Broke starter nose on my D17 gas series III. It was a clean break. Has anyone ever welded these? If not does anyone know where I can get a nose? I checked the engine and it turns over ok. I had noticed that the tractor turned over slow of late so it may have been broken for awhile.
Re: D17 Starter nose broke in reply to CharlieLCDR, 02-07-2010 14:47:22
It can be welded in an emergency but you have to be careful to get it welded back together straight. I welded the nose cone off a 2 cyl Deere starter just to get by until the replacement came. The 'just to get by' period lasted five years or so until I finally got ambitious and put the new one on. Used Nickle rod and peened between every pass. Jim
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