Ha! I did the very opposite. For the first time in years I decided not to mount the cab and blower on a 16G. I am going to chance things with a 24" walk-behind blower. I was thinking that would up the chance of SnowMageddon!
Great seeing your little 408 plowing snow, Steve. It looks like you were having a good time using it too. It did a good job pushing snow that had built up in front of the plow straight ahead. These are neat little tractors.
I'm sure that John (jepics) will be happy when he sees your vids.
I was back at it again today. Good 4 inches of snow
Broke out the 566 and the square shoot blower with castors for my my walk ways
Used the 408 out front. Was actually dragging belly in the snow in the grass
Worked well. Not a whole lot vids from this as I knocked the tri pod over and got snow in the camera before finishing the side walk out front. About the max amount I would want to try with the 408 and no weight though
I quickly cobbled up a mount for the Warn winch that I've had for a while now. I'm going to be retrieving something through the woods in the coming days, or weeks, and I may need the winch to pull it across, and up the gully. Future plans call for picking up a piece of 3 sided stock that I can slide over the lifetable hitch receivers, and welding a platform to it for the winch mount. It will be secured with two pins, instead of one pin like it is now. I'll pre-wire the 814, and 816 with quick connects at their ends, so I'll be able to quickly attach the winch to either tractor if needed.
This will have to do for now. It should work out okay.
I used the 816 (with winch), and 814 to rescue an old self propelled buzz saw the other day. First I had to push back a leaf, and branch pile with the 814 to create a pathway for the saw. A lot of winching followed, the first pull started at about 80 ft. across the wooded gully to the neighbors back yard. Then repositioning the 816 several times for different angles as I pulled the saw through, and back up my side of the gully (the saw lost it's rotted tires along the way). Once up, I was able to tow it the rest of the way around to the driveway.
A local craigslist ad shows a 60” mower deck from a 20G that supposedly can be run via quick hitch on a walk-behind. What do you all know about this set up? Is it worth considering? I have a Commercial 12. Seems like it would counter balance the Kohler no problem. I don’t have steering...
Okay I'm going to keep the 1964 puppy, so far the forum has been super helpful.
What steps should I take before trying to starting?
Gas tank looks pretty clean, the oil has be mud /filter.
New spark plug?
Thanks and wish me luck.
Hello, i just joined the forum, so thank you for this library of knowledge. Ive had my '59? Gravely L for 2 years now, buy im ashamed to say ive never tried to start it. It clearly needs help, and im not sure where to begin. I tried to add oil to the case, but it runs out the front where you...