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#1 SamMC OFFLINE  

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Posted March 13, 2014 - 06:42 AM

The new tractor was waiting for me when I got home last night, it was late and I didn't get to spend much time with it. Some first impressions:

This is a large machine. It is very stable and feels very solid. The dealer assembly seems to have been done correctly, nothing rattles or shakes, and all of the zerks have grease on them.

 

Engine is very smooth and not as loud as I had expected. With this much horsepower I don't expect to have to run at high rpms. Fit and finish are great for a machine in this price range, and there are rubber bumpers on the hood closure. The brush guard is substantial, except for the plastic piece which I dont expect to be around for long.

 

Not too sure about the easy start system, but it functions well for now, we will see how long it lasts. Overall I am very satisfied so far, if the rain holds off I will get some seat time this weekend and report back. Pix as soon as I have some daylight time to spend with the big red beast.


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Posted March 13, 2014 - 06:44 AM

One other thing, the Sears mechanics installed the sleeve hitch before they shipped it to me. It functions correctly and seems very secure.


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Posted March 13, 2014 - 07:18 AM

Congrats! We'll be waiting for the pics. :watch_over_fence:


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Posted March 13, 2014 - 07:36 AM

Excited for you, I bet that was hard not having much time with a new toy. Will be looking for pics.
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Posted March 13, 2014 - 10:39 AM

New tractor day! Those are really great days and don't come that often. Congrats. and enjoy!


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Posted March 13, 2014 - 03:21 PM

Is that an MTD or Husqvarna built model?


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Posted March 13, 2014 - 07:59 PM

I think we are all waiting for pictures.  

 

Sounds like a nice unit, congrats.


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Posted March 13, 2014 - 08:08 PM

Congrats on the new machine! I remember the day I went to sears and bought a gt5000 with the 26hp Briggs twin, what a good feeling it was. That had to be 10 years ago...can't remember. It still runs and mows fine with no problems, and it gets a good workout every summer. I've been having fun toying with some old Sears relics lately, and can't wait to mow with one of them. Enjoy the seat time!
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Posted March 14, 2014 - 07:28 AM

Canawler- this model is a Husqvarna, The model number stickers under the seat even have Husqvarna branding,

 

Classic - I sure hope that with good maintainence I can get this one to last the way the old ones seem to. I have to admit that I still check Craigslist most days hoping to find a bargain on some old iron. I just really don't have spare time for project tractors right now.

 

I should have gotten some pictures last evening, I did pull the disk team around the garden a couple of times and graded the parking area. Tractor handled this stuff perfectly with the engine set at a nice quiet purr. I will post pix over the weekend.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 04:42 PM

Here are a few pix. It got dirty in the garden so I had to wash it already.2014-03-14 14.53.00.jpg 2014-03-14 14.53.00.jpg 2014-03-14 14.53.11.jpg 2014-03-14 14.53.24.jpg 2014-03-14 14.54.11.jpg


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 07:28 PM

Nice tractor!!!!


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 09:48 PM

Nice GT! Enjoy!
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Posted March 16, 2014 - 04:04 PM

Nice tractor! I had a GT 5000 that I bought with a lot hours on it, took off the 54" deck after using it bushog my back wooded lot, then put a Johnny Bucket on it and used it like a bulldozer/front end loader for over a year on my property, clearing trees, etc... I paid $100 for the tractor, $400 for the like new Bucket with all the accessories except snow plow, then sold the whole deal for $500 with loose steering and worn out spindles. If yours does that well, you'll love it! :D


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 05:35 PM

Very Nice Tractor!! Looks like it will last you along time!!!


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