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#1 BairleaFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 08:46 AM

Is it safe to assume this is a ST18? or do the saburbans have the same front end?

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 09:14 AM

Looks like a GT18 to me, yes indeed.

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 09:34 AM

Looks like a GT18 to me, yes indeed.


Looks like a GT18 to me too! I had a GT18 a few years ago.

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 10:27 AM

Thanks it should be mine shortly. Do you know if the rear plate is the same as the st10? it would be nice to.add my 3ph

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 01:27 PM

Thanks it should be mine shortly. Do you know if the rear plate is the same as the st10? it would be nice to.add my 3ph

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I think the mount plate is identical.

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 06:58 PM

The mount plate is identical, but the manual lift wont work. The arms swing up around and hit the gas tank protector plate on mine before it "locks" over center. I am pretty sure these were designed to have the electric lift or a style of lift that I don't have.

Don't let that stop you, the engine on these are really nice. I smile every time i start mine.

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 07:05 PM

Here is the post about my 18/6.
http://gardentractor...le/#entry238279
Fourth pic shows the lift and where it hits the plate.

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 09:04 PM

Sears sold a couple different versions of the 3-point, in part to provide clearance as has been mentioned.

Some work with a torch could take care of clearance issues, if you were so inclined. Or, keep your eyes open for a compatible version.

That tractor appears to be a combination of two different makes. It has rear fenders from a '76 or earlier Roper or a Moto-Mower, but a hood from a Sears.
They were all pretty much the same tractors and all made by Roper, but Sears branded tractors of that vintage had round fenders and headlights on top of the grill; Ropers and Moto-Mowers had flatter fenders with the headlights one "bay" down from the top.

Here is a 16hp Briggs single version, one engine option not seen in Sears tractors.

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 09:22 PM

Lee, do you have a pic of one that will work with that style?

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 09:28 PM

Those Sears GT-18 garden tractors are a great tractor. You won't be dissappointed if you get it.
The GT-18 I used to own had a switch on the dash for an electric lift, and the wire harness run to the back of the tractor already. Mine was a black and gray...or gray and black-1977.
I think MH81 is right about the manual lift arm. I moved the 3-point manual lift from my ss12 to my gt18 (when I still had one) and I had the same problem....the lift arm would not come up all the way like he said. I just used a bungee to hold it up until I needed it. I used to pull a 3-point sears plow with it.

Edited by JBBR, December 19, 2012 - 09:31 PM.


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Posted December 20, 2012 - 09:58 AM

Thanks guys for the info. Ill let you know if it becomes mine.

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 08:27 PM

Lee, do you have a pic of one that will work with that style?


Hard to find a decent picture that shows the bends, but I believe the part number would be 917.253110. It would be painted black originally where most of the others are white (or blue, if it was for a David Bradley). Oh, and red if it was a Roper.

The illustration in the manual is not much help.
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 08:34 PM

If David gets it, the lift handle won't be an issue with him. He has access to linear actuators, so he could convert it easily.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 08:20 PM

Is this the original paint? There are a few minor issues such as a broken clutch spring and both hinges on the hood are broken. The boat seat has got to go. It leans you back to far and covers up the gas tank cap. all this is fine because the handle to the 3ph is there. No need to mod anything. A few pics and i cant wait to play with it.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 08:38 PM

Now there is a nice, clean looking working GT. Lots of potential.

The lift has me intrigued, still haven't found a great pic of one, when you get the seat loose, would you mind getting one?

I'm going to look into that model # some, see if there is an equiv Sears #... unless someone knows already.




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