First off hello and thanks for this forum, I have gotten a lot of good ideas from here already.
So I have been shopping for an old GT and I found this 149 at a local auction and bought it for 280$.
Brought it home and got it started and figured out things were wrong in a hurry. Motor mount bolts had been stripped out and were gone and the drive shaft pin was broken and chewed up, and the pto was missing the button and chewed up. So... I pulled the motor and pressure washed it out. Got some Hytran and filled the rear end. retapped the bolt holes and mounted the motor. Went to the D&B and got a clevis pin and bushing and rebuilt the driveshaft. Then I pulled the pto off, that was fun...
I finally got to drive it last night and this thing is a beast! Now all I need is to fix the pto so I can put her to work. This is going to be a working tractor and eventually I want to add a front loader to it but that's way down the road. So here is my question:
Is there an electric pto that is a close replacement for the mechanical one or should I rebuild the mech one? I realize there will be some mods to do but I would rather have the electric pto if it isn't a downgrade in mechanical terms. I have been searching online for any info on this but I haven't found it. Thanks for any advice you all might have.