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    Re: Yazoo jack shaft failure/repair

    Pep, Yazoo sold there first mower in 1945. It wasn't too different from the mower you have. Later about 1955, they came out with a front cut riding mower that was a zero turn three wheeler with...
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    Re: Yazoo jack shaft failure/repair

    Pep, Good Job! That should be there till the cows come home! It's good to see someone keeping these old Yazoo's going. I've got a 1968 B-33 24" self-propelled on it's sixth engine. That EY-18 engine...
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    Re: Yazoo jack shaft failure/repair

    What kills those jackshaft housings is the chain is too tight when the self propel is engaged. When you go to reassemble it, make sure that the chain isn't too tight when you engage the self propel....
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    Re: Mower Blade On Correctly?

    The cutting edge of the blade goes toward the discharge of the mower deck.
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    Re: Huffy Lawn Mower

    When Huffy exited the lawnmower business, they assigned all parts inquiries to the Saiel Mower Parts Co. which I believe is now defunked. This was 1973-74 timeframe. Huffy's where probably the most...
  6. Re: Kawasaki LP conversion converted back to gasoline??

    I've done a few LP conversions on Kohlers over the years. We used an Impco two stage regulator from AllGas industries between the tank and the gaseous carburetor. One thing to remember about LP is...
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    Re: Steelfort mower

    Is that a 2 stroke Tecumseh? Probably mid '80's and beyond to have that style of graphics on a Tecumseh. You might look at the model, spec, and serial numbers on the engine and find out when the...
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    Re: Most Dangerous Hand Tools

    Using a tool to perform a task for which it was not intended for is a sure way to cause injury. (Screwdriver for a punch or chisel) I'm guilty of that many times. I've probably busted more knuckles...
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    Re: More pics of 1953 Lawn-Boy

    That's Neat!!!
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    Re: Kohler Series II 19HP PTO

    Yes, Ariens has discontinued production of parts for the GT series. The GT design actually started out as a New Holland in the late 1960's which Ariens bought the Garden Tractor line from New Holland...
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    Re: Kohler Series II 19HP PTO

    I have an '82 model Ariens GT-17 (931XXX series) with a series 1 KT-17 Kohler. The PTO side of the engine faces forward with an electric clutch with two belts that drive a jackshaft with splined...
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    Re: My Lawn Mower Repair Thread (56k warning)

    Back in the mid 1960's my dad would buy the parts and we would assemble walk behind mowers during the off-season in the shop. There was a fellow in Birmingham Alabama that built and sold the Vulcan...
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    Re: My Lawn Mower Repair Thread (56k warning)

    By the looks of the wheel adjusters and the handle brackets. The mower was built by one of several companies using those common parts. Two of the largest manufacturers were the Allied Lawnmower...
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    Re: 110 volt cutting and welding

    I still have my dad's old Lincoln 220 amp buzzbox that he bought back in the 1950's. Still works great. Welded everything from 16 ga. to 1" with it. I took a welding class back in the 1960's that...
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    Re: Updated Honda Mowers for 2018

    I wish I had a picture of a 1950's Huffy deluxe walk behind. They had a single lever height adjuster system called "Height-a-Matic". Another interesting feature they had was the handle was anchored...
  16. Thread: K321AS Carb

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    Re: K321AS Carb

    Some of the older Kohler K series carbs used a ball and socket arraignment on the throttle linkage between the throttle shaft and the governor arm. The newer Walbro carbs used a 90 degree bend with...
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    Poll: Re: Are you a member of the NRA ?

    If the Government really wanted to control guns in the USA, they should provide harsher penalties to individuals who are found to be in illegal possession of firearms. Also, they should clamp down on...
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    Re: K321 will not start

    If it pops when you try to crank it, you might check the valve lash? Make sure the exhaust valve is closing all the way.
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    Re: Lawn Equpiment service and repair

    Wow! I've had customers here balk at paying $8 UPS to get a blade shipped on a zone 2 address. It's one of the reasons I don't repair mowers at my house anymore. Customer don't like paying freight...
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    Re: Lawn Equpiment service and repair

    Hello Bert! I don't know if you order anything direct from the USA, but I was wondering what your freight charges are for let's say a 2 pound package shipped from the US to you on regular UPS of...
  21. Re: New 40 volt lithium-ion battery self-propelled lawn mower from Greenworks

    I was wondering since you guys have some experience using battery powered mowers. When the battery starts running down, does mower start slowing down as the voltage drops? Or does it remain at a...
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    Re: ANOTHER TAKEOVER

    One way the big guys run the smaller guys out is through Government safety and emission regulations. You go back thirty or forty years ago there are a small percentage of manufacturers now as then.
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    Re: Ariens RM830e Lawn Tractor No Reverse

    See if anything is blocking the drive plate assembly from moving into the reverse position when shifted into reverse with the shifter. The shaft that the drive plate moves on could be rusted or...
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    Re: Rear bumpers: Theoretical question

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    Finally got up with my neighbor. The mower he has is a 33" cut with a 15.5hp B&S and hydrostatic trans.
    The bag from his old 28" Snapper fits on it. The only change he had to make...
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    Re: Snapper Turtle Trivia

    Years ago someone at Snapper came up with a sales slogan to encourage dealers to buy and sell more Snappers. "A turtle doesn't move forward unless he sticks his neck out" or something close to that.
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    Re: Post your mower mishaps...here is my latest

    I think the worst thing I ever hit while mowing grass. I was mowing with an Ariens GT-17 with a 48" deck and hit one of those springs off an 18 wheeler that hold the air brake lines between the...
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    Re: Rear bumpers: Theoretical question

    My next door neighbor has one of the new Snappers and he has mounted the bag system off his old 28" onto it. I don't know what all he had to do to it but apparently it fit pretty easy. I'll try to...
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    Re: B+ Shows negative DC Voltage

    For a load test, I used a 12V 60 watt rough service light bulb mounted in an old wall pack light fixture. Kohler always recommended running the B+ to the "R" terminal on the ignition switch which...
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    Re: wrong part again!

    Snapper made a change to those gears in 1977 because of a wear problem they were having. They reduced the teeth by one tooth to help beef up the gears on the long and short axels. Late 1977 and later...
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    Re: I want to become a dealer

    Look at who will be your competition and see what brands they are selling. Most likely if they are independent dealers, they have a commercial line of mowers they sell which is almost required in a...
  31. Repairs Re: Trouble Finding Parts For 1980 Cushman Front Line Zeroturn

    Give these guys a call. Tieco Inc. Ph. 334 834-3705 in Montgomery Alabama. They use to handle Cushman. They might at least steer you in the right direction if they no longer handle Cushman? I don't...
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    Re: Ariens 1028 rear engine ignition problem

    I'm from Gadsden. My parents sold Ariens in Attalla back during the late 1970's and the 80's along with Snapper. I remember a man and his wife that ran a small engine shop in Hartselle that sold a...
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    Re: Ariens 1028 rear engine ignition problem

    What section of Alabama y'all from?
  34. Sticky: Re: Suggestion Box: How can we make this site better?

    Wish we had a section dedicated to antique mowers where members could post pictures of their vintage mowers and old advertisments etc. Name that old mower was fun also. (can't remember if it was on...
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    Re: Belt Changing Nightmare

    Belts have always been the biggest headache in the lawn and garden business for me. When you purchase an original OEM belt, that belt is probably unique to your particular application only. When I...
  36. Re: Need help finding parts to vintage Sears Roebuck power reel mower

    Yes a picture or drawing of the bolts needed would be a great help. Be sure to include the overall length of the bolt, the length of any shoulders on the bolt, and the thread size and anything else...
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    Re: Met A Flat Earther

    I have a buddy that's an iron worker and recently he worked on construction at Daytona Speedway in Florida when they constructed a whole new seating area over several years and the project was over a...
  38. Re: My Kohler Command 25 hp now runs WOT on its own

    The governor gear has little tabs in the center of it that helps hold it in place when assembling the case. Kohler always recommended replacing the gear if it was ever removed from the little shaft...
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    Re: Mystery Fuel Contamination

    55Tbird,
    I think you misunderstood me? I wasn't implying that's what you did and I apologize if thats what you thought I did. I was just recalling past events from what I've seen from being in the...
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    Re: Mystery Fuel Contamination

    I've seen this happen many times. A guy buys gas for his lawnmower and pits it in a gallon plastic milk jug. He takes his gas home and sets it on the concrete floor of his garage. After several days...
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    Re: Mystery Fuel Contamination

    Six months ago I filled up in my "08 F-150 at a Shell station where I've bought gas for years with no problem. Drove about a mile and the check engine light came on. Checked to see if the gas cap was...
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    Re: Reducing my carbon footprint

    The market share of cordless outdoor power equipment is growing at a fast pace and will continue to grow for a long time. If I were still selling lawn equipment, I'd be latching on to a well rounded...
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    Re: Rear bumpers: Theoretical question

    You might check your mowers paperwork/instruction manual and see if they offer a bumper kit? If no info there, you might check with the Snapper Customer Service Dept. to see if they offer a bumper...
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    Re: Rear bumpers: Theoretical question

    Looks like the engine is positioned like the old ones with the same spark plug and carburetor locations. If it has a battery, it would be best to remove it before standing so there won't be any...
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    Re: Snapper rear end locked up.

    If the rear wheels won't turn at all, it could be the chain like you said? I've also seen where one of the bolts holding the planetary gears in place in the differential have backed out and caused...
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    Re: Using a push Reel Mower - What I've learned

    That's an interesting Reo! Looks like it still runs pretty well. It reminded me of many years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to London England. While there, I saw a guy using a reel mower with...
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    Re: Hi Vac motor swap???

    The length and diameter of the crankshaft output will determine if you can use it. The Snapper used a longish crankshaft and some of those had a 1/4" (.250") keyway the full length of the output for...
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    Re: Using a push Reel Mower - What I've learned

    Back in the early 1960's, there were still quite a few reel mowers in use. We had a reel mower sharpener and my Granddad showed me how to sharpen them. The reel mowers back then were heavy compared...
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    Re: Snapper Repower Wiring Problem

    The reason for the fuel shut off solenoid is to help reduce an after-boom situation on some applications, in the muffler when the engine is turned off. After the ignition switch is turned off and the...
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    Re: Snapper Repower Wiring Problem

    He will have to have an ignition switch that has a hot terminal in both the run and start position and not in the off position. Don't know if his original Snapper switch is going to have that...
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