I am not familiar with either one of these tractors as I have mainly Bolens. A acquaintance has a SS14 with no seat, no good tires, missing the carb off a B&S 14 hp. Motor is free. It has a manual 3 point. He also has a GT18 with no hood and blown motor. Included is a snow thrower, deck and front blade that he said would fit either tractor. Has all linkage, etc. and manual. Also has one set of good tires. He indicated he would like to trade it all for one of my Bolens tractors and deck.
I have no idea what his package is worth. He said he has over $500 in the attachments but I take everything he says with a bucket of salt. Nice guy but plumb full of it.
Everything he has sits outside year around. He is hard on equipment to say the least. I really don't want my good tractor that has never sat outside to go to those conditions.
I would rather buy the GT18 outright if I knew an 8 hp Wisconsin would fit in it. Would have to remake a Bolens 850 hood to fit. Any comments or suggestions are welcome.