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#1 Natureboy OFFLINE  

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Posted November 09, 2013 - 09:42 PM

Hi, found this forum while googling S-16H. Looks like a lot of good info heres-16-4.jpg s16-1.jpg . I bought an S-16 at an estate sale a few months ago and have been working on it a bit. Heres a few pics sans blower & deck.
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Posted November 09, 2013 - 09:48 PM

Welcome!

Great looking tractor. For its age that is looking good. I was trying to figure out the decal on the front of the hood. Is that a dealer tag?


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 10:02 PM

Yes, it is a dealer tag. Did some painting on the front end, and decided not to remove it while cleaning it up. The gent that owned it before me bought it brand new in 1977. I have been looking for a beast of a GT for quite awhile, and this one caught my eye. I cant believe how beefy it was built.
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Posted November 09, 2013 - 10:09 PM

It was a bit worn when I got it, but generally it was well maintained. It came with a blower & parts blower, 42" deck which needed many stress cracks welded up, and a tiller which I have since sold. Heres some before pics.

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Posted November 09, 2013 - 10:10 PM

 I have been looking for a beast of a GT for quite awhile

 

 

You certainly hit the nail on the head with that one. Welcome to the forum.


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 10:11 PM

They sure are built heavy. And the great thing is that all the attachments have the same hookup over all the years they didn't change that. My dad has a S-14 that he bought new back in the early 70's. That is what I learned to drive on. And gave me the bug to get my own.


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 11:32 PM

Welcome to the forum! Thanks for posting the pictures! Nice Ariens!
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Posted November 09, 2013 - 11:55 PM

Hello and welcome! :wave:


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Posted November 10, 2013 - 02:26 AM

Hello and welcome! :wave:


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Posted November 10, 2013 - 05:38 AM

Welcome to GTT. Relax and enjoy the site. You can download 3 manuals per day for free from our manuals section. You have gotten a great tractor. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted November 10, 2013 - 05:43 AM

Nice looking GT.
if the rest of the unit looks as good as what we see in the pics, it has been very well cared for.
Thanks for sharing and :welcometogttalk:
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Posted November 10, 2013 - 07:07 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. Check our manuals section for service information on that model. I know there is at least one service manual there that covers a lot of different model numbers.


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Posted November 10, 2013 - 07:09 AM

Welcome to the forum! Nice tractor you have there!


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Posted November 10, 2013 - 08:21 AM

Hi! I'm not familiar with the Ariens, what is the purpose of the orange box built in front of the engine? It doesn't look like it would add anything to the cooling.


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Posted November 10, 2013 - 08:25 AM

Hi! I'm not familiar with the Ariens, what is the purpose of the orange box built in front of the engine? It doesn't look like it would add anything to the cooling.

LD, that is where the muffler is in. It goes out the right side.  Also the clutch and drive belts for the mid and front pto are in that area.


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