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Posted May 16, 2014 - 08:30 AM

I recently bought a used Craftsman GT5000 mower, 25 Kohler engine and 48" cut.  Seems to be a pretty decent mower, the one thing im not sure about is when put in reverse this thing crawls at best.  Is this common or is it a problem just with mine?

 

Also, not very familiar with this mower, are they generally good mowers or not so great?   Thanks.


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Posted May 16, 2014 - 09:32 AM

craigg1, Welcome to GTtalk. Where a bouts in TX are you? One of the Sears guys will be along shortly to help you out.



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Posted May 16, 2014 - 10:03 AM

Hi Texas Deere and Horse,

 

Im from the Beaumont area. Thanks.


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Posted May 16, 2014 - 10:07 AM

Hi Texas Deere and Horse,

 

Im from the Beaumont area. Thanks.

 

Well we aren't too far apart. My shop is in Flatonia and I live in McQueeney just outside of Seguin. Do you have many folks over your way collecting GT's?



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Posted May 16, 2014 - 10:16 AM

I haven't seen to many GT's around, and when you do find one they usually sell pretty quick.  So maybe they are collecting them because there sure doesn't seem to be many to select from!


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Posted May 16, 2014 - 10:24 AM

Kinda the same around here, I usually get mine from up in OK. of the Midwest where I grew up.



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Posted May 16, 2014 - 01:54 PM

No help here, just Welcome to GT Talk . Tom

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Posted May 16, 2014 - 05:08 PM

Is this a hydro or a gear model? The hydro linkages will get bent by people slamming on the brake and holding onto the hydro handle. It usually ends up that the reverse direction gets lessened by the bend.
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Posted May 16, 2014 - 08:23 PM

Even when the linkage is working correctly, thy are slooooow in reverse. I owned a GT5000 with a Johnny bucket and my current Wizard with bucket has a gear to hydro conversion using a hydrogear from a 5000. They will take a beating, but thy ar slow in reverse and frankly won't pull much of a grade in reverse.

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Posted May 16, 2014 - 09:31 PM

WELCOME!



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Posted May 16, 2014 - 11:31 PM

Thanks for the reply guys.  I guess I can live with the slow reverse, just wasn't sure if it originally worked this way or not.


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Posted May 17, 2014 - 12:22 AM

Does this have a gear shift or is it an automatic- Hydro drive with just forward and reverse?



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Posted May 21, 2014 - 11:46 AM

Welcome to the forum!

I have a hydro drive GT6000, it is a snail in reverse. Hates backing up hills. Goes like a bat outa heck forward. My Snapper 1855A goes like a bat outa heck in reverse if u want fast.





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