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#1 DZG OFFLINE  

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Posted September 28, 2016 - 06:09 PM

My buddy texted me bout 5pm this evening, by 545 i was coming home with this...

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I put a battery in it and drove it off the trailer, it runs like a top besides some minor carb issues, its a MTD, 11hp with a 4sp transaxle, any other info one might have? Looks like the tag has been painted over, or is gone.

The rear has an implement lift...

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Also, the stickers are gone from the motor, i didnt look super hard for a id number, but it looks like a kohler? Or am i mistaken...

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Either way, the price was right (free) and it runs and drives, although it turns much sharper left then right, ill look into that tomorrow.

Any guesses on model? It has a stamped frame and is kinda tiny overall, but has a stout 5 lug rear, probaly the same thats in my old yardman, the yardman is considerably bigger though.


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Posted September 28, 2016 - 06:18 PM

If its free and it doesn't run, you did good. When it's free and it runs, you scored. And if I were you, I would keep doing that.

 

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Posted September 28, 2016 - 06:31 PM

I believe that's a briggs engine but I wouldn't know what model it is.  Not bad for free.


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Posted September 28, 2016 - 06:53 PM

The more i look at it, the more it kinda looks tecumsehish? Im just wonderin so if i gotta order anything

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Posted September 28, 2016 - 06:57 PM

Looks like Tecky



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Posted September 28, 2016 - 07:46 PM

Definitely a Briggs. Looks to be an MTD 860

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Posted September 28, 2016 - 07:48 PM

I'm guessing a Briggs.

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Posted September 28, 2016 - 07:59 PM

My bet would be a Briggs - especially if it is a 11 hp.  MTD sold thousands of those tractors with 11 hp Briggs in them.


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Posted September 28, 2016 - 09:34 PM

Briggs.
I can't make out the lift, what's that look like?

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Posted September 29, 2016 - 05:53 AM

Briggs, and looks like air intake tube has plug knocked out, so dirt goes in there. Stock air cleaner missing and cover for it and other parts. That flywheel cover and starter area seems diff than most.

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Posted September 29, 2016 - 09:53 AM

FREE is the main thing!



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Posted September 29, 2016 - 09:54 AM

Briggs, and looks like air intake tube has plug knocked out, so dirt goes in there. Stock air cleaner missing and cover for it and other parts. That flywheel cover and starter area seems diff than most.


I noticed the plug was gone, ill come up with something for that.

The stock air cleaner missing dont bother me.

I think the flywheel area looks odd because of the large screen bolted to the shroud covering the actual flywheel, im guessing because the clutch pedal is very close to the flywheel and its to keep a shoelace from getting caught in the flywheel and ripping someones foot off. :)

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Posted September 29, 2016 - 10:19 AM

I would like to know how you quit doing that myself, I'd be so happy and jumping up and down with that deal like that the spring's in my truck seat would be smoking by the time I got it home

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Posted September 29, 2016 - 11:40 AM

I would like to know how you quit doing that myself, I'd be so happy and jumping up and down with that deal like that the spring's in my truck seat would be smoking by the time I got it home


Oh trust me i was ecstatic lol. I found a manual online its a 148-860A model, atleast the pics look the same.

Are the 860s pretty decent little machines? It seems to be built pretty well.

I dont think its seen much use to be honest, everything is good and tight and reltively clean.

Now that i got a running little workhorse i can tear into that POS 1042 cub cadet i got and get the command in it. Ive been holding off cause i always find myself using it for hauling brush or pulling around the other heap at my house.




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