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Old 06-23-2008, 09:55 PM
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Last weekend I used a scrub brush and went over the parts I'm likely to touch, after grubbing out a lot of Poison Oak. Does that count?

And when I hose the mowing chaff out of the radiator core, I sprinkle a little water around. For example wash the battery and its mounting cradle. Then maybe hose off the hood.

But generally, no. The crew here is on me to repaint my Yanmar but I think it's beyond help. The tractor would clean up ok (except for the dents) but that complex and rusty loader is more than I want to attempt. I think this rig spent its first ten years mucking out a riding stable, an environment that attacks paint. Then the next 20 years stored outdoors.

So sure, I wash it a little. Once in a while. But you can't tell the difference.

Filters, fluids, lubing, adjustments, are the only things I stay on top of.

I park it under cover, so it doesn't look any different today than when I bought it 4.5 years ago.

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Edit, added: Aint she purty?

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Last edited by California; 06-24-2008 at 01:45 PM.
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