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  1. Re: GRASSHOPPER 721 can't seem to get the deck low enough!

    What cutting height are you hoping to achieve?
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    Re: 725D Bogging and killing

    I think I know exactly what you mean when you say its acting funny, I recently ran my 725 D out of fuel. I added fuel and pumped the primer lever and it started but it wasn't quite right. I shut it...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to the Bolens Forum -- Check in Here First!

    Your story is very similar to mine, My dad also owned a Oliver Tractor dealership at which they sold Bolens garden tractors in the sixties and early seventies. I own a couple of Bolens 800's a Bolens...
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    Re: 725D Bogging and killing

    Dusty did the new fuel filter clear thins up on your 725?

    Just curious.
  5. Thread: 1822 Grasshopper

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    Repairs Re: 1822 Grasshopper

    The 1988 Grasshopper 1822K used a twin right angle gear box connected to a power shaft directly off the front of the engine flywheel to power both orbital motors (hydro units) completely mechanical...
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    Mower deck Re: Tension spring keeps breaking

    I've never had a tension spring break on any of the four models I've owned throughout the years. I would suggest calling Grasshopper they have really helpful folks to help or you could email them...
  7. Thread: 412 snowblower

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    Snow blower Re: 412 snowblower

    Yes I do use chains, problem being is the chains don't clear the frame so I installed a set of wheel spacers. Grasshopper offers them but I was fortunate to have an old retired machinist just looking...
  8. Thread: 412 snowblower

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    Snow blower Re: 412 snowblower

    I always move the chute with my foot on the lever, works great for me. No need to modify anything.
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    Poll: Re: Grass Ckippings Poll

    Our city has an ordnance against blowing grass into the street or curb and gutter, interesting enough they just sent a copy of the ordinance with last months water/sewer bill. (someone must have not...
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    Re: Model 612 Grasshopper

    I always kept the orientation of the shaft for balance but I'm really not sure that it was necessary. It's a snug fit but you can work it right off.
  11. Thread: used parts?

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    Re: used parts?

    Keep in mind that the pulley size varies, the 944 Vac has the small pulley the 948/952 Vac has the medium pully and the 961 Vac has the large pully. What I'm getting at is you really need the proper...
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    Re: Model 612 Grasshopper

    GOOD LUCK SEARCHING!
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    Re: Has anyone used a portable motor hoist ?

    Wow, I can't argue with results. Wash Away.
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    Re: Has anyone used a portable motor hoist ?

    I like your hoist in the barn, I just scrape the deck off with a home made long handle two hand scraper (keeps the knuckles out of trouble). Takes just a couple of minutes plus no mess just sweep up...
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    Re: Model 612 Grasshopper

    Mike,
    Sorry for taking so long to reply, I've been out of commission for a while.

    I believe that the model 412 was 48" they did make a 60" also but it was an animal that didn't fit a sidewalk...
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    Re: Model 612 Grasshopper story

    Great find, the 612 is a fine residential mower. I bought a 612 in 1992 and had it until 1994 I definitely put a good number of hours on my 612. That's great on the 16hp re-power that was installed...
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    Re: Left side wheel motor hub leaking

    Well you'd rather not spend the $320 but it sure could have been worse. No doubt you were unfortunate to have gotten the one that had a flaw in a seal probably from day one but those happen. I agree...
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    Re: Model 612 Grasshopper

    P.S. I do have a snow blower for the 612 but it fits a wide variety grasshoppers including my 725DT. I did have to get the new style mounting bracket but it works across the various sizes. I do see...
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    Re: Model 612 Grasshopper

    I had a 612 some years ago it was a side discharge deck which would be the same mounting as yours, the best way was to find a couple of blocks of wood that would just fit under the rear lip of the...
  20. Thread: snakes

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    Re: snakes

    Ground Hornets are my troubles the last couple of years, although their not aggressive they do make you nervous. I guess they move in any out according to the Locust population or over population....
  21. Thread: snakes

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    Re: snakes

    JEEZ!
    I'll never again complain about the occasional (1-2 per year) Garter Snake or Bull Snake I encounter down by the garden.
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    Re: Hello, my name is Bob! Glad to meet everyone.

    Welcome Bob,
    Glad you joined, your right its a good place to get information. I find it a good place to research as to not reinvent the wheel.
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    Tires Re: ZT HD 52 Kenda Super Turf tires - pressure

    When I had turf tires on a zero turn the recommended air pressure was 8 PSI which was labeled right on the rim. a couple Lbs. either was made a difference. Sometimes I would run them at 7 Lbs. but I...
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    Re: 2000 Grasshopper 721

    My previous mower was a 2002, 721 Grasshopper with a Kubota liquid cooled gas engine. The throttle was responsive from idle to full throttle, I would cool down at 20% after mowing every time. I would...
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    Re: Grasshopper Weight Transfer

    Mixing in the leaves and grass clippings to your sand lot will turn it into way more productive soil.

    I do about the same to enhance my soil on my back lot it is more clay soil but in total I have...
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    Grasshopper Weight Transfer

    I wanted to share a great experience I had with my Grasshopper 725 DT6 with a 61" power fold deck, vacuum/blower and 15 bushel steel self unload hopper. We have been experiencing a wetter season than...
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    Re: Left side wheel motor hub leaking

    Very interesting post Grouse 09, we all learn from others experiences.

    No need to reinvent the wheel when someone has crossed the bridge before.

    Be sure to let us know how the rebuild turns...
  28. Thread: swapping decks

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    Re: swapping decks

    Yes you can, Grasshopper did change the style of the mounts seems like somewhere around 2000 but the good news you can buy the new mount for just over $100.00 from your dealer. You may find a deck...
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    Re: Antique farm show photos

    Great photos I would really like to attend if it was a bit closer. Kind of partial to the Oliver's and the Bolen's but it was interesting to see all the different varieties.
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    Re: Grasshopper Owner Check-In --- Read This First!

    Your going to enjoy your 725DT6 I'm starting my 3rd season with mine, this is my 4th Grasshopper (80,92,02,14) each update was improved over the previous model. My 725DT6 came with a Grammar...
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    Re: Planting Kubota Tractors

    Hate it when that happens, I usually plant tools and such. :smile:

    Did you have something large to pull it out?
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    Re: Mulching kit for grasshopper

    How many hours between oil changes? 180 hours is just broke in, did it use oil from the start or just start lately?
  33. Re: 2 straps under front of 3461 grasshopper mower deck on my 729T6 power fold

    Let us know if it makes much difference running without them.
  34. Re: 2 straps under front of 3461 grasshopper mower deck on my 729T6 power fold

    I'm not quite sure but it could be the deck weldment? I am again guessing that it creates better ground seal to help with the vacuum when bagging. You should go to The Mower Shop website and look up...
  35. Thread: kubota diesel

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    Engine Re: kubota diesel

    As long as the deck doesn't have 6,000 hours on it that power fold would be worth the $500. I sure would think that Kubota still supports it as the power folds haven't been around that long.
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    Re: 72" powerfold Grasshopper deck

    Sounds like your mowing mainly flat open areas, with that in mind the 725DT6 will work great. Where a person would get in trouble would be mowing side hills due to the weight of the deck. Definitely...
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    Re: 1822 right side a bit slower what should I do

    That was a heck of a mower in its day! Actually still not a bad rig.

    I had a 1982 1600 Grasshopper that had the same thing going on with it, I ended up equalizing the levers the best I could and...
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    Re: convert to electric start

    Worst case you may have to modify the mounting bracket, I went from a SD 14 Wisconsin to a Briggs. It was a double pulley on the Wisconsin but the briggs had a single pulley/starter rope pulley it...
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    Re: convert to electric start

    Well if you just want to get by until you get the original rebuilt you could go old school and stick a starter generator on it. My Brother gave me a rebuilt 11 hp Briggs for my Bolens garden tractor...
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    Re: LT 1040 Engine Replacement

    I have had good results buying replacement engines from Small Engine Warehouse.com the have fairly decent conversion charts plus I have come up with a few incredibly priced re-power projects. This...
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    Re: Oil filter wrench recommendation?

    I very highly recommend the K-D 3288 filter wrench, it is a 3 finger eccentric operated tool that fits on a 3/8 inch ratchet usually with a 2" extension or an extension of any length that will...
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    Re: 2010 729BT6 left drive wheel power los

    I agree it might be best to talk to Grasshopper maybe they can give you a test procedure to identify the problem. I do believe that the filter system on the Grasshopper pump filters the oil from the...
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    Re: 2010 729BT6 left drive wheel power loss

    Let me know if the fluid helps, odd that the other side is still working properly considering they share the oil reservoir.

    If that doesn't improve things I was thinking you could reverse the...
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    Re: 2010 729BT6 left drive wheel power loss

    Seems like it went from good to bad too quick to be a motor problem. Have you checked that the linkage from the steering arms has not come loose where it slowly over a number of uses got to the point...
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    Re: Swisher tow behind mower

    We used a Polaris trail mower (by Swisher) with a Polaris Sportsman 400 for 10 years mowing around obstacles like poles and guy wires ( 15 -20 poles/anchors at each of the 7 sites we maintained) with...
  46. Re: Better choice of grease for spindles and bearings

    Grease used for spindles, pins/bushings, and slow speed bearings (>1500 RPM) should contain good moly. The way I understand high speed applications you should not use moly in your grease because due...
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    Re: Does snow plow close your driveway?

    There may be hope for this situation!

    Check this out on YouTube …City testing snow boot to avoid blocking driveways

    Seems to work quite well.
  48. Thread: 820 Grasshopper

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    Buying Advice Re: 820 Grasshopper

    I owned a 1600 Grasshopper which I believe was a 1980 model, it was pale lime green and brown. It was a great mower for 1980 that I owned until 1994 the thing about it was to change the deck height...
  49. Thread: 820 Grasshopper

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    Buying Advice Re: 820 Grasshopper

    Wolfey 01

    I believe you have the numbers wrong as Grasshopper never made a 800 series. Possibly its a 620T or a 720 which I think were made from 1992 until the early 2000's in various models. Do...
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    Re: Mounting a 412 snowblower on a 618 tractor

    jerryshenk,

    That makes sense with the quick attach cost we normally only change over in the late fall and then back in the spring. But I have to disagree with the use of tire chains, Grasshopper...
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