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Posted October 18, 2015 - 06:12 PM

Nice looking tractor.

I have often wondered about these rear engine Gravelys....is the front end light? Wheelies?

Can't tell you as I have yet to get it running!


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 06:18 PM

Nice looking tractor.
I have often wondered about these rear engine Gravelys....is the front end light? Wheelies?


It must be, they put all the implements on the front!

Hahahahahaha
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Posted October 18, 2015 - 06:41 PM

it seems to be an advantage to be retired - isn't it?! congrats, Kenny, great tractor!


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 07:30 PM

Looks to be in great shape. I have never driven one.


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Posted October 19, 2015 - 06:03 AM

Me neither! I left the charger on it over night (2 Amp). It did try to turn over. I'll drain the old gas out this morning and see how the battery is doing. It is a normal automotive battery.



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Posted October 19, 2015 - 07:19 AM

Me neither! I left the charger on it over night (2 Amp). It did try to turn over. I'll drain the old gas out this morning and see how the battery is doing. It is a normal automotive battery.

You mean to tell me you've not mowed with it yet????????   :smilewink:


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Posted October 19, 2015 - 08:00 AM

Not yet, Daniel!  It's about time for me to wonder out and see how the battery did over night. It had almost 6 volts still in it after sitting all this time. Hope the trickle charge brought it back. But I have another if it's needed. Have to take the hood off to change it, though.



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Posted October 19, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Ok Kenny, you can stop mowing all of your neighbors yards with your new machine and give us an update on what you think of it! :poke: :D.

 

Good luck!


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Posted October 19, 2015 - 11:48 AM

Even with all that cast iron and fuel up front they are a little light.  Thats what the turning brakes are for. 

 

400 series have 4 forward speeds.

4: slow

3: slower

2: wholly crap slow

1: WTF slow

 

You'll have to stop and put the left gear selector in neutral [somewhere in the middle] to engage the PTO [middle lever]  It will still grind - can't be helped. 

NEVER shift the left shift lever while moving. The right gear selector and the forward/reverse can be flopped at will without any damage or grinding.


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Posted October 19, 2015 - 11:54 AM

Ok Kenny, you can stop mowing all of your neighbors yards with your new machine and give us an update on what you think of it! :poke: :D.

 

Good luck!

As a matter of fact, I just mowed part of the yard with it! :dancingbanana:  It lives!!!! Not sure how well the battery will hold up as it is an '06 model! I finally got the old gas out of the tank. Put in some fresh and with a short squirt of carb cleaner it ran for a few seconds. A few more squirts and I had fuel. Oil pressure gauge was at 35 to start with, but down to 25 after she warmed some. I need to add some 90W to the rear end. Came in to see where the fill plug is. Mower deck is a bit noisy.

Kris, thanks for the info there. I've been reading the op manual, so had a good idea what was what. And it is slow! I think Alice will out run it in lo range!


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Posted October 19, 2015 - 12:46 PM

Even with all that cast iron and fuel up front they are a little light.  Thats what the turning brakes are for. 

 

400 series have 4 forward speeds.

4: slow

3: slower

2: wholly crap slow

1: WTF slow

 

You'll have to stop and put the left gear selector in neutral [somewhere in the middle] to engage the PTO [middle lever]  It will still grind - can't be helped. 

NEVER shift the left shift lever while moving. The right gear selector and the forward/reverse can be flopped at will without any damage or grinding.

That is funny! Now all Kenny has to do is have someone make him a shift decal with your drive speeds on it!

:rolling: :rolling:


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Posted October 19, 2015 - 01:44 PM

That is funny! Now all Kenny has to do is have someone make him a shift decal with your drive speeds on it!

:rolling: :rolling:

I know just the person to do that!

 

Found out the sleeve hitch on the rear is an electric lift, but not working at the moment. Not sure what that issue is. The toggle switch doesn't want to move. And running a jumper just makes sparks.


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Posted October 19, 2015 - 01:58 PM

Wow, mowing already!  :thumbs:


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Posted October 19, 2015 - 04:24 PM

Wow, mowing already!  :thumbs:

It's a sweet sounding tractor, but mighty slow!


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Posted October 19, 2015 - 04:26 PM

It's a sweet sounding tractor, but mighty slow!

Even in highest gear?






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