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Craftsman lawn tractor.

Posted by rustyj14 W/PA (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 10, 13 at 14:18

A friend called-said his tractor would run, wouldn't move! So, i went and gave it a look-see. It had chains on it, mainly for mowing his hilly lawn. Found the right hand tire chain had caught on the rear lip of the mower deck, and the tractor wouldn't/couldn't be moved.
I also found the tranny to be locked up. Keys were ok. But top tranny pulley won't turn, even by hand. Took right hand chain off-still won't move. Made an offer for it-he called today and said ok! Just need help getting it home, altho his driveway is flat and so is mine. I'll have a chance to try my newer pickemup for tractor hauling-just have to get some help. Cold here today, but sunny!

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RE: Craftsman lawn tractor.

Check the parking brake caliper/pucks. It may be stuck to the rotor.
Trans top pulley still oughta turn if the trans is in neutral, unless the trans has gotten water in it and a block of ice has everything seized.

RE: Craftsman lawn tractor.

What kind of newer pick up did you get Rusty?

RE: Craftsman lawn tractor.

Ohh, Boy! I got a Chevy Colorado, 4 WD, short bed, clean as a pin, as they say, with an instruction book an inch thick! And. I'll be long gone by the time i get 1/2 way thru it.
The design engineers went hog-wild when they put that one out for sale! Who needs all of that gobbledy-gook in a work truck?
Any way--it is white in color, bland as a snow covered field. The fancy wheels and covers look nice. The 4 cylinder eengine sips fuel, it runs and drives-what more can ya wish for?!

RE: Craftsman lawn tractor.

And its easy to get in and out of a parking space. Most fun vehicle I ever owned was an 84 Ford Ranger - except on ice!

RE: Craftsman lawn tractor.

I had several Ranger pickups, over the years. Most were well used, but ran well. Even had one that would start all by itself! All i had to do was look at it, and Katie-bar the door! It would be running. Never did figger out how that worked. I gave it away. A door slam worked some times, too! Guy i gave it to--said it ran itself down into the cow pasture, and thence into the crick. I then bought a wrecked one, fixed it and drove it for 4 years or so.
Finally bought the Colorado. Nice truck! Those Rangers hauled a lot of lawn tractors and mowers!

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