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#1 Matt77 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Hi, I am completely new to this.  I found this old tractor at an auction and it came with a mower deck, snow thrower, tiller, dump cart, and leaf rake.  It was such a good deal that I could not pass it up.  I also was amazed at the quality of this machine and the attachments.  I eventually want to start restoring it.

 

First I need to learn about it.  I have some belts that came with it, but not sure where they go or how they go.  Not even sure if I have all the parts I need to connect the attachments.  The tractor runs and sounds good.  Where do I start?  Where can I get the right belts?

 

My wife thinks I'm crazy beacuse I am pretty obsessed with this tractor.

 

Here are some quick pics I took


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 06:07 AM

I don't see that the pictures came through so maybe give that another shot. It sounds like you found an excellent package. The 3416 was the creme dela creme of garden tractors of that era. It sounds like you're enjoying with many other guys have realized when one has fallen in their lap. You may just have to try the belts to see what fits where, and we can muster up some photos to show how belts are routed for each of the attachments you have. Otherwise you would need to measure them and go from there. Looking forward to seeing what you have. Thanks for sharing... You found a great place to collaborate and enjoy what will probably become a hobby for you!
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Posted August 03, 2015 - 07:01 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum. Check the link in my signature for help uploading your pics!


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 08:04 AM

:welcometogttalk:


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 08:31 AM

Welcome to GTT. Sounds like you made out well. Check out our Manuals Section(3 free downloads per day) for the series of manuals that cover the tractor and its attachments. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted August 03, 2015 - 09:05 AM

Your starting out with an excellent tractor. Well worth fixing up. :thumbs:

Welcome to the forum. 


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 09:51 AM

More pics to come if this works...

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Posted August 03, 2015 - 09:54 AM

From what I can see so far, there may be some creative shadetree engineering involved, but the equipment looks to be in very nice shape!


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 10:27 AM

I will post more detailed pics later today with lots of questions.  I honestly don't know anything about garden tractors.  Not even sure if the attachments I have will work with this tractor.  Please point out anything that is not right.  If there are specific pics I can take that will help let me know as well.  Thanks!


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Matt, relax, you seem a bit excited(any of us would be too, with a nice new toy like that). Download the Owners Manual and go through all of the routine maintenance so that there is no new damage to the tractor. Read the other manuals and if you want some history go to www.simpletractors.com . Take your time and read the manuals ahead of time. Take pics and ask questions. You will find that this is a very enjoyableable hobby and it gets the yardwork done. To assess the condition of the tractor see the evaluation videos on youtube by Zippo Varga. Good Luck, Rick

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