Been awhile since I checked in, so here is a run down of the last couple months for me.
Back in June, I bought back my GT/18 Hydro, and picked up a complete but beat up GT/19.9 to use as a parts machine. The transmission went into my 18/6 to use at the upcoming pull, and the rest I held onto for the time being. At that time, I also had a 1978 GT/18 6 speed that I wanted to get rid of. The tractor was in good shape and would run with minor carb work, but I didnt have time to work on it and it was a shame to see a nice machine just sit. So I traded the GT/18 as well as the remnants of the 19.9 parts machine for a 4000 watt front generator, 46" snow blade, 3pt hitch, and 48" mower deck. That left me with my GT/19.9, 18/6, GT/18 Hydro, and SS/16.
I quickly found out that the spindles in the 48" deck were pretty rough. I threw a new set of blades on it and hoped for the best, but no dice. The bearings are toast. My 42" is smooth as butter, so I am selling the 48". I don't have time to rebuild it, and frankly, I have no need for the 48" as it is. The snow blade is the side lift style, of which I have only seen 2 others, that is ready to go as soon as I make a simple L shaped bracket for it. The 3pt is complete and ready to use. The generator did not come with a mule drive mount, and it did not come in working condition. Cosmetically it was pretty good. I knew when I got it that it needed a voltage regulator. After crossing some part numbers I was able to order a new regulator through my work (we used to be a Generac dealer, we can still get parts) and voila it put out juice. All that I had to do next was make a mount for it. I had a spare mule drive, so I just welded on some angle iron and the generator mounted up nice. It puts out good power, and I am very pleased with it.
On Saturday night, I picked up a 48" Haban sickle bar mower, from the original owner. I am in the process of installing it. It is pretty rusty, but complete and ready to use. Just needs a good lube. I will keep up on that post, its gonna be pretty cool I think.