Ariens Gt16 Axle Housingareiens gt16 hydro rear
Posted March 24, 2012 - 07:33 PM
LOVE this thing but...
Started seeing a hydraulic drip from the rear end. It got worse so I pulled rear off and found hairline crack in left side outer housing. Cleaned it and tig welded it best I could and it held for a couple months. Now it is back and worse.
Have talked to many an old lawn mower guy and they all say the same thing. "Yup those tractors are good all but that rear end" "nothing else will fit it" "can't do much for you"
It will break my heart to get rid of this. I have seen some rear ends on ebay and may get one. Need to know if another model will fit; is there an upgrade; will the next one break too; is it the wheel weights causing the added stress?
This is a hydro rear end. Have checked a lot of spots online for replacement housing and none are available. Thanks for your time. Look forward to your replies.
Posted March 24, 2012 - 10:09 PM
Edited by shorty, March 24, 2012 - 10:24 PM.
- wmflhtcui said thank you
Posted March 24, 2012 - 10:34 PM
Posted March 25, 2012 - 04:30 AM
Sorry I can't help you.
Posted April 04, 2012 - 09:39 AM
I have had good luck with them getting some parts. They part out tractors all the time. I have an HT16 but the hydro is an Eaton and made of alluminum. Not sure what yours would be. Is it a cast iron housing?
Posted April 04, 2012 - 02:32 PM
I just checked site sponsor Bob, and he has a rear off a 18 hydro listed on his ebay store. Good chance that might fit on yours, I would check with him to see if it would fit.
Definitely check with Bob. Great service & none friendlier.
Posted May 08, 2012 - 03:28 PM
I'm new to site. I seen this thought I put in my 2 cents.
As far as I know Ariens usedthe same rear end in all Hydro GT tractors. Sorry to here yours is cracked. I have had my Ariens since it was new it's a 1979 model. It started out life as a GT14 in 1995 I put a Kohler 18hp magnum twin cyl. I have never had any trouble with the rear end or hydro unit. In fact I still have the kohler 14hp engine and it still runs. It just smoked a little when first started.
I checked Jack small engines and a new housing is $728 I hope you find a good used one.
Posted May 08, 2012 - 04:35 PM