. Pretty good I'd say for a box store mower!


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Posted April 23, 2015 - 07:19 PM

You feel like you got your monies worth when they last that long.

 

Just discussing that with my dad this afternoon.

He bought a very nice New Holland mower in 1999 and mowed probably 4-5 hours a week with it. He said it is just about shot, so he is looking to trade it off.


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Posted April 23, 2015 - 07:22 PM

RIPieces...
Glad you kept a couple memories.
Bet that seat is permanently molded to your keister.
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Posted April 23, 2015 - 07:59 PM

I still mow with my 89' MTD, most of its troubles have been easy bolt on items. It has a 20hp briggs IC engine, they last forever, might outlast the tractor.


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Posted April 23, 2015 - 08:32 PM

I love the wagon in the first pic! Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 23, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Nice work Kenny.  Lot's of good parts from the old girl.


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Posted April 23, 2015 - 10:28 PM

What's next ??? To do the same job and last that long. Noel
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Posted April 23, 2015 - 10:47 PM

 Kenny, did you really feed that poor MTD to the Sears gang??!! The one on the left looks like it is smiling  :D

 

Reminds me of when C3po from Star Wars got torn apart in Empire Strikes Back. :( ( I was 10 when that movie came out lol )


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Posted April 24, 2015 - 05:03 AM

I love the wagon in the first pic! Good Luck, Rick

The front wheels are on the wagon now.

 

 Kenny, did you really feed that poor MTD to the Sears gang??!! The one on the left looks like it is smiling  :D

 

Reminds me of when C3po from Star Wars got torn apart in Empire Strikes Back. :( ( I was 10 when that movie came out lol )

Sure did. The one smiling is because it is being used to haul off the pieces.


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Posted April 24, 2015 - 06:13 AM

Hate to see her go, but you did get a lot of life out of her and it looks like she'll still be a round to help out the others in your herd in the future.

 

Sorry for your lose Kenny.


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Posted April 24, 2015 - 06:40 AM

The mower was given to me about 10 years ago, so I feel I got a fair share out of it. Had to fix the spindles a couple times, belts, and a starter gear. Given a chance at another MTD LT, I'd probably go for it.


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