Broke the 112 out of the shed for a lap around the yard, Ordered new blades for it yesterday112 lonly (2).jpg
I sharpened my 425 blades yesterday!
1991 425 all wheel steer, 1972 110, 1973 110, 1948 Farmall cub, 1958 ford 841, 195 white GT160,
Tried out my All American Sharpener on the G5 gators for the F525. What an awesome set up!
That All American looks great for a lawn company, it would be nice to have, BUT it's mighty spendy for a household sharpener!
I use a grinder to knock the dings and really bad places down, then I use a good file to finish it up. I once tried a sanding disk (don't remember what grit) but it got to hot much to fast! Now I've settled on a 1/8" cutoff blade, that way I won't try to hog too much off at once.
Last edited by Randy-IA; 05-30-2020 at 03:06 PM.
It is rather spendy. I used to use a bench grinder but i sharpen a lot of other people's blades so this was worth the money. It works perfectly. Fast, easy and great results. By the end of the summer it should have nearly paid for itself.
Last edited by The dutchman; 05-30-2020 at 03:32 PM.
Used the 314 and cultivator to turn over the garden one more time before planting pumpkins and squash later this week.
Fixed the sketchy splice in the 322 wiring harness. Checked for voltage while running at the hour meter...good to go. Checked for voltage at the PTO plug with switch engaged...good to go. That means I'll be pulling the PTO off again to do an ohms and voltage test. The PO had adapted a later JD tiller to use on the 322 and the PTO worked when he demonstrated its fine qualities at purchase time. Oh well...another adventure for a later day.
Also checked tire pressure all around, evened them all out and went for a couple of victory laps around the backyard. After I get the PTO sorted and working, I can start working on some straight deck lift arms for my spare 38" two-blade deck that I'd like to put under the 322. Then it'll be time to check the front hydraulic couplers for leaks, maybe replace O-rings if necessary, or maybe the couplers themselves if they are too far gone.
Need to start looking for a belly screen for this tractor, too. The PO didn't know what I was talking about when asked, so I'm guess it disappeared several years ago. Don't like having the undercarriage open, however. Too many wires/connectors down low to catch on brush and stuff.