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#1 Ron Dziedzic OFFLINE  

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Posted September 30, 2014 - 01:53 PM

I am wanting to get an older GT tractor but I am not really sure what. I am going to want to put a tiller on the back definitely a snow blower and plow for the front if I could find something that would lift a bucket would be nice and obviously have a three point hitch now here's my question to all what is the best tractor for my money and still being able to find Parts and atachments. this will be my first older gt and i do intend on using it for landscaping and planting some along with moving a lot of snow it will probably actually move way more snow than it will be doing eny thing else what is a good tractor for my needs
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Posted September 30, 2014 - 02:11 PM

I am wanting to get an older GT tractor but I am not really sure what. I am going to want to put a tiller on the back definitely a snow blower and plow for the front if I could find something that would lift a bucket would be nice and obviously have a three point hitch now here's my question to all what is the best tractor for my money and still being able to find Parts and atachments. this will be my first older gt and i do intend on using it for landscaping and planting some along with moving a lot of snow it will probably actually move way more snow than it will be doing eny thing else what is a good tractor for my needs

Cub Cadet, John Deere, and Wheel Horse are probably the most popular of the older GTs. Parts (new and used), as well as attachments (though all or most will be used), are more plentiful and still available for these brands.

Edited by Gabriel, September 30, 2014 - 08:16 PM.

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Posted September 30, 2014 - 02:14 PM

What about the Bolin or mf
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Posted September 30, 2014 - 03:02 PM

If wanting a rear tiller, I'd get a tractor with 3pt lift and 2,000rpm rear pto & appropriate tiller.  Brand isn't as important as condition except you want a brand you can easily find parts used or new for.  A RED tractor is a good choice!  :smilewink:


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Posted September 30, 2014 - 04:13 PM

Ok thank you
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Posted September 30, 2014 - 05:27 PM

LGT 165 Ford, will do all the things you mentioned.  Noel

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#7 Ron Dziedzic OFFLINE  

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Posted September 30, 2014 - 05:56 PM

But it's a Ford lol
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Posted September 30, 2014 - 05:56 PM

That's like asking which car should I buy. As you can see from the answers, there are a lot of different opinions and some of it is personal taste. The tractors listed so far are good. Some folks will add Simplicity.  As for the tiller, Wheel Horse doesn't have 3 pt hitch or rear pto and they work fine. Another determining factor is what brands are locally available. What state do you live in?


Edited by LilysDad, September 30, 2014 - 05:58 PM.

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Posted September 30, 2014 - 06:02 PM

You could add Sears to the mix if you don't mind using either a three point tiller with it's own engine (RotoSpade) or a tow behind with it's own engine.


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#10 Ron Dziedzic OFFLINE  

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Posted September 30, 2014 - 07:26 PM

Ok I live in upper michigan
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Posted September 30, 2014 - 07:31 PM

You're close to prime Case/Ingersoll hunting grounds. Keep an eye peeled for one of those, too.

 

If you see an ad and you have a question, just do a search or call MH81. (Alan) I'll pm his work and private cell #'s to you. He's a full of     info.


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Posted September 30, 2014 - 07:36 PM

What about the Bolin or mf

 

 

You must mean Bolens. :D

 

Tube frames will do what most need done and there is alot of them around.


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Posted September 30, 2014 - 07:45 PM

Cub cadet has a lot of old er gts that have lots of interchangeable parts they have tillers plows etc pulse super ease to work on. Cubs use a shaft drive on most all the older models. They are a heavy built tractor lot of cast grill,axel,trans axel. And brinly still makes plows, snow plows although I don't know if the make them for the older ones anymore cultivators, fertilizer spreaders the list goes on.

Just my 2cents
Ther are lots and lots of great brands of gts out there and it's going to be hard for us to help you because of this. If I was you I would get on Craig's list and do a search for gts find out what looks good to you research it and then possibly buy

My opinion would be a cub cadet model only because of the parts availability the parts interchange like I said above.
Good luck on your search and show us picks when you find something.........
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#14 Ron Dziedzic OFFLINE  

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Posted September 30, 2014 - 07:47 PM

Is that ford gas or diesel?
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Posted September 30, 2014 - 07:51 PM

So far I am thinking I would like to find a bolins, mf, or a cub
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