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#1 GTTinkerer OFFLINE  

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 04:53 AM

I just got a 1450 in the shop yesterday and the front of the tractor, but rear of the engine, seal, under the electric PTO clutch, appears to be leaking badly since the clutch and belt are soaked. It also is dripping hydraulic fluid off a couple of hoses. Pulled it up on the work table and as soon as the weather warms up I'll pull the deck and try to find the hydraulic leak.

The woman who owns it bought it off her son, along with a yellow cart, mower deck, lawn roller, snowblower, chains and wheel weights. She told me I could buy it all for the $500 she paid for it. The tractor is in pretty rough condition and the hydraulics are weak and it would not even drive up the ramps onto the table.

She is a friend of the family and I don't want to take advantage of her, so any best guess on a fair price for the package?

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Bill

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 05:02 AM

Does she have the engine side covers for it ? I don't know why people take them off the Quiet Line models.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 05:53 AM

Nope no side covers.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 05:55 AM

It is pretty rough but has potential. Nice sturdy GT with a lot of attachments. I couldn't guess on a fair price as we almost never see a tractor like that with those attachments.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 06:43 AM

I would remove the plywood from the grille area. That would allow air movement around the clutch better, keeping it cooler. Might be what caused the seal to leak. Might want to make sure the vent behind the carb is working okay and no clogged.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 10:05 AM

If it were me I would kindly decline the offer at that price. You have a LOT of work ahead of you. Odds are the rubber motor mounts are bad along with the rag coupler on the drive shaft. Front seal is not a biggy as long as the crank bearing is good. I have a set of side covers you can have if you want to pay the freight. You will also probably find the hydro linkage to be worn at the hydro and it will not hold a constant speed. How much play in the steering. I don't mean to sound discouraging but I've been down this road before with the same tractor in about the same condition. I didn't think I would ever get to the end of it. Finally used the back half in the Dumpster shown in my Avatar photo. Probably have other parts if you need them but I can't remember what all has been used.
Good luck with your project.




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