Coffee June 14, 2014

Re: Coffee June 14, 2014

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:33 am

Freddy wrote:
Ohh... Lowfog... locally, three white box bee hives for sale, with bees, $150. Good deal?


Yes, if that's with the wood ware it's a typically good deal. You should jump on it. :D The boys I'm mentoring just paid $145 for just 5 frames and the bees. :D Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Coffee June 14, 2014

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:13 am

There's Nuthin' quite like Consortin' with a Coupla' Banged-Up Fred's ! Sorry that I've been MIA since Wednesday Morning. Storm restoration work popped up outside of Charleston,West Virginia,and I just got back yesterday afternoon....Coffee today is a site better with all of You Critters!
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee June 14, 2014

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:16 am

You better be sorry ya young woodpecker!! :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Coffee June 14, 2014

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:21 am

Well,I am A "Sorry Excuse" :doh: toothy :dancing:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee June 14, 2014

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:48 pm

lowfog01 wrote:You should jump on it. (buying the bee hives)


Not ME LOL A friend is looking to get into it. I love honey, but not the bee end of it. I find it fascinating, but I avoid the stinger parts. :)

I finally got to my brother in laws today..... took a break from the mud runs I went to. So here's a pic of my buddy's "Redneck Vette" mud truck. And then a few pics of my brother in law's 1947 TC-MG. Maybe later this year I can get better pics of the MG. It was dark in his barn.
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Supercharger....from the factory.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Coffee June 14, 2014

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:56 am

Well,since You posted Pic's,it obviously happened,Freddy ! Outstanding ! Keep Going and Doing ! It's Gonna Be Alright !! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee June 14, 2014

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:23 pm

Hear hear!



It's CHRISTMAS TIME on the compound today!! :dancing: :punk: Looky what I scored!! :woot: Got a deal that I just couldn't pass on.

Been looking and saving cash for the past 3 years. It's FINALLY here! I can't believe it. :)

Still haven't mowed yet - I spent 2 hours working & playing on it today. Greased everything, doused the underside of the deck with Cosmoline, checked the high & low rpm (was set perfect), topped off the left hydro tranny, let 5 lbs. of air out of both rears, and aired up one front, checked the oil, & the air filter. Also had to flip the ROPS around - they install it backward to fit in the wooden crate.

I'm friggin' ready!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Coffee June 14, 2014

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:06 am

Dam Smitty...I thought you were holding out for a rebuilders special, then you show up with a brand new zero turn! Looks like a very nice mower. Check the front to rear pitch on the deck while you have it in the shop, it is amazing how much difference a small adjustment can make. Same with tire pressure, I tried running a lower pressure in the rears for ride comfort and got some high/low spots in the lawn from increased bouncing. The factory recommendation of 12 psi works the best on mine.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee June 14, 2014

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:12 am

Awesome lookin' machine!!!! :punk:

You'll be cutting the neighborhood lawns just for fun!

Where is the burn out video of you heading up the street on it??!?!?!?! toothy
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coffee June 14, 2014

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:25 am

Nice machine there, Smitty! :up:
It will bring you many, many, years of enjoyment.

Another accessory I just installed on mine was a cigarette lighter outlet. This is so in the wintertime, I can keep a trickle-charger on the battery :idea:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee June 14, 2014

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:58 am

You will love it Smitty. I got my MZ61 2 yrs ago I cant believe how much time it saved me.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coffee June 14, 2014

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:35 am

Thanks guys! 8-)

Yeah, I was planning on buying an older, multi-thousand hour unit ... but I didn't need a 72" .... or even a 60" deck, nor did I need a 12 gallon fuel capacity .... nor do I really have time to be fixing my own equipment. Also, none of them in my price range went much faster than 8mph - that's only 2mph faster than my John Deere - I wanted a little bit more for the money. I found that M-ZT existed just a few months ago - can't believe I had never heard of it in the 3 years I've been shopping! Maybe I overlooked it because it was way out of my price range before I sold the J/D ....

I did check out the deck during my servicing yesterday. Looks pretty good .. but it's tough to really get a good measurement - my driveway is the only solid, semi-level surface around here ... and it's far from level. Guess I'll find out on the first pass.

No burnouts on this one - it sticks like glue, and is very light in the front! :lol:

Strange thing about the tire pressures - the owner's manual states 15 psi all the way around ... which I found strange. In my experience, usually the larger rears will have a lower pressure than the smaller fronts, on all lawn equipment. If you remove the access panel (where your feet go) for the deck belt & center spindle, on the opposite side is a maintenance sticker - that sticker states 15 front, 10 rear. That made more sense to me than the manual. I've always gone by whatever info is present on the unit, regardless of what the manual says - manufacturers always do strange things that sometimes never make it to print. Just ask Cabinover regarding his older Merc outboard ... :lol: ;)

As far as bang for your buck goes, this thing can't be beat!! At least as far as I'm concerned. It's got a 5 gallon fuel capacity - plenty for what I'm doing without going overboard, it's got the ZT3400 commercial-duty trannies which have a 10mph top speed, it's built like a tank, it's easy to service, powered by an FS series Kawasaki (their middle-of-the-road engine between the residential and commercial models) ... and the most telling thing was, I could NOT find a used one anywhere (this is it's second model-year of production). Husqvarna is hitting 'em out of the park the past few years. I like companies that not only build QUALITY products, but also listen to their customers and give them what they want!

Only found 2 used ones in the entire USA. One was in GA - had 9 hours on it, and the guy wanted $5k , and it had the $300 cheaper Briggs engine .. AND I'd have had to ship it up here, so might as well buy new at that point. The other unit was priced similarly. Like I said - the deal I got was impossible to refuse. Got the Kawi engine for MUCH cheaper than the Briggs one lists for! I still can't believe they sold it to me for that. Make no mistake - it was a PILE of money even still - way more than I had planned to spend, but I plan on keeping this one until my estate sale. :funny: I was due for a present to myself anyway ... LOL
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Coffee June 14, 2014

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:55 am

Its so nice to just turn the key and go, My old CC I would have to work on for 1hr for every 2hrs of use it seemed. It also took 2hrs to mow my lawn now I am done in under an hr. Good luck with it Smitty. Oh yea! They are built in the old singer sewing machine factory in the US. I believe SC.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coffee June 14, 2014

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:02 am

Oh yeah, absolutely! I had forgotten what a new anything feels like. :lol:

I've heard their lawn tractors were built in a plant in NC .... but I can't find any info to back that up. Maybe I'll scour my unit for a label - might say where it was made ...

Thanks Flyer!
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Coffee June 14, 2014

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:30 am

SMITTY wrote:I've heard their lawn tractors were built in a plant in NC .... but I can't find any info to back that up. Maybe I'll scour my unit for a label - might say where it was made ...

Yep, Plant is in Charlotte, NC.
But they also have a plant in Columbia, SC
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice