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Posted March 05, 2016 - 10:21 PM

No pics yet, I just got home like a half hour ago. It's an H14 with a busted rod in the engine. The guy had it on CL for $125, but I knew exactly where he lived and I've seen GT's out there for sale before. So I offered him a trade. His H14 for my Sears SS16 with deck and blower. He agreed! And the best part is, I have my gas money into this. I paid absolutely nothing for the Sears, so I paid nothing for the H14, which by the way came with a deck and snocaster :D

It's a tad rough, but I've dealt with rough stuff before  :thumbs:


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Posted March 05, 2016 - 10:24 PM

I like my H14. Will be looking for some pics!
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Posted March 05, 2016 - 10:27 PM

Hopefully tomorrow I'll get some. I left it on the trailer and I'm gonna unload it tomorrow afternoon.

 

Question, should this be able to roll freely? Because it does.


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Posted March 05, 2016 - 11:14 PM

If the free wheel pin is out,it should roll pretty easy,if your interested I might have a rod for it

 

WOOPS sorry,missed it being a hydro !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted March 06, 2016 - 06:53 AM

Being Hydro it should roll somewhat free they don't have a free wheel pin.


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Posted March 06, 2016 - 08:53 AM

:ditto:

The hydro tubeframes did not have the free wheel pin, you just had to push them slowly so you didn't damage the hydro

 

Looking forward to seeing the pics


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Posted March 06, 2016 - 09:06 AM

And even when you push them slowly, they kind of jerk a little, and resist rolling.
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Posted March 06, 2016 - 09:17 AM

Hopefully tomorrow I'll get some. I left it on the trailer and I'm gonna unload it tomorrow afternoon.
 
Question, should this be able to roll freely? Because it does.

  

Being Hydro it should roll somewhat free they don't have a free wheel pin.

  

:ditto:
The hydro tubeframes did not have the free wheel pin, you just had to push them slowly so you didn't damage the hydro
 
Looking forward to seeing the pics

  

And even when you push them slowly, they kind of jerk a little, and resist rolling.

Has the others said it should almost lock the rear wheels up as you roll it and it builds pressure, there is a lock out lever on the left side (sitting on it) that will release tension on idler pulley for drive belts, check for position/condition. There is no bypass on that hydro so it will roll a ways then it should be clicking and lock up, stop let it sit a couple seconds then push again, it SHOULD NOT free wheel any distance without exhibiting these traits. Good luck .
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Posted March 06, 2016 - 09:51 AM

Being Hydro it should roll somewhat free they don't have a free wheel pin.

WOOPS  sorry missed it being a hydro, my mistake



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Posted March 06, 2016 - 07:37 PM

Now this rolled really easy pushing it up on to the trailer, but then again it has no engine in it.



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Posted March 06, 2016 - 08:29 PM

Thanks guys!

 

Well here are a few pics of it, it's very greasy and dirty. I hope to tear all the sheet metal off and give it a good clean sometime soon. I have a couple more questions, should that brake mechanism have some kind of shroud?

 

And then I am wondering what it would cost me to rebuild the engine or just either repower or buy another one. It needs a new rod and piston for sure. I haven't looked at the crankshaft a whole lot so I'm not sure about that yet. I'd like to put rings and a gasket set in it right away too while I'm in there. What am I looking at for cost and is it worth it?

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Posted March 06, 2016 - 08:55 PM

Did you hear from the previous owner what caused the engine to fail? Also with it being apart it makes me wonder why he didn't go through and fix it, when you get an engine in pieces it definitely requires some careful inspection. 

 

The HH series are definitely worth saving but I would expect to at least put in a couple hundred.


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Posted March 06, 2016 - 09:10 PM

Does your tractor have a serial number?



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Posted March 06, 2016 - 10:25 PM

Did you hear from the previous owner what caused the engine to fail? Also with it being apart it makes me wonder why he didn't go through and fix it, when you get an engine in pieces it definitely requires some careful inspection. 

 

The HH series are definitely worth saving but I would expect to at least put in a couple hundred.

I'm not sure he was the owner when it threw the rod, but either way I'm not sure what caused it. I'm thinking that if the crankshaft is bad I might start leaning towards repowering it at least for now.

 

Does your tractor have a serial number?

It's already on the serial number thread! :thumbs:  But here it is anyway: 0301335


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Posted March 07, 2016 - 01:45 AM

A good find and well worth getting the engine fixed, particularly as it cost you nothing! I am also thinking that the H14 is a tad harder to come by than the H16? , so in my opinion it's well worth investing some money and time.

Good Luck!

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