Posted November 17, 2014 - 06:49 PM
Posted November 17, 2014 - 06:59 PM
Welcome to the forum, neighbor! That Ford has one tough rear in it. And lots of other tractors use the same one.
Posted November 17, 2014 - 07:31 PM
Posted November 17, 2014 - 08:03 PM
WELCOME to GTTalk!
Posted November 17, 2014 - 09:25 PM
Posted November 17, 2014 - 10:44 PM
I just bought a complete 1978 Lawn Tractor 48" deck, 34" snowblower, Chains, Complete set of manuals All original. Engine runs, 20 hp Onan (no Smoke), Transaxle shifts and no leaks. $200.00. Kinda depends on what the market is in your area. The one I snagged was brought to Texas from Illinois. His loss, my gain.
Oh, and Welcome to GTT
Edited by larrybl, November 17, 2014 - 10:45 PM.
Posted November 17, 2014 - 11:12 PM
Weak link on those is usually the steering box, check for slop, they're getting expensive. Pics would help with price. How was the maintenance, fluid changes, etc. Smoke, noises, etc. Loose shafts, bearings, etc. Bare 165 running good around 400-up on the open market i.e. not a friend/relative. Add another 150 or so per implement if they work. Add or subtract a couple hundred based on location. Sounds like you could subtract a couple hundred for missing pieces, maybe easy enough to replace but can scare off buyers. Does it come with weights/chains, add or budget for that if you want to plow/till
While getting 3 implements makes a good package deal, could also mean more wear if it was used year-round for the last 40 years. depends how much it was used, check condition of implements, etc. good luck
Posted November 17, 2014 - 11:49 PM
What part of KS are you in, we may not be to far off???
I had a LGT165, I got it with a loader and backhoe. It had been siting for who knows how long, I washed out the carb and it fired right up, first time using it the steering box broke, I then converted it to power steering and used it for a year. Then one day the garden tractor turned into a pile of dust so I sold the loader (had another one) and I converted the backhoe onto my Kubota L2000. The old ford had trenching company logos on it, so I have no idea how many hours the old thing had, I would say it was a very nice garden tractor and had lots of power for the loader.
I kept the rear end if you are needing one, it was a little sluggish (probably because it carried around 1500lbs of loader & backhoe it's whole life) but it still had good pulling/pushing power. I kept it in case I wanted it for a project but I haven't found a use for it yet.
Good luck and I hope you get it
- ksbohuntr said thank you
Posted November 18, 2014 - 04:20 AM
The sponsors on this site may have the grill parts or at least most of them so you could repair/ rebuild the front.
The pto components are very hard to find so you are doing well there. The tiller, if used a bunch, will be a monster to rebuild!! The bearings are tough to find, and it will most certainly need a new bottom main shaft made up, as the bearings go the tear the shaft all up as does the dirt. But they till AWSOME! And the driveshafts are easy peasy to make up out of pto stuff for big trucks.
Steering box is easy to repair, difficult to remove!! So if your mechanically inclined , it should be fairly easy. It is the same box that CubCadet used so parts are still avalible yoy just need to convert the numbers. good luck with the bartering;-)
- tinbender7 said thank you
Posted November 18, 2014 - 12:45 PM
Congrats on the new Ford! Pics or it didn't happen