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Joe Dirt

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Joe Dirt last won the day on December 22 2019

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  1. Well I decided after the Deer at all my peas and Okra last year I plowed it all under and was not going to plant a garden ever again, well winter pasted no garden, spring, no garden and just a planted some corn, Okra and peas, going to try and keep the Deere out that have never showed up here is 12 years any suggestions, thanks, Joe in Dirt.
  2. this is one I made a few year ago, it is designed like the old logging wagons, where the front wheel went the rear will follow in the same place, this was designed to get around stumps in the woods, this one has 24" tires, the handle can be tuned to have the pin used to pull or the handle to pull by hand.
  3. By what you are saying about the battery is possible and the key switch if left on would not run the battery down, jump starting it is not good for the alternator under the flywheel, let's get it to turn over on it's own now, Charge the battery, if you have the receipt get another one, remove the spark plug see if it will turn over and if all is well in the engine it will turn free, put the plugs back in, choke while turning if the engine locks up you probably have a valve or more than one that is not set to the correct gap, can talk you through that, if that is so get two valve covers before this procedure starts, I would not take the engine apart, and with the battery even being new if it does not turn over don't even hang on to the key in the start position, when it does not turn over that means that the starter is in the position and will short it out, then possible short out the solenoid and even blow up the battery, one come in the shop for repairs they fellow said that it must have a broken connecting rod, told me what it did, I said you blew up the battery he asked how would I know that, told him the last time it was here that the starter was dragging (slow and hard to turn) that it causes a direct short, sure enough raised the seat and the complete top of the battery was blown off, so try the first thing I suggested, wish you did not live so far from Ragley, La. I would get you going real quick, waiting for the results, Joe
  4. That was a very good tractor, that was the times when you could repair them and not like today, throw them away when repairs are needed, did you finally get your mower back and does it run good, Joe
  5. When I was on the farm 50 years ago we had miles and miles of fence to keep up 3,500 acres with 700 head of cattle this fellow I worked with like real stupid going to help and wanted to run the digger, I told him you seen me drill many of post holes I said you peck at it drill a little pull up repeat until we get depth for Conner post, what does stupid do revved up the tractor and buried it, tractor knocked up, you know how big a hole you have to dig with a shovel to get that thing out, wanted to kill him and put him in that 6' V hole, I still like my digger like Big Sky has.
  6. Country Toad, thanks, will give them a call, appreciate your help, Joe
  7. Dirt Dabber, is the plantation still open.
  8. Yes I don't think the hot batter should touch the frame and it should be red, going to take care of that, the fellow had it idling to low for that engine, when they are set at the right speed they won't know as much, but nothing sounds like a Yanmar, they were called "Yama hammers", got one in my shop for my Neighbor got it running and called him he said I really don't use it so you keep it until I decide, I checked the serial number and it is suppose be one that got into the country years ago before they were legal to ship here, I put a finish mower on It and put the PTO in high range sounded like a whistle back there, you don't like sitting in a cock pit, you wear that thing, I am putting the Kubota back together be glad when that job is done, hope to never get another one, course pays good.
  9. Kubota G1900, Got this one come in for repairs, the two rear motor supports were broken, excessive shaking and belts at the power take off (PTO) to the drive shaft he said are slipping, I gave him a guess on the price, he said that is high so I told him to bring it to Kubota, I know it would be well over 1,000 dollars, he left hope to finish today, don't know If I would take another one in, he said it ate batteries, starter would hardly turn, guess the wire from the + on the battery should not be shorting against the frame, he wanted a new alternator and starter, think I will just change the cable and save him 350.00 dollars, the only thing left to the frame was front end, engine, rear end, everything else had to be removed to get to the rear motor supports, without the jaws of life I would not have been able to change the motor support, the threaded stud on each end were way to long so getting the engine high enough was a chore, I will say it is a well built machine but not mechanic friendly to work on, if you look to the left of the ratchet handle you will see one of the rear supports hiding behind the foot and floor panel and in one piece, a magic show to get on and off, talked him into letting me change the fuel line and the two filters, that would have been a total tear down again, and if the fuel pump goes out same thing, this would and could be most costly to keep up that what you paid for, it is a Diesel, 60" cut, hydraulic lift deck and auto transmission, I will post a few pick of the torn down tread to start repair look good a the close up's you see the motor support hiding, hope to be done today that was two full days if I do get finished. Joe
  10. Woodchip, the flywheel key will not shear but only on a push mower, that mechanic needs to explain ripped, what ripped, if the spark plug wire was cut he would have to change the coil, gunk to in where, the battery replace a lot of batteries on mowers from Wal-Mart with never a problem and if your was new you bring it back and exchange it, that is all the cranking amps you need, have got customers wants the high crank amp batteries a starter does not pull enough amps to justify that high dollars, ask the repairman how much amperage draw, bet you get a blanks stare, if your mower is two years or less it has the emission controls, they stop up the carburetor, easy fix, get your battery back. Joe
  11. there are several Troy built tiller made but if it is the Pony, that one you throw away, have worked on several in the shop here, the engine was not a viable to be replaced but they will sell you another one, all of them had throne rods, the only way to make it last longer is change the oil real often and use a 15-40 High deterrent oil, they once made one that had the cast iron engine, it was big but that thing would last and eat some dirt, someday day I will get one just to have it.
  12. Hey Dirt Dabber, do the simple things first, pinch the line going to the carburetor, remove the tank and pour the fuel in a jar, that will tell you a lot of where you need to do next, if there is trash, water, (don't do methanol at all) if you find trash remove the carburetor and blow out the trash, most of the time it is fuel, lack of spark, like the plug, could be valve setting but rule that out for last, how about a model and serial number if you get the chance, again spark, clean fuel, two main reasons for failure, let me know how you come out with the mower shop, a lot of them add and add to the ticket when its minor.
  13. they work great been having my for 11 years, the two spring finally broke and I am having a hard time finding his web page, what would really be nice if the implements dealer would go to a standard that they would be the same where the lift pins are would not have to adjust it every time.
  14. MP, Kawasaki make junk motor also but they do keep minimize it, at least they don't have a plastic cam gear like some of the Briggs, the cost of mower goes up in price and more plastic, wonder how that is justifiable.
  15. Thanks all for the advice and encouragement but a don't know that I want to work that much plus garden also but my change my mind someday, my wife did not help me at all with even a pea Sheller and vacuum, then she looked in the freeze and said we won't have enough until next year, I told her you like to grocery shop, get it.
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