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#2731 ckelly78z OFFLINE  

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Posted November 25, 2020 - 10:11 AM

I got my 54" (2 way hydraulic) snowblade onto my JD 318, and it works perfectly with enough downward pressure to lift the front wheels off the ground, and with enough upward pressure to the blade about 12"-14" off the ground.

 

I have a rear lift cylinder off of an old 316 that I will try to fabricate the blade angle brackets needed to mount the cylinder, and make my blade into a (4 way hydraulic) unit. My only expense should be getting new hydraulic lines to attach it.


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Posted November 25, 2020 - 10:26 AM

Got lines for the blade on my 317 from Surplus Center. All four lines were in the neighborhood of $70 with new quick couples.

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Posted November 25, 2020 - 01:02 PM

Yesterday I started my penny’s and the bolts that hold the pull start assembly on the shroud rattled loose and made terrible noises of the bolts hitting the flywheel fins. Re tightened them. They should hold. I hope...

Then the fuel line twisted in half when I was taking off the shroud. Got 4 feet of replacement line, cut it to right size, and replaced the line. The old line had cracks in it and was letting air in the line. Once replaced I started it up and it ran really good surprisingly. No more misfires and stalls, then coming back on. Did really good.

Also put some electrical tape over a chewed part of the coil wire that had no insulation.

The throttle/choke lever broke where the cable sits and will need a way to attach the cable to the tab. I will buy some JB weld and “weld” it to the other side of the tab. I also will put a teeny tiny dab of it on the 4 bolts that rattled loose before. Just so they will be good and tight.

I gotta get used to this tractor. Vibrates a lot! I’m used to a fancy quiet comfortable tractor. It scares the #### outta me when it’s super nice and silent outside and I give her a pull and it’s so loud! Next Tuesday I will apply the JB weld on the pull start assembly bolts and on the cable. Yesterday I applied a small amount of sea foam to the gas and I will be waiting to run it through on Tuesday. Over this thanksgiving I may be able to do it if I have time.

I recently bought a motorized bicycle kit and I’ve assembled the engine and carb. Now it’s just to get the bike, assemble the sprocket, and chain and tensioner. And of course put the motor on...

Thanks for reading!

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#2734 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted November 25, 2020 - 04:07 PM

I got my 54" (2 way hydraulic) snowblade onto my JD 318, and it works perfectly with enough downward pressure to lift the front wheels off the ground, and with enough upward pressure to the blade about 12"-14" off the ground.

 

I have a rear lift cylinder off of an old 316 that I will try to fabricate the blade angle brackets needed to mount the cylinder, and make my blade into a (4 way hydraulic) unit. My only expense should be getting new hydraulic lines to attach it.

If you need some measurements, let me know! I just went through this with my blade!


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#2735 IHCubCadet147 ONLINE  

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Posted December 05, 2020 - 10:27 PM

Last week one day I took my Sears for a ride out our road. It was running good, then suddenly died like it was out of gas. :wallbanging:  It was getting dark, but from what I could see there was gas in the tank. :wtf:  Figured maybe it picked up a piece of dirt in the carburetor or something, so I walked back home to get my truck and trailer, and towed it home. I finally got a chance to “fix” it today. I thought I better double check to make sure it has enough gas before I go taking the carb off. Yep you guessed it, not enough. :poke:  Put some in and it starred right up. Apparently these things need gas to run, who would have though?  :smilewink:


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Posted December 06, 2020 - 06:55 AM

got the tire chains put on the Cub 122 and changed the oil in her,

then added fuel stabilizer in her

she is the back up to the back up


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Posted December 07, 2020 - 01:03 PM

Now planning to change the oil in my penny's to 5-w30. Because its getting colder, and ill be using it alot.. 


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Posted December 13, 2020 - 09:01 PM

Worked on the Speedex s18 this weekend.  got the Briggs swapped out for a 10 hp Kohler.

Created a battery tray, small dash, relocated the gas tank, routed the choke and throttle cables ,and wired everything.    Give her a shot of carb cleaner and she fired right off.   YEAH!!

Tomorrow I hope to pickup a pulley and a belt, and a breather gasket.  Haven't decided  what to do with the exhaust.  Leaning towards a short stack. 

Should be driving it in a few days!


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Posted January 06, 2021 - 04:54 AM

Changed the hydrostatic transmission oil in my Kubota G5200 and put a new filter on. The old oil came out looking clean, which was a good sign that all the internals are fine. Checked the pickup strainer on the side of the diff and found a few flecks of something clinging to it, but otherwise no problems. I'm now running Atlantic HY-Lube HT 68 in there, which is at least the right viscosity as far as I can tell.

 

Now some people out there will try to lecture you on why you should only use Kubota's own specially formulated oil, but as far as I'm aware you'll generally be okay as long as you use an oil with the right viscosity that is intended for your application. So I just went with what I could find at a good price that ticked those boxes.


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Posted January 06, 2021 - 10:16 AM

Changed the hydrostatic transmission oil in my Kubota G5200 and put a new filter on. The old oil came out looking clean, which was a good sign that all the internals are fine. Checked the pickup strainer on the side of the diff and found a few flecks of something clinging to it, but otherwise no problems. I'm now running Atlantic HY-Lube HT 68 in there, which is at least the right viscosity as far as I can tell.

 

Now some people out there will try to lecture you on why you should only use Kubota's own specially formulated oil, but as far as I'm aware you'll generally be okay as long as you use an oil with the right viscosity that is intended for your application. So I just went with what I could find at a good price that ticked those boxes.

 

Some oil is better than no oil!  :thumbs:



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Posted January 06, 2021 - 10:18 AM

Technically yesterday I took off the mule drive and mower deck off my cub cadet 1250. Need new belt and new pins next time it goes back on.. Although i really have 3 other tractors for that job. This tractor is for work! Like tractor work!


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Posted January 06, 2021 - 04:51 PM

   I got the Speedex S18 up and running.  I rearranged the hood mounts to accommodate the Kohler and gas tank positions.

I have a sleeve hitch of unknown origin. After fabricating some brackets it got mounted to the tractor.  I had to cut , weld, and bend the lift arm to fit this tractor.    The seating position was a little cramped so I reconfigured the seat post and moved the seat back 1& 1/2 ". 

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Posted January 30, 2021 - 09:13 PM

Well I’m new so hello,
Today I picked up my tractor for 250.00 , and put gas in it lol
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Posted March 29, 2021 - 04:21 AM

I modified a Craftsman sleeve hitch and installed it on my Toro 523DXi. I also installed an electric actuator.

Clark

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Posted March 29, 2021 - 07:54 AM

Removed the snow thrower off of the GT235 yesterday and the snow plow from the 210 during the rains.

To wet to finish the work in the yard so got these two ready. The time is coming quick with the nice weather we have been having.

The Cub is still wearing his Winter clothes.


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