Well, Spent a little time adjusting the neutral settings on the steering linkage today. It's not perfect, but it's about a 100% better than it was. I can start it without finding the 'magic' spot for the control arms.
Also couldn't resist getting the backhoe setup on it today. All I can say is Wow! I know it's just a little backhoe on a skid steer, but I managed to clean out a couple of holes to plant some trees in today down to about 2.5' deep in really very little time at all. Almost became second nature coordinating the use of both feet, both arms, and the bucket control with the right thumb...
I also learned a few other things.
1) Old skid steers are really, really dirty to work on. I have to figure out a way/place to power wash this puppy.
2) Digging a hole with a backhoe in dirt that is over 50% rock is pure joy compared to using a spud bar and a shovel, or your bare hands.
3) You really don't want to run it out of diesel fuel, ever. Starting up again is a little bit of a chore...
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