I have an Ariens GT 16 . In a dilemna with 48" mower deck. PTO driven gearbox case exploded,kaboom ,scared the crap out of me as I was cutting at the time lol.Bought the tractor for 1500$ Cdn.(live in Quebec Canada) 48'' mower deck and 4' snowblower attachment.So far I have had Kohler motor repaired 650$,frame welding 300$ and 2 PTO shafts from ebay 500$ plus various tune ups etc... maybe 200$ worth . I have looked high and low for replacement gearbox but can only find new one's from 500 to 700 $ depending what site I go to . I can a new case(just the case,housing) for about 150$ Almost forgot ,the deck is in good shape .
I am far from being a mechanic but I am sure I could rebuild the gearbox , but wouldn't mind finding a gearbox .
So my question to you guy's is there a site or shop that I could not find on internet ?
I work crazy hours and not sure if I should keep it or sell it ,strip it and sell parts lol just frustrated at being able to find anything.