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#1 larrybl OFFLINE  

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Posted May 03, 2016 - 09:06 PM

This was given to me, basically to keep from going to the recyclers. I excepted it because 1. It looked like a good candidate for my Grand Son to use (Hydro). And 2. I haven't had a John Dear yet. So I present..... Little John. I think my Grandson will like it, he even offered to tow it to the shed where I have it stored till I finish the BOH project. Wiring is ka-put. Engine spins, and has oil, but the reservoir under the seat is dry.

Haven't had a chance to go over the Op manual yet, been busy. I don't have room to work on both, but that doesn't prevent me from getting parts for it now. Obviously a wire harness is needed.

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Posted May 03, 2016 - 09:11 PM

This was given to me, basically to keep from going to the recyclers. I excepted it because 1. It looked like a good candidate for my Grand Son to use (Hydro). And 2. I haven't had a John Dear yet. So I present..... Little John. I think my Grandson will like it, he even offered to tow it to the shed where I have it stored till I finish the BOH project. Wiring is ka-put. Engine spins, and has oil, but the reservoir under the seat is dry.

Haven't had a chance to go over the Op manual yet, been busy. I don't have room to work on both, but that doesn't prevent me from getting parts for it now. Obviously a wire harness is needed.

Larry it looks like you lost that one to your grandson


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 09:28 PM

Larry, any word that starts with the old "F" .....ahh yea letter, but ends with the "ree" is a grand moment for anyone that has any interest in ANY  kind of tractor ie; green, blue, black, red, orange, blah, blah, blah.

 

The point is, the price was right, and 1 more just got saved! Heck, I'd be tickled about it!

 

Enjoy. Cheers!


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 09:38 PM

You did better than me I paid $30 for the ugly deere with a locked up mower. I need to go visit Matt and pick one up.



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Posted May 04, 2016 - 12:24 AM

Larry, the first Deere is only the beginner! Enjoy and greetings to your grand-son!



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Posted May 04, 2016 - 08:10 AM

Larry be honest with your self, you could not pass it up because its a garden tractor and your addicted to garden tractors. Its great to see the little man got his own ride...thats so cool. 



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Posted May 05, 2016 - 08:34 PM

Message from the person that gave it to me.

My pleasure, I am glad it went to someone who will work on it and give it new life instead of it just being turned to scrap.

Commander Melvin Roseborough
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Posted June 22, 2016 - 08:38 PM

Little John has been moved into position. BOH is almost finished and helped with the move.

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Posted June 23, 2016 - 08:16 AM

Little John looks pretty good from here! Got manuals?


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Posted July 11, 2016 - 09:35 PM

Started on "Little John" disassembly. First thing I noticed is the bolts are metric. So to me this may mean not made in the USA. I had to re-think the bolt storage, and dig out the metric tools. These are rarely used as all the other machine are SAE. And all my nut & bolt spares are SAE, so I'll need a Metric bolt box. At least I got started on it.   

 

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Posted July 11, 2016 - 09:37 PM

Started on "Little John" disassembly. First thing I noticed is the bolts are metric. So to me this may mean not made in the USA. I had to re-think the bolt storage, and dig out the metric tools. These are rarely used as all the other machine are SAE. And all my nut & bolt spares are SAE, so I'll need a Metric bolt box. At least I got started on it.   

I got two part machine here for Matt I don't know if there is much parts left on them but you need anything let me know they are headed to scrap soon


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Posted July 11, 2016 - 09:43 PM

Can you send a couple pictures? I may make you an offer. Looks like the worst is electrical, and a wire harness and regulator would be appreciated.



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Posted July 11, 2016 - 09:51 PM

Who would connect a Ground cable to the starter bendix? This machine has two black cables for the battery connection which tells me the battery was hooked up backwards at some time.

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Posted July 14, 2016 - 09:47 PM

Still working on the tear down, this is a complicated machine so I am taking a bunch of hi-rez pictures. Almost have the wire-harness removed intact.

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Posted July 17, 2016 - 03:16 PM

Rats! Broke my snap ring pliers removing the front wheel, I did get some of the linkages and steering assembly removed, but can't go much further as everything else is attached with snap rings.

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