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#1 ad356 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 10:43 PM

how many of you guys find stuff in blower housings on project tractors. when i started working on the 124, the blower housing was buzzing something wicked. think there was a whole bees nest in there. i sprayed the crap out of it with bug spray, the buzzing went away, lol. im sorry i disturbed their home, lol. NOT. when i took the housing off, it was loaded to the brim with mouse nest stuff. at least i didnt find any carcasses. i have worked on allot of small engines and what i found in that k301 has to be the worest i have seen yet, it was a mess. i vacuumed all of that stuff out. if i had attempted to start without doing what im doing, it would have overheated and destroyed that engine fast(if it isnt bad already)
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Posted June 02, 2011 - 05:46 AM

You make a good point on checking them , long hot days mowing would be a killer without the good air flow

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 05:53 AM

That is a very good thing to do. Mice love to build condos in there. And you had bees. Wow.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 09:14 AM

I don't know how they do it and where they find the stuff at but we always find multiple color yarn threads in the housings. Drives me nuts cleaning it out all the time, for some reason don't really want to touch the stuff even though working on the rusty tractors is probably nastier then the nests. I guess the other things that I see a lot of are those mud bee nests, or at least that is what I think they are.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 07:45 PM

I don't know how they do it and where they find the stuff at but we always find multiple color yarn threads in the housings. Drives me nuts cleaning it out all the time, for some reason don't really want to touch the stuff even though working on the rusty tractors is probably nastier then the nests. I guess the other things that I see a lot of are those mud bee nests, or at least that is what I think they are.


George, those strings are parts or car seat cushions. Ask my FIL how he knows :rofl2:

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 08:08 PM

About a year ago, I bought an Ingersol 3014 about 20 miles away. Went to pick it up, got it started, drove on trailer and strapped down. On way home, smelled smoke, and saw a small puff of smoke back near front of trailer. Stopped at side of road, and tractor was on fire inside the shroud behind muffler at front of engine. Luckily I had tools along, and removed shrouds and removed smouldering mouse mansion.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 11:05 PM

When I bought my B112, it wasn't a runner. When I pulled the motor to clean the mag pickup, I pulled the equivalent of 2 gallons jugs of guinea feathers from the shroud, fins, and behind the motor. Mice were pulling them in for their house. It was ridiculous.

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Posted June 05, 2011 - 08:41 PM

I picked up a Wheel Horse C-105 last August. If you follow the link, you'll see what I found in the 10 horse Kohler blower housing. Click Here

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 06:17 PM

Caseguy, that was quite the mouse house going there. I think that took them a while to build that 'addition' in there.

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 07:15 PM

Thanks Kenny. It was the worst one I'd ever seen...all packed into the blower housing anyway. There have been some posts on here where other folks found some big ones too. I've found quite few with the mud dauber nests in all the little cracks and crannies, but never had one buzzing LOL! Good thing, I'm allergic.

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 07:16 PM

A mouse condominium.:laughingteeth:

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 10:54 PM

yeah i found mud in the cooling fins on the head. i assume that is from the bees nest i heard buzzing. i sprayed the whole inside of the engine with raid. the next morning i went to work on it, the buzzing was gone, lol. i think i got the little buggers

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Posted June 19, 2011 - 06:02 PM

an old torn up baseball

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 05:06 PM

yea i have found some suprises in my exhaust and blower.

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Posted July 12, 2012 - 07:10 PM

Fired up the GT5000 for the first time in a week and something sounded funny. All of sudden, it sounded normal and a wee furball scampered across the lawn & into the garden.
That's all I need...I hope I singed his tail.




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