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post #1 of 14 Old 04-15-2019, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up a '95 B7100 HST with 650 hours on Saturday. Has a 1630 loader, Woods RM400 finish mower and I had them throw in an (old) Bush Hog. I believe it's a SQ-48 Squealer, but no tags. Feel I got a good deal, now to change all the fluids/filters and get the cutters in good working order. I haven't had the bush hog connected, but it turns easily by hand. My intention for it is to widen some trails and general maintenance at my hunting lease. Since it was basically a throw in and going to be used pretty hard, I'll go over it and give it a chance. I just have the one pic after delivery, but I'll post more if there's interest!
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Congrats on the new to you tractor, one like that will be super handy to have around.

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You’ve been on MTF this long, and you state you’ll add more pics if there is interest....

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post #4 of 14 Old 04-15-2019, 06:22 PM
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That tractor looks like it is ready to raise some havoc. Best of luck with it. I have added your overdue 10 Year Member Badge. And yes, we still want more pictures.

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Sorry Should have known better and thanks for the 10 year badge! Doesn't make me feel old at all

Here's a few more pics. The last one was the only evidence of the rotary being a Bush Hog. Any input/knowledge/info would be great. I plan on getting under it, checking the spindle/bearings and sharpening/replacing the blades. Can't wait to cut some new paths and do some road repair at my lease. The dealer is tracking down the manuals right now, but in the mean time I found a place to download and got all the controls figured out and maintenance items identified, which should be done this weekend.
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The lever between the fender and the tunnel is the rear pto speed selector, correct?
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The lever between the fender and the tunnel is the rear pto speed selector, correct?

Edit - Yes, the lever between the fender and the tunnel is the pto speed selector.

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982SGT, 442 PTO tiller, Ruegg 3 point hitch, 450 Snowblower, and 50" Deck.
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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.

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Wow, great find! I'm looking for something similar. Most around here are overpriced or beat (and overpriced).

Keep the pics coming!

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Got the brush hog primed & painted. Got a positive ID as a Befco. In my search, I found that it needed a snap ring and washer on the output shaft for safety, so those got ordered and installed and it's ready to be dropped at my property. New blades were installed on the Woods RM400 and it's all greased up and ready to go. It's quiet, smooth and cuts pretty nice. Got all my fluids and filters for the B7100 so I'll be tackling that tomorrow and I'll be ready for summer work. Here's a few pics:
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When you say that you sharpened the blades on the bush hog, what profile did you sharpen them to?

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The blades looked unused but weathered/ rusty, so I really just cleaned them up with a grinder. Just followed the original profile.

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982SGT, 442 PTO tiller, Ruegg 3 point hitch, 450 Snowblower, and 50" Deck.
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