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#1 OhioLGT145 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 09, 2013 - 05:46 PM

Hello.  I am new to garden tractors and new to this forum.  Looks like a great place with very helpful members.  I recently bought a Ford LGT 145.  I think it is a 1980, but can double check the sales reciept if necessary.

 

About half an hour into my inital mowing and the Front Left axle spindle snapped in half.   Where can i find a replacement.  I ordered some used parts online that ended up being the wrong ones.  Any help would be more than appreciated.  Looking forward to being a part of this forum.


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Posted August 09, 2013 - 05:52 PM

:welcome: to GTTalk.
Sorry to hear you had a weak axle, and the Ford guys will be along soon... would it be possible to shoot a couple of pics of the damage so we can see what's broke?
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Posted August 09, 2013 - 06:10 PM

Hello.  I am new to garden tractors and new to this forum.  Looks like a great place with very helpful members.  I recently bought a Ford LGT 145.  I think it is a 1980, but can double check the sales reciept if necessary.

 

About half an hour into my inital mowing and the Front Left axle spindle snapped in half.   Where can i find a replacement.  I ordered some used parts online that ended up being the wrong ones.  Any help would be more than appreciated.  Looking forward to being a part of this forum.

Do you have a pic of your tractor that might help,I 'm parting a LGT 145 right now I may have the parts you need

 

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Posted August 09, 2013 - 06:27 PM

Welcome to GTtalk, we are here to help in just about any way we can as long it deals with tractors. Not really we have a pretty knowledgeable group of members in many ways. Sorry about the problem so soon but we have numerous member with ford who would be more than happy to help you out.

 

 

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Posted August 09, 2013 - 06:31 PM

:welcometogttalk: , and :wewantpics:



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Posted August 09, 2013 - 06:38 PM

Welcome OhioLGT145  !

 

There are a lot of great folks here who can help point you in the right direction. Sorry for your troubles with your new to you machine, that's a bummer for sure.

 

There are a couple of site supporters that part out machines , beyond the nice offer of JRJ.  Joe's Outdoor Power comes to mind, he's great to deal with by all accounts.....

 

Good luck!



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Posted August 09, 2013 - 06:47 PM

Welcome to the forum! That's a closed side Ford you have there! Maybe you should talk to Littledeere as he may have just what you need! We're a very friendly bunch here and willing to help any way we can. Possibly, one of the site sponsors might have a spindle for you. Which side broke?



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Posted August 09, 2013 - 06:56 PM

Welcome Ohiolgt145, hope you stay awhile. Lots of great people here. Lots of help also. By the way WE LOVE PICTURES OF YOUR TRACTORS!  Roger.



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Posted August 09, 2013 - 07:04 PM

  :welcometogttalk:  Welcome,Ohiolgt145. Is it possible to weld the spindle back together? If not I am sure one of the sponsors will be able to help you out. It might be a good idea to have a look at the other side, just to be sure you only need one. These are nice machines and worth putting a little $$ into. BTW, did any one mention we like :camera: ?

 



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Posted August 09, 2013 - 07:14 PM

Welcome to gttalk! It's kinda rear for these spindles to break.
Does your tractor look like the one on the left or the one on the right?

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Posted August 09, 2013 - 07:28 PM

Welcome to gttalk! It's kinda rear for these spindles to break.
Does your tractor look like the one on the left or the one on the right?

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His would be the one on the left, open side!

 

Edit: Boy did I get that messed up! Must have been a rough day!


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Posted August 09, 2013 - 07:57 PM

My tractor looks like the one on the right in the above picture.  I will get pictures first thing in the morning and post them.  I am blown away by how helpful everyone on here seems to be.  Thanks for all of your replies.  Pictures in the morning.



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Posted August 09, 2013 - 08:48 PM

My tractor looks like the one on the right in the above picture.  I will get pictures first thing in the morning and post them.  I am blown away by how helpful everyone on here seems to be.  Thanks for all of your replies.  Pictures in the morning.

 

 

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Posted August 09, 2013 - 08:49 PM

My tractor looks like the one on the right in the above picture.  I will get pictures first thing in the morning and post them.  I am blown away by how helpful everyone on here seems to be.  Thanks for all of your replies.  Pictures in the morning.

That's going to put me out I don't think there the same.But I'm not up on the Fords very well.Like was said before you might check with JOE'S there great to deal with



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Posted August 09, 2013 - 09:21 PM

The one on the left (where you can see the round air cleaner) is referred to as an open side. It was made by Jacobsen (1970-1975). The one on the right, with the smooth sheet metal panels, was also made by Jacobsen (From 1976 to 1980) and is refered to as a closed side. Unfortunately, they were all called LGT followed by three numbers. They did change the front axel design between the two. The parts You got online were probably fron the earlier model.

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