Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Stihl on JD learning Curve Verticutters 7500

Thought I'd post this one from last summer . Some of our verticutters seemed pretty tight and hard to spin while others the plates seemed loose . I get a chuckle out of this find . In the past I've worked on Jac a Toro verticutters . They both had solid shafts and after changing blades you tighten the nut till you got the play out of the plates . 

Looks like its solid . I did snug up the loose ones .

Then one one set I noticed that the more I tried to snug up the loose plates the harder it was to spin ???

After closer inspection I found that the ends are separate pieces roll pined on . 

Takes very little torque on the nut to cut the pins off . 

Not a big deal but did learn something new to me . 

And thought I'd pass it on .

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Toro HDXD air filter relocation .

First of all I'll mention that there is a kit to elevate the draw in side of air filter for extra dusty conditions  . Our Top dresser HDX D has it . 
Today I'm moving the air filter box from under the dump bed to somewhere between the seats .

The old filter location attracts a lot of dust and you have to clean the air filter often . Where mostly cart parths here and still it is an issue .  

Holding it up in different locations .

Going to use ABS pipe 1.5"( inside ) ridged and puncher proof and is not going to collapse with the extra distance . Mapping a route for pipe avoiding dump bed and any pinch points .

Drilling a test fitting .

had to go a little higher on the final fitting .

after mounting air box run lines in reverse starting off with a mechanical clamp . 

using ABS glue  fittings . test fitting and marking joints for gluing as I go  

Mechanical clamp from hardware plumbing section . 

Sanded and blew out all sections

little tic marks to line pipes up for gluing 

All done . Clamp to original hose . and zip tie  

One more to do . Less than $20 dollars .

Video of final install .