New to GT Talk but I was reading some great stuff on here about Ariens garden tractors. I am considering buying a mid 1990’s (seller is unsure of the year) Ariens GT19. The tractor comes with a 60” underbelly deck, 48” two stage snowblower (a must have for us Canadians, lol), cab, chains, weight box and a 19HP Briggs engine (yes, Briggs). So after doing a bit of research, I find that it is, of course, not the original Kohler engine. The guy is selling it because the engine’s governor failed, it over-revved and now the engine has a knock in it (im guessing bent push rod, but who knows). My question here is what was the original engine that would have been installed (HP, model#)? I’d be looking to replace the engine with the original (or suitable replacement). Also, how much would you guys pay given what I’ve told you? The Mower appears to be in decent shape. Here’s a link to the ad on the tractor I’d be looking at purchasing:
Any helps is appreciated. If you guys need more info, let me know!