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#46 tractormike OFFLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2011 - 08:37 PM

Sounds like we've all done that huh Mike! :bigrofl:


:thumbs: Your right Daniel !

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 10:44 AM

I forgot to add, I need to see about replacing the pin for the control levers on the valve body, the pin has been replaced and there is a lot of slop and the one lever is bent and makes using both levers at the same time a little difficult. Would love to convert it to single lever control :D


George, My Johnson has the bucket cylinders on the top of the arms.
I will grab some Pic for you.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 11:22 AM

George, My Johnson has the bucket cylinders on the top of the arms.
I will grab some Pic for you.


I wonder why they would be different if they are both Johnson loaders?

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 11:26 AM

I should have taken some before pics of all the crud I washed off the new toy. I wasn't going to do it today but decided to pull the 3 pt off of the other 1655 and put it on the new one. The other thing I really wanted to fix was the dip stick tube for the rear end, it was loose and would spin either direction and was resting all the way to the right side. So once I took the seat panel off, I also loosened the other bracket so I could lift it high enough to removed the tube. I put new teflon tape on it and threaded it in to where it was tight and also at the 12 o'clock position.

The one nut for the rear cover plate was completely stripped out, so I cut it off with my grinder and am going to weld a new nut in it's place.

I will get some pics and post them up later of everything as I progress.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 11:36 AM

I wonder why they would be different if they are both Johnson loaders?

For some quick pics I have it in the registry.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 02:44 PM

I got the 3 pt switched over. Still waiting to put a new fuel filter on before starting it to cycle the air out of the system. I also tore in to the driveshaft to figure out why the belts were at so much of an angle. I thought something looked different then what it was supposed to be when I took a quick look from the side yesterday. The original pulley that was on the front of the driveshaft must have went bad at one time and they put a bushing sleeve style pulley on there and there isn't much room to get it at the right spot. They also have some sort of locking collars on the driveshaft which make it a pain too. I did manage to get the pulley off of the bushing enough so I could move it a little further on to the driveshaft and that is how it is going to stay until it gets torn apart for restoration. The belts will be a little closer to being aligned now.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 05:37 PM

I'm not sure how I missed this thread until now. I love the new rig George! I'd like to get a small one like that. I have the TD340, but it REALLY does a number on the lawn LOL! Great looking machine you've got there!

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 06:25 PM

I am going to post the pics I took with my phone. I can elaborate later from the computer.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 06:32 PM

Yep, that thing needs to have a 3pt.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 06:32 PM

Here are two pics with the 3 pt and all back together.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 06:33 PM

I took a pic of the other 1655 sitting there all torn apart jealous because I just ripped off the 3pt to put on the new one LOL.

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 06:47 PM

:yelclap:For a second there I thought you were the fastest wrench around:yelclap:

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 06:56 PM

:yelclap:For a second there I thought you were the fastest wrench around:yelclap:


LOL I wish, I don't do too bad though. I will have the gasket kit for the other 1655 tomorrow for the hydro. Going to get the new to me Eaton 11 put back in it and hopefully solves my drive problems. Then I may sell it. It is tough to keep two of the bigger garden tractors in the garage. Now if it was a 1855 then it would stay :D

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 07:35 PM

George looking at the pics and seeing all the tractors and some apart it sure reminds me of a repair shop.And this is in your home garage.Wow when do you find the time to work on them all plus get seat time.Me I only have one apart at a time. As I do need to get therapy [you know listening to the purr and pulling levers] LOL Larry

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 08:09 PM

I usually only work on one at a time but I am waiting on gaskets for the one 1655 with the hydro troubles. I did manage to have four of them torn apart at one time this weekend though. I was tearing the lift off the Cub 147, helping dad get the tiller on the Bolens 800 and then we also tore the top plate off of it when he couldn't get it out of second and found that he needs a new spring and detent balls for the shift rods on his. We put it back together for now and will have to work around it if it does it again. The older 1655 has been tore apart now for the last week and a half. I got the hydro for it and ordered the gaskets at the same time but partstree was a little slower with getting them out. I also did all the work I posted about on the new 1655.

Even though the gasket set will be here tomorrow I think tomorrow night is going to be a day off from the garage. I feel it all over being achy. Although we might run up and pick up a Cub 122 after work tomorrow LOL




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