Posted October 28, 2011 - 10:04 PM
Just looking around very nice site. Have a Jacobsen Homelite same as a Ford LGT 145
Looking for Spindles for the Mower Deck.
Also have an Ingersoll 3010.
Posted October 28, 2011 - 10:06 PM
Glad you found us, sounds like you have a couple of nice tractors.
Posted October 28, 2011 - 10:23 PM
Posted October 28, 2011 - 10:23 PM
Posted October 29, 2011 - 06:00 AM
What happened to the spindles ? They are totally rebuildable on those rigs. Unless of coarse it is bent , or the keyway slots wallowed out, in this case you can make new shafts or 8 should say, have them made. Bearings are easy to find at any good bearing shop, heck any good laborer shop should have them as well. If your pulleys are gone.... well this it much more difficult to fix or find. Good luck and post some pics , and remember we are here to help.
Posted October 29, 2011 - 06:15 AM
We like to see what you have and that can really help when suggesting fixes. Have you checked out the 'Manuals' section yet? Is the Homelite an open or closed side tractor?
Posted October 29, 2011 - 06:37 AM
Glad to have you with us.
Nice looking Ingersoll.
Posted October 29, 2011 - 12:16 PM
I got this because my Ingersoll is down right now and I needed something to pull the leaf sweeper with. I got it off Craig’s list for fifty bucks in non-running condition. The PO said it had quit on him and he didn’t feel like fixing as he had another GT I think I saw a cub while there. Anyway, the hood and sides were on the tractor so I lucked out there, I noticed immediately that the coil and condenser were gone, also that the wiring harness was a mess. He was asking 70,I talked him down to fifty.
When I got it home I ordered a new keyed ignition switch as the PO had tried to wire in a dip switch on /off. I replaced the coil, condenser, and put new points and a spark plug wire and a fuel pump. It fired up ran run for a while until I cleaned the carb out real good. This was two weeks ago I purchased, last weekend I pulled the sweeper around a bunch it does well, today I am draining the hydro and changing the filter tightening up the brakes. I already changed the oil last weekend before I worked her.
Anyway also this week I took the deck off and apparently sitting in a field uncovered for five years cause a deck to seize up, who knew? Anyway, the tops of the spindles are about rusted through, the deck isn’t to bad, but the spindles need work, while pressing the bearings off I bent the otherwise rusty tops up and not sure the blades will ever be parallel to the ground again if I put them on.
The Jake doesn’t have to mow as we have ended that part of the season. But my wife can drive the Jake better than she can drive the Ingersoll. She’s not real good with the Hydriv lever on the dash and prefers the foot pedal.
So that’s my story I look forward to reading others, I’ll keep you posted on the progress
Edited by JDBrian, October 29, 2011 - 04:10 PM.
corrected typing errors
Posted October 29, 2011 - 04:10 PM
Posted October 29, 2011 - 05:13 PM
Is this a 42" deck? I checked with Messicks and the spindles are still available, just made with some gold in them.
I used my deck #, 09jc9835 to find this. They are the same from 1972 on.
Edited by KennyP, October 29, 2011 - 05:20 PM.
Posted October 29, 2011 - 07:10 PM
Posted October 30, 2011 - 07:03 PM
Kenny I looked at New Holland and Messicks I think my problem was I didn't have a model number for the deck. Its Good to know from 72 on they are the same. I saw some on New Hollnad and they too must have been made of gold with diamond encrusted threads. I'll keep my eyes open.
Attached are a few shots of the Ingersoll and the trailer
The ingersoll was also had for very little money I bought it a couple of years ago for 225 on craigs list it ran but it knocked a little, well the knock got worse and turned out to be a rod. I repalced the rod, but I think its possible I gto the lubrication hole on the wrong side as it threw the rod again. Still no major engine damage but it rattled my confidence enough to let a friend rebuild it. And so I am still waiting on it.
Edited by Birge77, October 30, 2011 - 07:11 PM.
guess I forgot pics and the laptop died
Posted October 30, 2011 - 07:30 PM
Posted November 23, 2011 - 12:18 PM