’88 John Deere 175 Hydro

Worked on a neighbours 1988 John Deere 175 Hydro machine that had been sitting for a while. It was in overall good shape but needed to be pushed into the garage with starting issues. The good news was it drove home and cut some grass too.

Replaced/cleaned the fuel system, did some electrical diagnostics, rebuilt and replaced some deck pulleys, replaced the transmission shifter spring – which is an inexpensive part but surprisingly difficult to do, changed the oil, cleaned the carb and set the engine idle speed using a Treysit sirometer (aka analog tachometer).

I really enjoy working on these older machines when they aren’t someones primary mower. Not sure how many of the newer machines sold today will still be around and will able to get parts to fix after 36 years.

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