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Posted August 05, 2015 - 07:49 PM

Got it all hooked up today and now the engine wouldn't start :wallbanging:

Going to have to wait till I get time to work on it for an update


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Posted August 06, 2015 - 05:33 PM

I thought you said ALL your engines started first pull every time? ? ? ?  DIg DIg Dig !!!!!!!  I have an old cast iron Briggs 10 hp on wood splitter that has sat under a roof since last fall and it started first pull this afternoon.  DIG DIG Dig  ! ! ! !  ! HA!HA!ha!  Gosh I love it ! ! ! ! !   Sorry Brian. The devil made me do it !



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Posted August 06, 2015 - 06:15 PM

I thought you said ALL your engines started first pull every time? ? ? ?  DIg DIg Dig !!!!!!!  I have an old cast iron Briggs 10 hp on wood splitter that has sat under a roof since last fall and it started first pull this afternoon.  DIG DIG Dig  ! ! ! !  ! HA!HA!ha!  Gosh I love it ! ! ! ! !   Sorry Brian. The devil made me do it !

 

They usually do if everything is in working order :D

 

The poor excuse of a rusted out and corroded carb I put on there finally gave up on life , swapped it out for the Freshly rebuilt one that came off this engine and she fired right up :D (Didnt want to get the rebuild one dirty as I planned on restoring the tractor)

 

Found out i'm missing a bracket for the PTO cable so just bolted a piece of sheet metal on top to try the deck. Its very quiet sounding and very smooth running

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Posted August 06, 2015 - 06:20 PM

Holy cataclysmic is that a marvel of belt driven technology or what, good job on making it spin again!
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Posted August 06, 2015 - 06:27 PM

Nice job on getting it running.  Were there any guards over the belts originally or was this made before the "I will sue you" world evolved and common sense became very uncommon?


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Posted August 06, 2015 - 06:58 PM

Way to go Brian.  Glad you got it up and running.  Looks real cumbersome sitting out front of that small tractor.  One little branch in the wrong place and watch the belts go flying ! !



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Posted August 07, 2015 - 10:18 AM

Short video of the belts spinning :D

 


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 10:19 AM

Nice job on getting it running.  Were there any guards over the belts originally or was this made before the "I will sue you" world evolved and common sense became very uncommon?

 

There is a guard that covers the tractor drive belts but no guards for the deck belts.

Definitely was made  at a  time when people knew that putting your hand in there would cause trouble :D


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 10:33 AM

That thing is so cool! Thanks for sharing Brian!



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Posted August 10, 2015 - 11:40 AM

Nice video and awesome information in general thanks!



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Posted August 12, 2015 - 08:22 PM

I have mowed a few times with these units It's kind of tricking with it sticking out so far like that. I don't think your missing anything the cable attaches to that bent flat piece then back to the engagement lever mechanism Your aloe right never intended to be lifted by a cable that's what the handle is for you lift the deck up and engage that into the snap hitch ears on the front of the tractor
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Posted August 12, 2015 - 08:35 PM

I have mowed a few times with these units It's kind of tricking with it sticking out so far like that. I don't think your missing anything the cable attaches to that bent flat piece then back to the engagement lever mechanism Your aloe right never intended to be lifted by a cable that's what the handle is for you lift the deck up and engage that into the snap hitch ears on the front of the tractor

 

Thanks ! I was wondering what the heck that handle and spring was for when installing it!!



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Posted August 25, 2015 - 11:20 PM

The more I study and learn about these tractors the more amazed I am at how much they can do with belts. I want to see more video of it doing some cutting.

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Posted June 28, 2016 - 04:56 PM

Decided to restore this as well this year, I now have 3 different attachment restorations going on at once!

 

 

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Posted June 28, 2016 - 05:08 PM

Man you seemed bored or something. Restoring all these attachments is making me jealous. You should stop over my place, I have plenty of machines that can use some attention from a Bolens expert like you!
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