Posted October 02, 2011 - 02:20 PM
All in all, I'm satisfied with the purchase. She ain't no beauty queen, and needs some work, but seems to be sound, and has a good running engine. It's definitely not in as good a shape as "CloudBurst III" though.
The wide set front wheels have got to go. Thing is hard to steer, and has the turning radius of the USS Reagan. The hard steering MIGHT be a function of the extra weight of the Sickle-Mo though, as I noticed that the G10 also needed some muscle to steer when I put the 414 on it.
I was using it with my Brinly trailer to move the implements to where I wanted them, and found that it doesn't want to idle, and that it's not charging the battery. I can live with the no charge, but I'll have to work on the idle problem.
The front blade is just barely usable. It's mostly rust. I guess it would be good to use for applications where you wouldn't want to use a 'good' blade.
Mower deck seems decent. I can see a 'thin spot' or two, but it should be serviceable.
The round back tiller is in even nicer condition that the one I sold earlier this year. The only 'problem' with it is that it doesn't have the lift link.
The Haban 405A is in good shape, but is missing the "Grass divider board" on the end of the bar. It's not as nice as the 414 that I bought earlier this year, so it's going to be on Craigslist, along with the tiller and mower deck.
No pics yet as it's cloudy, and I'm still working in between rain showers.
And yeah....it DID rain on us all the way down to Columbus and back.
Posted October 02, 2011 - 03:52 PM
Posted October 02, 2011 - 04:54 PM
Posted October 02, 2011 - 05:01 PM
Looking forward to your pics of the Cloudburst IV and attachments.