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#1 Npo1832 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2015 - 08:23 PM

I believe it is a 1976 monkey wards made by gilson. I need a new drive shaft the old on snapped I tried to weld it but it's no longer good. I really though am unsure of the year of the tractor I have not seen one like it. Does anybody know how to get a new drive shaft for it. I used it to push 20 tons of gravel around my property and I use it to haul trees and other stuff ran great till the shaft broke.
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Posted April 22, 2015 - 09:22 PM

I may have one for you, can you post some photos of your tractor to make sure we are one the same model?


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Posted April 22, 2015 - 09:29 PM

I also have a mid 70's Gilson that might have the correct piece.
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Posted April 23, 2015 - 01:43 AM

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Posted April 23, 2015 - 04:27 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum. Pic help can be found in my signature.


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Posted April 23, 2015 - 05:34 AM

Welcome to GTT. Check our Manuals Section if you need the Manual for the GT. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 23, 2015 - 09:21 PM

That would be amazing if I could find the right drive shaft or if you have one. I think it's 31 inches and maybe some change. I found a squire drive shaft and bought it but it's 27 inches. Any info or leads would be such a big help. I haven't been able to drive Greta in two years

 

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Posted April 24, 2015 - 06:13 AM

Mine has a B&S cast iron 16 h.p. single, not sure if that matters with the shaft length. I'll measure it, I also have hydraulic lift on mine as well as a front blade.


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Posted April 24, 2015 - 06:15 AM

Mine has a B&S cast iron 16 h.p. single, not sure if that matters with the shaft length. I'll measure it, I also have hydraulic lift on mine as well as a front blade.

 

Mine is the same, I'll check it out today and let you know how long my drive shaft is .


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Posted April 24, 2015 - 06:29 AM

Thank you I would really appreciate it. I was wondering if you knew the year of the model. As far as I can tell its a 76 but I'm not to sure

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Posted April 24, 2015 - 06:35 AM

Usually we use the engine serial to date a lot of tractors. Gets it real close, unless it's been repowered.


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Posted April 24, 2015 - 07:44 AM

Well when I purchased it 4 years ago I found a manual on ebay for a 1976 and it looked exactly like mine in the photos and the manual is spot on with the tractor so I am 99.9 percent sure it's a 76 but I have yet to come a cross another person with the montgomery ward badged Gilson tractor just the Gilson ones but never for sale and it seems the engines were all different that year

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Posted April 24, 2015 - 07:34 PM

At any rate, if I can be of help let me know. Not trying to cut in, but if I can help, I will.
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Posted April 24, 2015 - 08:12 PM

Toppop52 I appreciate it. I've been asking around but no one wants to work on these things. When the drive shaft first snapped me and my father in law welded a gas pipe the same length as the old drive shaft and connected it. The problem I have now is its thicker than the old drive shaft and the steering column seems to bump it out of place and snap the fiberglass things that protect the drive shaft. It runs fine till I want to plow or pull or push something. I guess I just need help located the correct driveshaft or 2 or 3 so I have back up

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Posted April 24, 2015 - 08:16 PM

So I'm just seeing if there is a right direction I can be pointed to.




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