UPDATE Craftsman tractor snow plow
Finished the weight box and put a throttle cable on, next on the list is
just to put 2 wires criscrossed on the plow so that it doesn't move back
Starting 7 Craftsman LT4000 Tractors
Now that it's spring, I've been getting stuff ready for use. I started up
all 7 of our LT4000 tractors, just to make sure everythings OK. I had two
with dead solenoids, and one with a very messed up carb that flooded the
engine with gas and made a messy geyser out of the crankcase breather.
Guess that carbs gonna need a rebuild!
NOTE: For some reason the audio sync on the gets seriuosly messed up after
3:14, worked fine on YouTube for about 10 months, now it does this. Thanks
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.
Rebuilding a lawn tractor transaxle [Part 1 of 2]
In these two videos Dave and Lynol rebuild a Tecumseh Peerless 5-speed
manual transaxle model 930-054A out of a 1996 AYP built Weed Eater. This
transaxle is very widely used on lawn tractors in 3, 4, 5, & 6 speed
configurations dating back to the early 1980's. You'll find these on brands
from Murray to Craftsman to Husqvarna, just to name a few. It is also very
similar to some transaxles made by Foote and Spicer (Dana). These videos
are a general overview on how to take them apart and a look at what's
inside. Don't let these things intimidate you; there not that complicated.
If you are good at tinkering and are mechanically minded, you can probably
fix your transaxle too!
Here's a link to a exploded diagram and parts list for this particular
transaxle so you can see what exactly is inside:
Craftsman GT5000 Tractor (with it's new motor)
Here's the 2004 Craftsman GT5000 Hydro again, this video shows all the
stuff that came with it. The dump cart is my favorite, it has a hande on
the front and the hitch bar folds under so you can use it like a garden
cart. This sure is a nice tractor, fast too. You'll see us driving it with
a new used motor we put on, -a 22hp Briggs & Stratton ELS V-Twin. It will
do for now, but our goal is to put something bigger on there soon. Maybe a
24hp motor or better. It's original Kohler Pro 25hp V-Twin was too badly
damaged to rebuild, but maybe someday if we find a used block the GT can
have it's stock motor back.
How to: Make A Riding Lawn Mower FAST!
Here's a video covering the pulley swaps, and custom tensioner pulleys I've
built and installed on our off road and mudding tractors. Pulley swaps make
you lawn mower faster. You want to
increase the size of the front, and/or make the back pulley smaller to
increase the speed of your lawn mower or tractor.
Green MTD has a 4" front, stock rear
Craftsman crawler has stock size pulleys
Murray has 4" in the front, and 5" in the rear
How to Mount atv tire on lawn tractor rim
This is a how to on mount Kenda K530 Pathfinder Rear Tire - 22x11-8 tires
on a 8 inch lawn tractor rim. This video is meant to educate so yes its
long and some parts are boring. At the time i debated ITP Mud Lite AT Tire
Rear 22x11x8 56A387 but chose the Pathfinder because of good reviews in
At the time this video was made they could be found on amazon at
As always come join the Maine mud mower facebook group
Remove a stuck transaxle pulley in less then 5 minutes
I deal with a lot of stuck rusted on pulleys and this works almost every
time to remove then with no damage.
Doug Fackler 9 minutes ago
You never explained the use of the ball joint splitter.
redneckcomputergeak 1 second ago
WOW your right sorry. You can use it under the pulley at the top of the
input shaft to apply pressure if the pulley is to rotten to use 2x4 method
but you take a big risk of snapping the input shaft.
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