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truckin88

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truckin88
Hey guys, name is Will from NY, I am generally a Wheel Horse guy on Redsquare etc. Tonight I picked up a Deutz that seemed like a fair deal, a 1817H, (same as a 17gth). I know it is not the top of the line, but I love how Simplicitys mow and stripe, and this seemed like it would be a good worker, plus good power out of the magnum 17. It needs the basics (filters etc), a drive belt, snow blower belt, chains, and the steering is skipping the gears (any ideas?). It runs well, hydro seemed ok forward and reverse. I paid $400 for the tractor, 48" deck, weights and 42" snow thrower. [IMG]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j73/truckin88/SAM_3097.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j73/truckin88/SAM_3098.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j73/truckin88/SAM_3099.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j73/truckin88/SAM_3100.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j73/truckin88/SAM_3101.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j73/truckin88/SAM_3102.jpg[/IMG]

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rs07
Welcome aboard! You'll find that this site is just a useful as the Wheel Horse site for your Deutz tractor. The membership is loaded with knowledgeable people who have owned,collected, repaired, and restored Allis-Chalmers and Simplicity Tractors for years. There are even dealers and people who work for dealers on here.

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OrangeMetalGuy
On the steering, I would check the steering gears and make sure they are clean and that no leaves, gunk, etc. is forcing them apart (so they don't mesh fully). Do you know for sure that it's in the steering gear, or is it possibly the steering wheel is turning on the steering shaft perhaps? Welcome to the club too. Lots of great folks here!

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truckin88
the steering wheel has a bolt through it, so it is not just spinning on the shaft, the wheel is off, there is tons of debris down there, I need to clean with the shopvac, it looks like the upper (mid way) bushing is missing. You acutally hear it click, jump and then you can turn the shaft all you want, no resistance/no wheels moving.

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