Obviously new here, lol, but I've been lurking for a while, and I'm finally able to get back into these neat little machines, and had a few questions.
Finally buying a house with a large enough lawn to require my lazy butt to get a garden tractor(about an acre of mowable yard), and a decent sized driveway to get away from the walk behind snowblower.
Along with those duties, I think it would be handy for pulling my boat(17' aluminum bass boat) in and out of the garage(flat land), and other menial tasks as pulling a wagon of dirt here and there, so I have a few setup questions.
Should I be looking at something older that has solid gears vs. the hydro?
Any particular brands(older and newer) to stay away from?
Any thoughts at all?
Going to look at a mid 70's montgomery wards tomorrow, don't have a model # off hand, but it has a 50" deck, snowblower attachment, and a plow. From the pics, looks like very little rust, and a well maintained machine. I believe he said it had a 16 hp, but I may be wrong on that. I have no problems doing any mechanical work on them(mechanic of old equipment by trade).
Used to have a sears and robuck GT with the hi/lo range, 15" wheels with loaded tires and v-bar chains, and belive it or not, a 4 hp with no muffler. That beast pulled logs out of the woods and drug my broke 78' F-150 all over the place...sadly it went to the scrapyard when I went in the Army.
Thanks for reading my ramblings...