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Are the Gilson built models any good.

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#1 Chopperhed OFFLINE  

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Posted May 21, 2015 - 09:03 PM

I have a Trio of Jacobsen built Fords. I see newer Gilson built models available for sale occasionally.


What driveline do they have? Is it worth buying?


The reason I'm asking, is....


I'm looking for a spare transaxle and pump.


Specifically a Peerless 2500 and Eaton 11 Combo.


Do the Gilson models have it. What other tractors should I be looking for?


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Posted May 21, 2015 - 11:03 PM

Check the manuals. I prefer the open sides but many here are very happy with their closed sides. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted May 22, 2015 - 05:02 AM

Yes they do,and are usually a better unit, you will need to change the brakes over as well as the drive shaft but it is doable. Oh also forgot, you need to swap axles and tubes too. What I did was just swap out the hydro unit instead. Much easier. My LGT 125 has the hydro unit from a Gilson made lgt17H and is insanely quiet and will stall the 12hp kohler with ease if the wheels don't spin. This is why we use it for tractor pulling.
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