Hey guys Moose here, I am 24.625 years old (feel about 50) I am a machinist by training but a roofing roller by job title (long story) I enjoyed watching the mud mower videos on youtube reminds me of all the years I spent skidding logs with my dad on our old craftsman beast of a garden tractor not sure what model it was but I blew the tranny in a way only you guys could understand which was popping the clutch in 3 high at 3600 rpms and watching the front end salute the birds. Good memories :)Dont worry like most of you I still have all the parts somewhere and she will live again as a bogger just as soon as I get back into the overtime this spring! I started loving mowers when my parents inherited a AMF from my grampa who bought a craftsman of the same model we ended up getting after the amf blew a tranny, then the craftsman blew its tranny after years of wheelies, plowing snow, pushing dirt, digging ditches, plowing a garden with a single bottom plow, (1st gear low at 1/4 throttle makes for a long day but I gained a respect for that tractor that will never be found again in the chincy little 1/8" steel plate "hitches" they make today) anywho we have another crapsman now (most new models are crap) that I dont mess with seeing as it is built like a prius and my little massey model 8 that is awaiting a new motor at some point for a bit of a project just to keep me occupied. My favorite little badass of the lawn is a little case 646 that we inherited from my great uncle, it had a original onan in it when we got it however it had to be replaced :(as cool as it sounded it had a tendency to go nuts and try to kill people... So! it got a briggs upgrade back in 08 as a father son project and has been working like a top since then. My end goal for my Craftstein bogger is still pretty up in the air the only thoughts I have now are diesel, possibly a peerless 820 and some nasty tires there may end up being a VW 1.9 turbo diesel and some 4wd involved but that will depend on the overtime this year lol.
Well anyway thats a bit about my lawn tractor history I may be putting the model 8 up for sale at some point and maybe a engine or two but well see,
Till next time guys! Keep your dipstick wet and the powder dry.