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#1 Greasy6020 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 11, 2015 - 04:16 PM

Tires good carb needs adjusting seat ripped. From 90s. Has obscure model number that I couldn't find anything for. Steering won't turn right.
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Posted December 11, 2015 - 04:24 PM

$50.00



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Posted December 11, 2015 - 05:08 PM

Had a grey square hood Craftsman from late 80s early 90s had a red stripe down side of hood. Steering shaft broke down at the gear. Welded it and broke again a few years later. Ended up getting one from a junk yard. Good tractor other than that.

$50.00


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 11:22 PM

It has a 6 speed and the sloped hood. Like the boxcar magnums

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Posted December 11, 2015 - 11:43 PM

The steering turns left just fine it's turning right that's the problem. I can turn right about 1 crank then it locks up and won't turn further right. If I force it it will pop and freewheel. If I turn left after freewheeling it pops then turns left just fine.

I think the model number is 944.607220. I can't find diddly squat on any place... Even Sears...

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Posted December 12, 2015 - 06:22 AM

Sounds like the steering bushings are worn out at the gears. Check that model # again or get a pic of the machine.


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 10:38 PM

Quarter to 11 here so I'll do that tomorrow morning. Anyone know how to lad pictures? I need the simple version cuz I'm technology challenged...

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Posted December 13, 2015 - 06:14 AM

There's a link in my signature. Are you on a PC or phone?



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Posted December 13, 2015 - 10:49 AM

Iphone.
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Posted December 13, 2015 - 10:53 AM

I am lost with those. Someone else will have to help on the pic upload from a phone.



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Posted December 13, 2015 - 07:32 PM

Yah me too. And I'm supposed to be raised with technology... Funny how I like the "old crusty useless crappy stuff"... Love the old stuff it's got guts and power.

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Posted December 13, 2015 - 07:42 PM

I think the $50 is an optimistic price. 38" deck slants it toward the LT side.Sloppy steering, questionable mower deck, cracked seat.. what about the engine, transaxle? By good tires, do you mean NEW tires, good tread, or they dont leak (much)?

 

I am burned out on these so my opinion may be skewed, I see a potential $300+ project to get it reliable or $2 worth of scrap. Take your pick 


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Posted December 13, 2015 - 08:01 PM

Does it look like this?

 

 

 



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Posted December 13, 2015 - 11:14 PM

Yep. Carb just needs fine tuning then it should be ok. I was considering fixing the steering and fine tuning the carb then see if I can't trade it to a guy I know so I can get my grandpas old Massey 12 back. The guy just uses it for cutting grass I think.

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Posted December 13, 2015 - 11:22 PM

Guy used it to pull rocks on a dolly. Manual said not to pull more than 150 pounds... Tranny could very well be on its way out. Tread is good and they don't leak air. I suspect the guy didn't know what he was doing and sure as heck did not read the manual. The tractor had been repowered when I got it... Not looking good...

On the positive er side the mower deck works good and the blades are sharp.

Edited by Greasy6020, December 13, 2015 - 11:25 PM.





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