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#1 GT5k6spd OFFLINE  

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 12:19 AM

Hey all,

 

i'm new here because i'm the owner of a new GT5000 w/ 26hp Kohler / 6spd / 54" mower.   oh yeah, and it's the AWESOME california CARB version, because in california, we're AWESOME.  :-/

 

so it's my first tractor.  ever.  

 

haven't even taken delivery, yet, but i'm on a couple hilly acres in the SF bay area and i'm already considering rear wheel spacers to improve stability.   am i crazy?

 

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 04:29 AM

Welcome to the forum! I looked over one of those when I was a Sears last. I'm staying with my old FF. Course, we don't have the emissions problems here!


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 05:14 AM

:welcome:


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 05:16 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. Nice tractor. Wheel spacers are one way to improve stability but will put more stress on the axles and make the tractor harder to maneuver through narrow areas. Consider adding wheel weights or filling the rear tires with fluid to increase weight and lower your centre of gravity to improve stability. This will also improve traction.


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 05:39 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !  I wonder what difference the carbs are ?  Please take some "action shots " when you get your tractor , we love pictures , Al


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 05:40 AM

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Glad you found us! Enjoy that new GT!


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 05:42 AM

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 05:43 AM

NNice gt and welcome..

 

 

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 07:02 AM

Like JDBrian said , I would recommend Fluid filled tires, or foam filled (expensive,but heavy and no flats) foam tends to soften the rubber  some,tires will have more grip, but tread wears more quickly if your run a lot on pavement. Grass does not wear as much.

                  oh yeah , welcome, Shawn


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 07:03 AM

:welcometogttalk:  Enjoy the forum!


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 07:24 AM

:welcome: to GTTalk, glad you found us.

Good luck on your new purchase, you're already getting good advice.
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Posted March 21, 2013 - 07:29 AM

welcome to the forum. please post pics when u get it


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 07:38 AM

Welcome to GTtalk. If I am not mistaken you might be one of the first members from California. 


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 07:48 AM

UH OH THATS how it starts good luck with your new ride,
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Posted March 21, 2013 - 08:01 AM

Welcome.  Glad you joined.  Order the wheel weights if they don't have any at the store.  Good luck and keep us posted.


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