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#1 Husky OFFLINE  

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Posted May 28, 2015 - 11:55 AM

I finally got my DGT 1700 done. It was in pretty nice shape when I got it. I just pulled all the tins etc and did a good cleaning and inspection. I replaced the block heater with a brand new one. I took the starter to a local shop and he did a fantastic job on it. New brushes, bearings, clutch mechanism and new solenoid. It works great. 

 

I painted all the tins and did a clear coat over everything. It came out pretty nice. The wheel rims still need to be done. The tractor has about 1400 hours on it and runs unbelievable. This is my first diesel garden tractor and I love it. I'll be setting it up for Winter with the RAD 2 stage blower that I got for it. The blower is in really nice condition. I'll have a snow cab all set up for it as well with flashing strobe and front/rear led lights.

 

This tractor weighs in at 1025 lbs and has a ton of power and torque. I towed my lawn aerator which has a 250 lb drawbridge counter weight on it. It towed it up my front yard hill like there was nothing behind the tractor. I'm wondering what it will take to slow that engine down... Here are some pictures of it.

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Posted May 28, 2015 - 11:56 AM

Very nice machine!


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 01:51 PM

Looks great, nice job.  I know you'll enjoy using it.


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 03:19 PM

Looks great,another nice refurbishment , you do NICE work, you'll have many years of it paying you back for the work you've done and in giving it a good home. Enjoy.
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Posted May 28, 2015 - 06:15 PM

Thanks guys, this one was in really nice shape.  The previous owner tore it down and did a lot of work to it before I got it.  I only needed to work on it for less than a month. I even kept the original decals as they were still really nice. Hey it's going to be used in the Winter so it will get covered in flying snow if this Winter is as bad as last Winter. 



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Posted May 28, 2015 - 06:59 PM

Very nice job - what did you use for paint and clear coat?


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 07:41 PM

Those are just such a nice machine,some day I'll have one,it will replace my GT 1800 Duratrac,nice job
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Posted May 29, 2015 - 05:38 AM

Very nice, you seem to know where to find them. The more you use it the more you will want to. It will just sip fuel. It will soon become your front line tractor.


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Posted May 29, 2015 - 06:23 AM

Very nice job - what did you use for paint and clear coat?

Hi, the white color is Rustoleum Canvas White. It is an exact match to the original color. The green was a special mix from NAPA that is very close to the original. I had two 12 oz. spray cans mixed up. The clear coat is Rustoleum clear. It works great and it helps to protect the paint especially where this one will be used in the Winter. 


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 08:05 PM

Just picked up a mowing deck for my 1704H. Do you ave any idea where I could find a manual for the deck? 






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