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#1 tom tractor OFFLINE  

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Posted June 27, 2015 - 05:05 PM

Please share your thoughts about the reliability and experience with the ariens gt20. Is the motor reliable for all season use? Is there common problems with this particular tractor ETC... This particular tractor has a push button start which concerns me. The tractor runs smoothly and starts easily.

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Posted June 27, 2015 - 05:14 PM

It should be good for all season use. The hour meter shows quite a few hours. The tractor looks in decent condition. The mower deck gear box looks like it has some trouble.


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Posted June 27, 2015 - 06:14 PM

The power steering leaked before a new hose was installed. The fluid leaked on the mower deck. The tractor is reported to work 100percent. I am always skeptacle. About how much do you think the tractor is worth?

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Posted June 27, 2015 - 06:22 PM

There has seemed to be a bunch of Ariens GTs in the Worchester area. I bought a couple of cabs from an elderly gentleman up there a few years ago. He still had his GT20 and loved it but was going to be spending his winters down south. He sold his snowblower to one guy and the cabs to me. He drove it to load the blower into the other guys' pickup. It seemed like a very nice and powerful tractor. Parts may be hard to get. I have seen them fairly cheap($300) on CL. As always, it is what it is worth to you. Attachments are rare. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted June 27, 2015 - 08:20 PM

The model number puts it to close to the last of the GT series just before they made the Grand Sierra. In my area it would be in the $300- 600 range. I don't know of any particular troubles, just the usual wear n tear items wearing out.



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Posted June 28, 2015 - 09:39 AM

Around here they are few and between, prices are crazy. $650 for one that runs but without a deck even, $750 for another on this area's CL. Get into Wisconsin and they seem to "start" at $1200 if they run
$300 might get you an incomplete parts machine. I am getting frustrated with mine (GT19) for that reason.

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Posted June 28, 2015 - 08:07 PM

Is 1500 hours on the M20 Kohler engine a lot.  Will it last much longer given that it sounds good now.  Also is the hydro historically strong and reliable? Is there any known problems with this model (GT20)






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