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#1 Hydro guy OFFLINE  

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Posted April 27, 2015 - 07:36 PM

Got my new to me 1811, LT1042 and 1864 all serviced and greased and air filters changed ... blades are sharp decks are coated in slip plate, will start the mowing season later this week. think I am ready.
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Posted April 27, 2015 - 07:51 PM

It makes me happy to think someone is doing preventative maintenance after messing with two different machines today that no one has ever even touched since the rig was new.   :wallbanging: 

 

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Posted April 27, 2015 - 09:01 PM

It makes me happy to think someone is doing preventative maintenance after messing with two different machines today that no one has ever even touched since the rig was new.   :wallbanging: 
 
Ben W.


yes that is a shame.

The first thing I always do when I get a new one is a complete service job, Iam kind of a service stickler I chainge eng oil every 15-20 hours ....trans oil every 3 rd year. air filter at least every year.
I do that with all of my tractors . Right or wrong thats how I do it.

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Posted April 27, 2015 - 09:25 PM

yes that is a shame.

The first thing I always do when I get a new one is a complete service job, Iam kind of a service stickler I chainge eng oil every 15-20 hours ....trans oil every 3 rd year. air filter at least every year.
I do that with all of my tractors . Right or wrong thats how I do it.

 

In the end, your equipment will be around for many more years than anyone else's who does not do any maintenance.

 

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Posted April 27, 2015 - 09:45 PM

Think it goes back to my growing up on a farm. Dad drilled preventative maintenance into my head from about 5 till I left the farm. Our equipment was never New but always field ready when the time came. We greased everything that had grease zerks daily. Changed oil and filters regular, then washed and waxed everything before heading to the field. Then cleaned up everything before we put it away. Guess my dad taught me at least 1 good thing.

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Posted April 29, 2015 - 06:05 PM

We change engine oil once a season in the working girl 128.

I don't know that we have ever changed the rear end oil. Gets checked every year but we have never had to add.

This year she got sharpened blades, engine oil and a new air filter. She should be good for another few years.

The original engine lasted from new till last summer when she stated having a smoking problem. Now she is powered by 16hp Kohler in her
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Posted June 21, 2015 - 09:02 PM

PM, preventative maintenance. A must I learned at Camp Lejeune motor pool.

 

We even tested our used motor oil. What kind of metal is in this oil? Time for a valve job, rings, whatever.

Engines were fixed before a breakdown.

 

Being retired, and grandsons hangin' around, PM is at a peak level 'round here.

Oil is checked after each use. If not, the hood is left down. Check the oil and look around a bit.

 

Grease, oil, air cleaners, tires, belts, always new.

Decks off yearly, cleaned, painted, blades sharpened or replaced, new drive belt.

 

Bolts are removed and replaced with stainless steel hardware and Never-Seez is used alot.

 

Guess I'm losin' it but I have the time and grandsons too.  :wave:

 

PS. Fleet is always ready to go.


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Posted June 23, 2015 - 08:42 AM

Speaking of PM     its time to do more ,  got 15 hours on the mower tractor since 1st week of May.  Time to change.  then sharpen blades etc,  get ready for the last half of theseason.  up here we always figure mowing is 1/2 over at the 4th of July,  cause in July the grass usually slows down and becomes finer,  so your wanting sharp blades ...."  Sharp blades make  sharp yards"


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