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#1 Bz28 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 07, 2016 - 06:47 AM

I picked up this tractor for free for helping some people clear out a house, but as I Google around I see LT75 models that look like it, but no 85. I have the manuals, it says it's a 1968 model, but I can't really find any other information online regarding a model 85. Does anyone have any links or info on this particular tractor? By the way, this is my first lawn tractor. I'm excited to start tearing into it and getting it back up and running.

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Posted April 07, 2016 - 07:01 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Hopefully there is someone that has some info on this. You say you have the manuals for it? Sure would like to see them! Anyway to copy to the puter and upload them?


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Posted April 07, 2016 - 08:32 AM

:welcometogttalk: Nice looking little machine



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Posted April 07, 2016 - 08:47 AM

Welcome to GTT. That is a nice LT. I have 2 of those series lawn tractors. One is an LT75 and I think the other is an LT85. The tractors are basicly the same except the 85 has a bigger engine. Both of mine have mower decks but they are very rotted. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted April 07, 2016 - 02:47 PM

Welcome to GTTalk. good luck with the restore. Ask any questions you might have, the people here will be as helpful as we can.



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Posted April 07, 2016 - 03:02 PM

Hello and welcome  :wave:



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Posted April 07, 2016 - 06:22 PM

That's powered by an 8hp briggs and has a hydrostatic rear controlled by the foot pedal. I have a White 108H thats the exact same and the White and Ford were built by Jacobsen. The Jacobsen model that's the same is the lt885. The old lawn tractor hydros like these are hard as heck to find. I ended up buying a Ford 85 from New York to get a rear for my White.






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