Very nice tractors, you'll get years of service out of them. The later model is more than likely a model '312' since it has a 'M' series Kohler on it. Is it a hydro or manual trans? 3sp or 4sp with high/low.
We mounted 1 of those in a friend of mine truck. Had to end up bracing it to the side rail of the bed because the floor wasn't string enough to hold it vertical when you get up to that 1,000lb limit.
Actually thought about that but it seemed to help ease the post out of the ground with the compression of the leaf springs. It quit squatting when it got down on the overload springs!:thumbs:;):D
I needed to take out a bunch of steel posts from a chain link fence that I replaced with a privacy fence for one of my customers. So I came up with using my engine hoist rachet straped in the bed of my truck. It worked really well and I didn't have to fight pulling those posts with concrete on them.
I put about a tablespoon dry Epson Salt around all of my plants and it gets in as I water or it rains. Also using an organic liquid fertilizer made by Madina called "Has to Grow". If I could find fish emulsion, I'd use it but haven't found any as of yet this year.
And take the shroud off and clean the cooling find. I can see a mouse nest on there and it'll cause the engine to run really hot.
Nevermind, I now see the last picture and see you got it all cleaned out :D
Kenny, the vertical pivot point is about 4" in front of the lower mounting point to the tractor. The "A" frame is about 16" long from vertical pivot point to the horizontal pivot point. Hope that helps, it's from memory.
If you'll run a little Sea-Foam in the gas the carbon buildup will go away. You can also clean the carbon out by trickling a little in the carb whiles it's running. Be prepared to give it throttle to keep it from dying and also you can expect a big white cloud out of the exhaust as...
Pecan wood, you need to start smoking some meat with. I use Pecan and apple and man it does a great flavor to the meat.
Glad you're feeling better today. I was sick for 4 days starting last Friday and ran a fever for 3 of those.