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#16 Rocketcity OFFLINE  

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Posted April 06, 2016 - 02:48 PM

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#17 Rocketcity OFFLINE  

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Posted April 06, 2016 - 02:56 PM

Here it is. Fits nice.

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Posted April 06, 2016 - 03:01 PM

The things you can do when you don't have hydraulics.  That's a fantastic idea and one that I never thought of as long as I have owned these tractors.  That frees you up to put a tool box where the battery should be.


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Posted April 06, 2016 - 03:03 PM

Nice tractor!!   Now I'm jealous again.    Rick



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Posted April 06, 2016 - 03:16 PM

When checking the transmission lube if you have big fingers like I do --use an allen wrench insert the short end pointed down in the hole--kinda works like a dip stick .


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#21 Rocketcity OFFLINE  

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Posted April 06, 2016 - 05:46 PM

If I were to find factory rims would I have any problems putting a good condition tire on it? It has a little cracking in treads but overall good condition.

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Posted April 06, 2016 - 05:55 PM

I don't worry about tractor tires cracking remember they only have 10 to 12 PSI and the tractor speed is less than 9 mph the tires will last for years,



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Posted April 07, 2016 - 03:33 AM

Someone has modified the steering arms & tie-rod ends.    Nice tractor !



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Posted April 07, 2016 - 04:16 AM

Welcome to GTtalk, glad u found this site.  bunch of great folks here.

that is a nice tractor, congrats on coming back to the right side!  Those zero turns are only good for mowing. 



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Posted April 07, 2016 - 05:40 AM

Thank you all for your advice and comments. I originally had a large backyard that requirequired a riding mower to complete in under a couple of hours but after some landscaping projects my yard has gotten smaller. I began researching a garden tractor that could pull a trailer for firewood, compost, etc and like you said the zero turn could only now. So here I am. I'm excited about this tractor and the capabilities.

Thank you for all the advice. I wanted to update my progress. I purchased a new air filter wit pre cleaner, spark plug, marvel mystery oil. I also replaced a wire under the hood that had been melted possibly by exhaust. When I turned the key it started immediately. Wow. What a big difference from before. I have a couple of headlights to change now.

Any suggestions as to where you find those locally, tractor supply, walmart, etc?

What does the spark plug tell you about how the engine is running?

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#26 Glenn Ayers OFFLINE  

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Posted April 07, 2016 - 05:51 PM

Headlights at NAPA or most any auto parts store.






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