Seat looks comfy. What did it sell for on clearance? Time to bathe the tractor so it matches the seat?
You may be able to plastic weld those cracks. Have a backup tank handy just in case...Got the new gas cap for the GS6500 in the mail today (UPS to USPS handoff). The old cap wasn't venting properly, and caused it to stall.
Yesterday, when I washed the tractor, I noticed that the tank is starting to crack. I really hate gas tanks. Metal ones rust, plastic ones crack.
Yes, those are "clean" pics, at least they were taken after I washed the tractor. Obviously, I need to do a better job, probably with the power washer. Everything looked great when it was still wet!
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I have the same problem. Grass accumulates all over the mower. Even on the parts of the transaxle that protrude from the sides of the mower. And grass and dust blow out from everywhere...First mowing of the season with my '00 917.270670 with a mulching plate in place for the first time since I rescued it. It ran great but a ton of clippings accumulated on top of the deck from a poor fitting mulching plate(?). I'll tape up the gaps before the next mow and see if that helps.
Years ago, I started blowing off the deck, tranny and under the hood with a leaf blower. Started with a cordless, but the gas backpack blower does it much better job. Either way, it's WAY better to blow it off than leave the dirt, grass and leaves in place after each use.I have the same problem. Grass accumulates all over the mower. Even on the parts of the transaxle that protrude from the sides of the mower. And grass and dust blow out from everywhere...
I've never had a mouse problem probably because of the feral cats and skunk around. My son parks his camper at my place for the winter and puts incense sticks around on the inside. My BIL puts dryer sheets all over the inside his holiday trailer which he parks here for the winter also. I've read that moth balls keep mice away. My other BIL had a mouse problem in his garage until he started using an ultrasonic mouse deterrent thing he plugs into power. Has anyone tried any of these solutions.A little unplanned maintenance on the GS6500, needed before installing the deck to cut the lawn for the first time.
Found a clear indication of a mouse nest on Saturday, pulled the covers found not only a nest, but a bunch of acorns, as well as a chewed/stripped coil ground wire, and a destroyed air filter precleaner. Had to fish out the mess with a wire coat hanger and shop vac.
Got the following done on the tractor: Fixed the coil wire, changed the oil and filter (made a huge mess in the process, but contained that in a bucket), changed the air filter and replaced the chewed precleaner. Stopped short of replacing the fuel filter (it's covered in the same oil/dirt mess that was covering the rest of the engine).
Got the lawn cut. Still need to dethatch and aerate.
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