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#1 gears OFFLINE  

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Posted January 20, 2017 - 07:55 PM

So I decided I need to cleanup behind the barn. I'd like your considered opinions on what to keep.

One of my favorites is this LGT, it has a 12hp Kohler and granny 1st. I'm into it for $65 and it runs and mowes great (fabbed the hi-hitch to move a 20' tandem axle car hauler around in the back yard). 42" deck image.jpg

This simplicity is great with the hydro and electric sleeve hitch, but that pig 16Briggs single gives me fits when it gets hot (34minutes and then it pops and sputters horribly - thought the coil was going bad so I wired up a battery ignition and it does the same thing! Also has a 42" deck)image.jpg

The latest is a 1200 hydro Cub, the carb needs redone or it will empty the fuel tank into the crankcase if you don't turn the fuel off. It has the hydraulic deck lift I was hoping to piggyback off of to run a FEL. It has a 44" deck and a kohler magnum 18.

The dixon Zeeter is fun for the kids but they keep turfing the lawn when they turn.
The JD F525 can't handle the off camber sections around the back.
The Huskee is a piece of garbage.....

Who votes for what?

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Posted January 20, 2017 - 08:01 PM

You can send the F525 to Minnesota!



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Posted January 20, 2017 - 08:02 PM

Keep All, just get diff attach for each, will need to keep then.
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Posted January 20, 2017 - 08:56 PM

So I decided I need to cleanup behind the barn. I'd like your considered opinions on what to keep.


Who votes for what?
 

You mean after the end of the year . . .   or before?

Any road, if your giving the CC away let me know.



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Posted January 21, 2017 - 05:19 AM

i'm not a good one to tell you which one to send down the road as i just can't part with anything....it took me at least 5-6 years to get rid of an old wheel horse i had and didnt use at all...my wife had a say in that one


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Posted January 21, 2017 - 06:48 AM

Wait people get rid of them?? Anyways keep one for the kids an keep the one you use the most also the one you trust the most. But that's just my $.02
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Posted January 21, 2017 - 07:39 AM

The Cub hydraulic won't run a FEL. It's just enough for the deck lift. If that's the only reason you're keeping it... it goes.
The briggs engine sounds like a car boned up valve guide that needs attention. If that's what it is, it won't be a bad fix. Pull valves, clean up stems and guide. Maybe even use the right size drill bit by hand(no drill)
The zero... ask the kids. Keep the mower or sell it and divide the spoils or famI'll trip to the favorite pizza place
The JD isn't suited for your place. It needs a new home where it'll be loved.
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Posted January 21, 2017 - 08:24 AM

That JD F525 is the best mower you have if it is set up right.  Used mine for over 5 years now and love it.  Little short on traction on wet ground and rough to ride but other than that a definite keeper.   What do you mean by "off camber sections"?



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Posted January 21, 2017 - 09:06 AM

Post a pic of the IHCC...1200 Cub

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Posted January 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM

If you are giving away the Simplicity I could maybe find a home for it. I have one just like it in my garage that belongs to my son that I am going to try to get it running. They are great mowers if running good.



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Posted January 21, 2017 - 12:14 PM

As soon as you get rid of one you regret it... Oh and by the way I could be there In a couple hours and maybe you could make a few bucks on the LGT. ha-ha just kidding my wife would kill me.

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Posted January 21, 2017 - 01:15 PM

If you sell them all you can take the money and go looking for something you really like and have no question about keeping, Don


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Posted January 21, 2017 - 02:44 PM

Build a lean to and keep 'em all!

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Posted January 22, 2017 - 05:19 PM

Ok, guess I left myself open for that. I plan on selling off all the spares. :)

The 525 doesn't like the big drainage swale cut alongside the barn. And weaving around the trees and trampoline is too tight for mistakes.image.jpg

The cub is the most recent and I don't have all the bugs worked out (rebuilt the pto clutch) and need to patch the top of the deck in a few spots.

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The zeeter is fun but only a 30" cut

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Any comment on which is likely to be the most useful or longest lasting?
There's also a horse waiting for restoration....
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Posted January 22, 2017 - 06:10 PM

I like the horse!  That 100 series or 80?  That's the one I would have to keep.  You just over border from Indiana?  :smilewink:






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