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#1 bbuckler OFFLINE  

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Posted October 16, 2016 - 07:22 PM

I have the worst luck with garden tractors. My SS15 been down for 8 months , the 16/6 needs new points and my nephew used my wheelhorse to help me move some mowers and the starter gear broke. I guess soon as some checks clear the bank I need to buy parts. 


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#2 Bolens 1000 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 16, 2016 - 07:26 PM

It happens to all of us, generally when it rains it pours


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 07:28 PM

That's why you need more tractors, When one quits drive another one. Don


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 07:47 PM

That's why you need more tractors, When one quits drive another one. Don

I'm up to 4 but all but one don't run and the one that runs needs points. 


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 07:50 PM

I'm up to 4 but all but one runs and the one that runs needs points. 

Polish the points with croacus cloth. Besure that they are aligned properly. That will buy you some time. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 09:39 PM

Yep. Even if you think you fixed everything ..... werrrrrr werrrrrrr werrrrrr.


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 11:27 PM

The more tractors you have the more tractors you get to fix. Been there and done that one.  :wallbanging:


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Posted October 16, 2016 - 11:39 PM

Well maybe you need to change to a more reliable brand of tractor. :poke:  :smilewink:


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 07:33 AM

I'm in the double-digits and I think only one runs and operates.  Two need clutches, one need a hydro leak fixed, one needs a S/Gen bracket fixed, and I can't remember what the others need.   :D


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 01:12 PM

Polish the points with croacus cloth. Besure that they are aligned properly. That will buy you some time. Good Luck, Rick

A dollar bill will work in a pinch to polish points also.


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 01:24 PM

A dollar bill will work in a pinch to polish points also.

I heard it works better with a 100 dollar bill.
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Posted October 17, 2016 - 01:42 PM

I heard it works better with a 100 dollar bill.

If I had a 100 dollar bill I would sit up and watch it all night.


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 04:47 PM

Don't feel bad. I had 4 tractors at our show this year and at different times during the show 3 of them Quit on me. but 3 of the 4 were running by the time we took them home.


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Posted October 17, 2016 - 05:00 PM

If you would focus on collecting only one brand, they would share parts.



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Posted October 17, 2016 - 07:02 PM

Had similar issues here as well. The good thing for us is we normally keep parts from scrapped machines. More than once it saved my bacon!


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