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 01-20-2006, 21:06 Post: 123124
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Hi my name is jeff i really like how you all have the board set up. Any way i own a really beat up simplicity lawn mower i took the deck off more ground clearance and take it off roading on my 46 acres very fun. Since it didnt come with a light i stole one off of my old moped doesnt run anymore. I also made sure the voltage was right 12 volts hooked it up made my own mounts and works wonderfully. All i need now is a silonoid and a new seat. This thing is so muddy its actually really funny to see i have to get going now been on for 5 hours and sick of computer hope to hear from you soon.






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 01-20-2006, 21:13 Post: 123126
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 newbe introducing himself

Welcome aboard!!! I don't know how rough your terrain is But we have a couple of young lads in our area that have made a few pulley changes and have can sure make those peerless transaxles sing!






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 01-20-2006, 23:26 Post: 123146
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I dont know if my tractor has peerless transaxles it is an older simplicity 1977 to be exact it has a 7 and a half horse briggs engine. My pully that is hooked up to the rear end is bent it might have gotten bent when i was rock crawling but i dont know. My tranny slips once in a while too i put it in gear and it doesnt go so i have to put it into another gear and slam it back into 3rd and it goes. I might rebuild it this summer make some modifications maybe a new pully one that isnt bent. And for paint im going to sand all of the old paint off with a power sander put 2 coats of primer on 2 coats of blue spray paint im painting stripes and two coats of black. I will post pics of it when i get done with the repaint. My terrain consists of rocks mud water because there is a swamp and a pond its also really bumpy it is a wooded area with tree stumps because some trees fell down. I ripped a couple of small rotted trees out with the tractor and hauled them out in the trailor. Its a regent so its a smaller simplicity but its pretty strong im suprised it lasted this long without breaking down. I was thinking of buying a snorkal for the carb and a long pipe for the exaust so i could make it come out of the top like a smoke stack so i dont get flooded when going through deep water. The hood is all black right now i have a crome gas cap and a orange shifter knob from a old john deer that no longer ran on it i also have 1 black rim on the back one white tire popped.






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 01-21-2006, 02:03 Post: 123147
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Welcome 77! Glad you found us! Jump in and have at it.






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 01-21-2006, 02:50 Post: 123150
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You might consider a very nice shade of green for the final color.






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 01-21-2006, 06:20 Post: 123155
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77,

Got your note, to upload pictures to this site you need to upgrade your membership and either use our howto on making your pictures smaller, or use your own SW to do so.

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The links you gave us are to files on your local PC which we cannot see.






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 01-21-2006, 10:04 Post: 123166
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Sorry i didnt see that would work i probably wont upgrade dont feel like paying money yeah i know im cheap but you have to be these days.






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 01-21-2006, 14:42 Post: 123173
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You can also use a free photo site like yahoo and then copy the link from that site and paste it in our links box.

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 01-21-2006, 16:39 Post: 123183
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WELCOME 77

I just signed on myself. These are great people with good ideas and a lot of knowledge and opinions.






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 01-21-2006, 18:51 Post: 123187
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77, I think I will be off roading in my Gravely lawnmower soon also. Wifey is not in agreement to spend about $10K (after taxes and add-ons) for a Polaris Sportsman X2. She is probably right, I get the winter blues and look for toys, but spring and the JD4310 are around the corner!

Anyway I purchased a service manual today for the K301 Kohler engine on my Gravely and may tear it apart to get the thing to run right again. It moves along at a nice speed in 4th gear! And after getting my "lifetime warranty" Troy Built tiller running again today I am on a roll!






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