Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tractor Maintenance Blues


Tractor Tune-up Parts
My tractor reached a significant maintenance milestone. There was a lot of work that needed to be don't to maintain its enthusiasm for cutting the grass and helping with other mundane duties around the house . 

I took an image of all of the parts that were being replaced. I had already swapped out the blades when I took the shot, but there are many parts being replaced to ensure continued years of faithful service from one of the unsung heroes around the house.

Frankly, I was appalled at the cost of all of the parts. I believe that I could have purchased a push mower for the price of the parts in the image. 

Sears, where Purchased the parts, did not make the process easy. The parts good was difficult to read and then, in the end, one of the parts was wrong--the mower drive belt. The belt in the book was for a 42 inch mower deck and I have a 46 inch mower. So the inevitable return is at hand to actually complete the process.

Nothing is ever easy, it seems.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD
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