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That's what I thought but it doesn't raise it at all and its real hard to get it to barely move. Yeah about the wheel weights and they're heavy as crap too. Wiped the dust off of it and its pretty nice underneath.
 

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There should be a grease fitting where the lever goes through the side panel, give it a couple of shots. Also go underneath and check the condition of the the hydraulic valve, lines and cylinder. The H1's are not quite as popular as the H3's but they are still a very capable tractor. I ran additional hydraulic lines to the front of my uncles H1 and now it's a dedicated snow blower tractor. The wheel weights are 55lbs a piece and usually go for about $200 on up a piece.
 

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Yeah but I may wanna keep em cause I'm thinking of utilizing the front hydraulics for a custom made log splitter. I didn't know if everything was hydraulic and the tractor had to be running to raise the deck or not. The guy that gave it to me said its been sitting for 20 years so didn't wanna push nothing too hard yet. Poured some gas in it cranks and cranks but pulled the plug and there's no spark so I have a little tinkering to do and a lot of research cause I've only ever used Allis Chalmers mowers and tractors
 

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That is a nice tractor. 2 sets of weights! Sweet! And a cool front grill added on too! I see it has headlights, and probably has at least one set of hydraulics on the front too. On an H-1 model those were extras added on.

That 14 hp Kohler motor wants 12 volts to the coil, and the points could probably need some cleaning too, to get some spark. has to be running for the hydro to work. The deck lift is hydro-driven. don't forget to give her new oil. 20 year sit, she could use a carburetor cleaning too. float needle is probably stuck.

have any old gas in it? I hope not. either way, you will probably want to take the gas tank off and clean it out. and clean the carburetor too. new fuel lines and probably needed too.
 

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No gas was left in it at all. And that front guard took me a minute to realize it wasn't a factory piece cause it has the pins in it at the bottom then it tilts up at the top to bolt it and there's not any crappy welds on it so it real hard to tell that wasn't factory. I do need the actual grill itself though. That's what I was wondering with it being hydraulic if it had to be running to raise the the deck. Under the choke lever is some threads sticking out but its not labeled as to what it is. I'll get a pic of it later. I'm not sure if that part leaf vac that's on it is worth anything or not. Either way not too bad for a freebie. Oh and it had a car size battery in it and wasn't sure if they took that big of a battery or not.
 

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JC 616:

Others on this forum are more knowledgeable running a log splitter, and I think it's been discussed here before, with the opinion that it probably wouldn't work. But I'll defer to the experts.

Harlan,
 

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Great find and deal. I don't know enough about hydraulics, but my guess is it would split soft wood not hardwood. Need a big bore cylinder to split. I had that idea for my H3. Have not done it yet thou. Tractor only makes about 600 lbs pressure I think. Need about 2000lbs or so to split hard wood. Just my thoughts, could be wrong.

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