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Old 12-15-2017, 03:08 PM   #141
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Nice Z-turn. Courses I've worked for use a Walker or a Scag to mow around the clubhouse and entrances. Usually with a grassbox.

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Old 12-15-2017, 03:38 PM   #142
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Walker and Scag are both nice mowers. They're too pricey, imo. I really wish they still built these Everrides. What an awesome mower, and tough as nails.
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Old 12-24-2017, 02:54 PM   #143
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Old 12-27-2017, 09:37 PM   #144
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I'd show you my lawn, but it's under 8" of snow.
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:40 AM   #145
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So- I've gotten a LOT busier this year. As in 4x as busy.
A guy I do a lot of work for bought new equipment this year and he got Stihl 4 stroke trimmers. Man do those suck. You still have to run premix gas/oil and they're heavy. I may start collecting 2 stroke lawn tools so that in the future I'll have a shed full and won't have to rely on these lame 4 strokes.


On another note- the new 60" Toro sure makes mowing much quicker.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:06 AM   #146
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My 1980 something JD 216 just lost the ability to raise/lower the sleeve hitch/mower deck. I think it's the actuator motor (elec. smell), the silly-noids all go clicky as I move the raise/lower handle . Got a wire schematic and will dive in soon. Meanwhile I bought a bucket for the front. I have a box scraper and a disc for the rear but the bucket will be nice.
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The electric lift mechanism's actuator motor has fried. No longer available from JD so I found a used one and hoping for a few more years out of it.
The motor shorted out into a solid mass and smelled real bad, even melted some of the 10ga that feeds it. If the used unit is crap, I'll retro-fit a generic linear actuator and keep on tractoring.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:33 PM   #148
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Dude. U look like a PIMP on that lawnmower !!!
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Dude. U look like a PIMP on that lawnmower !!!
LOL thanks... I sure don't FEEL like one on it. I'm missing my big wide hat in the pic hahahaha
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:52 PM   #150
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LOL thanks... I sure don't FEEL like one on it. I'm missing my big wide hat in the pic hahahaha
Nah man. U got to upgrade the wheels.
Get some rims on that thing.9f1926d807041af8eadbb777d5907c00.jpg
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Old 05-11-2018, 05:52 PM   #151
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I found a complete actuator/motor assy .from Floyds in MI for a reasonable price. Considering JD has discontinued this part I guess it's a great price! Now the search continues for a motor so I can have a spare.

Tractor on.....................
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I found a complete actuator/motor assy .from Floyds in MI for a reasonable price. Considering JD has discontinued this part I guess it's a great price! Now the search continues for a motor so I can have a spare.

Tractor on.....................
How much mowing do yall have to do In AZ?

I bet the decks don't rust out as fast out there!
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:01 PM   #153
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Lots of weeds to mow!! I bought this for the tractor part really, rarely use the mower.
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Lots of weeds to mow!! I bought this for the tractor part really, rarely use the mower.
I saw lots of "rock lawns" in the high desert out in CO.
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Old 05-18-2018, 02:35 PM   #155
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Up and running! Could've sooner but the start switch fell apart.

Vrooooom.......
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Home made HIE ignition tach problem

I'm going way out on a limb here, hope someone can help. I built a new ignition system for my Cushman using a hall effect switch and a GM HEI module and dual tower coil. I have less invested than a new set of points and condenser. It works great. Runs smoother and idles better. The problem is the tach no longer works. The system is a lost spark system meaning that both plugs fire every stroke. The tach is a Thomas G Faria that only has two wires. With the original wiring one wire went to coil + the other to coil -. With the new ignition that hookup kills the engine. I can't find any info about that tach, the company was bought out by another and they don't seem to make anything close to that now. I thought I might be able to make some sort of induction pickup but, my first try didn't do anything. I could probably put another hall effect switch in the disto but I was hoping for something easier.

There are a number of articles on the web about using that module but, none seem to have a tach. I would like to keep the tach I have because it is original and says Cushman on it. The original GMs that used that module had a tach terminal on the disto but, I can't seem to find info on how that was wired internally. Any of you electronics guys have any clues?

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Old 06-13-2018, 08:31 PM   #157
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I was flagged down by a man in the 55+ park we mow in. He was asking if we'd seen anyone in his yard in the last week or two.

I think he has an enemy with a whole lot of Roundup on hand.



someone also mowed it down to nearly ground level. Double dose of lawn death!
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