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#1 CraftsmanGT ONLINE  

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Posted February 17, 2015 - 01:48 PM

Here are some pics of my Craftsman GT6000. It's a 1990 model 917.254450

Sears1.jpg Sears2.jpg Sears3.jpg Sears4.jpg


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Posted February 17, 2015 - 03:02 PM

Welcome!!!!

 

I have an LT that looks like that, bought about '90-91


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Posted February 17, 2015 - 03:38 PM

Thanks. I got it from free from my neighbor who bought it at an auction about 15 years ago. He bought a new John Deere 4 years ago and gave this to 1 year ago. He never maintained it at all but it runs strong and doesn't smoke or use a drop of oil, just wish he didn't scrap the sleeve hitch
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Posted February 17, 2015 - 05:59 PM

:welcometogttalk:  nice looking tractor , 


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Posted February 17, 2015 - 07:43 PM

It's been a good tractor so far. My only complaint is that max height on the mower deck is 3 1/2 inches with the lift lever locked in the up position. I've looked at other Craftsman's and Roper's with the same deck and 3-3 1/2 inches seems to be the norm
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Posted February 17, 2015 - 07:49 PM

Welcome to GTTalk !

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Posted February 17, 2015 - 10:32 PM

Thank you sir

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Posted February 17, 2015 - 10:50 PM

Welcome to GTTalk! :wave:



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Posted February 17, 2015 - 11:30 PM

:welcometogttalk:   Nice looking tractor. Mine has the hitch and 8hp. tiller but no deck.  :mad2:



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Posted February 18, 2015 - 12:59 AM

That's awesome. I'd love to see some pictures of it

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 07:10 AM

:welcome: to GTTalk
That's a nice looking tractor you have there, and the price was definitely right.
The sleeve hitch on those was more or less a big U with a flat bottom and a tube welded on it. I will say that if you build your own, go one size thicker as I have seen two or three tweaked around the sleeve.
What I can't remember is what the lift rod looks like on those. I think it's a turnbuckle, but not sure.

:welcometogttalk:   Nice looking tractor. Mine has the hitch and 8hp. tiller but no deck.  :mad2:

  

That's awesome. I'd love to see some pictures of it


Hopefully Chris's isn't to far back in the shed and he can grab a pic or two for you.

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 07:23 AM

They're nice old tractors, I just plowed snow with my Wizard version for 3.5 hours yesterday. I converted mine from 5 speed to hydro by swapping in a transaxle from a later GT5000, I also used all 4 bigger tires, got a lot more ground clearance.



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Posted February 18, 2015 - 08:16 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Nice tractor, but not as sturdy as the earlier GT18's. I looked up the Model # at Sears and found a manual for it.

Attached File  917254450.pdf   5.58MB   46 downloads

 

The sleeve hitch # (71-24235) is on the last line of the last page. I couldn't get that # to come up at Sears.

 


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 09:18 AM

I think you need this part for yours....

 

 

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 11:54 AM

Thank you guys for the info. I know some people on some other sites were saying that these aren't garden tractors cause they don't have the hi/lo trans and the keyed axles. I understand it's not built as heavy as others but it can still run ground engaging attachments which is a GT to me




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