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I was adjusting my VS on my b210, the belt is supposed to be 1/8" from the top of the pulley (big rear pulley), I broke the turnbuck bolt. The best I could get was 3/8" and the VS lever would not stay on 1. Now I have to find another "I" bolt. Any suggestions as to what I was doing wrong? The belt was used but shouldnt that mean it rides up even higher? The best adjustments before this problem-only gave me a slightly noticable change in speeds when shifting the VS. I adjusted everything to book standards. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Beamer

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MPH
Beamer, not sure on this, but I think a worn belt will ride lower in the pulley because its narrow. I fought with the vs on my 112, tried a NAPA belt, ordered oem from Sandy Lake, then everything adjusted right and has been a honey for a year now with some hard hours pulling my 5 foot landscaping rake..MPH

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Kent
Beamer, MPH is correct in that a worn belt will not adjust to the top of the pulley. Since all the "pulling" and wear takes place on the edge of the belt, I've seen used ones that were an 1/8" narrower than a new one. I'd replace the belt, and while I was at it, I'd make sure that the sides of both the front and rear pulley were as smooth and clean as possible. These things "like" clean, shiny pulleys... Note that once you've replaced the belt, you'll probably need to readjust it in about a month, once it's "limbered up" a bit. A new belt will be VERY stiff to start with. Kent

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RATobin
MPH, That's a York rake? I have never seen a York rake like that. Does Northern still sell it? Could you send me or post a pic of the hitch area please. I am looking for a rake like that or if I can not find one I will make one. Do you know how much yours weighs? Thanks, Rob

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beamer
Yeah, I've got one for the Tractor I'm restoring. I'll give it a try on the "user" tractor. MPH. Your pulling a 5' rake? Is it a landscaping rake similar to a hay rake or is it york/rock rake? Beamer

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Thats amazing! What did you use to hold the front weights - a front snow/dozer blade bracket? I love those tires! What size are they? I had a york/rock rake like that for clean up. It worked great for removing weeds,grass, brush from overgrown areas. A tree fell on it when we had a tornado last November and bent alot of the tines and twisted the angle iron. The three point hitch and bar can accept the same size grader blade with no modifications. Usually one big bolt.

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MPH
Beamer, the front wt is a spare snow blade hitch I have. The tires are Carlie 10.5x12x23. I too love them tires, had to beat myself with a 'hey stupid' stick to take 'em off for snow blowing, they made the 112 wider then the blower. bummer a tree got your rake, its a work gettin done tool..MPH

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RATobin
MPH, Thanks for the pic's. I have looked into making a rake, I can get the tines like yours for about $3 each, ther rest can be fabricated from stock. I would love to get a "york" rake but have never seen a used one for sale and new they are $500 - $800 for the small one. I may still contact the maker of the york rake, york I think, to see if they sell tines as a part. I would like the lighter action spring as well as less weight. Your machine apears to lift yours just fine. Rob Beamer, If you decide to sell let me know, where are you located?

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Kent
I'll ditto Dutch's point. I'd take a dozen or so at that price and make my own rake... Look at this -- loaders, grader blades, and maybe even landscaping rakes all being discussed to produce from the "aftermarket." Ain't it great!

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RATobin
I have the info on the tines at work. I'll post it tommorow. I stumbled on the site that lists them. They sent me a catalog that I received today. The rakes are very simple to make except for the tines, I was quite happy when I found a source. I am holding off just a little while to find a tine more like the lighter weight "york". Rob Here is a link to a pic of a york rake on this site just in case some one is not familiar with it. http://www.simpletractors.com/attachments/york_rake.htm Also here is a link to Yorks site.[A href='http://www.yorkmodern.com/rakes.html']http://www.yorkmodern.com/rakes.html[/a]

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RATobin
By the way, here is a pic of a york rake, in it you can see the fold down grader blade in the up position. It is "sort of" like the idea presented on the New Grader discussion Dutch started. Not a grader with an optional comb blade but a rake with a drop down grader. Rob http://www.yorkmodern.com/graphics/rake1.gif

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Rob, Do you know the price of that York rake with grader blade? This Northerntool job WITHOUT a blade sells for $420.[A href='http://www.northerntool.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=404007&prmenbr=6970'][img src='http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/250081_lg.jpg'][/a]

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Rob, I can't find a northern book,thats strange, I'm not sure they are a "york" rake but it is a stout landscaping rake, I tested it in rocks and spruce tree roots last summer. It came with a 3pt hitch which was WAY too big to fab to the B112. Don't recall the wt., I know the 3pt iron was more than the rake and it cost me just over the price of it to get it shipped up here. heres a pic of the hitch I made up, I didn't stich 'em together so I'll post a ouple replies..MPH http://a5.cpimg.com/image/19/11/9230105-005a-028001E0-.jpg

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beamer
Rob, Great site! Made it a favorite. I think I'm going to buy a 6 foot angle iron like the bent rake and replace the rake. That york design looks great except for the cheap look tires. Beamer

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Well, I had a long detailed post but the server had another "issue" when I tried to post it, I then lost it. Here's the info only shorter. Mph, Sorry I do not know the price of the york w/blade. Sears sells one without blade for $800 plus shipping, I found it at another on-line dealer for $550, I believe shipped too (both York brand) Kent/Dutch, The tines look like MPH's, the online catalog has been updated, no pic of the tines now. attached is the link to www.agri-supply.com , you have to call to order. They have two tines available, identical except one or two mounting holes, depends on how you want to make the mount or how your existing mount is. If you need more info let me know, Rob[A href='http://www.agri-supply.com/catmain/1900042.htm']http://www.agri-supply.com/catmain/1900042.htm[/a]

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