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#1 kenbhall OFFLINE  

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 05:16 PM

Can someone tell me what my 917.273090 is I see people referring to their GT 6000's and such.
It would be so much cooler to call it something other than my 917.273090
(that's just too much to remember)

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 05:27 PM

Usually when folks refer to their GT5000, or GT6000, it's because there's a decal on the side of the tractor that says that. The designation is independent of the model number as there were several model numbers and years encompassed by those "names". I'm not sure if you were aware, but there is a manual for your tractor in the manuals section Here.
Regardless of that, we'd love to see some pics of what you have!
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Posted August 05, 2012 - 06:09 PM

Caseguy nailed it. If no specific designation, you could always give it a nickname... a lot of us have given names to our tractors, and some are even repeatable in mixed company.
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Posted August 05, 2012 - 07:09 PM

There is a not so great pic in my intro post of it

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 07:21 PM

Just a suggestion but the old military M35 series 2 1/2 ton trucks were called a "deuce and a half" so maybe "deuce and a quarter" since your tractor should have a 22.5 horsepower engine.

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 07:28 PM

Right now it is being repowered with a 20 hp Briggs oppy . Untill I get the time and funds to replace the piston and valves on the Kohler . I guess it was a bit hungry just before I got it, the original owner said his son played with the governer.

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 07:58 PM

Right now it is being repowered with a 20 hp Briggs oppy . Untill I get the time and funds to replace the piston and valves on the Kohler . I guess it was a bit hungry just before I got it, the original owner said his son played with the governer.

Guess you could call it "The Deuce".

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 08:00 PM

If you get a chance, a picture from the side would answer a few more Q's. I would hazard a guess at it saying something like a GT3000 based on the hood louvers and the style of the grill.

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 08:07 PM

If its not raining to much tomorrow I'm going to push it out of the tent and get in my garage/shop . Just gotta leave some room for other repairs

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 09:05 PM

HULK II and RED are my Craftsman Rebuilds.
Red is a 1990 917.250450 with a repoweres B/S 18.5 Vertical Opposed
HULK II is a 1988 Craftsman II 917.255919 with a 18hp B/S Horzontal.

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 10:18 PM

HULK II and RED are my Craftsman Rebuilds.
Red is a 1990 917.250450 with a repoweres B/S 18.5 Vertical Opposed
HULK II is a 1988 Craftsman II 917.255919 with a 18hp B/S Horzontal.


I saw your posts on red that is one nice looking rebuild. What did you use for paint ?

I'm sure I'll come up with a name for it, everything else seems to get one ! My truck is the redneck limo and the truck I drive at work is the Beast .

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 10:34 PM

I call my 1988 Craftsman GT18 by the name of Caterpillar... for obvious reasons lol.
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 04:24 AM

I named mine Big Bertha for obvious reasons also:
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 04:03 PM

Here it is fresh out of storage the Green Beast ! It's about to go in the Garage for the finishing touches on the temp Briggs repower.
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The hood isn't sitting down all the way due to the Briggs twin I'll make some adjustments and get it to sit better

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 06:22 PM

That looks great! I don't think I've ever seen one that just said GT on it!?!? My oldest daughter nick named my F250 the Big Blue Beast. I'm thinking about shortening the name to B cubed though.




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