Picked up a 1986/87 180 a few weeks ago and have been bringing it back to life. I love this silly little thing! Actually logged 6hrs on.....4 of those, non-stop.....mowing a really [email protected]
field area inside a big paved parking lot.
Last on the list of "needs" is a new PTO. I was putting it off since they're $180ish on ebay and $50-$80 more than that from other sources. Found out it's a Warner 5215-9 which has been superceded to a 5215-34. It's got a 1-1/8" inside diameter, where most versions are only 1".
Decided I'd give repairing it a try. Took it apart and cleaned and repacked the bearing on the pulley, and then removed and replaced the bearing (NACHI 6007DS $32) in the base.
Now, we'll see if it holds up.