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#1 John Arsenault OFFLINE  

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Posted April 02, 2017 - 07:03 AM

Yesterday was the first time my tractors let me down, but with in 5 minutes of each other both broke.

 

My C-120 was the first to go...I was pushing through the curb snow and my right front wheel come off. I'll have to get a new washer and e-clip.

 

Next was my wifes sears ss12, she was picking up where I left off and all of a sudden I hear her augers banging against the asphalt  The bolts that hold the blower on vibrated loose and she lost a mounting bracket, that caused the blower to roll up on its augers. Lucky we were able to find the bracket and it will just be replacing a few bolts. 

 

 

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Posted April 02, 2017 - 07:20 AM

That kinda stuff happens to me too, as least your trouble is not to bad. You'll have them fixed in no time. You got a fair amount of snow there.

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Posted April 02, 2017 - 07:25 AM

Reason we have so many snow blowers. Had dad get stuck and the big blower loose small drive coupling bolt at same time! Had to use walk behind blower to in stick dads truck.
Thank God your issues were not terminal. You got hammered by looks of it!


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Posted April 02, 2017 - 07:26 AM

I've got a bunch of E and C clips hiding in the corners of the shop, but I can never find them. While servicing the mowers yesterday I found a loose idler bracket bolt on RED. Real loose as the nut was almost off the bolt. This could have been a deck disaster. On my push mower the gas tank was just about to fall off. loose and missing bolts there also. 


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#5 John Arsenault OFFLINE  

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Posted April 02, 2017 - 07:56 AM

We got most of it done, I called it done once the 2nd tractor broke. Both are easy fixes so I lucked out there. But this being the 1st time all season I been stranded I figured I would share.

 

I do have a walk behind in my cottage I can use, but I prefer to not use that thing its mean. 


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Posted April 02, 2017 - 08:09 AM

This is a good reminder to check equipment over both before and after use!


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Posted April 02, 2017 - 08:28 AM

This is a good reminder to check equipment over both before and after use!

I agree with that. Seems every time i rush out on to a tractor to get something done quickly, something goes wrong. John , not saying you did, thats just me. 

 

Side note; John ,was yours a wet heavy mess like here in NH?


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Posted April 02, 2017 - 08:43 AM

I agree with that. Seems every time i rush out on to a tractor to get something done quickly, something goes wrong. John , not saying you did, thats just me. 

 

Side note; John ,was yours a wet heavy mess like here in NH?

 

 

Haha ....nope I was lazy and did not check a damn thing....just went out fired em up and started blowing. Yes it was wet and heavy , I swear someone put some kind of binder in this last one it was just a tad shy of being concrete mix.

 


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Posted April 02, 2017 - 08:48 AM

On a day like that it's a good thing you didn't own 6 tractors.  :smilewink:


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Posted April 02, 2017 - 09:31 AM

I quit relocating snow 3 weeks ago! Winters over. Last snow was about 6" and I just let it melt, and I'll let the next snow melt and the one after that! 


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Posted April 02, 2017 - 10:06 AM

On a day like that it's a good thing you didn't own 6 tractors.  :smilewink:

Yep , I would have ran and jumped on each and every one of them...I was really not in the mood to do anything yesterday it was the first Saturday in a long time I had off and just didn't want to work and snow removal counts as work in my book although I don't get paid.

 

Today its warmer and not snowing so I will go out there and fix my wheel horse, but I am thinking the big stuff is over so I may take the blower off the sears seeing that its already unbolted then do a service t it before I put it to work this summer mowing. 

 

Not a bad winter season with these old things really, a few nuts and bolts here and there, a belt and a few adjustments along the way and they have moved lots of snow. 


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Posted April 02, 2017 - 10:38 AM

I am thinking winter is over with here - saw my first robin this week - you guys seem to have gotten and are still getting a lot more than your fair share of snow.   Hope the Wheel Horse is an easy repair and that you finally get some spring (non white) weather.


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Posted April 02, 2017 - 02:11 PM

No robins here yet, and getting some snow on Wednesday.

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Posted April 06, 2017 - 03:10 AM

Been seeing robins since Feb....
I am so done with snow...and this last storm just made an absolute mess of everything! The city plows tore up everything they could..except my mail box they flattened everybody else's...grass... shrubs.. driveways... they made a damned mess...

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Posted April 06, 2017 - 03:49 AM

We had Robins and still had the big one. Not gonna complain as it was the
only storm we had that was worth anything.
I don't envy you guys further up getting all that Spring snow for sure
The only bright side is the tractors were both repairable.




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