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Posted June 08, 2016 - 06:56 PM

hey guys and gals as you all know I have got a 1987 craftsman II 917.255913 got it running and mowing but how do you go about adjusting the deck wheels in the back if the deck and what are they supposed to be adjusted to ? also the left wheel on the deck just touches the rear tire how do I fix that issue it mowes fine it seems just alittle noisey  also what weight oil do you guys use in the briggs twins I am using hd30 weight and I was told the trans in these uses nd 30 why do you have to use non detergent oit wouldn't regular oil be ok for it? thanks Jason 100_0504.JPG 100_0503.JPG 100_0502.JPG



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Posted June 08, 2016 - 09:25 PM

hey guys and gals as you all know I have got a 1987 craftsman II 917.255913 got it running and mowing but how do you go about adjusting the deck wheels in the back if the deck and what are they supposed to be adjusted to ? also the left wheel on the deck just touches the rear tire how do I fix that issue it mowes fine it seems just alittle noisey  also what weight oil do you guys use in the briggs twins I am using hd30 weight and I was told the trans in these uses nd 30 why do you have to use non detergent oit wouldn't regular oil be ok for it? thanks Jason attachicon.gif100_0504.JPGattachicon.gif100_0503.JPGattachicon.gif100_0502.JPG

30ND engine and trans is what I do, no problems. Not sure why the book says ND but I do what it states. 917.255919

Man, if you can get some clear, clean photos of your hood and fender decals. I can have them reproduced, they are NLA and I'm trying to do a restore. 

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Posted June 08, 2016 - 09:31 PM

hey guys and gals as you all know I have got a 1987 craftsman II 917.255913 got it running and mowing but how do you go about adjusting the deck wheels in the back if the deck and what are they supposed to be adjusted to ? also the left wheel on the deck just touches the rear tire how do I fix that issue it mowes fine it seems just alittle noisey  also what weight oil do you guys use in the briggs twins I am using hd30 weight and I was told the trans in these uses nd 30 why do you have to use non detergent oit wouldn't regular oil be ok for it? thanks Jason attachicon.gif100_0504.JPGattachicon.gif100_0503.JPGattachicon.gif100_0502.JPG

1. I would say something on the deck hangers is worn or bent. My antiscalp wheels are past the rear tires,

2. The engine oil is HD 30, as you need to change it regular, the HD captures crud.

3. The Transaxle is ND 30, not changed as often, and the HD would capture crud and be hard on the bearings.

 

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Posted June 08, 2016 - 09:46 PM

1. I would say something on the deck hangers is worn or bent. My antiscalp wheels are past the rear tires,

2. The engine oil is HD 30, as you need to change it regular, the HD captures crud.

3. The Transaxle is ND 30, not changed as often, and the HD would capture crud and be hard on the bearings.

 

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I stand corrected...with better explanations in both uses. Makes sense. Would that be the same for Onan and B&S



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Posted June 08, 2016 - 09:59 PM

I do the same with my Onan. It has a filter to capture the crud in the HD, so a regular oil change with filter is needed on it. The transaxle still uses 30W ND. 



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Posted June 08, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Page 23,24,25 only covers leveling. Not sure why yours is cockeyed.

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Posted June 09, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Make sure all your hangers are connected properly, have pins in them, and are not bent. If a PO hit an immovable object hard enough something had to give.

 

My neighbor hit a property marker last year with her deck. It straightened a clip out and pulled the hanger loose. I can't imagine how she didn't get thrown off the mower. Deck was all kinds of crooked.


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Posted June 28, 2016 - 06:36 PM

If these will help you replicate the decals here ya go. Selling this tractor today. 14671569051891942032166.jpg

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Posted June 28, 2016 - 09:09 PM

The Decals can be purchased here. http://www.clickitan...tractor-decals/

This is what they look like installed. http://gardentractor...hulk-ii/page-26






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