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#1 chrisk OFFLINE  

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 08:46 AM

this is my first REAL garden tractor - tired of the $1000 throw aways from sears.

please bear with me as i am GT-dumb.

just purchased this garden tractor for $500 which seams to run really nice and look really nice.  almost everthing appears to work and function properly. 

currently replacing all the hyd. hoses as they are cracked and i am big on preventative maintencance.

i actually really like this tractor and hope to make this thing 100%

i have a few questions and some areas i really need help!

 

1. i turned the rear pto on - an now it wont disengage, even after i shut the tractor off and turned it back on the rear pto spins.  what is odd to me is the deck still engages and disengages just fine.

any ideas or suggestions???

 

2.  i need the 3-pint hitch for it, where should i look?  the tractor has has the wish bones that rais and lower, but i need the rest of the hitch as i wish to buy a dirt scoop and back blade.

 

3.  where can i buy 0 class implements for it?

 

 

thank you to anyone that can help or point me in the right direction!


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 09:16 AM

Welcome chrisk to the forum. You won't find a better place to find great feedback, good company and a whole lot of fun. I'm a newbie myself....even though I'm on my fourth GT in a little over a year and a half. I've posted some really simple questions and I've never been treated as though I'm "dumb" so you are in good company. I have a Case, Massey Ferguson and had two Deere tractors that have come and gone to good homes. 

 

BTW, you'll learn quickly that we LOVE pictures around here. Not only do we like to drool over tractors but it also helps when addressing problems. The serial number and model of your tractor are also helpful.

 

You'll find that those 3 point hitches are in HIGH demand and can fetch a pretty penny. Good luck.

 

The guys (and gals) that are much more informed about the mechanics will be along shortly to help. Again, welcome.

 

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 09:32 AM

Welcome to the forum! Glad you joined up. Should be some Ariens folks along, may take a bit. Matthew gave you good info. We do like pics, look at the bottom of my signature for a link to a good video to help you with that.

Most of the implements for Cat0 will most likely be used, not a lot of folks selling them anymore. They are out there, though.

Model and serial does help a lot to figure out what year the tractor is.



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 09:34 AM

Chrisk.   Welcome.  :wave:   Can't really help you but glad you found the forum.  Most likely someone will be able to help you.  :wave:  



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 09:42 AM

Wow..thanks for the fast replies... it may take a few days for the pics.. its at a shop having the hyd. Hoses replaced.
I wonder if any cat 0 hitch system would work on these tractors?

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 09:53 AM

I found a manual for an Ariens 3-point hitch. It might help you figure out what all you need.



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 09:55 AM

:welcometogttalk: Nice to have you here. I'm sure someone will have the answers your looking for before long.



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Welcome to GTT. Relax and explore the site. Before jumping into any more on the tractor take your time. Read the manuals, check out the pictures here, and read the threads about the various attachments. A bit of research can make your tractor that much more enjoyable. Before you know it you will be wanting more tractors, they are addictive. My goal is to have enough tractors that I don't have to change attachments, just keys.

 

The PTO may be off but the bearing is just sticking abit from lack of use. It may just need to be worked alittle.


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 11:37 AM

Perfectly normal for the rear pto to spin when not engaged.


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 02:13 PM

Welcome to the forum. Those Ariens GT's are a nice machine. They made a really nice snowblower for those tractors. As others have said, the PTO may be spinning but would not spin if there was a load on it. You may need to do some PM on that as well. 



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Posted February 11, 2013 - 07:55 AM

i was at tractor supply and they have cat. 0 hitch lift arms and essentially the entire hitch - they claim it to be a universal fit.  is there any reason not to buy it from tractor supply vs.  oem?

also if anyone is looking tractor supply can order just about any cat 0 implement!

i could see how my $500 tractor could cost me thousands without much effort! :D



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Posted February 11, 2013 - 08:05 AM

I think the main thing on the arms is their length and bends compared to what should be on there. New implements are pricey and not always as heavy built as used.



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Posted February 11, 2013 - 08:16 AM

Welcome to GTTalk!! :welcometogttalk:  Come on in, pour a cup of your favorite beverage and stay a spell!  

 

Glad you found us. We have a lot of knowledgeable folks here. Take a look around, ask questions and don't forget the pics!   :wewantpics:

 

 

 

 

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 01:55 PM

serial number 005694

model number 931019

 

the body is a little rough but overall seems to be really nice old tractor.

would love to know what year it is?

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 03:22 PM

ALSO - looking at after market lift arms for this - they are 26" long and do have a bend in them - i saw the orginals where straight - anyone know how long the orginal lift arms are?






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