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Posted September 18, 2016 - 06:33 PM

Got this from an old co worker to go with my now sold 10xl and allis. Had no grille or hood faulty harness rotted muffler dirty carb ect. Rewired a new harness bypassing every relay except two added a homebrew subframe and then a hood from a junked donor hydrostat Murray. Welded a piece of tubing from the good part of the muffler after cleaning it up to a bracket on the sub frame then added a opened up 12.5 hp Briggs muffler ...which I kind of want to clean up and make more like a traditional tractor muffler. Has led bars in front and rear a deck that is like 75% weld .....lol it's freaking sturdy now, New belts and a good cleaning for the high end kholer 13 horse. New fuel pump oil system cleaned up with new filter blah blah blah lol I love the thing tho and I hope I can fix it up further 380e9a502aa20f02f59ba30d407a8f57.jpg

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Posted September 18, 2016 - 06:48 PM

Basically I was informed from other Deere enthusiasts certain newer Deere models have a nightmare of switches wires and relays this one included a flywheel brake. Basically for anyone feeling frustrated on the wiring? There's hope lol I made a schematic somewhere but essencially it was pretty easy once the diagram was found illustrating the tangled maze of connections of relays ect. Down to just the charge system along with diode which is also swapped out with a new radio shack counterpart, starter solenoid, fuses for blue headlight "accessory" harness, starter and charging. Only safety I left was the e brake as I know what it's like to be run over ect trying to start lol and blade switch for the starter harness. A few donated parts from a Deere f525 were also added in the mix

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Posted September 18, 2016 - 07:54 PM

I looked. the saying "what has been seen can't be un-seen) comes to mind. :wave:  :thumbs:  :poke:


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Posted September 18, 2016 - 08:12 PM

I'm curious, how many things can you change and still legally call it a John Deere? Has Murrey threatened legal proceedings?



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Posted September 18, 2016 - 08:22 PM

Lmao I have no idea. I have the stock wide tires and rims waiting on a single tire this setup was just to cut grass with at least lol. Most is John Deere just diff models the muffler and hood at the only permanent Murray......heap parts lol. I've got plans to clean it up better once things are less tight me and my brother have had some pretty outcome on a few projects this was more or less the junkyard low income special lol. It works awesome tho even with the various infringments

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Posted September 18, 2016 - 08:30 PM

Ugh I need to get something more legit again lol.

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Posted September 24, 2016 - 01:30 AM

God I wish I would get ahold of pics of the cub lol that would add some tractor cred. Lol. A few years past a cub 70 series almost same frame like a farm tractor solid drive shaft ....now runs AG tires all around orig style round ....but led headlights Kubota diesel engine replaced the original kholer 7hp which added a lot of power.....to go with the power it already had (pulled vehicles out with it low low range) stack exhaust new from Kubota and a fresh body and frame resto with fresh yellow and creme paint. Its now located in Connecticut and its builder my brother has added a lot since then does incredible in the snow

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Posted September 24, 2016 - 02:22 AM

Anyone know where to find a rear tire for a JD lt133? The only reason for the Murray rear tires is my old neighbors were not so neighborly552a16c7a022cc837f19580db5d20bbd.jpg

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Posted September 24, 2016 - 02:24 AM

How it came to me ea42960a59bc9964d048e912db3c56d3.jpg07fd495eefe7c6fc399a4d331b92a98a.jpg
A year later it needed some welding on the deck and the muffler wasn't horrible but I had time and used it in high brush a lot so......stack it lolc4239b0f94426c6e86a4804cf3861d72.jpg

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Posted September 24, 2016 - 06:12 AM

You mentioned you had the exhaust way high to cut tall grass ? How high and how well ?

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Posted September 24, 2016 - 08:37 AM

Rear tires are 18 X 8.50 - 8

Fronts are 15 X 6.00 - 6

I have two decent rear tires, but shipping would cost.

You can order new on line at Miller, or get at Tractor Supply.



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Posted September 24, 2016 - 12:37 PM

i cut mostly some pretty tall stuff took more than one pass always started deck up then lowered next pass usually wheat grass or centipede about 6 inches to one ft (they never mowed this part but i wont lie i didnt want my dogs getting bit by a lyme tick like me or the kids) alot of what i did when i first got this i forgot to mention was towing branches back too. we live in an area near the forestry fire tower they deal with brush fires and perhaps it was a tiny bit paranoidbut heck i wanted to do it lol. i have a proper stack heat sheilds ect planned for it right now its more or less just low income redneck fix lol. i have plans for this ol girl to be fixed up a bit as shes treated me right for me to pay nothing to get her.

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Posted September 24, 2016 - 12:39 PM

thank you larry i have one brand new one the left side however was a bit old but also cut.

to add for a 13 horse that little kholer has an oil filter and pump fuel pump and excellent power in any range from all my old tractors ive deal with before. my wives ex (we get along) had his 14.5 briggs powered mower break down i ended up helping him mow after he let it go about .....well lets just say a toy dog would be lost in it. centipede and weeds lol i wont lie and say it did not show when it hit the thicker stuffbut it did not struggle badly in about third gear cleaned up the yard like a golf course mower. like the setting where you change the deck height from the knob fine adjusting 1/4 inch at a time.

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Posted September 24, 2016 - 12:43 PM

before i missay anything heres a pic of part of what i dealt withf46b9afe65f9590b5948d908906c3a35.jpg

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Posted October 12, 2016 - 08:07 AM

d9ca0404ac197f9e4e350fc07d632a9d.jpg well it got so!e work this weekend had to do a bit of cleanup was cut off from The world for a bit that was my main road going into town....excuse this freaking touch screen

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