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Posted September 13, 2020 - 08:30 AM

Not a problem at all I appreciate the advice. I had similar worries while assembling it.

I actually decided on leaving the stack as the weak point. It just spins onto the threads for the right angle connection and is able to be broken away with a little force.

Originally I had a few brackets purchased and some utility wire as well, but I didn't use any of it for the same reasons you point out.

I'll try to make a video today if I can

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Posted September 13, 2020 - 11:43 AM

Video of it running. Accidentally covered the camera with my finger for a few seconds but I realized it and stopped. Sorry.



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Posted September 13, 2020 - 01:33 PM

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Posted September 16, 2020 - 09:30 AM

Looks like the new cheapo deck wheels are starting to dislike my concrete. Not bad for $11 they made it a few mows.

 

Brian do you have the replacement wheels on your site or can you link me? I'll buy them.



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Posted September 16, 2020 - 09:48 AM

I do, been mowing with these on my personal machine going on 10 years now , still holding strong

 

https://bolenspartsa...els-2-170-6233/



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Posted September 19, 2020 - 07:29 PM

Ordered some deck wheels from Brian.

Worked on a quick release bracket for holding the exhaust stack better. I'll get pics once I am happy with it.

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Posted September 21, 2020 - 03:48 PM

Wheels arrived, they look really nice. Tossing those on tonight and I'll get a few pics

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Posted September 30, 2020 - 10:18 PM

Wheels are nice. No issues yet they seem tough. Been busy with life. Will get more photos soon.

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Posted November 01, 2020 - 02:11 PM

I have my soft cab and it's in decent shape. Just no idea how to install it or where to drill. Is there a manual just for the soft cab install?

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Posted November 20, 2020 - 04:14 PM

Picked up a snow thrower. Curious if it's a common problem with the output chute being stuck in place? It looks like the gears want to turn but it doesn't want to move. it's not a really big deal but it's aimed directly back at the mower

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Posted November 21, 2020 - 10:33 AM

probably needs to be freed up


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