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    Re: Friction Welding

    So one quick question on this... I assume that these friction welder have some sort of automatic stop? Meaning, I am spinning the object, it is getting melted to the other object, I need to stop...
  2. Buying Advice Re: Considering Power Trac: Slopes and other questions

    On my mower the height is adjustable. Wheels can vary up and down as needed. In practice, due to the float feature (I assume the 1430 has the float feature) height is a bit of a challenge.

    1430...
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    Re: Diesel burning oil, bad

    I am not much of a mechanic, but what I was told on Turbos was grab a hold of the fins in the turbo (remove intake hose) and give it a shake. If the fins are loose, your bearing are going and that...
  4. Buying Advice Technically that would be two thumbs up as your...

    Technically that would be two thumbs up as your real thumb was poking out if glove thumb
  5. Re: Who wants to get their mitts on that 1850 of their dreams?

    Looking at the photos I see front wheel motors so no, sounds like someone just posted a description blindly.
  6. Re: Who wants to get their mitts on that 1850 of their dreams?

    Darn. THat thing is vintiage but I LOVE the cab. Guess PT tried cabs for a while then gave up? It looks factory.
  7. Buying Advice Re: Considering Power Trac: Slopes and other questions

    I am so glad you use the same mowing technique I do. Lift, drive in, set down.

    You need new gloves.
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    Friction Welding

    Kinda cool
    Seeing Friction Welding in Slow Motion Is Like Watching Stars Form
  9. So. Stupid me. Don't your guys mower blades...

    So. Stupid me. Don't your guys mower blades have bushings? Mine is basically a piece of 3/4 pipe cut to size.
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    Re: Wheel Nut Stud - need help

    Just because no good deed goes unpunished, the set they sent me are not correct for my tractor. They are shipping out new ones.
  11. Re: PT425 48" Brush Hog Broken Bolt Removal Tip

    I made my own blades (or have them made I should say) by the local machine shop. they are 1/2" hardened steel. Not cheap, but I think comparable to PT.

    Going to get a new set this year....
  12. Re: PT425 48" Brush Hog Broken Bolt Removal Tip

    My neighbor whom is a mechanic has a different solution I am considering. He wants to cut some wedges out of thick steel and weld them to the hub, so mini stump jumpers just before the blade. A...
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    Re: Wheel Nut Stud - need help

    Just following up on this. GOt my order from PT. Never asked about the price. $6.35 per stud.. Jeeezzzzz
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    Re: Ever last 200st

    Mark, while we are on this. What is the difference between the 6010 output and the "normal" Never fully understood that feature. Is it just changing Polarity?
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    Slope mowing - new tires

    Well, what the heck was I waiting for. this tractor is entirely different. Holds the slopes, tons of traction.

    I have battled this slope for years, the ground is real loose and I tend to just...
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    Re: Pallets in fields

    Gentlemen and Ladies and those using the bathroom in between,

    If you have been able to secure a pallet, and want to properly dispose of it, a nice instructional video has been provide. Enjoy
    ...
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    Re: Stump Grinder Woodland Mills WG24?

    So I have a different beast but in a way something like what is being asked about. My grinder mounts to the front of my machine and I drive into the stumps and out of the stumps. Mine is hydraulic....
  18. Buying Advice Re: Considering Power Trac: Slopes and other questions

    Saddly the Mattracks won't fly due to the way the PT turns. It has been discussed, and all of us drool over the thought.
  19. Buying Advice Re: Considering Power Trac: Slopes and other questions

    I have the 1850 slope tractor. There are three of us in this forum who are active and dually owners.

    the whole PT lineup is pretty impressive, it does everything pretty well, none of it perfect,...
  20. Is Tazewell closed this week (4th of july week)

    Called, no one answers. Thinking this may be one of their two holiday weeks.
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    Deestone Tire Review

    So i am posting this to the PT Forum as the tires I am using are probably only useful to PT owners.

    As you guys know, I am getting rid of all of my tires. They are, quite frankly beyond dead. In...
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    Wheel Nut Stud - need help

    OK, I messed up. two weeks ago I took a spare stud down to Crapa and asked them if they could order me more. three days later they said they could not find a match. And then I went out of town and...
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    Re: Working space in a barn

    Uhmmm 100 feet minimum. No matter how much space you make it won't be enough. Not being sarcastic, well, maybe a bit but but 7 feet of working room is not enough. Figure you have to park it, close...
  24. Re: How reliable and durable are Craftsman Lawn tractors?

    As this post keeps coming up now and again, I found an interesting failure part that seems pretty common.

    From the engine and mower deck pulley system on our 3 blade craftsmen. In our models...
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    Re: Attachment storage?

    Yup, all implements on the ground, under come cedar trees. The only two I am bummed about is my mower as with the holes in the deck the water gets into the spindles and the bearings are exposed. ...
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    If you have a hydraulic treadle that is...

    If you have a hydraulic treadle that is potentially the problem. Take it out and tear down. Probably a bit of dirt

    Likewise. Make sure you replace your fuel filter and strainer. Don't ask me...
  27. Front spindle broke on a neighbors Ford 1979 1300 fwd - sources?

    Just saw my neighbors Ford sitting weird in his yard. Spindle broke off the old girl. He said this is the second time.

    Anyway, he has a source that is out of them, but was wondering as you...
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    27 per tire going to a tire store I am at a...

    27 per tire going to a tire store I am at a little over 1k for tires and shipping. Add 300 for mounting and tubes.

    We will see. Mixed feelings always about off brands.
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    Jealous!!!!!

    Jealous!!!!!
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    Re: The tire saga

    Hmmm wallet, powerder coat... . wallet, powder coat.... wallet, wife, powdercoat.

    The piss poor way I treat my PT this paint job is over extending. And honestly it will be rubbed off...
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    Re: Lubing 422

    Can you be more specific? I spray oil over the side of my engine compartment all the time and it doesn't require lubing.

    I am assuming you are talking the steering cylinder connectors and that...
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    Re: PowerTrac Owners by State 11-1-15

    Stunned by this. Really supportive guy.
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    Re: Just checking in

    The rubber bushings made a ton of difference, but that said nothing beats a suspension seat. Ken has the pimp ride rolling for sure.

    Popular Vines - How Gangstas Drive - YouTube
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    Re: The tire saga

    So next I went to the local tire store and setup for them to take delivery and do the mounting plus install innertubes on all tires.

    That went surprisingly well, $30 a tire for tube and...
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    The tire saga

    I have never had good tires on my PT (purchased used) and as we all know being gentle on my machine is not a character trait I have.

    So finally had enough of flats and torn tires and decided it...
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    Re: who makes tractors

    So in the spirit of friendliness, what defines a tractor?

    I do have a fairly eloquent response to your statement, but first I need to know how you (or anyone) percieve what a Tractor is defined...
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    Re: who makes tractors

    I know we are the red headed step child but Power-Trac is designed and built in Tazwell Tennesee. Completely (as can be) american made.

    But when you break it down, Tires are USA, Pumps are US,...
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    Worlds Favorite Used Tractor

    Saw this article on BBC. Interesting.... MF owners rejoice or get nervous about parts.

    Is this the world's favourite second-hand tractor? - BBC News
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    Re: Kohler Cutting Out - Carb cleaning?

    I want to say that the low oil shutoff was disconnected because the PT can go sideways steeper and it posed issues with the machine. Could be WAY off on this... wouldn't be the first time for sure.
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    Re: Pallets in fields

    We now know where those pallets on the truck were headed. They are building their own wall - trying to keep us all out.,

    VGTV
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Tim is correct from what my conversation was with the factory that makes lovejoys. There are of course ways you can get anything misalinged, but the design of lovejoys is so that they do couple...
  42. Re: Stump parameter dual purpose attachment.

    Yeah, my stumps in question are at last 50 to 70 inches in diameter.(old multi trunk maples). Closest trees is a 30" Cedar.

    Guess I am back to chainsawing.
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    Re: Subaru engine shroud

    Do you guys who have these smaller engines, do you pressure wash them ?

    I built a 90 degree swivel for my pressure washer so I can get into tight areas on the PT. It works quite well.

    Oh,...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    I was about to say, there are shorter filters.

    And truly a great scene, one of many. It is after all, just a rabbit.
  45. Re: Mower parts help - Pulley on Tensioner

    Nope and I talked to Terry, getting a new one for $15 (to go with my $280 spindle).
  46. Re: Stump parameter dual purpose attachment.

    somebody has to show me the math on this. Does the stump you anchor to need to be bigger than the stump you are pulling? How many wraps does it take? I got kinda confused when the second set of...
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    I am lazy. Rebuild kits work fine but on some...

    I am lazy. Rebuild kits work fine but on some machines the cost of a new carb is only a few dollars more
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    Re: Deutz Run On help

    Just learned something new.....

    While it may very well be a sticky solenoid, Terry thinks it might be related to the cooling fan. He says that they can start to generate electricity when shut...
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    Deutz Run On help

    Okedoke, another new issue. I noticed that when I shut down my tractor (turn the key off) If I have the throttle up the engine keeps running. or takes a while to wind down.

    Now last year I had a...
  50. Mower parts help - Pulley on Tensioner

    Okedoke. Long day yesterday. Back story is we had big winds this winter, and I have been on a movie until just last week so basically the grass on my property is roughly 3 to 4 feet tall. Not only...
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    Sticky: Re: Power Trac Parts Cross Reference Thread

    Are you referring to the coupler? Tell you what I learned, I couldn't find them. I spent a week hunting around at the biggest Hydraulic stores in the area. Eventually ponied up and bought Parker. ...
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    Re: 1850 for sale (not mine)

    Wives?
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    Trust me. Really mulling it over

    Trust me. Really mulling it over
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    Re: Smoothing a an Old Orchard Site

    Are you doing 50 acres? IMO you could do it with a boxblade, or a shovel, both would take the same amount of time. If it were me I would get with a neighbor farmer and hire him and his gear out.. ...
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    Re: 1850 for sale (not mine)

    It is the same year as mine so yeah it should.
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    Re: 1850 for sale (not mine)

    Jeez. didn't see that. I bet it is a fuel issue. Sounds like the thing sat outside for a couple of years from Terry. Probably have hose rot issues as well but still, 8K, offer them 6, that is a...
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    1850 for sale (not mine)

    Just got off the phone with Terry. Long conversation about nothing (status of the company, how he is doing). One thing he pointed me to is a very very very sweet deal on an 1850 at the PT site.
    ...
  58. Re: Stump parameter dual purpose attachment.

    How big is your tractor

    John Deere 81 and Rotor S stump grinder - YouTube

    What you want to do if you want the roots out is get a large trackhoe. IMO none of the other methods will do a good...
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    Re: Now they whistle

    So i have a 200 and when I first got it there was a high pitched electronic whistle that drove me crazy.. It would last 2 or 3 minutes then stop. Eventually it just went away or my eardrums are...
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    Re: Now they whistle

    Is it the rod or is it the box?
  61. Re: Has anyone seen / know of a front mounted finish mower?

    $14K? Hmph... that ain't gonna happen.... Get myself a ZTR and a tractor and someone to come once a week and do her job for that money.
  62. Re: Has anyone seen / know of a front mounted finish mower?

    I saw somewhere a person incorporated a snow blower front link to a mid mount and put it out front.
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    Re: Stump grinder project - need some input

    I hit a steel culvert that was long since buried on the property with the stump grinder. One greentooth has a big chip in it now but I have not ordered a replacement (Just turned it over to the next...
  64. Re: Has anyone seen / know of a front mounted finish mower?

    Yeah, I wasn't specific enough....

    I have a power-trac 1850 with a front mounted mower (8 foot). Been thinking about getting the wife a real tractor and not her lawn tractor (well, like a MF...
  65. Has anyone seen / know of a front mounted finish mower?

    Maybe hydraulically powered.

    If not, what would be the downside of building one? Thinking about my wife and her having to mow under trees, wondering if there is a better way.. Rear finish...
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    Re: Harbor Freight into a PT422

    Like phil said, lovejoy is not an issue. Nor do I think shaft length should be as well (unless it is a huge difference).

    LoveJoys have three measurements. The size of the teeth (Usuall for us...
  67. sometimes you laugh, sometimes you think what?

    Saw this meme yesterday... Don't care about the wording but really, this hookup....
  68. Can I just use Argon for both applications

    OK, so 2 christmas's ago my wife got me a Aluminum spool gun for my Lincoln 180C. This christmas I got a Tig setup for my Everlast 200. I know I can't do AL with the Tig, but I can with the spool. ...
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    Re: PT422 using oil - Filter loose

    Oil filter mounts are generally machined, and I have one machine (A Kohler Engine) where it does not meet up correctly. Machining is a bit off. Only solution is to overtigthen. I don't think the...
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    Two choices on wiring. Tape the new wire to the...

    Two choices on wiring. Tape the new wire to the old wire and pull it through or fish it with a stronger wire

    I don't know your machine but you may want to re design your wiring. My machine...
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    Re: PT422 using oil - Filter loose

    I don't know the design but would you have not noticed the oil in the bottom of the pan? Well, on my tractor you wouldn't but....
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    Re: 1430 hard to start

    Grounding/Connections both sides, Battery, Solenoid, Starter in that order. Then you look at wiring and key.
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    Rear Finish Mower Re: Side slope mowing tips wanted

    My slope tractor vs another

    Power Trac 185 vs. Kut Kwick Slopemaster - YouTube
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    Re: Stump grinder questions

    Yes, there are angled and straight teeth. I have no clue as to how they came up with the design, I just followed the directions they provided. Gives a wider cut in the end.
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    Re: Stump grinder questions

    Sorry Mysfr Don't understand your question.....
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    Re: Stump Grinder Build

    Another update, after 2 years and over 100 stumps (probably way way more) my grinders is working well. No parts failures, outside of a broken tooth when I found a metal culvert that I had no idea...
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    Re: Stump grinder questions

    I built my own hydraulic. 18GPM machine. Teeth and wheel design from Greenteeth. Happy to answer any questions. Oh at the moment I have probably a hundred or so stumps removed, plus a thousand...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    Here is one thing I have found. If you can get a wrench on it, and then put a pipe on the wrench it will move. It is scary as all heck, but nice steady heavy pressure will get that to go.

    You...
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    Re: need to level some ground

    In my experience this is a drawn out process. Making sure you establish what is level is the most important thing (are you level by eye or by measure). String and stakes are very popular... run a...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    So what wrenches do you have? Crows feet and Hydraulic wrenches (Martin Tools OB18K Wrench Set - Hand Tools) round out my tools and I have pretty good luck....
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    Re: I think I am getting too fat

    Factory only. I am getting about 6 years realistically out of the cylinders.

    On of the big concerns was when I toook them apart the last time there was chunks missing out of one of the o-rings....
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    Re: I think I am getting too fat

    I will be interested if you were to tear them apart how good the o rings are. One seal always seems to have failed, the other just janging on.
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    Re: I think I am getting too fat

    I think they just wear out. I never looked to see how well honed mine are... could be an issue there. But they are not very well made
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    Re: I think I am getting too fat

    So kinda figured out why the piece snapped. I stump grind with the machine, and due to the design I find myself leaning out of he side of the cab to watch the spinning blade of death. I feel me...
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    Re: Swapping Robin out with Kohler today

    I think the only real note MIGHT be the oil running cooler. Seems to be a theory for whatever reason going around that Synthetic keep a device a bit cooler.

    I put in the cheapest 10/40 I can...
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    Re: How do I fix this - Rounded out holes

    Copper Pope. There is a joke in there somewhere and I can't find it.

    In all seriousness LD, thanks for confirming my copper idea has legs. Yeah, the bushing idea never worked in my estimation....
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    Re: Source for wire?

    It is pretty high quality wire. Sorry moss, Romex... I am going to call my cousin who fixes giga yachts. He is going to have this floating around...
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    Re: Source for wire?

    Oh sorry... This is a Power Trac tractor wire. Two wires, double sheild. Looks to be 12 guage. It runs 12 volts from a seat switch to a valve control to keep the seat level.
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    Re: How do I fix this - Rounded out holes

    My neighbor who is a heavy machine repairman came over. You know how you over engineer things. He said he would whip up a couple of tabs at the shop for me. he said he would make the end that...
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    Source for wire?

    So I have a short. I have temporary fix but it is on a bundled pair that runs through the tunnel. Was wondering if there is a source for this kind of wire (seems pretty high quality, stranded pair...
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    I think I am getting too fat

    So, broke my seat on my PT today. On the 1850 there is a Hydraulic ram that levels the seat when you are on slopes (well, any 1800 series owner will tell you it chuck you around on flat terrain and...
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    Re: Some NOS PowerArc 160's

    Likewise, sorry to hear about your father.
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    Re: Lovejoy fialure

    THanks guys, yeah the pictures I am showing are the worn lovejoys. I am getting new ones shipped but gotta keep working till they arrive this week.

    As I said, the wear happend a few years ago...
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    Lovejoy fialure

    So looking for some opinions.

    I know one reason why my lovejoys have failed, and that was due to a negligent operator and the motor in question being loose (no not me but I would take the...
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    Re: Lovejoy wear on my mower

    Yeah, I straightedge when I mount, but damage was done a while ago. just never caught it.
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    Re: How do I fix this - Rounded out holes

    Hey guys, yeah I can post better pix I guess...

    The oil tank is what the tabs are welded to. Its thick metal, and I can drain the tank (although someone told me not to as it is more likely to...
  97. A repair thread you may want to follow - Steering cylinder hole worn out

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/welding/356814-how-do-i-fix-rounded.html#post4437413
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    How do I fix this - Rounded out holes

    So, was wondering why I had slop in my steering. Saw the cylinder moving more than normal. Not a usual wear point on my machine so not often inspected except when changing hoses. Clearly someing...
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    Lovejoy wear on my mower

    Well, so this has been going on for a while. A few years ago I was gone all summer and the neighbor kid got the fun filled job of mowing our 40 acres. But he did not no the quirks of the PT and...
  100. Vibration related cracking - need advice

    So first, the Power Trac is a fantastic tractor, but one thing it is not is comfortable. I have been suffering with my LED Light brackets cracking due to the vibration that is rampant on the machine...
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