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#1 PapsGT17 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 07, 2014 - 06:01 PM

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Here's my new project. My grandfather bought this new in '79. I cut my teeth on garden tractors with this machine. He even bypassed the seat switch do I could operate the thing because I didn't weigh enough to hold it down. This weekend the loader is coming off and I am going to start restoring this along with my son and hopefully it will be around long enough for him to enjoy as much as I did.
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Posted May 07, 2014 - 06:20 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum!

Awesome loader on that! I'll follow along as you go through it!



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Posted May 07, 2014 - 06:32 PM

:welcometogttalk: , and thanks for the pictures.



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Posted May 07, 2014 - 06:54 PM

Welcome, that's a nice looking tractor ,and an even greater family story.
Good luck Tom

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Posted May 07, 2014 - 07:34 PM

Welcome to GTT. That is a great project for the two of you. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted May 07, 2014 - 07:38 PM

Good looking GT, loader is great. Looks like a fun project for you.


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Posted May 07, 2014 - 07:47 PM

Looks good cant wait to see finished product



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Posted May 07, 2014 - 09:03 PM

Welcome to GTT looks like a good project to follow & a good story to go with it.



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Posted May 07, 2014 - 09:17 PM

Family bonding. It's a great thing. Children will never forget it and will pass it on to their children. Plus you will have a great tractor. Noel

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Posted May 07, 2014 - 09:22 PM

Grandpa had a nice tractor.
Looking forward to the updates of the family fixin her up.

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Posted May 07, 2014 - 09:33 PM

Welcome to GTtalk. What Model Ariens is that? Going to be a great project.



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Posted May 07, 2014 - 10:48 PM

Welcome.  Nice looking set up.  Thanks for the pictures.



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Posted May 08, 2014 - 12:34 AM

It's an Ariens GT17 with a Brantley SL500 loader and a 48" Ariens mower deck. I have a second GT17 I'm going to put the loader on to use while I work on this one. I'll post pics of it when I get a chance
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Posted May 08, 2014 - 05:52 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. Very nice tractor. That tractor uses the heavy duty Dana rear end that was also used in the JD120, 140 and early 300 series. One thing to look for when doing your restoration is that if used hard those tractors tend to crack the welds where the rear end is attached to the frame. Give that area a close inspection to make sure everything is OK.



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Posted May 08, 2014 - 08:01 AM

Thanks JDBrian the loader frame also attaches to the rear axle just outside of the frame rails so I'll be sure to pay close attention to that area. The rear actually has john deere axles in it. We kept spinning the splines on the ariens axles. My uncle worked for a deere dealer at the time and brought a set of axles home to try. So far so good.
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