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  1. Default Everlast 210EXT Used To Refurb & Refit a 42” Deck To 30” Dixon Mower

    Here is a recent and fun project, which shows me using my Everlast 210EXT on both mild steel and also fabricating an aluminum diamond plate pulley guard, which is only my third actual aluminum item. Anyway, the little project went real well and is included as a video on my YouTube Channel, but I’ll include some photos and the YouTube text description here too, as the video is not short.



    "Christian Livingstone demonstrates or describes virtually all of the steps taken to effectively install a larger deck onto riding mowers designed for smaller decks, while still being able to utilize, in this case, the same motor, by including a higher-compression cylinder head and an additional performance modification, while also making changes in pulley sizes to reach a happy so-called medium between faster blade speed and higher torque from the motor, thereby giving even better mower cutting performance than before, which provides most of the rationale he gives for doing a project like this. Refurbishment and preservation of the deck body is outlined. Bearings and spindle sets are shown in their refurbishment, along with their upgraded longevity via zerk fitting installation and removal of bearing inner seals, as well as methods of deck parts procurement from tax-free sources. Refitting and relocating hangers and improvement of other mechanisms are demonstrated by using compression springs rather than tension springs. Some TIG welding of deck parts on both mild steel and aluminum fabrication of a pulley guard from diamond plate are also demonstrated. Christian goes off on one related tangent regarding a quick modification and mounting of a 12 volt spreader to the mower in the front, rather than the rear. Two customer properties are used as staging and testing grounds while using a mower-mounted Action Video Cam, which includes overviews of lawn cutting techniques and strategy too. Of course, with this being somewhat of an lengthy video demonstration lasting about 77 minutes, Christian’s humor, enthusiasm, and a few traces of his anti-Statist, anti-Extortion, or anti-Coercion views are also heard. Wheeeee!"
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    Here's some photos clips from welding segments.

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    Here's some photo clips from the refurb/refit stuff.

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    Here's some clips of the engine performance mod.

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    Here's some clip on a related 12 volt spreader tangent.

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    Here's some clips on how cool and easy a matchbox-sized Mobius Action Cam is to use when capturing HD "action".

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    Here's some clips on two customer properties while testing the functionality, performance, and cut quality while also mulching.

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    Right on, brother! I'm glad to see you out doing your thing.
    How long did this project take?
    2013 250EX : SSC Pedal : I-MIG 250P 20' Profax gun : Power Plasma 60 p80 torch : 3M Speedglas 9100XX : Evolution Rage 3 DB cold saw

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    Hey, thanks for that, Zoama.

    It was a leisurely on-and-off process over about 4 weeks, I think, from when I got the deck till it was done, as there were parts and materials to order and wait for, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by zoama View Post
    Right on, brother! I'm glad to see you out doing your thing.
    How long did this project take?

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    I need to send you a microcontroller to hook to the camera and and little more work, it can mow for you. Kidding. Nice work. Good thing you sprayed it, will last a lot longer. We get a lot of decks that are a pain and not worth fixing

    What motor mods did you do?
    Mike R.
    Email: admineverlast@everlastwelders.com
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    FYI: PP50, PP80, IMIG-200, IMIG-250P, 210EXT and 255EXT.

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    Well,

    They were two simple ones, by just putting an 11 hp head (with some slight modification) on the 12 hp flathead motor, which made the compression higher. And there was some slight grinding and sanding at the "eyebrow" just beyond the valve seats.

    A pulley that was a half inch larger was also used, to give a bit more torque at the deck without slowing the blade speed much, I think.

    Yeah, I think that POR 15 stuff is the right thing for deck preservation, along with a spray top coat.


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    What motor mods did you do?

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    POR15 is not cheap but worth it on a lawn mower deck for sure. The silver does not mix well but the other color do. Neat project.
    Mike R.
    Email: admineverlast@everlastwelders.com
    www.everlastgenerators.com
    www.everlastwelders.com
    877-755-9353 x203
    M-F 12 - 7PM PST
    FYI: PP50, PP80, IMIG-200, IMIG-250P, 210EXT and 255EXT.

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