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PostSubject: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 11:45 am

Hey I'm new to this and can't wait to get started on my 1989 lawnboy it's green whith a 12hp and a 900 peerless trans.i am going to go whith xtracjs and Kendra bear claws on the back not sure on sizes but for the rear I am thinking 22x11x8.pully swaps will happen and I got disk brakes to get rid of the stock brakes.i have lots of plans for it and can't wait to start.
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 11:47 am

That sounds so cool! If I were you, I'd wait 6 days for the build-off to start, something like that is bound to be popular!
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 11:55 am

Thanks and yeah I am going to wait and I hope it's popular,don't see to many lawnboys
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 11:57 am

Welcome! Your Lawnboy sounds just like Doc's, same year too. They're cool looking tractors and you're right you don't see them too often. Can't wait to see what becomes of it!


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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 12:03 pm

Yeah me to and prob is the same as docs and your right there good looking tractors
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 12:50 pm

Welcome! @westprincemudder
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Next Thursday the build-off will start! You should hold off and enter your machine. Just check out the rules for the build-off in the top of the right side column. Password for entry should come Next Thurs!

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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 1:09 pm

Thanks and I will be it's sitting waiting for third haha
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 2:04 pm

What kind of Peerless 900 do you have? I have a 920, it's 41 years old, been abused it's whole life up to last year (oil was really low and NEVER changed), and I cleaned it up, put fresh oil in it and it's good as new. They are invincible! Also great for pulley swaps because reverse is slower than most trannies, and you don't want to go 10 mph in reverse, and that's what I was doing with the original tranny.
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 2:09 pm

All I know is that it's a peerless 900 4 speed
I am hoping the pully comes off easy to haha
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 2:13 pm

I had a 920 in the CQ till I demolished third gear. I promise you they aren’t invincible lol, and doc has split many 900 cases. Just don’t ride it like you’re angry at it and it oughta hold up fine. Lawnflite...that’s MTD right? Should’ve come with a vari-drive from the factory I think
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 2:15 pm

No lawnboy I would never build a Mtd and yeah I hope there good
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 2:18 pm

Lol! Good tips for that is heat it up, let it cool down, spray Liquid Wrench on it (or WD40, but preferable Liquid Wrench), and then put the pulley between 2 boards like in the below picture:
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Then take a screw driver, center it in the pulley, and tap on the screw driver. Put some kind of pillows under the tranny so that you don't bust it when it falls.
After that, I usually clean the shaft up with sand paper to get the rust off. Makes it easier next time.
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 2:21 pm

westprincemudder wrote:
All I know is that it's a peerless 900 4 speed
I am hoping the pully comes off easy to haha
Hmm...Mine's a 5 speed, with a spacer where 6th would go.
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 2:24 pm

Hmm sired and thanks for the advice on how to get it off
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 2:26 pm

Ah yes I remember now. They’re the same machine as a ford. I thought of lawnflite when I saw lawn boy. Lawnflite is made by MTD so that’s where my confusion came from. May bad Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 2:28 pm

westprincemudder wrote:
Hmm sired and thanks for the advice on how to get it off
Your welcome! Just be sure not to warm up the shaft after you spray flammable liquid on it, lol!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 2:47 pm

Double W Cross Ranch wrote:
Lol! Good tips for that is heat it up, let it cool down, spray Liquid Wrench on it (or WD40, but preferable Liquid Wrench), and then put the pulley between 2 boards like in the below picture:
1989 lawnboy Untitl10
Then take a screw driver, center it in the pulley, and tap on the screw driver.  Put some kind of pillows under the tranny so that you don't bust it when it falls.
After that, I usually clean the shaft up with sand paper to get the rust off.  Makes it easier next time.

Also, put some anti-seize on the shaft before putting it back.


1989 lawnboy Sig115PROJECTS:
     Marshal ........93 Craftsman GT6000      
     Red Bandit ...72 Wheel Horse Raider 12
     Dirty Rat........77 Sears Suburban
     Bowser..........01 Murray Widebody LT
     Other projects
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 3:06 pm

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 3:07 pm

Yeah might be a good idea lol
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PostSubject: Re: 1989 lawnboy   1989 lawnboy Icon_minitimeJanuary 25th 2018, 7:08 pm

Yeah lol MDT sucks if ask me lol
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