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#1 fxdb96 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 12, 2015 - 07:38 AM

Hey guys, I am going to look at /buy a LT133 later today.  i think it is 2002 - 2005.  It was purchased at a JD dealership. I think it is a manual trans.  It looks great in the pictures.  The only thing bad is the deck has "worn through" in the corner due to mowing a sandy lawn area - the previous owner thinks it sandblasted through.  I will take a look and see if rust played a role in it or what.... anyways...

 

What common problems should i look for?

How does the PTO work? Electric? If the deck is not installed how can i test it?

 

i'll send pics later -    300 bucks a good deal if it's in great condition and i have to patch deck???

 

also - anyone patched a deck before?  cut out old piece and mig in a new one?


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Posted April 12, 2015 - 11:01 AM

type in john deere LT133 in a search engine and then go see what tractor data tells you about the mower, including the years they made it.  that mower deck is a  problem tho...if the deck is not attached you might want to go ahead and attach it to make sure you have all the parts....there is a lot of parts on epay for a LT133...  I once welded a patch on a mower deck for a john deere 140..  had to be careful about burning thru the deck.  I used some galvanized sheet metal I picked up at a hardware store and bent/formed it to fit the shape of the deck where I was patching.  I did the welding outside and stood upwind when I was welding...I used a stick welder set at 35a. I think, with 1/16 rod.  worked out fine.  I would guess the deck on the 1972 john deere 140 was a bit thicker that the 38 inch deck on that 133 tho...


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Posted April 12, 2015 - 05:08 PM

Got her home. Looks good so far! Works real nice. More pics to come

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Posted April 12, 2015 - 05:44 PM

Here are some pics of the deck. Previous owner said his lawn was extremely sandy.
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