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Forum: Craftsman / Sears   12-19-2019, 10:37 AM
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Posted By JimboTN
Thanks for the response. You were right on it...

Thanks for the response. You were right on it being a fuel problem so I checked and fuel is flowing up to the carburetor inlet. Finally gave up and took it to a small engine shop where they replaced...
Forum: Craftsman / Sears   08-10-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By JimboTN
Question GT5000 want to repower but engine no longer available

After almost 1200 hours and diligent maintenance my Craftsman GT5000 54'' mower/garden tractor refuses to run. I changed fuel, filters, oil and it will run on starter fluid but won't run on fuel. Get...
Forum: ZTR and Commercial   06-12-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By JimboTN
I have to agree with micah68kj. I had the same...

I have to agree with micah68kj. I had the same issues with a 2.5 Acre yard. It was formerly a row crop field that made mowing only possible at the lowest speed.
1) rented a tractor with a harley...
Forum: Toro   10-03-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By JimboTN
Thanks for the reply....I feel much better...

Thanks for the reply....I feel much better now....still motivated to "gitterdone" but my tears have dried!
Forum: Toro   10-02-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By JimboTN
Very Nice Job! I was wondering how you liked the...

Very Nice Job! I was wondering how you liked the LEDs mounted high. I have a zero turn that I am going to mount LEDs on but thought I'd put them lower and in front of my controls.

Are the LEDs...
Forum: The Garden Shed   07-13-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By JimboTN
I've had one for about a year and find it very...

I've had one for about a year and find it very helpful. The longer reach lets me trim larger shrubs along walls without having to actually crawl into the bushes and taller shrubs and bushes are much...
Forum: ZTR and Commercial   06-15-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,397
Posted By JimboTN
Michigan Suspension Seat from Northern Tool...

Michigan Suspension Seat from Northern Tool continues to appear to be working great HOWEVER, my positive review of the seat and it's direct bolt on installation was blocked by Northern because I...
Forum: ZTR and Commercial   05-24-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,397
Posted By JimboTN
Good news....bad news. Michigan seat is simple...

Good news....bad news. Michigan seat is simple bolt on to the Dixie Chopper and it does seem to smooth out the ride according to my son. (I can't ride the mower for a month or 2 more). You can see it...
Forum: ZTR and Commercial   05-21-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,397
Posted By JimboTN
Talking THEY'RE HEEEEEERE

They're both HERE!!!:2th: Yet still I must wait!
I had spinal fusion surgery last month and can't lift more than 5# for awhile longer. My son says he'll come by and help soon....
The Northern Tool...
Forum: General Lawnmower Repair   05-21-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By JimboTN
Thanks for the idea. Mine is a 2001 vintage and...

Thanks for the idea. Mine is a 2001 vintage and there weren't electric pto's in my manual,however I have found newer models' manuals so I can see how they are doing it. I'll study that. They don't...
Forum: General Lawnmower Repair   05-21-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By JimboTN
It appears that the engine drive shaft is 1 1/8"...

It appears that the engine drive shaft is 1 1/8" diameter and there is a "split (dual) pulley" on it. The 5" pulley (top) drives the hydraulic pump, the 6" pulley (bottom) connects to the deck drive...
Forum: General Lawnmower Repair   05-21-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By JimboTN
Change to electric pto

I have a Kohler CV20 vertical shaft engine that drives 2 hydraulic pumps for propulsion and a mower deck via a manual pulley arrangement. I'd like to change the manual blade engagement to an electric...
Forum: ZTR and Commercial   05-14-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,397
Posted By JimboTN
Worse than I expected!

Northern Tool put their Michigan suspension seat on sale $20 off AND free shipping to their store (saving oversize shipping etc ~$60) SOOO, one of those is headed my way too, although 1 to 2 week...
Forum: ZTR and Commercial   05-12-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 660
Posted By JimboTN
1999 Kubota GF1800E-2 Front Mower diesel

Looking around at larger zero-turn mowers found a Kubota diesel (1999) with only 900 hours for around $6k. I've been interested in a front mounted mower deck since they seem to get under shrubs and...
Forum: ZTR and Commercial   05-12-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,397
Posted By JimboTN
I'll report back ASAP

Just ordered the suspension mechanism and will try it on my 2001 Dixie Chopper and then maybe on my only slightly newer Craftsman GT5000...
If it works I may order a complete seat assembly like the...
Forum: ZTR and Commercial   05-12-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,397
Posted By JimboTN
Suspension kit for existing seat?

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/zT0AAOSw-7RVE0Sf/s-l500.jpgThanks for the Northern Tool link. Found this on eBay... might be a temporary solution... ...
Forum: ZTR and Commercial   05-11-2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,397
Posted By JimboTN
Checked out the Ferris/Simplicity sorta

Was able to stop by the closest Ferris dealer on a quick hop into town. While looking over the unit noticed that the oil filter appears to be buried deep within the frame of the mower with no access...
Forum: ZTR and Commercial   05-09-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,397
Posted By JimboTN
Thanks for the welcome!

Thanks for the welcome and the Ferris info. I've been on this site as a lurker for about a decade (?) but had nothing to contribute...actually, not even now.
The only Ferris dealer I was aware of...
Forum: ZTR and Commercial   05-08-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,397
Posted By JimboTN
ZTR suspension seats & front wheel springs

Getting ready to trade in my 2001 vintage Dixie Chopper zero turn and find that some models/brands are offering suspension seats and front (caster) wheel springs. Recent spine fusion surgery and...
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