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#1 jdslednut ONLINE  

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 09:50 PM

My Dad just called and said his cousin wants to give me his old Snapper tractor. It turns over but just won't pop off. Here's what I know (because fr some reason they didn't talk about the model number). It has an 18HP Kohler (replacement engine at one point). It has a hydro foot control that may need some linkage work. It's probably at least 20+ years old but that's just a guess.

I'm excited yet I am really wondering what model this could be? I really, really hope it is one of the bigger GT models but could be a smaller LT (vertical shaft repower maybe???).

So...Snapper/Massey experts - what could it be? Feel free to list all the possibilities, even the less desirable ones.

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 10:00 PM

Hmmm! Gonna have me riveted waiting for the pics. I have no clue which model.

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 10:24 PM

I am going to bet it is a 1992 Snapper GT180H485K. Won't it be funny if I am correct :laughingteeth:

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 10:54 PM

Chris - I'm just going to keep thinking that your right so if it's a bigger GT model I'll be so happily surprised! I'm guessing you are probably right on though due to the size of the yard it's coming from. Either way, I can get a good Kohler for a future project or fix it up, paint it green, and call it my "Ollinapper." I know I'll probably never find a reasonable Oliver so this could be the temporary solution to my "Holy Grail" GT.

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 11:05 PM

So when are you getting it?
I have never even seen an Oliver come up for sale around here.
Good luck on ole Ollinapper LOL.

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 11:10 PM

Dad has to round up a trailer within the next couple of weeks. It'll be at his place for awhile I imagine - probably until my kids don't need strollers, or trikes, or a garage full of stuff that takes up room for my stuff. I should be able to see it soon, hopefully, or at least have Dad send a few pics in the near future. There was one Oliver up for sale about 25 miles from here awhile ago. He wanted $3500 - ouch! But in reality probably not a horrible price for one. A few years ago I bid an Oliver/MM/White compiled LT at an auction up to $550. I should have gone higher but my limited knowledge of how I would never see one again plus the empty pockets factor stopped me.

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 11:15 PM

I'll have to look them up.
Being MM, are they Jacobsen made also?

I just did a quick search, I saw some old Whites that looked like my Fords and Jacobsens.

What model Oliver do you like?

Edited by chris m, June 16, 2012 - 11:20 PM.


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Posted June 16, 2012 - 11:19 PM

Yes. The one I bid on was labeled as a 108. Oliver didn't make a 108 but it had a true Oliver grill. The rest was yellow like a MM and the serial tag said White as I believe all the Olivers and MMs did. So, I am still stumped as if this one was cobled together at a White dealer, a replacement hood was attached,or if it was some kind of "one-of-a-kind" tractor. Haven't seen it since at any shows or anything. I'm still perplexed.

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 11:20 PM

You have a Jake and a Ford. You just have to find an Oliver, MM, and hoo hooshutt!

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 11:22 PM

I can't believe that the forum autocorrected "C0ckshutt!" :laughingteeth: What the heck is a hoo hooshutt?

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 11:48 PM

LOL!!! I was wondering what you meant by that.That must be some new type of GT :laughingteeth: Are those the GT's with the Owl as the emblem? :bigrofl: :bigrofl:
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Posted June 16, 2012 - 11:56 PM

I'm trying to think of some good advertising slogans but I'm at a loss.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 12:22 AM

Thats right folks if you want to know "Hoo" is the envy of the neighborhood. and "Hooshutt" the competition for the best manicured lawn.

Look no further than the person that owns the Hoo Hooshutt Garden Tractor with the 42" cutting deck

Comes standard with a Hooshuttle shifter and Hoo mungus rear tires.

So Hoory on down and get yours while supplies last

Edited by chris m, June 17, 2012 - 12:22 AM.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 12:31 AM

Nice! I "owlta" get me one of those. I'd really like one with the Raptor transmission and feather-touch hydro control though.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 05:55 AM

You guys are a real hoot!
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