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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 2nd 2021, 3:46 pm

Yikes! Got another trans lined up for it?
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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 2nd 2021, 6:03 pm

Now that I look at that, it’s kind of unusual the way it shattered. Usually it seems that just one axle half breaks off, strange that it cracked on the other side of the diff. On the positive side you should still have a good Gearset for later at least.
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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeJune 24th 2021, 9:01 pm

This one is older and is titled, how to destroy any nearby object and/or wreck your neighbors window.

My snowblower has a tiny and weak roll pin holding the u joint half to the blower gearbox.

One day this winter it up and sheared.

The u joint somehow managed to fly 15 FEET into a nearby snow bank, dent a piece of 16 guage that was the front blower bracket, and probably would have decapitated a nearby pedestrian, so I am ever thankful nobody else was around. Literally every roll pin, shear bolt and even a couple regular bolts have been eaten by this blower...not quite a lemon but nothing stellar either...gotta love gravel driveways.
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Time for the scrapper.

RIP push mower.

The deck is also cracked badly, so fixing this would mean a new blade, new gas tank, weld the deck, new muffler, new flywheel, new governor, and a new pcv gasket.

I’m gonna keep the motor for parts but everything else is scrap. Funny thing is I was thinking about how I wanted something to make a bumper for WL and behold one handle lol
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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeOctober 1st 2021, 7:11 pm

Push mowers are as useless as snow blowers. Both are only useful as additions to the spare parts pile. LOTS of neat Rube Goldberg parts in a snow blower that can be added to a modified mower. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMarch 19th 2022, 4:46 pm

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I have no idea how the heck anyone managed to crack a freaking excavator boom in half so if anyone has an explanation for this I would be much obliged ...
Oh yeah, and I found this on Kijji, the guy who's selling it wants 50k for it.
EDIT: shoot the pic didn't work, I'll fix it later...
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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeApril 27th 2022, 10:37 pm

"Ran when parked"


3 minutes after revival...
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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeApril 28th 2022, 7:06 am

Brianator wrote:
"Ran when parked"


3 minutes after revival...
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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeApril 28th 2022, 9:01 am

@Brianator that's what I'm guessing the rod in my 8 hp Kohler out of my wheelhorse looks like yikes!

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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeApril 28th 2022, 7:17 pm

@MN mudder That's a 10hp Kohler from a Wheelhorse! Lol
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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeApril 28th 2022, 7:53 pm

@Brianator haha thats pretty funny maybe a coincidence ?

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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeApril 28th 2022, 8:04 pm

Coincidence? I think NOT Smile

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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeApril 28th 2022, 9:38 pm

oh the irony all this talking about broken connecting rods made me wonder about my john deer 214 i just picked up. (when i got it the motor seemed to have compression.) i thew a battery in it and all i get is spinning at 100 miles an hour great. FAIL Thread - Page 7 2429134702 i now have had two engines in a matter of a week with broken rods.
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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeApril 28th 2022, 11:20 pm

Here’s a fail for ya… a huge Craftsman GT. I think either a GT3000-6000 series or a DYT series. Story was they were driving it up a road from the shop and it was slinging oil and caught fire (obviously). A guy with an excavator just happened to be passing by and unloaded his excavator, picked the burning tractor up, and simply dropped it in a creek behind where it is in this picture…

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If I get a real wild nerve going in the future, I think I might try to take on a burned tractor project… just for fun of it and for a challenge…
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That’s the third of those that I’ve seen catch fire. Seems to be a trend.
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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeApril 29th 2022, 7:43 am

Rustbucket Garage wrote:
That’s the third of those that I’ve seen catch fire. Seems to be a trend.
Had a cub that I had in the shop here, needed some stuff for the deck, that's the only thing we touched. Lady didn't want to pay to fix it. She came and took it away, and a couple months later we find out her son and grandson tried to fix it and burned it to the ground Smile
Real shame too, it was a newer hydro, 54" deck and a Kawasaki V-twin.
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Got some stuff here...



Then finally, a good ol' homemade job from Kijiji:

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Looking at that picture, I think that might actually be a pretty good idea, I might have to try that, does anyone have any specific problems that this might cause?
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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMay 19th 2022, 6:10 pm

That ain't a fail thats good old fashioned redneck ingenuity!

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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMay 19th 2022, 7:18 pm

Only potential problem I can see is that it looks like from the pic that they mounted it to the fender pan and that is by no means strong enough to handle it, but I think most of us here know to avoid mounting something like that to the fender pan. As long as you have counter weights on the rear I don't see why it shouldn't work?

Definitely start a thread on it if you go through with the project!
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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMay 19th 2022, 9:11 pm

I'd still mount it to the fender pan, I'd just heavily reinforce it, so it's really just sitting on mounts that the fender pan happens to be sitting over, I'd need both the boom and the rops, I have no idea what they would charge me for that at the scrapyard, but I'd also probably have to get the pump and control valves as well, I will keep it in mind for the future, but I don't have any cash right now.
I have no idea who thought of that, but I think it's a fairly one of a kind tractor, I definitely wouldn't want to do that to my MTD, it would have to be a real garden tractor.
And I don't think that guy mounted that to the fender pan only, I've seen how weak those are, it would rip the pan right off with just the weight of the bucket. Let me know if anyone can find any others of these tractors, I honestly think that machine is worth what he's asking if he did it right.
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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMay 19th 2022, 10:21 pm

I think that loader is just too heavy for that tractor. Yeah I know these GTs can take a lot of weight but I mean at the end of the day that's a pretty high COG and at least another 500 lbs on your frame. I think something more size appropriate would be better. That said, I don't see why you couldn't use the curl cylinders as the main cylinders and the existing steel and just downsize it a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMay 21st 2022, 3:02 pm

As a mechanic that mainly works on mowers I can say I've seen it all.

Battery exploded in my face while trying to crank it
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It's not sucking grass anymore?
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And then there's the usual daily moments of retardation explosions and fires...

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PostSubject: Re: FAIL Thread   FAIL Thread - Page 7 Icon_minitimeMay 21st 2022, 5:44 pm

Wow I've seen a battery explore that's a bit freaky, hopefully you came out of it unscathed?
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O yeah, ears were ringing all day though.


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Mistakes were made


While Iam in the process of digging up old stuff:

This engine developed asthma.
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Me welding while my coworker thought that was the best time to use brake cleaner






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