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  1. OhioCowboy

    Bad Boy Land Plane

    I've used a Bad Boy mower very hard for the last 10 years. No problems. Build very well. Welds and material have never given me any concern. I wouldn't be afraid to buy the Bad Boy land plane. I've been using a LP land plane for 5 years. Double blades and 5 or 6 scarifiers (sp). Best...
  2. OhioCowboy

    Washout-proofing a ditch

    My solution after many years of the same problem was to install an 8" double walled corrugated pipe (whatever size as needed) down the driveway. Expensive but I installed 60 ft one year, 100 ft the next and so forth until it was complete. I found rerouting worked for a while.
  3. OhioCowboy

    Is a 6' box blade too much for a compact?

    I've been using a 5 foot box blade with my TC33D 4WD, 33 HP, with nothing in the rear tires and that is about all I would want to pull. It'll pull it but a lot of my time would be watching the box to see how full it is cuz I know if it gets too full I'll start spinning or just bog down and stop...
  4. OhioCowboy

    Mowing Level (soon to be lawn) with tiller, disc or box blade?

    My vote is the tiller. You'll never get the finished lawn you want using the box blade or discs. I've used them all plus a land plane, box spring, dozer, FEL & spring tooth harrow. With time and effort you can make any of them work to some degree of satisfaction I guess, but the quickest and...
  5. OhioCowboy

    Forward Exit Horizontal Exhaust??

    I have horizontal forward/side exiting (RK24) and side exiting (NH TD33). Neither has ever bothered me during operation. Both are on the left exiting the side engine panels.
  6. OhioCowboy

    Most cost effective way to divert water

    Was the property that way when you bought or inherited it?
  7. OhioCowboy

    fuel issues

    I know it's an older thread but just in case someone is having the same problem, mine did the exact same thing. I ended up using Hot Shot's Secret Diesel Fuel Additive in my fuel. That and putting a tee and valve in the fuel line between the fuel filter bowl and the tank I got a brass tee that...
  8. OhioCowboy

    RK24-What is filter in front of radiator? Fuel?

    I received a quick answer from RK Tractor (Daniel Patterson) that , it's the fuel water separator. Yes, I looked in the manual. No mention of a fuel water separator, only an oil water separator, and no reference as to where it is mentioned in the manual. The picture of the fuel water...
  9. OhioCowboy

    RK24-What is filter in front of radiator? Fuel?

    My RK24 has a fuel filter behind the side cover by the oil filter as shown in our manual. It also has a filter that looks just like the fuel filter in front of the radiator on the right side. What is this filter for? Here's a pic:
  10. OhioCowboy


    Transmission (API GL-4 Grade) Tractor transmission and hydraulic oil Below -4コF(-20コC) ISO VG32 Above -4コF(-20コC) between ISO VG46 and 68 Front Axle (API GL-4 Grades)Gear oil #80 or #90 The above specs calling for GL-4 Gear oil for the front axle are from the current manual for all tractors...
  11. OhioCowboy


    Rick, here's the Rural King fluids listed under RK24H maintenance on their website ( for transmission and front axle: Transmission Transdraulic Fluid H.k. Univ (SKU 3261927) Current Price $22.49/2 gal Front Axle (Do Not use the Universal Trans/Hydraulic Fluid in the front axle...
  12. OhioCowboy


    Rick, I agree. I'm looking at the date & time stamp at the bottom of page 5-11 in the PDF manual. It is: 2018-12-11 08:08:01 No idea for sure what format they are using for date (is it Nov 12 or Dec 11? Not important for our discussion.) Do you have a date on the printed manual you...
  13. OhioCowboy


    Here's some added info on the gear oil/tran hyd oil question I found in another thread in TBN (Ref Quote #5 in the following) Here is the specific reference #5
  14. OhioCowboy


    IMHO You will need the Rural King mechanic and store manager to put that in writing. (And maybe make a video of it on your phone) 2 months ago I asked at Rural King and was led over to the CAM2 PROMAX Tractor Hydraulic 303 Oil and was told that's what they use in the service area for the RK24...
  15. OhioCowboy

    Tires RK 24 tire pressures

    coastie, you are absolutely right. 40 front and 25 rear. :tractor:
  16. OhioCowboy

    FEL Joystick

    That's correct. The joystick is coming straight at you rather than coming up. When you move the handle up the bucket moves down and when you push the lever down the bucket raises.
  17. OhioCowboy

    FEL Joystick

    For those without an RK24, here is a picture of where it is located near the dash above the HST pedal plus a diagram of the direction of movement while operating FEL when looking at the joystick from the operators seat. The orientation is different than other FEL or buckets I've used.
  18. OhioCowboy

    RK24 Operator's Manual in PDF Yet?

    Thanks for that. RK Tractor Guy was real fast getting the RK24 manual to me. Here's something I'm curious about and can't figure out. Nothing important, just one of those things that bug you. In the TYM and the RK manual they call out T/M in their drawings. Nowhere in the text is there a...
  19. OhioCowboy

    RK24 Hyd Toplink With Backhoe Hydraulics?

    Here's what I'm thinking with the shutoff valve and flow divider (i don't know the tech terms of the parts but...)
  20. OhioCowboy

    RK24 Hyd Toplink With Backhoe Hydraulics?

    When I take off my backhoe I'll be disconnecting the hydraulic lines. I'm wondering if I can use those connections to connect to a new valve and toplink cylinder arrangement ...and maybe an arm leveling cylinder so I can adjust from the seat while working? :thumbsup: :thumbdown:
  21. OhioCowboy

    First Big Project for RK24 Backhoe - It's a Winner

    Here's the almost finished project after backfilling. I have to reseed next Spring.
  22. OhioCowboy

    RK24 Rear Remote Control

    What am I missing? :confused: I have a lever for the lift arms on the right and on the left side I have a lever for 2wd/4wd, a lever for hydrostat hi/lo, and a lever for the PTOs. No lever for the rear remotes?
  23. OhioCowboy

    First Big Project for RK24 Backhoe - It's a Winner

    The pines were no problem at their age. The locust roots only go to their drip line but they make it harder when going under and between 2 of them, especially for the guy in the ditch. :laughing: Here's a pic looking the other way of the locusts at the road ditch.
  24. OhioCowboy

    First Big Project for RK24 Backhoe - It's a Winner

    300+ feet of new pond overflow pipe. 24"-30" deep. Combination of clay+shale+locust roots. :thumbsup:
  25. OhioCowboy

    RK24 Operator's Manual in PDF Yet?

    Has anyone found a PDF format operator's manual for the RK24 yet? I found the TYM manual for their T254. Similar but different enough.
  26. OhioCowboy

    Anyone Remove the Backhoe From an RK24 Yet?

    Thanks, I'll check with them. Here's mine:
  27. OhioCowboy

    Anyone Remove the Backhoe From an RK24 Yet?

    I'm thinking of removing the backhoe from my RK24 to use some of my 3pt attachments. Anyone done it yet. Wondering what's involved to take off and put back on. Time involved? 15 minutes 1 hour 2 hour? How stable the hoe is while removed. I just heard the new RK24s will have a quick attach front...
  28. OhioCowboy

    RK24 Oil and Hydraulic Filter Numbers

    Here are the current numbers I've gotten after buying filters and tran/hyd oil at Rural King: Hyd Filter: (Filter is inside the frame ahead of the right rear tire.) RK # 212160308 on RK receipt & TYM # 11102303100 on filter Hyd Fluid: # 3261930 on my receipt. RK recommends using Harvest...
  29. OhioCowboy

    RK24 - Is There a Hydraulic Filter

    I've looked at the maintenance schedule in my manual and I've looked at my tractor. Am I correct that there is no hydraulic oil filter on this machine? When I picked the machine up I was told that the 50 hour maintenance they do includes oil filter, oil, hydraulic filter and hydraulic
  30. OhioCowboy

    RK24 ticking noise and blue/white smoke from exhaust-one time for 15-20 seconds

    I purchased an RK24 in July. there's 12 hours on the hour meter. Today I was using the loader to move top soil to low spots in my lawn area. The tractor had been running for about 15 minutes and while carrying my first load of topsoil back to the yard area, I was on level land and moving slowly...
  31. OhioCowboy

    Flail Mower Let's talk flail mowers

    Wow. Prices sure have jumped up in 10 years. Bearing $57 to $97 (+70%) and side housings up from $257 to $413 (+60%) The Caroni is starting to look better tonight.
  32. OhioCowboy

    How to crank engine over with without it starting

    Good idea. How about pulling the 12V wire on the fuel solenoid? I found these pics jinman posted 7/23/11: I think the fuse for the fuel solenoid is fuse #1 (7 amp). Looks like another wire splits off before it gets to the solenoid and goes to the alternator. I'll try it and see. (one of...
  33. OhioCowboy

    How to crank engine over with without it starting

    Bypass the solenoid from the battery to the starter? This is a pic of my solenoid/starter on my TC33D:
  34. OhioCowboy

    How to crank engine over with without it starting

    Is there a way to turn my engine over using the starter without it starting? Similar to a gas engine if I take off the distributor cap or remove the spark plugs? Mine turns over, but starts right away. I just want to listen to the motor at real low rpm. It was making a noises before I last shut...
  35. OhioCowboy

    TC33D water pump-Fan Free Spinning?

    Mowing and tractor made loud noises from the front. I thought it was the fan belt flying around in the plastic shroud Sounded like plastic rather than metal.. Not so. I'm thinking water pump? I've taken off radiator and notice the fan is free spinning. Is that normal? I thought it would be...
  36. OhioCowboy

    Engine Fuel Leak

    Today I cleaned the area where it's leaking and noted that as soon as I turn on the fuel (without the engine running) at the sediment bowl it starts leaking around this middle plate. I have not loosened this plate, but I have cracked open the hex nuts to bleed air. Does fuel come from the...
  37. OhioCowboy

    Engine Fuel Leak

    Thanks for that. In case anyone else might have the same problem, Here's a diagram that shows there are 3 o-rings on each of the "delivery valves" - part #5 is the delivery valve assembly (thanks DT86). I'll start with part # 2 o-ring then #15 if that doesn't stop the leak.
  38. OhioCowboy

    Engine Fuel Leak

    Good instructions-thanks will keep in my references. Here's a picture of where my leak is on my tractor. Seeping from one of the 3 tubes by the red arrow. I crack them open to bleed air when needed in addition to the bleeder shown just above the leak. Maybe I'm wrong and those 3 are not the...
  39. OhioCowboy

    Engine Fuel Leak

    I've been turning off the fuel at the filter bowl for the last year to stop a fuel leak somewhere near the fuel injectors. No problems starting or running. Just seeps fuel out whenever I park it. drip...drip...drip... I'm getting weary of forgetting to turn the fuel on and forgetting to turn...
  40. OhioCowboy

    TC33D Water Pump Going Bad or ?

    This has happened twice this winter. Both times air temp was below 5 degrees. I started the tractor but the shaft/pulley with the radiator fan on it does not turn. The belt is loose enough to let it slip. The first time I heated up the engine compartment with the torpedo heater for a couple of...
  41. OhioCowboy

    Towing TC33D-Disengage Hydrostatic?

    My tractor quit running in the field and I need to tow it back to the shop. How do I get it to free wheel so it is easier for the towing tractor? Or will it free wheel if in neutral? I don't want to have my buddy show up with his tractor and we are unable to pull it because the hydrostatic is...
  42. OhioCowboy

    Lincoln SA-200 Worth Repairing?

    I have an older SA-200. (? SN A-596836 Code 6340-A) It has been sitting outside next to the barn for the last 10 yrs. I didn't try to turn it over yet, but do know it was running great and had a smooth arc when last shut down. I'm retired now and was thinking about getting it running again for...
  43. OhioCowboy

    Ford 918H Roller End Dimensions for Rebuilding

    I need to rebuild the ends of my Ford 918H 71" flail mower roller. The roller I have is fine except for the shafts on the ends that run in the bearings. They have worn and I need to weld a new piece on the end and machine it to OEM dimensions. I was able to buy the bearings, so I can determine...
  44. OhioCowboy

    TC33D Start Problem-Dash Lights go off then on

    The famous TC33D starting problem 149 Background: Approx 2001/2003? TC33D. No starting problems for 1000 hours. This Spring the alternator stopped charging the battery. I have been putting the battery on a trickle charge each night and have had no trouble starting. Last weekend I shut down...