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    Re: new craftsman spewing smoke

    I have the 24HP Briggs from Sears for the past 7 years and it has run beautifully since day one. I also use Amsoil in everything I own and I'm convinced this has prolonged the life of all my...
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    Re: BEST PUSH MOWER?

    Just to add my 2 cents here-- I was told by more than one source and also have learned that the Honda push mowers cannot be beat. What surprised me more than anything else was if you don't purchase...
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    Re: Mower & Engine Belts

    Thanks for your input. My tractor is kept inside as well and doesn't appear to have any cracking etc. on the belts. I'll wait to see visible wear and tear and then replace.
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    Mower & Engine Belts

    I have a Sears Craftsman 24HP model 944-608830 which has 205 hours and runs like a top and has since new. The original belts are still on the tractor. How often as a rule should the belts be changed?...
  5. Re: Craftsman Riding Mower Sputtering when engaging blades

    Run some Seafoam in your next tank of fresh fuel. This product has solved many a problem for me over the years. Be sure to only use premium fuel. If you do solve the problem, run the Seafoam through...
  6. Re: Weed Eater trimmer line or alternatives and other experiences...

    You've described exactly what I went through for many years UNTIL I bought Stihl and they're a great machine in every respect. Two pulls and starts every time!
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    Re: Need help picking a garden tractor

    You will likely be very happy with your choice. Great machine!
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    Winter Storage

    What is recommended for storing a Craftsman lawn tractor during the winter months as far as fuel goes? Should the fuel tank be drained and run the engine dry? Thanks for your help.
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    Re: Best Oil For A Kawasaki Engine

    My suggestion would be to use Amsoil full synthetic. The one that is highly recommended is their 4 stroke "Small Engine 10W - 30 . I have used this oil in all equipment I own for about 10 plus years...
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    Re: Need High Lift Blades for new JD x380

    I would check to see if blades made by Oregon are available for your JD. I have always found Oregon to be a good quality blade. Hope that helps.
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    Re: Craftsman Tractor Blades

    Thanks for your help and info. I will check out that the spindles are mounted correctly and give it a try.
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    Re: Craftsman Tractor Blades

    Thanks so much for your comments. Some of what you said I have done such as checked the tires and they were right on.With your wheels 2.5 inches off the ground, do you not get a lot of scalping? In...
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    Re: Craftsman Tractor Blades

    Concerning the deck scalp wheels--- The manual says they should be set just off the ground in the cutting position. Do most of you follow this recommendation? At the same setting on each wheel, my...
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    Re: Craftsman Tractor Blades

    After leveling the deck and getting the blades at the proper distance from level ground, 95% of the problem is solved. When I get the new set of Oregon's this coming Monday, I'm sure that all will be...
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    Re: Craftsman Tractor Blades

    Very interesting! I fooled around for about an hour yesterday trying to get the mower deck, blades etc. as level as I could. What a job that was. My cutting setting is at 4 which I find to be about...
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    Re: Craftsman Tractor Blades

    Over the years, I have always sharpened the top sides of the blades until one of the service people of lawn tractors told me to sharpen only the bottom sides. It does make more sense to sharpen the...
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    Re: Craftsman Tractor Blades

    Thanks for the reply. Yes the blades seem flat. I took them off a "slightly" sharpened them as they were more than butter knife in thickness. I take it that the only part you sharpen as at the tips ...
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    Re: Oil drain tube for Husqvarna YTH1542XP

    With mine, I have to push in on the hose and turn counterclockwise and the opposite to close it up.
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    Re: Craftsman Tractor Blades

    I changed to new blades (Oregon) I think they're called. Didn't make a lot of difference from the old blades which were about a year old. I'm getting some uneven cutting even after I checked to see...
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    Re: Looking for belt replacements

    Try Lawn Mower Parts and lawn tractor parts and more Outdoor Distributors - Lawn Mower Parts Hope this helps!
  21. Re: How reliable and durable are Craftsman Lawn tractors?

    I bought a Craftsman YS4500 (24HP) in 2008. It was built by Husqvarna. It has been an excellent performer with no problems whatsoever. Mind you I do over service all of my equipment such as oil...
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    Re: Small engine issue

    Add in about 1 ounce of Sea Foam to a fresh tank of fuel to clean everything out. If that solves the problem ( usually it will) great! If not I would suspect fuel filter first and then carb. Good...
  23. Re: Need New Garden Tractor, Kubota vs Cub Cadet

    I would also consider the Simplicity. A friend has the Simplicity and is very happy with the cutting and overall performance. He's had it now almost a full year.
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    Re: Small engine issue

    I'll second that! Run only premium fuel and add some Sea Foam (about an ounce) twice per year.
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    Re: Stihl - weedeater - engine runs erratic

    Over a number of years of using Stihl products ( blowers , weed, weedeaters and chain saws) I have used a product called Sea Foam in the "premium fuel only" twice a year, at the start of the season...
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    Re: Craftsman Tractor Blades

    Thanks for the welcome. Do you normally sharpen up the new blades before you use them? That's the point I'm at now. A fellow at the place where I purchased the new blades told me that it's not a good...
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    Re: Craftsman Tractor Blades

    Thanks for the input. These blades are much blunter than the butter knife edge you refer to. I will likely give them a try once our lawn dries up enough. I may end up having to give them somewhat of...
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    Craftsman Tractor Blades

    Just purchased new blades for my Craftsman Tractor. My question is should the new blades have quite a sharpe cutting edge from new? The reason I ask is that these new blades have a fairly blunt...
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