Doing what is necessary

Occasionally we get a really difficult one.

This one was brought in with no spark.

Found a manual on the kohler website that showed how to separate the engine from the mower electrically so I did that.

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Then I tested the mower part with a multimeter and sure enough, the lines feeding the white kill wire on the engine were shorted to ground.

But I couldn’t get access to what appears to be the reverse switch, so off with the deck.

Since it took most of the day to get it to this part, plus a lot of research trying to find manuals on the mower, I will eventually have to start charging by the hour, but for now, this mower will cost $80.00 plus parts and tax.

Took most of the day because I can’t see the model number.

Get you a swivel recliner that needs to be thrown away

Getting older, I wanted to find a easier way to work on riding mower decks.

I hope to be buying a handy lift soon which raises to 39″.

The plan is to remove the deck and slide it onto a cart of something, but I recently had to throw away an old recliner and I found this underneath it which gave me an idea.

I could mount a 2 foot by 4 foot piece of plywood to it.

And then I could bolt that to this old table saw platform that I had.

Which would give me something like this that I could leave a foot or so away from the handy lift, and when I needed to remove a deck, I could position the plywood next to the lift and slide the deck on there, and then rotate it 90 degrees so that I could easily work on the deck as needed.

By doing it this way, it would be out of the way when I don’t need it, and it can also be used for other things that I might want to swivel to work on.