Background: I found this on CL on Wednesday, called about it. We talked about some details, I beat him down on price as far as I could (which was NOT much) and then told him I would let him know later on... Emailed him at 11 that night to accept the deal. Luckily (I hope) I did because he got several calls Thursday morning wanting the tractor... Met up tonight and we finished the deal. Guy was super nice but I don't think he knew much about GT's. He didn't know how to use the parking brake, didn't know the seat was adjustable and as you will read he didn't know the right year. From the way he talked his son does though. And yes, the other JD in the CL add pic's is his sons h1.
As of now: So now it's in the garage and I'm happy with the purchase and I hope this thing is a work horse for me. I think I got my money's worth out of the rear ag tires and the mower deck. The CL add said it was a 1972 model, according to this: http://www.weekendfr.../info/index.php it is a later 1969 model which is backed up by the previous page on that site that states that drum brakes are on '71 - '74 models (this one has disc's).
I can see it being next winter's rebuild. I needs a REALLY good washing. The hydro and everything else underneath is caked with dry dirt. So I believe the hydro system is sealed up. The engine has an oil leak from somewhere near the intake manifold but she fires right up and sounds pretty good. Engine and hydro both feel very strong. The deck is in amazing shape for the age... Someone had welded round bar to the front lip o fit and did a nice job at it. The spindles are in pretty good condition. I haven't inspected the mule drive yet. The tins are in decent shape. I'm surprised at how thin the steel is compared to my 682 though. NO RUST. I can't believe the lack of rust on this thing.
Serial: 022131 M
Sorry for the longwinded intro, here is what you're looking for:
Edited by twostep, March 16, 2013 - 12:01 AM.