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#1 Hugh OFFLINE  

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Posted February 06, 2011 - 10:57 PM

Picked up a GT/18 Hydrodrive today from a friend who lives about 20 minutes away. Needs some nose cone work, but starts, runs and drives great!

Pics, with video on the way

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Posted February 06, 2011 - 11:30 PM

video!
YouTube - 1978 Sears GT/18 Hydrodrive
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Posted February 06, 2011 - 11:49 PM

Nice runner, I was hoping the oil wasn't from the Hydrodrive when you started that vid tho.

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 01:05 AM

thats not really oil per se. its snow, water, and road salt :)

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 01:13 AM

nice hugh this must have been the one you told me about! BA!

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 01:48 AM

yup this is the one! and yea, its ba

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 05:31 AM

Nice one,thanks for pics and video.

What makes that a rare one ,just curious ?

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 05:49 AM

Very Nice :bounce:

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 06:50 AM

Nice find Hugh! That should make a dandy project for you.

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 12:10 PM

Nice one,thanks for pics and video.

What makes that a rare one ,just curious ?


The GT/18 was a 2 year tractor - 1978 and 1979. So for starters, you dont see many at all, I think I have seen 8 total. Sears Hydrostatic tractors (both the 67-72 Hydro-Tracs and 76-79 Hydrodrives) are very very rare. So its a rare model, with the even more rare hydro static option

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 12:42 PM

Thanks Hugh,I know little about the Sears tractors so that's why I asked.

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 03:57 PM

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 04:22 PM

Heres another video YouTube - Sears GT/18 Hydrodrive Cold Start

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 05:58 PM

Thanks for the vid and pics.:thumbs:

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 09:04 PM

Great Pics and Vids. Congrats on your new tractor.




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