Category Archives: Repair

Wheel Horse 417-8 Part 5: PTO, Intake, and Exhaust

It’s time for the final Wheel Horse post!  Well, for a little bit at least. This garden tractor has a clutched multi-step pulley that is engaged/disengaged with a lever.  The lever pulls on a triangular piece that presses the pulley … Continue reading

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Wheel Horse 417-8 Part 4: Electrical

This is going to be a wordy post on the electrical joining of the motor and chassis because there’s only so many pictures of wires I can show you.  I wanted to join the electrical system of the new motor … Continue reading

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Wheel Horse 417-8 Part 3: Starting Motor Replacement

After looking into the cost to rebuild the motor on my Wheel Horse 417-8, I decided to start looking for a new motor to replace the old one.  I settled on a Predator 420 single cylinder engine from Harbor Freight.  … Continue reading

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Wheel Horse 417-8

About a year ago I picked up a non-running Wheel Horse 417-8 garden tractor off of Craigslist for cheap.  A garden tractor is larger than your average riding mower but smaller than a sub compact tractor.  Garden tractors have PTOs, … Continue reading

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Kysor/Johnson Horizontal Bandsaw: Part 5

The next step towards getting the bandsaw running was finding a motor for it.  I remembered that I had a GE 1hp motor around with no base.  In fact, it was the motor I went through on an earlier blog … Continue reading

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Kysor/Johnson Horizontal Bandsaw: Part 4

I’ve finally reached the point where I can start putting the saw back together.  Most of the parts were rusty with the occasional bits of paint flaking off.  I’ll spare you pics of me derusting and painting things.  For rust … Continue reading

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Kysor/Johnson Horizontal Bandsaw: Part 3 – The Gearbox

I’m back with the third installment on fixing the KJ horizontal bandsaw.  This time I’m addressing the gearbox that drives the back wheel.  The gearbox has a few problems that I have to fix. The gearbox is above the backwheel … Continue reading

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