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Should I shoot it?

Postby George Willer » Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:48 pm

This outfit has served faithfully as a butt buggy at home and at tractor shows for a number of years. I suppose it has returned the original investment of $12.50 many times over, but I hate to abandon an old friend. Should I give it a new lease on life? I'm sure it could be repaired once more.

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Postby Bigdog » Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:51 pm

George - I'm sure it's worth at least one more repair.
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Postby kinelbor » Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:52 pm

What did you do George? Did you jump it? haha :wink: If it has sentimental value, I would fix it! 8)
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Postby cowboy » Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:57 pm

:?: George I do not rember seeing that one when I was over. You have it hiding out back :!:

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Postby Rudi » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:02 pm

George:

Personally, it would be like an old friend.. so I would fix it. If I wasn't going to use it again, I would take it with me to the next big shew... and give it to someone who could really use it and appreciates fine craftsmanship and ingenuity. Re-tooling something from it's original configuration to something more useful than recycling stock, is always wonderful to see, and is painful to actually have to recycle. I am sure who ever would be lucky enough to inherit it from you, would be a grateful fella..

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Postby George Willer » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:28 pm

kinelbor wrote:What did you do George? Did you jump it? haha :wink: If it has sentimental value, I would fix it! 8)


No, as a matter of fact I didn't jump it. It was simply sitting there running at a fairly fast idle providing the CO + a concoction to reward the moles for their efforts. The last few years it's been mostly a loaner for friends at shows. Not that I'm cheap, but I think I may give it another lease on life. :D
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Postby Eugene » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:42 pm

My vote. Call the minister and schedule the service.

Purchase one of the narrow frame hydrostatic Cub Cadets. With a little tweeking of the govenor you can do 15 to 20 MPH. Hook up a trailer and haul several of your best (heavy set) friends. Kill gophers or moles and even jump a few curbs.

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Postby denton » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:43 pm

George, my first thought is to bury it. Horse like that with a broke leg and all.

Got to thinking that with all the mods you are so adept at doing to cubs, I feel sure you could make that thing 4x4. Of course you might need to put on manual frong hubs to save gas. Maybe a Willies or Unimog front axle might be most appropriate since they were originally farm vehicles.

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Postby Lurker Carl » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:47 pm

Looks like a late 1960's Montgomery Wards riding mower. It's out lasted 99% of all the others. The one I had was weak in the front end as well.
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Postby danovercash » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:49 pm

Want a wheel horse front axle to put under it? Just figure out how to get it home and it's yours.
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Postby TOOLMAN » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:52 pm

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:58 pm

my vote is to fix. I may need it at cubfest. LOL
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Postby George Willer » Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:00 pm

TOOLMAN wrote:More Power


Tony,

It has enough power to destroy itself already. The most fun was created by the truck flywheel mounted in place of the former mower drive. It's been a strange running Briggs engine for quite a while. 8)
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Postby Jim Becker » Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:02 pm

George,
Where you going to find another that works so well for another $12.50? Besides, you probably can fix it in less time than everyone has spent typing replies in to this thread.

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Postby johnbron » Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:28 pm

:?: I was going to guess that it was origionaly an Ariens RER but upon reading farther where you mentioned it has a Briggs engine. I think all the old Ariens rer`s had Tecumsahs. I have an old Ariens Emperor with a 7-hp tecumpsah and it is my favorite riding mower but it is about to give up on me. I have been expecting it to quit for the last 3 mowing seasons but a shot of starting fluid and mo-oil always gets it through another mowing.
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