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    Help with string trimmer engine

    Having problem with and older Ryobi 790r string trimmer. Amazingly this trimmer has been trouble free for many years but this year have been having trouble keeping the engine running. I rebuilt the...
  2. Thread: X324 w/ 325 hrs.

    by Kosmo
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    Re: X324 w/ 325 hrs.

    I guess I was wondering more by how is the price for the number of hours. Machine runs good. How many hours would you expect to get in its lifetime. Average use of course.
  3. Thread: X324 w/ 325 hrs.

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    X324 w/ 325 hrs.

    Considering this lawn tractor. Nice looking machine. Guy wants $2400. Whatdya think?
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    Re: looking for used lawn tractor

    Thanks for the replies folks. Anyone else with some good models to look for?
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    looking for used lawn tractor

    Hi all. Been cutting my 1/3 acre lawn for years with a Toro personal pace mower but a recent neuropathy problem with my feet necessitates a riding mower. I'm on a limited budget so I'm looking for a...
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    Re: Warm weather cold starting

    Interesting! Mine won't even start without warming til it's been running for about 10 min. Found out my problem though. The connector to the instrument panel indicator came loose during reassembly....
  7. 1715 (or any of the 1520 series) battery hold down

    Hi all,

    Can any of you guys with this series tractor, tell me how to restrain my battery in my 1715. I never looked close at it when I got the tractor years ago and I now realize my battery is...
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    Re: Dreaded 1715 Clutch Lock Up

    Wish I could be more help but when I first got my 1715 I used to have this problem all the time til I learned to block it. I have a loader on the front so the only way I did it was to run it into a...
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    Re: Warm weather cold starting

    Thanks Walt!
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    Re: Warm weather cold starting

    Yup, will do but, should I need it in the summer?
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    Warm weather cold starting

    I'm having some problems getting my 1715 started after splitting and doing a clutch repair. Since getting the tractor used, several years ago, I've always needed to use the glow plug warming for the...
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    Re: F/NH 1715 starter safety relay question

    Yo Kirk,

    Thanks so much for the reply. Sounds like good info and I'll keep it in mind if problems arise on the startup attempt which I hope I can get back to in the next couple of weeks.
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    Re: F/NH 1715 starter safety relay question

    No takers? OK, here's a picture. They sometimes drum up some interest.
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    Re: Need some input on a starter safety relay

    Hey Tx, thanks for the input. I think I understand the concept you're getting at but not sure it applies in this case. I'll study the wiring diagram some more and see if I can make some sense out of...
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    Need some input on a starter safety relay

    Hi all,

    I tried this over on the Ford /NH board with no takers. Thought I might have some luck here. I'm continuing the reassembly of my F/NH 1715 (It's a 15 series 3 cylinder diesel 27hp 4X4)...
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    Re: Are New Holland for real?

    Go to the Messicks web site, click on the tractor ad right here on this site. They have all the part #'s and diagrams. They probably have as good a price as you're going to get from any NH dealer....
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    F/NH 1715 starter safety relay question

    Hi all,

    Continuing the reassembly of my 1715 after a crazy few months with clutch replacement and came to the instrument panel wiring harness and noticed that a blue connector was just hanging...
  18. Re: Really need help with 1715 (1520 same clutch) clutch issue.

    Got clutch back in this weekend and tractor buttoned up. Works perfectly!:jump:
  19. Re: Replacing NH 1715 (1520) single clutch question.

    Got clutch back in this weekend and buttoned up. Works perfectly!
  20. Re: Really need help with 1715 (1520 same clutch) clutch issue.

    Shop got back to me and confirmed that the finger height was way off. They were very apologetic. Hoping to get my clutch back in the next couple of days so I can get this thing ready for spring. Word...
  21. Re: Replacing NH 1715 (1520) single clutch question.

    To finalize this post, I returned clutch and shop admitted that finger height setting was about 1/4" low. They said it should have been set to correct specs, but somehow fell through the cracks, and...
  22. Re: Really need help with 1715 (1520 same clutch) clutch issue.

    So I checked the finger height crudely ( with a straight edge and tape measure I measured from the flywheel to the straight edge which I laied across the top of the tirangular pressure plate frame...
  23. Re: Really need help with 1715 (1520 same clutch) clutch issue.

    Think I found the finger height spec. 2.13". If anyone can confirm I'd be interested in hearing. Now I've got to remount and build some kind of measuring device to check it. Anyone can chime in here...
  24. Re: Really need help with 1715 (1520 same clutch) clutch issue.

    Gotcha, thanks for the clarification and the response. Still hoping someone can chime in here with that spec.
  25. Re: Really need help with 1715 (1520 same clutch) clutch issue.

    No, I checked the thrust and pilot bearings with the old before I installed them and the were physically identical. The rebuilder was highly recommended on these boards for their work and were very...
  26. Really need help with 1715 (1520 same clutch) clutch issue.

    Hi all,

    I tried this post over on the general forum with no luck so I hope I can find some help here. I've just got back to working on my 1715 tractor clutch (which has the same clutch as the...
  27. Re: Replacing NH 1715 (1520) single clutch question.

    O.K. Still need help here. Switching the clutch plate around did not fix the problem. Now there seems to be no contact of the thrust bearing with the clutch fingers. Any ideas would be appreciated....
  28. Re: Replacing NH 1715 (1520) single clutch question.

    After talking to the shop that did the work, the tech indicated that the clutch plate itself may have been installed "wrong side facing the flywheel" even though I distinctly remember a sticker...
  29. Replacing NH 1715 (1520) single clutch question.

    Hi all,

    I've just got back to working on my 1715 tractor after about 6 months of sitting. I had to replace the thrust bearing and since i was splitting the tractor I had the whole clutch sent out...
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    Re: Man I hope some of you clutch guys can help me

    thanks!
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    Re: Anyone know what these are?

    Aha! I think you are correct!. Since the pressure plate I took out was intact, I'm guessing these are a remnant from a previous failure. Nice work Billybob!
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    Re: Man I hope some of you clutch guys can help me

    Thanks billybob!!
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    Re: Man I hope some of you clutch guys can help me

    Jones, just being anal and checking with a picture.
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    The new bearing is installed to the hub correctly as I see it on the right. The old bearing on the left shows the backside. Is this...
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    Anyone know what these are?

    Hi all,
    Found these in the crud at the bottom of my 1715 compact clutch housing. Anyone know the origin?431805431806
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    Re: Man I hope some of you clutch guys can help me

    Yeah, That flat face was the way I thought it should be but the diagram in the manual confused me. Thanks a bunch!!
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    Man I hope some of you clutch guys can help me

    Hi all,

    So I'm putting the clutch job on my 1715 compact back together, and I go to install the thrust bearing and I can't remember for sure which face of the bearing goes toward the clutch. The...
  37. Do pilot and or thrust bearings get lubricated at all when installing?

    Hey all doing my first clutch and wondering if these bearings ( mine is a 1995 Ford NH 1715 compact) get any kind of lubrication before installing. Thanks!
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    Re: Pilot bearing removal question

    Well for closure of this thread, I finally got the pilot bearing out. Tried the grease and wet paper to no avail. Bought the cheap $19 slide hammer set from HF and broke the 2 cheap accessories that...
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    Re: Pilot bearing removal question

    Sorry, been away for awhile. Don't want want to stir up bees here. It is a ball bearing found on F/NH 1520 series compacts (including my 1715). I'll send pictures next time I get up to my place...
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    Re: Pilot bearing removal question

    That's a nice set but a little too steep for my pockets. Thanks for the reply!
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    Re: Pilot bearing removal question

    Thanks for the replies, but like I said the grease blew out the flimsy retainer and now I get no hydraulic action because the new grease just flies out between the bearings. I'd try a slide hammer...
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    Pilot bearing removal question

    Hi all,

    Replacing the clutch on Ford/NH 1715 compact tractor and am having trouble removing the pilot bearing. I don't own a blind hole puller so I thought I'd try the hydraulic grease trick....
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    Re: Aftermarket clutch suppliers

    Well I decided to take the advice of a couple of the responders to this post and sent my old clutch off the Fort Wayne clutch and Driveline. After 3 days, got an excellent quote and they're sending...
  44. Thread: ebay clutch kits

    by Kosmo
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    Re: ebay clutch kits

    Hey Eugene, thanks for the info. Helped me decide not to go that way.
  45. Thread: ebay clutch kits

    by Kosmo
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    ebay clutch kits

    Has anyone ever used one of the cheaper clutch assemblies (disc, pressure plate, pilot and throwout bearings and arbor tool) sold on ebay for about $150-$200. Wondering if these clutch parts for...
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    Re: NH suction tube removal

    Thanks pms!
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    NH suction tube removal

    Hi all. I'm splitting my NH 1715 to replace the clutch. Manual says to remove suction tube from tractor. I looked at the parts diagram and it shows the tube mounted in the filter housing with an...
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    Re: splitting 1715 disassembly question

    Yep, I removed it but its an aftermarket rhino and had hoses from the diverter to the hand control which I disconnected from the diverter. The end of the suction tube seems like such a tight fit...
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    splitting 1715 disassembly question

    So I'm taking apart the 1715 to replace the clutch and the last piece before splitting, is the hydraulic suction tube. The manual gives no details so, should I remove the tube from the filter housing...
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    Re: Aftermarket clutch kits

    Thanks for the replies HOB and RB. Anyone else out there?
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    Aftermarket clutch kits

    Well I'm going to try my hand at tearing down my NH 1715 and put in a new clutch. This is all new to me but I've got my camera to take pictures along the way. I'm way interested in using an...
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    How do I remove my FEL

    Hi all,

    I hope this forum gets the most views for my question so here goes. I've had my NH 1715 with a rhino 2408 loader for about 4 yrs now and have never had the FEL off. So now I have to...
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    Re: PA oversize load permit question

    yeah, that was one of my ideas but my tractor is upstate and no way to manuever this rig down here. I guess I should have thought this out better before picking it up. Thanks.
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    Re: PA oversize load permit question

    I was thinking of just playing stupid but on my 5 ft wide trailer the overhang just asks to be stopped by a cop to check width.
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    PA oversize load permit question

    Has anyone ever gotten a oversize load permit in PA for a non-commercial trailer. I'm wondering how much of a PITA it is. I just bought an old 10 ft (9.5 ft) pull disc for my tractor and have to...
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    Re: does my 1715 have a clutch problem brewing?

    thanks bbjjj for the info. Makes me think I can do it.
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    Re: does my 1715 have a clutch problem brewing?

    A couple of questions. How much is this likely to cost me to have a whole new clutch kit installed, as with it split I may as well replace everything that wears out. Second question is does anyone...
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    Re: does my 1715 have a clutch problem brewing?

    Thanks for the info!
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    does my 1715 have a clutch problem brewing?

    I've got a NH 1715 that I bought used several years ago. When I engage the clutch there is a significant increase in noise and vibration. When I let it out, either in gear or in neutral, the...
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    Re: Advice needed on gravel road ditches

    With the steep hill on the ditch side makes the ditches necessary, otherwise the road would have to be banked to the downhill side and driving in the winter on ice would be quite an adventure. I...
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    Re: Advice needed on gravel road ditches

    Yup,

    Got pipes just maybee not enough of them. Thanks
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    Re: Advice needed on gravel road ditches

    No catch basin. I have to keep up pretty regularly cleaning out branches and such to keep the culverts open. The ditch has served me pretty well for the last 3 or 4 years but this fall we had a...
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    Re: Advice needed on gravel road ditches

    Thanks to all for the great info!!
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    Advice needed on gravel road ditches

    Hi all,

    I need some advice on maintaining the ditches on my gravel road. As you can see from the pictures the extraordinary downpours we had this past fall have eroded my ditches extensively. ...
  65. Thread: What spark plug?

    by Kosmo
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    What spark plug?

    The original spark plug indicated for my WH lawn tractor with the Kohler KT17QS engine is the Champion RV15YC. All the plugs I'm seeing are either RV15YC4 or RV15YC6. From my understanding the last...
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    Re: 1715 3 point hitch

    Thanks for the pic Jetskier. Nice!
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    Re: 1715 3 point hitch

    Wow,

    Just priced the replacement parts for this stabilizer. This thing is less then a foot long and weighs less than a half pound and they charge $163 for the components to replace one of them...
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    Re: 1715 3 point hitch

    Jetskier,

    Would that hydraulic kit allow for tilting implements etc., I bought my back blade with tilting notches so I could cut ditches. The holes for tilting however don't give you much play. ...
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    1715 3 point hitch

    Hi all,

    I tried this in the general parts forum but got no response so will try here. I haven't had to replace any 3 point parts on my NH 1715 until now, so i don't know whats out there. I bought...
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    adjustable stabilizer chain

    Hi all,

    Haven't had to replace any 3 point parts on my NH 1715 until now, so i don't know whats out there. I bought a new rear blade for the tractor and it required an adjustment on the 3 point...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: new tires or chains?

    Being a DIYer I think I'll buy a set of v bar Ladder chains at half the cost of new tires and link the ladder rungs (every other one) together with my own chain. Will help heep the chain out of the...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: new tires or chains?

    Thanks for the input guys. Because of the $ I was leanin' that way. Just needed some push.:thumbsup:
    By the way. Any chain type do you guys prefer for snow? Any reommendations where to buy...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating new tires or chains?

    Hi all,

    I've got a decision to make. I've got a NH 1715 I use for many chores occasionally at my part time cabin. So it doesn't get a lot of use during the year. Snow removal on my 3/4 mile...
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    Re: What implements to use.

    Thanks folks for the input. Actually we've had more than enough rain this spring for most of us without fins. Waitin' for it to dry out to get busy! Thanks again
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    What implements to use.

    Hi,

    I have no Ag experience but would like to prepare an old field/pasture for a 3-5 acre wildlife food plot. The area has obviously been worked befor but not since I bought the property 5 years...
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    Re: Ford N/H 1715 stuck in gear HELP!!!

    Hi, This is a new problem for me with the same tractor. Can anyone walk me through this procedure. Thanks.
  77. Thread: Clutch problem

    by Kosmo
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    Re: Clutch problem

    Hi all,

    I've been banging on this thing for a while now. Is it possible that there is some other issue causing my symptoms. The free travel of the clutch pedal is barely within specs but there...
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    Re: TC35 rusted clutch

    Hi,

    Wow, this is great. I'm new to the tractor ownership club and just posted a stuck clutch inquiry. A serch sent me to this post. This sounds exatly like my problem with my '95 NH 1715. ...
  79. Thread: Clutch problem

    by Kosmo
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    Re: Clutch problem

    Thanks,

    I found several posts that may be applicable. I'll give them a try. I found the cotter pin, described in one post about rusted clutches, in a weephole under the bell housing which was...
  80. Thread: Clutch problem

    by Kosmo
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    Clutch problem

    Hi all,

    I'm a real newbe to tractor ownership. I recently bought my first tractor a used NH 1715 4X4. It seemed fine when I loaded it and unloaded it. After sitting for about 4 weeks, I started...
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    ATV field cutting

    Hi,

    I am wondering if anyone cuts fields with their ATV. I have a somewhat hilly 5 acres of goldenrod, milkweed, small saplings , etc., that needs to be cut once or twice a year. The terrain is...
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    Re: How much tractor do I need?

    Thanks for all the responses. Although somewhat varied, all the imput is good. It helps to read others experiences. This is a great forum.
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    How much tractor do I need?

    Hi all,
    I'm a brand newbe. I've been reading the forum here for a few months and have now decided to participate. I bought a 38 acre property last fall with a 3/4 mile driveway and need to by a...
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