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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted October 11, 2015 - 09:58 AM

I just traded a 2 wheel trailer for a Sears DLT mower. Yes it's just a lawn mower, but it has a 25 HP Intek engine in it that I know runs. It needs a steering part ($8.73) and a starter solenoid. May be some other small things, But I have watched this mow a neighbors yard, so I know it works!

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Posted October 11, 2015 - 12:06 PM

I would say you made a good trade.


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 05:19 PM

I played with this some today. Changed the solenoid and it cranks over with the key again. Pulled the flywheel shroud and cleaned the rust off it. A small squirt of starting fluid and it fired right up. Headlights even work!

I also got to investigating the steering issues. Seems the LT4000 parts tractor has the same setup in it, so I have parts to fix that. Right now it thinks it's a Nascar tractor as it will only turn left.



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Posted October 12, 2015 - 06:11 PM

Wow she needs a good bath.I would blow out the air filter and change the oil while your at it.Looks like the poor thing never had a good bath and a wax.

 

They mow good and are easier to operate than the old GTs.


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 06:15 PM

Wow she needs a good bath.I would blow out the air filter and change the oil while your at it.Looks like the poor thing never had a good bath and a wax.

 

They mow good and are easier to operate than the old GTs.

I'll do all the maintenance on it later on. And a bath is part of that! First will be pulling the dash so I can get to all the metal the PO welded in there trying to 'fix' the steering issue. I'll have pics when I get to it.



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Posted October 12, 2015 - 07:05 PM

Oh boy.

 

lol

 

 

I got one that someone welded on sitting behind the shed.Gota see how bad it is before I decide to part it out or not.Someone welded up the deck linkages.It's not pretty.

 

 

 

The steering column with the splined gear and the bolt on the bottom you can simply flip the gear over and replace the bushing.It will last a few years.Most of the time the nylon bushing wears out and makes a mess of the gears.

 

If the gear is cheap I would just replace it.

 

People don't realize that most steering parts are pretty cheap and easy to replace.Neighbor was going to junk his mower this spring I got him a $2 bushing and a $8 gear and it's good as new.He will get atleast another 10 years out of it.

 


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 07:15 PM

On this one, the gear on the steering column is part of the shaft. And it is worn! If he had just spent the small amountv when it started acting up, none of this would be so bad. I'm hoping the LT4000 parts will fix it.






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