i am looking to restore the ariens gt20 i inherited from my father and my searches led me here. The tractor does have some meaning to me and id like to get some use from it for years to come. My father bought this from a local ariens dealer new back in 1987 i believe. It is serial# 000269 with a 60 inch mowing deck. I remember riding this around and cutting grass back in the late 1980's as a kid.
It has sat for over 10 years covered in a shed but the paint and everything else so far has seemed to hold up well. I dont recall my father ever having or using any attachments for this tractor but i plan on getting a rototiller and maybe a snowthrower down the road.
I do have to replace the tires anyway so i see people using a more aggressive tire when using a plow or rototiller so any help on the best tires or best tires/rims/weights would be where i need to start.
I am new to these tractors and the forums so i apologize in advance if i word something wrong. The tractor does fire up and run smooth after all this time.