I am going to be bringing home a GT 19 not too long from now. You guys may have seen it advertised for sale here a couple of weeks ago. I would be getting it "on the relay" as another member currently has it in his possession.
I have only seen a couple of pics of it so far, do not have the exact numbers from it yet
The previous owner had taken the steering cylinder apart and I guess it is still in pieces, and he lost/misplaced the seal kit that he had gotten for it. At this point I do not know if all the other parts are there for the steering cylinder, so I need to put out a "feeler" thread for 1. a steering cylinder seal kit
and 2. a steering cylinder that is at least good for parts so that I can reassemble the one that comes with or good enough that I can just bolt in and go.
Are these cylinders particular to the Ariens S series and GT series, or were they used on other applications?
Is there another cylinder that will retrofit to this application? I know that the effort would be much more (Armstrong" steering) but if I cap off the lines (or loop them together) would the tractor be usable at all without this cylinder for the time being?
I had an S 16H a few years back (a basketcase) that I sent down the road for lack of an engine and other parts.... now I wish that I could have some how kept that one... I do not remember what the steering setup consisted of as it has been a few years ago and I honestly don't remember looking that hard at my previous one being that I could not readily locate a suitable engine at the time, which was my #1 concern at the time....