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Tractor advice needed
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dale anne    Posted 06-01-2004 at 06:38:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
howdy y'all...I have a Deutz compact tractor that had the key misplaced another one of Michaels doings...nowwe have contacted the company that took over Deutz and they cant help us with a replacement key.....as a last resort i will call out a locksmith...see this tractor is now stuck in town at the church we landscape fer...Michael was able to pull it into a shed...but can anyone give me advice on how to find another key or a cheaper way of getting a replacement key?....thanks dale anne


New-Gen    Posted 06-01-2004 at 09:30:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Find a good Agco dealer {key word here is GOOD}-there wewrn't that many different keys used on any of those tractors. Or find a used equpment dealer, they usually have an assortment of keys around.


Bob    Posted 06-01-2004 at 09:06:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Safety is important! I wouldn't want it around without a key switch.

Unless you are unusually electrically competant, it's probably not wise to try to replace the switch with a generic one.

I hope the locksmith can help you out. What is the model number of the tractor? There's an old, family-run Agco dealer near me that was Deutz-Allis, and I would be happy to check with them for a key.


dale anne    Posted 06-01-2004 at 18:53:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
model 5215...thanks...dale anne


Salmoneye    Posted 06-01-2004 at 07:11:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most switches are about the same...The wires on the back are pretty close together...So close that a 1 1/2 inch sewing pin will pass through both wires...Then just push the starter (only works on tractors with a seperate starter button)...

To shut it off and make it 'safe' again, just pull the pin out...

Otherwise just replace the key switch with a $5 from Pep-Boys...

Keys?...We don't need no stinkin keys...



Texas    Posted 06-01-2004 at 06:56:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep...a simple toggle will do it. Or if you really must have a key start you can get a whole new key switch with keys at auto parts for under 20 bucks.


Husker    Posted 06-01-2004 at 06:50:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey clipper. Great minds run in the saame channel!


Clipper    Posted 06-01-2004 at 06:45:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you really DON'T want another key then just put a toggle switch in to replace the key switch....can't get much cheaper than that. :^)


o.k. but-    Posted 06-01-2004 at 06:56:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
put a disconnect on the battery if you use a toggle switch to replace that key switch. we had a sad accident in these parts years back with two kids playing on a tractor. i wont go into the details but you can imagaine the ending.

mud -- still sad


Clipper.....Good Point !!    Posted 06-01-2004 at 08:17:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kids and tractors don't mix well without adult supervision....a kill disconnect for the battery is a good idea even tho it means extra wiring. Small price to pay if ya gotta worry bout them little one's firing up the tractor. I think if that was the case I would replace the whole switch and stay with the key set-up. Then alls ya gotta do is hide the key from Michael!! LOL!!


no extra wirin atoll    Posted 06-01-2004 at 10:18:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
fits on the positive post on yer battery. simple as votin for lower taxes.

mud


Clipper....surely you....    Posted 06-01-2004 at 10:41:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
jest! Vote fer lower taxes???? Man that would make a lotta Lieburrals cry in their Cappucino.... :^)


Burrhead    Posted 06-01-2004 at 09:02:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
sometimes the adult needs a supervisor Clipper.

It aint been all that many years since a grampa near here was riding his 2 year old granson in a frontend loader bucket while he bushhogged.

Boy falls out then gets run over by tractor then shredded by mower.

Before I crank anything here I make sho there aint nobody within the killing zone.


mud    Posted 06-01-2004 at 10:16:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
i dam near cried when i read that burr. nobody gets over a sadness like that. poor family--
we got to be carefull of these machines. when you use them all the time it is easy to fall into a bad habit and not know it. watch them little ones out there. bless em. thats our treasure, them little ones.

mud


Clipper    Posted 06-01-2004 at 09:15:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep...yer right about that too aspect too Burr....makes ya wonder how some of these guys manage ta reproduce don't it??? :^)


Husker    Posted 06-01-2004 at 06:44:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just get a universal switch for under $5.00 and install. Or... the cheap way is to cut the wires to the key switch and install a toggle switch. This way you won't lose the key again!!


dale anne    Posted 06-01-2004 at 18:57:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
thank y'all forthe advice....it is a key start only but will pass this info on to Michael who WILL fix this problem....thanks dale anne


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