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#1 Dienerman OFFLINE  

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Posted June 18, 2013 - 04:45 PM

Hello,

 

  New to the forum.  I just purchased a 1981 Ariens GT18 with a series II Kohler engine .  Everything operates well and the tractor is in very good condition.  I was looking for a Cub Cadet 882 or 782D but could not locate one for anything close to a reasonable price so I found this and pulled the trigger.  I know very little about this tractor!!  Any help, information or direction would be appreciated!!  I am also looking for a front blade and or snow thrower for it before winter and have no idea where to start looking or what reasonable prices would be.


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 05:03 PM

Welcome to GTTalk. Have you had a look at our Manuals section. There are some Ariens service manuals there. Those GT series tractors are well built and I think the one you have has the Dana rear axle and Sundstrand hydro unit which are both very strong, long lasting designs. Check out the Ariens forum under the Garden Tractors by Make section and have a look through the posts for information that may be of interest. 



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Posted June 18, 2013 - 05:15 PM

Welcome to the forum!

 

Don't worry about settling for Ariens, garden tractors don't take up much space so keep your eyes open and find the two Cubs and have three!

 

Ben W.



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Posted June 18, 2013 - 05:20 PM

Welcome.  Ariens made good tractors back then.  You will be well served.  Once you look around here, post a wanted ad for the items you are looking for.  Do the same on your local craigslist.

Glad you are here.



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Posted June 18, 2013 - 05:20 PM

I like your thought process Ben!!  Not sure how much my wife would agree though!  I do have the owners manual and service manual as well as all service records and the bill of sale from when it was new.  I did not see the Ariens under the Make section but I did see Gravely which i think was the same back then.  Am I correct about that?  Perhaps i missed the right Make section... I'll look again.



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Posted June 18, 2013 - 07:44 PM

Welcome to GTtalk, as you have already seen everyone here is willing to help you any way they can, so sit back, kick of your shoes and sit a spell.

 

 

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Posted June 18, 2013 - 08:18 PM

In my craigs list surfing I see the blades and blowers from time to time. A lot of times they are listed as a package deal with a tractor. Just recently I saw one with plow and blower, I will see if I can find it again. 



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Posted June 18, 2013 - 08:32 PM

Welcome to GTtalk, Better watch out these tractors have a way of multiplying. :smilewink:



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Posted June 18, 2013 - 10:37 PM

Hi there and welcome :wave: Post us some pictures of what you have!



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Posted June 19, 2013 - 04:36 AM

I'll try to post some pictures.  I tried to add one to my profile but it was too large a file.  I ll work on it later today/ 



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Posted June 19, 2013 - 07:30 AM

 I am also looking for a front blade and or snow thrower for it before winter and have no idea where to start looking or what reasonable prices would be.

 

You're in luck.... one of our members is currently offering up an Ariens snow blower for a very reasonable price.

It's in the accessories for sale section

http://gardentractor...s-rhode-island/



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Posted June 19, 2013 - 08:12 AM

Yea, Ben and Wild Bill are right. You get the first one and somehow, they begin multiplying like rabbits. you look around and before you know it, you got 8-10 sitting there.






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