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Posted May 08, 2016 - 04:11 PM

Thanks for doing some research on this! I'll write that down and take it with me.



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Posted May 09, 2016 - 05:32 PM

Got the new bearings and belt today. Brought that home and saw both idler pulleys were toast. So another trip the other direction to get those! Anyways, fooled around and got it all back together. IT MOWS! Deck is a bit noisy, may need to add some more grease.

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The last two are where I mowed with it. My hand is hurting and I've been up with it since 1:30am!


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Posted May 09, 2016 - 06:03 PM

Glad to here you got to cut some grass with it - thanks for sharing.


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Posted May 09, 2016 - 06:10 PM

I'll continue sharing what I do with this little guy! Needs more work/issues worked on. But I think it's great as I know it sat for close to 3 years, maybe more! I'll keep fooling with it till I'm happy with what it does!


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Posted May 09, 2016 - 06:29 PM

Looks like it may use the same seat pan as a Bolens 850 - appears to look very similar??


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Posted May 09, 2016 - 06:31 PM

Looks like it may use the same seat pan as a Bolens 850 - appears to look very similar??

Needs some help there! I feel like I'm sitting way to low on this thing!



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Posted May 09, 2016 - 06:48 PM

Two 2 x 4's laid flat front to back along the two outer creases of the flat pan with some 1/2" plywood over the 2x4's - make sure you can catch the 2x4's with 1-1/4" wood screws at the front and rear corner holes (put the rear screws in on a 45 degree angle - put washers under the heads of the wood screws so they won't pull through the holes.  Get a stadium cushion about the right size and thick plastic sheet over top stapled around the edge to the wood to make it water proof - not the prettiest but beats sitting on hard steel pan.  If it is the same seat as an 850 the foam padding would be about 1-1/2" thick originally so the 2x4's would bring it up a little high but should still function - just an economical suggestion.


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Posted May 09, 2016 - 06:53 PM

Two 2 x 4's laid flat front to back along the two outer creases of the flat pan with some 1/2" plywood over the 2x4's - make sure you can catch the 2x4's with 1-1/4" wood screws at the front and rear corner holes (put the rear screws in on a 45 degree angle - put washers under the heads of the wood screws so they won't pull through the holes.  Get a stadium cushion about the right size and thick plastic sheet over top stapled around the edge to the wood to make it water proof - not the prettiest but beats sitting on hard steel pan.  If it is the same seat as an 850 the foam padding would be about 1-1/2" thick originally so the 2x4's would bring it up a little high but should still function - just an economical suggestion.

Thanks! It seems the seat is low to me. I thought about making a spacer to go under it for now. I won't drill new holes, just make something that fits to existing holes. I have some foam padding I'm using to help with the bare metal.



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Posted May 09, 2016 - 07:01 PM

I'll get some measurements of the pan to see if it's close!



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Posted May 09, 2016 - 07:02 PM

If you just want to raise it up two 3/8" coupling nuts would probably do the trick - may need to add washers on the seat studs to keep the pan tight against the nuts and still have enough thread in the nuts to thread two 3/8" bolts up from under the seat spring into the coupling nuts - could also get a third coupling nut and cut it to act as a spacer on the seat stud instead of the washers.


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Posted May 10, 2016 - 04:39 AM

That might work!



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Posted May 12, 2016 - 05:27 PM

If you just want to raise it up two 3/8" coupling nuts would probably do the trick - may need to add washers on the seat studs to keep the pan tight against the nuts and still have enough thread in the nuts to thread two 3/8" bolts up from under the seat spring into the coupling nuts - could also get a third coupling nut and cut it to act as a spacer on the seat stud instead of the washers.

Used your option with a little extra! the coupling nuts for 3/8" are not a standard height. Add in a flat washer and two lock washers and you have 2" height. I had a piece of 2X2 thin wall laying about and used that for a spacer and to keep the seat from trying to rock. Here's some pics.

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Feels much better, as I don't care for a steering wheel higher that my head!


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