Re: Joined the club
Quick update for those interested. The tail wheel was seized on the Bush Hog. It took about an hour of an 8# sledge and heat to get it loose. All cleaned, greased, and back together and spins freely along with the wheel. Pressure washed the deck, changed the gear oil in the gear box, and pulled the blades (never sharpened) sharpened them and reinstalled. Bearing had no play and everything rotates freely. Ordered a new pto shaft for it also. The quick release was also seized and once I got it out, it still wouldn't move freely. TSC didn't have the particular type I needed and a new QR head was $70, so I ordered a new shaft for $130 with all the safety covers & chains. I plan on sizing the new pto shaft this weekend and giving it a test pass before I drop the Bush Hog at my hunting lease. I also broke down the Woods RM400. It has a new(er) belt all the spindles are tight and move freely. Cleaned it up, topped off the gear oil and greased all the pulleys, wheels and pto shaft. The blades are trashed so I ordered a new set. There was a tear in the discharge chute, so I ground and welded that up last night. I'll put a coat of primer & paint on that and also the new cover I made for the blade access hole on the Bush Hog. Now that I have those 2 pieces back in good working order, I'll get to the B7100 maintenance, hopefully finish this weekend and get some cutting in next weekend.
Question: for those who store their Bush Hogs outdoors, has anyone drilled (small) drain holes on either side of the center brace, where the gear box is mounted? Obviously water collects on either side depending on which way the deck is leaning.
Kubota B7100 HST, 1630 Loader, Woods RM400, & Befco 4' Rotary Cutter
982SGT, 442 PTO tiller, Ruegg 3 point hitch, 450 Snowblower, and 50" Deck.
Cub Cadet 70, 1862, SOLD
John Deere 212, Tiller, Snow Thrower, Trip Blade & Wheel Weights SOLD