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#1 tycountry OFFLINE  

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Posted April 08, 2014 - 03:02 PM

Trying to fix my grandfathers D4-12 for him. This was his grandfathers tractor, my grandfather restored it 20+ years ago and it has been sitting under a tarp and shed ever since. He told me two years ago that the transaxle is bad, I asked him well lets fix it he said we can't we need a new transaxle so my search started then with no luck just out of the blue I found this website joined and got some responses. I am located in north carolina just outside of charlotte. If anyone could give me some information on the tractor and also where I might could find a transaxle it would be greatly appreciated!

serial number:219

 

 

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Posted April 08, 2014 - 03:07 PM

First, thanks for starting this thread.  Your best bet for parts is to find a complete, or near complete D4-10 for parts....same transaxle, and most commonly found model.  I would first tear into yours to see exactly what is wrong.  I figure either the sliding cluster gear is stripped, or the final drive ring/pinion is toast.  To check the cluster gear is easy.  Just pop the shifter top off.  There may or may not be another plate under it, if so remove, and you will find the gears looking at you.  The sliding cluster is right up top, the one your shifter fork goes into.  It will be obvious if it is the culprit.

  Also, PLEASE get us some good pics of that front bumper.  It appears to be an OE bumper.  We would LOVE some measurements also! 


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Posted April 08, 2014 - 03:10 PM

I sent you a pm...I may can help with your transaxle. Glad to have you on the forum.


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Posted April 08, 2014 - 03:12 PM

Welcome to GTTalk and you came to the right place for BH info. 


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Posted April 08, 2014 - 03:46 PM

Here are some more pictures sorry not the best ones I will pull everything out one day soon and get some really good ones.

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Posted April 08, 2014 - 03:56 PM

Ty, Is there another High/ Low lever just under the front of the seat on the right side sitting on the tractor?


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Posted April 08, 2014 - 03:56 PM

   Welcome, you will love this site.  Everyone is super helpful and very nice.  I do like that front bumper!!!!! :thumbs:  I may have to make one for allis


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Posted April 08, 2014 - 04:00 PM

Yep, that's a factory bumper!  Cool beans!  If you can share dimensions, then others of us could replicate it.  Would be much appreciated!  :thumbs:   It also confirms Scott was right, as the center uprights are V shaped and countersunk into the main rail.


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Posted April 08, 2014 - 04:03 PM

With your decal showing a staggered shift pattern, your shifter should have the stagger plate under it.


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Posted April 08, 2014 - 04:09 PM

Welcome to GTT. You have a terrific tractor there. There are a bunch of very entusiastic Bush Hog fans here. There are a bunch of Manuals you can download, here is one:http://gardentractor...d-parts-manual/

Good Luck, Rick
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Posted April 08, 2014 - 04:59 PM

That's a cool tractor you have there. The guys will help you along!


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Posted April 08, 2014 - 06:19 PM

:welcometogttalk: and thank you for the photos.

 

It is great to have a GT that has been in the family for years. You know the history behind it.


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Posted April 08, 2014 - 07:32 PM

Ty, that will be a really nice restore for your gramps and you !  Have fun ! !


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Posted April 08, 2014 - 07:52 PM

Ty, Is there another High/ Low lever just under the front of the seat on the right side sitting on the tractor

If I am not mistaken there is I will check tomorrow and see for sure though.



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Posted April 08, 2014 - 07:54 PM

Welcome to GTT. You have a terrific tractor there. There are a bunch of very entusiastic Bush Hog fans here. There are a bunch of Manuals you can download, here is one:http://gardentractor...d-parts-manual/

Good Luck, Rick

I have been looking at all of the manuals on here. My grandfather told me after I was showing him that he had all of the paperwork on the tractor... He is going to pull them out for me and let me look through them, very curious to see what I will find.


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