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Gilson Lawn Tractor 53028

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#1 Lance S OFFLINE  

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Posted August 02, 2014 - 10:10 PM

I recently purchased a Gilson lawn tractor it runs just as good as it looks.  It belonged to an old man who hardly ever used it. It came with a front snow blade that looks like it hasn't been used twice. I can barely read the model but it looks like 53028 but I can't find out any information on it.  I am trying to find out what year it was made and if this is a good model #.  I am wanting to order a manual for it. I has a single cylinder 16 hp briggs and stratton. Also any Idea what its worth would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted August 03, 2014 - 06:20 AM

Welcome to GTT. That is a nice looking machine. Tio me, it looks like a Garden Tractor. Garden Tractors are generally stronger and capable of more than lawn tractors. Check our Manuals Section for the manual. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted August 03, 2014 - 06:35 AM

Welcome to the forum. That's a very nice Gilson. It's a strong looking tractor and looks well maintained. 

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Posted August 03, 2014 - 07:02 AM

They are great tractors. Sturdy, strong, and underrated. Gilson was absorbed by Lawn Boy, which was absorbed by Toro. That said, parts are non-existant out side of standard bearings. That Briggs engine is great, but also obselete and getting harder to find other than tune-up parts. I have two MW gear drives. Value wise, it is worth what someone would pay for it. Realistically, about half what a comparable Cub Cadet would sell for and about 1/3 of a comparable Deere.

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Posted August 03, 2014 - 06:39 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I really like this garden tractor and it has power to spare.