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#16 CraftsmanGT ONLINE  

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 12:04 PM

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.

 

 

I'd love to see some pictures if you don't mind


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 12:30 PM

I am not sure how the frame compares to my LT version, but watch it right over the axle pocket. I have 2 LT's that both cracked the frame in the axle area.


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 12:34 PM

Thanks I'll make sure to keep an eye on it

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 01:37 PM

OK I think I spoke out of turn here. Mine is the GT-18 with the Hi-lo and is converted to hydraulic lift. I should have looked closer at your photos. Sorry for the confusion.  :wallbanging:



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Posted February 18, 2015 - 02:07 PM

No problem. It does get confusing with both models badged as a GT6000 sometimes

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 02:49 PM

Don't let anybody talk bad about your machine!! They were tough old birds. We still have ....parts... of one running around here.

When my wife and I got together, we got custody of a relatives old craftsman (like yours). They had got it from somebody else, so were not sure of the age or origin. We used that thing for many years, with it living it's whole life outside and cut many a yard. It eventually succumbed to body rust, but the engine and frame was still good.

I converted the frame and front wheels to a utility cart

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which still gets used today!

I kept the engine as well and after many years sitting under the bench it went into a newer craftsman hydro lawn tractor that I bought with a blown engine. My SIL uses it to this day as his primary mower!

So we have put 15+ years (and still going, kind of...) on our craftsman, plus another 10 years or so working for someone else. That's pretty tough in MY book!!!
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Posted February 18, 2015 - 03:01 PM

I do agree that they are tough. I like that trailer, it looks nice and strong. I've got an older Murray 42" plow that's missing the mounting brackets and I've had this idea about mounting it to back of my Craftsman and using it as a rear mounted dozer blade using the rear lift, any thoughts?

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 07:43 PM

Mine had a Peerless 2300 transaxle with 1" axles, plenty tough for a garden tractor. I just swapped mine because I wanted a hydro in it. The frame is tough enough as well. Mine now has a winch to operate the factory sleeve hitch, and a "Randy bucket" on the front.
Now it's not as heavy as my Gilson or Deutz Allis, but it's plenty well made.

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 08:00 PM

Mine had a Peerless 2300 transaxle with 1" axles, plenty tough for a garden tractor. I just swapped mine because I wanted a hydro in it. The frame is tough enough as well. Mine now has a winch to operate the factory sleeve hitch, and a "Randy bucket" on the front.
Now it's not as heavy as my Gilson or Deutz Allis, but it's plenty well made.


Sure it's not a Peerless 820? That's what mine has in it with 1" axles. Post some pics of it if you can. I'd love to see it
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Posted February 18, 2015 - 09:27 PM

Good looking Craftsman.


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 10:28 PM

Yep, it's an 820. I have an old 2300 that I got somewhere, sometime, in my parts trailer.

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 10:44 PM

I've heard the 820 is a tough transaxle. Only problem with mine is that's it's hard to get out of reverse and hard to get into 1st gear, otherwise it's been good
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Posted February 19, 2015 - 07:20 AM

Yep, my old one was an 820, sorry for the confusion, my Murray garden tractor that I gave the neighbor kid has the 2300.



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Posted February 19, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Actually I think I seen your Wizard on tractorbynet when I was looking up info on mine. I guess we have twins. How does it do pulling the plow with the sleeve hitch?
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Posted February 19, 2015 - 07:22 PM

It pulled the moldboard fine, but I dint really need it for that, I put my ATV bucket on it.




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