We made it to the guys place and he fired the EZ-Rake up and it ran really good. After visiting for a bit , I told him I was planning on retrofitting the walk behind into a pull type for my GT. He mentioned he had a front mount one that wasn't complete and he had it in the scrap pile and he was planning on taking scrap in on Monday so he said if you want it he'd throw it in. To make a long story short he found the front mount EZ-Rake and the wheels that went on the front and by the time I left he had the original motor...A complete unit. But the original Briggs doesn't run.
Fast forward to tonight. I made some mounts to get it to fit onto my Ariens S-16H, stole the motor and drive chain off the walk behind and slapped it on the front mount. By the end of tonight i had a front mount EZ-Rake that is running (need to buy some teeth but wow they are expensive)
So I felt I got a good deal in the long run, and plan on getting original motor working and put it back on the front mount EZ-Rake, and sell the walk behind and got my EZ-Rake for free!!
Enjoy the pictures, and video(if it works)
I ran it a little in the yard tonight, and it just seemed like it brought up a lot of dirt/mud, I have never used a dethatcher before, when is the best time to use one? I live in Iowa so I have a yard with cool & warm season grasses.
Oh I almost forgot the guy I bought it from had a '63 110 John Deere(63rd one off the line)...was sitting on a shelf in his garage and he said he doesn't get it out hardly ever. Was cool to see a '63 but too bad he just lets it sit. Lot of guys on this site would love that tractor in their garages!
Edited by 1964Deere, March 14, 2016 - 11:08 PM.