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Buying A Used 16hp Gilson

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#1 kbell OFFLINE  

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Posted January 12, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Hi all,


We really need a little garden tractor to dig up turf for a veggie garden next year.


This past week we found an ad in the local paper for a Gilson 16hp garden tractor with a bunch of attachments included (cultivator, snow blade, etc).


Here's the trouble: they're asking $500. It says it has a "16hp Briggs and Stratton engine".


This is sounding a little too good to be true by my lights, but I don't know anything about garden tractors. What do you guys think? Is this worth a shot?

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Posted January 12, 2013 - 10:44 AM

The price doesn't sound that far off,what with the attachments and all.That is ,if the tractor runs and is in half decent shape.



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Welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

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Posted January 12, 2013 - 10:47 AM

Welcome Kbell.  That isn't bad if the tractor isn't beat.  Read lots of posts about what to look for in buying / looking at a used GT.  There are plenty on here.  They will give you ideas of what to look for.  

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 09:36 PM

I payed the same for mine with a rototiller, mower deck , and a snowblower. It is a good deal!  :smilewink:

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 09:49 PM

I paid more for mine with tiller, plow, disk, dual wheel adapters, and so on. I must say overall it is a good tractor, but run away, it can be a pita to get some of those 16 hp Briggs to start.