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Posted June 24, 2015 - 08:11 PM

Would an idler pulley that are used on cars work. I am not sure how critical the OD would be in finding the right pulley & several ID should be available. It would definitely be less expensive. McMaster Carr also have some available.

 

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Posted June 24, 2015 - 08:33 PM

The tractor sounds great. Gonna have to do more on the deck though! I know the idler there has a bearing issue. NH want $52 for that idler!


I believe you can get a replacement at TSC for about $10

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Posted June 25, 2015 - 02:27 AM

I need to take the deck back off and measure it's OD. But most I see at TSC are 5/8" ID, so would need bushed down to 3/8".



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Posted June 25, 2015 - 04:32 PM

Along the idler pulley theme, I took the one off the Jake as it needs replaced also. It is a v-pulley for 5/8" belt. Has a 1/2" bore bushed down to 5/16" with a standoff built into the bushing. Found a replacement for it at MSCDirect for <$20 + shipping. Haven't pulled the deck back off the Ford as yet to see what that will need. The pulleys can be cheap at times, but the right bushing can bring the cost up. It may be a 5/8" ID, won't know until I get it off!

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Posted June 25, 2015 - 04:56 PM

The bolts used on the lift mechanism are 5/8 diameter but the bolt part is 3/8 inch. I do not think they would be long enough though.

 

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Posted June 25, 2015 - 05:00 PM

I have some smaller idlers with 5/8" ID and bushed to 3/8". But don't know for sure what the deck will take. Pretty sure it's a 3/8" bolt, not sure of the stand off length.



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Posted July 26, 2015 - 02:51 PM

Had an issue with a tire!

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Thankfully it had a tube in it! I dropped the air pressure down so it wouldn't blow! I am taking apart another tractor and thought I would try this wheel and tire out for a while till I get a replacement.

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Yes, it's a wheelbarrow tire! But it works! And it's on a Ford wheel!



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Posted July 27, 2015 - 03:57 PM

At least it won't blow out!   :smilewink:   It works and sometimes that's all that counts.


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Posted July 27, 2015 - 04:44 PM

Keeps me mowing for now!


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Posted July 27, 2015 - 07:58 PM

Keeps me mowing for now!


Right now, that's all that matters!
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Posted August 08, 2015 - 04:57 PM

Found a 16-6.50 GoodYear Terra tire for it! Got that one on the wheel this morning and back on the Ford! Now I can use it more!

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Posted August 27, 2015 - 04:22 PM

Looking good!

I just bookmarked this - it'll come in handy when I start working on the LGT-165 I'm bringing home this weekend!


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