I will through my hat into the ring.
I started off with a Sears Suburban 12 and implements about 3 years ago. I did my first garden with this setup and got addicted to Garden tractors because of it. I was looking around on craigslist and ebay for something else to pop up that i just had to have. A firend and i were talking one day and i told him that i was looking for more GTs
, he told me about one he had seen at another persons house. He said it was a Snapper, i did not know at the time snapper made GTs
, so we went and looked at it. Well it was love at first site. We left and got his trailer and my suburban so we could pull the snapper out of the barn and onto the trailer. We rushed back and I gave the guy what he wanted for it and loaded up. We got it to my house and unloaded it down at my little shop. I put a little gas in the tank and pulled the battery out of the suburban to put into the snapper. I hit the key and she fired right up and drove herself up the ramp and into the shop.
All the sheet metal came off for cleaning and painting, The original engine had been changed out to a Kohler 18 Magnum by the PO, the oil in it was still fresh. I found a three point hitch on ebay and installed that on it. I put new tires all the way around. I built new lower lift arms that would fit my Sears implements. I have tried several different top links to find the right combination for tractor and implements. I finally have everything working in harmony now. I also got the original mowing deck and i am rebuilding it at this time. I use this tractor every chance I get. It Pulls like a mule and purrs like a kitten. It has taken a while for me to get everything working like its supposed to but now that i have she is my favorite. She always cranks up and does what i ask of her. This was my first attempt at painting so its a worker and not a looker.
I will get some action shots today.