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Tractor, Mower, & Trailer Talk. Links to parts websites in 1st post.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by six5crèéd, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Apr 28, 2021 at 9:21 AM
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    MDFM31

    MDFM31 Well-Known Member

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    That sounds nice. Holding that lever down for an hour or 2 gets old. Mine has the 6hp Tecumseh. Paid $300 a couple years ago. The "mechanic" i got it from said it just likes to run on 3/4 choke. Once I went through it and replaced the fuel line, which was gummed up beyond belief, it runs strong with no choke. Also added a fuel filter while I was at it. It doesn't seem to use any oil at all.
     
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  2. Apr 28, 2021 at 9:52 AM
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    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen If you like to drive -- drive what you like !

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    These Ariens were actually a tractor with attachments, I have only seen the Sno-Thro and mower in person. Check out the sulky seat!
    Mine is the Tecumseh 6 hp also, never used any oil and always easy starting.

    https://scotlawrence.github.io/ariens/Page5.html

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  3. Apr 28, 2021 at 10:10 AM
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    shaeff

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    Gotcha. I totally understand the maneuvering part. My upper driveway can be like that if the vehicles are still there. I was using a single stage blower on the front of an Economy Power King, the maneuvering made it unbearable at times...
     
  4. Apr 28, 2021 at 2:22 PM
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    I still have an Ariens ''Rocket'' tiller I use that has to be from the late 60's or early 70's. The handle rotates either right or left so you can walk beside the machine and it's balanced so well you can literally control it with a couple fingers of one hand. Maybe a 901006 [7hp] model. Picked it up for $40 at an auction.
     
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  5. Apr 28, 2021 at 2:30 PM
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    six5crèéd

    six5crèéd [OP] Born again

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    When I was young someone gave me a small tiller with a 5hp Briggs. Not sure why but it kept shearing flywheel keys. Young me (14ish) not knowing any better cut a brick nail and put in it. It shattered the flywheel :eek:
     
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  6. Apr 28, 2021 at 6:11 PM
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    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen If you like to drive -- drive what you like !

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    Excavated my pull behind cart (like Cole has) from the shed, has not seen the light of day in at least 10 years.

    Both tires rotten, off to TSC and got 2 new flat free jobs, $55/each :eek:, the only ones they had.:pout:(Harbor Freight had nothing)
    I paid more for the tires than I did for the cart 25 years ago.:annoyed:

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  7. Apr 28, 2021 at 6:35 PM
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    six5crèéd

    six5crèéd [OP] Born again

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    His will need new tires sometime, they are cracked pretty bad but have tubes in them now.
     
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  8. Apr 28, 2021 at 6:52 PM
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    RustyGreen

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    Tubes -- I wasn't even going there -- me and tires have spent way too much time together in the last month or so. These 2 on the cart make 15 total between repairs and the 6 new ones I put on the mowers.
    2 -- daily van
    1 -- old (un-moving) plow truck
    2 -- another old truck (same tire twice actually)
    2 -- Cub Cadet zero turn
    2 -- John Deere mower
    4 -- New Holland mower
    :annoyed:
     
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  9. Apr 29, 2021 at 5:28 AM
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    Pablo8

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    So after a couple days use, I do love the Gravely.

    Gripes:
    What the hell. On a near $5000 machine they couldn't figure a way to hold the floor mat down? Weird. Sliding all over. Even Toyota eventually figured that out.
    Dealer only gave me one key. Hmm.

    Short gripe list.

    Mows and rides great. I was amazed how little fuel it uses. Love that! I was worried that I wouldn't have enough traction. Not a problem.

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  10. Apr 29, 2021 at 5:45 AM
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    Yesterday I said goodbye to my PTO wood chipper. I have found over the last couple of years that I would rather just make a fire than chip all my brush. Paid $300 for it a few years ago, sold it for $1300. I'll take it.

     
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  11. Apr 29, 2021 at 5:54 AM
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    Pablo8

    Pablo8 The Watusi

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    Nice......only problem are fire restrictions. I'm probably going to get a standalone mainly for feeding my compost piles. Oh and HOWDY NEIGHBOR (we are in county south of Everson)
     
  12. Apr 29, 2021 at 7:28 AM
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    I didn't realize you are so close to me! I'm off the Mt. Baker Highway near Kelly road.
     
  13. Apr 29, 2021 at 7:34 AM
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    Pablo8

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    Like REALLY close. Think the 9, Hopewell, etc....
     
  14. Apr 29, 2021 at 7:43 AM
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    Noelie84

    Noelie84 What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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    And I'm actually in the opposite boat, where I've been considering a chipper because it's been so hard to get a burn permit the last couple of summers because it's been so dry. :laugh:
     
  15. Apr 29, 2021 at 7:45 AM
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    Pablo8

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    What standalone chipper is recommended? What to avoid?
     
  16. Apr 29, 2021 at 8:27 AM
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    six5crèéd

    six5crèéd [OP] Born again

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    I've got a large pile I need to burn but everytime I have time it's too windy or dry.
     
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  17. Apr 29, 2021 at 8:57 AM
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    jester156

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    Same here. Stupid state law says you can’t burn without having a farm. So stupid.
     
  18. Apr 29, 2021 at 8:59 AM
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    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen If you like to drive -- drive what you like !

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    I wish I could figure out how to do that -- I usually buy high and sell low... :frusty: My gift I guess.:pout:
     
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  19. Apr 29, 2021 at 9:17 AM
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    Noelie84

    Noelie84 What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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    The pile I had from last year was ginormous, probably 20 feet by 40 feet and about 15 feet high, and by the time I finally got to burn it this spring 90% of it went up almost alarmingly fast (in under an hour) because it was so dry. Chipping it as I went would have saved me working around it all winter.
     
  20. Apr 29, 2021 at 9:20 AM
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    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen If you like to drive -- drive what you like !

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    "I was amazed how little fuel it uses."

    Before I had the CC zero turn I mowed with a 1974 Ford LGT 145 with a gravity fuel tank. The old Ford would always cough and remind you to add gas -- she used lots of gas and oil too.

    I live 1/2 mile past nowhere on a dead end road and often mowed at night.

    So I have my new zero turn and a magnet work light, just finishing up about 1 am, it is a beautiful night so I decide to mow down the sides of the road like I occasionally do to keep things tidy.
    I'm just turning around about 1/2 mile from home and the thing stops dead -- :facepalm:-- the zero turn has a fuel pump, tank is dry, no cough...:censored:
    1/2 a mile uphill all the way home, then back with the gas can. :ballchain:
    At least it was a beautiful night. ;)
     
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