Just got back from a dump trip and found this Agway at the dump (dumpled?). I somehow managed to push it into the truck myself along with some scotts push mower with a knocking tecumseh. The issue with this tractor is the deck always engages when you hit a bump thanks to a worn height adjuster.
19HP Murray Ultra Garden Tractor
Picked this one up for free off Craigslist this week. Came with a plow,
bagger and some crap that has nothing to do with the tractor. With a
little work it ended up running great!
Tractor Land -The Riding Mower Junkyard
Video from May 2007
Our tractor junkyard, there's just under 50 right now. This video isn't
all of them, another ten or so are in the various structures out back. At
one point we had over 70! Me and my friend have been fixing and selling
these things since high school; but now with real jobs, we hardly find time
to enjoy the few that do work, let alone fix broken ones!
TRACTORS NOT SHOWN: (as of Dec. '07)
Craftsman LT4000 -15HP OHV B&S
Sears Super 12 -12hp Tecumseh
"Big" Gilson -12hp B&S
Agway -11hp B&S
Craftsman RE2000 -10hp Tecumseh
Murray Select -12hp B&S (heavy fire damage)
Snapper -8hp B&S
Roper -11hp B&S (bought new in '84)
Honda Harmony 2013 -13hp OHV Honda
Biggest haul FROM the Dump, and the triforce of Scotts
We've had some pretty good junk picking days at the town dump before, but
last Saturday morning the dump was a trash picker's buffet. If only the big
truck was running! Plus at the end you get to see all three Scotts tractors
we now have.
1972 Wheel Horse Commando 800 cold start
2010-08-01 : 1972 WheelHorse Commando 800 cold start. WheelHorse lawn
tractors were made here in Indiana. In the video, I descrie the tractor as
a 1961 because this is what I was told by the seller. Subsequent research
has revealed it to be a 1972 model. In fact, the Commando 800 model was
only made for the 1972 model year.
1982 Craftsman LTV/10 lawn tractor with no compression
I couldn't remember what was wrong with this Craftsman LTV/10 lawn tractor,
so I figured I would see if I could get it to start, but quickly found out
it's 10HP Briggs & Stratton engine had no compression. Just listen to it! I
don't need a gauge to tell me it has no compression when it sounds like
that! It was about then I remembered where it came from. We bought it for
$35 at a swap meet a few years ago, drove it about 150 feet, and it
abrubtly died. The motor is fixed now, it ended up being a burnt valve.
MTD Transaxle Basic Rebuild (Replacing all Bearings) Part 2 of 2
Part 2 of 2 Rebuilding / replacing bearings in my transaxle transmission
off my older model MTD mower, transaxle model 717-1050 or 717-761 and
several other models are built basically the same, but may have different
part numbers for the bearings. This is the type of transmission that has
forward neutral reverse, no actual gears in it. I show all the part numbers
at the end of of this video of all parts i replaced in this 2 part video.
Thanks for watching!!
Winching a Lawn Tractor Into the Cart
In this video Dave and I are loading a junky tractor into the flatbed cart.
We added a floor and a portable 2,000lb electric winch onto the big cart we
bought from Tractor Supply Co for the purpose of hauling lawn tractors.
This Sears Companion had a locked transaxle and stripped steering gear, so
it would have been hard to move otherwise. This setup has been a real time
(and back) saver, and I don't know how we did without it. I sped up the
video in one part becaue the winch takes about 2.5 minutes to pull a
tractor up the ramps and into the bed. We don't mind it because the winch
is remote controlled and moves so slow just one person can safely load up a
tractor. You can also see the Wizard in action as it makes short work of
this task. Oh yeah, when we got down to the garage we discovered the
Companion had a stowaway that took a ride with us. I wonder if he came with
the tractor when I bought it?
Tractorland got some mini bikes
Found these in the scrap bin at work. They are probably for kids, but I
couldn't leave something motorized in the trash. I found out who chucked
them out and am supposed to be getting the chargers for the small ones and
he might have the broken recoil off the gas one. Supposedly thats all that
was wrong with it!
I curbled a 1977 Wheelhorse B-81
Just picked this up off the side of the road (curbled; to pickup an item
from the side of the road) this vintage 1977 wheelhorse B-81. Garage kept,
no rust. I'll have to see if this one runs.
And I took care of defining curbled:
Cutting the transmission off the Toro
Its time to junk this POS. The pully was rusted on and for that reason it
sat here for almost a year longer than it should. MY new friend the plasma
cutter will make short work of this. This is a real awesome tool that can
make extemley precise cuts in steel if you take your time and have a steady
hand. I was impatient and trying to hold a camera while using it, so it
took longer and looked like crap.