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#1 Paulgo ONLINE  

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Posted May 24, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Hi All!  I owe my neighbor MANY favors. He's the kind of guy who never asks for anything, yet always steps up to offer the odd tool or piece of equipment I need to borrow for a project. He's also a bit of a... Collector, and doesn't like to let anything go. Anyway, his health has taken a downturn and he's decided to part with a couple of the machines he hasn't used in years. [Baby steps.] So, I have been tasked with helping him with marketing. He says both of these ran just fine when parked. He didn't intend for them to sit so long, but life got in the way. We're going to pull them out, clean them up, and get them running. Would appreciate any info, advice, or pricing guidelines you can give.  Each has a mower deck and no other attachments. Thanks in advance, Paul.

 

Tractor A is a Ford LGT with the Kohler K341AQS engine.

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"Tractor" (not sure how to classify this one) B is a Jacobsen T436G Turfcat with a Continental R11.

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Posted May 24, 2016 - 04:36 PM

The Ford LGT is a very good tractor. You can download the manuals for it from our Manuals Section. That one is a "closed side" LGT. I don't know anything about the other but try the Manuals Section. Try one project at a time.  Good Luck, Rick

 

Here is the owners' manual:   http://gardentractor...5-165-operator/

 

Here is the repair manual: http://gardentractor...-repair-manual/

 

Iwas suprised to find Turfcat T428D and T628D manuals: http://gardentractor...erators-manual/   and    http://gardentractor...d-parts-manual/


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Posted May 24, 2016 - 09:27 PM

If you get the turfcat cleaned up and give me a price I would most likely be interested.
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Posted May 24, 2016 - 09:48 PM

I had a Turfcat II with the Kubota diesel. Gave just over a grand for it, sold it for $800 when the Eaton 11 ate it's baby pigs.

As a mowing machine, there is no stopping it on even ground. The 72" deck does not like uneven yards or ditches.

Lots of good project parts on one of those. Power steering, cylinder lift for the deck, Peerless 2 speed differential with locker, heavy steering axle with hubs, and a industrial-duty engine. The bonus on that one is hydraulic driven deck. Extra large reservoir, oil cooler, hydraulic motor on the deck, and the engine mounted hydraulic pump.
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Posted May 25, 2016 - 03:18 AM

I have an ifinity for front mount mowers and would love to have another. I agree about the parts on this machine, hydraulic decks are great and are specifically what I have been looking for. Please give me a message when you figure out what you want to do with it as a trip to your area is already in my future. Thanks again and good luck. Eric.
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Posted May 25, 2016 - 06:48 AM

Any idea on the years of these?  I can't find the ID tag on the LGT.

 

I have an ifinity for front mount mowers and would love to have another. I agree about the parts on this machine, hydraulic decks are great and are specifically what I have been looking for. Please give me a message when you figure out what you want to do with it as a trip to your area is already in my future. Thanks again and good luck. Eric.

He has $1800 into it and knows he won't get that much back. Bought it for his camp and never got it out there...



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Posted May 25, 2016 - 06:59 AM

The Ford is between 1977 and 1983. Look for the tag just above the front axle on the LH side. No clue on the other one.


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 05:31 PM

Jacobsen is late 80's.
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Posted May 11, 2018 - 08:31 PM

Regarding the Turfcat T436G, it looks like a Turfcat 400 Series (Model 66127 specifically) circa 1991-1993 with a 72" Deep Tunnel deck. The engine, Continental R11, is a Renault engine from France. The "R" in R11 stands for Renault. Renault was under license (at the time) with Teledyne Continental to provide this particular 4 cylinder, 36HP, gas engine.

 

To verify the engine, you might want to look at the alternator and see if there are French markings and or see if the engine nuts and bolts are metric as opposed to SAE, which Jacobsen rotary mowers were back then. The distributor probably says "Ducellier 2525565A". On the Continental name plate, it should also say "Made in France" to the right.

 

If you search in Google for "66127" and "Jacobsen" and you'll see all the hits specific to this model, including operating, maintenance, parts manuals or follow this link to the manuals:

 

http://www.jacobsen....als?Product=346

 

There are a number of compatible parts for those Renault engines still around as well as Jacobsen parts on eBay, Craigslist, Amazon, OfferUp and a number of others. In the US, the French automobile Renault R11 (circa 1983-1991) was produced as the AMC Renault Alliance. So if you need some parts, there's still some cars around as well not just here, but all over the world.

 

Although you didn't mention any issues with the steering ram, if it leaks, instead of trying to rebuild or buy exact replacement, you might want to try a 1967 68 69 70 Ford Mustang and Mercury Comet power steering ram for $20 off eBay as they are compatible. The seals become brittle in these rams if they sit too long. Also, if the engine starts sputtering while under load, check your temperature gauge. If high (over 215), try blowing out the fins of the radiator with an air compressor to remove any built up crud. Also, the sister diesel mower is the Jacobsen T422D (Kubota diesel), of which a number of chassis, hydraulic, etc. parts are interchangeable. 


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Posted May 13, 2018 - 07:20 AM

Sadly, these tractors are both still sitting where they were in these photos. The owner would love to sell them, but couldn't find the time to get them cleaned up and back in use. They will probably rot since he won't get a decent offer as they sit.  Paul


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Posted May 13, 2018 - 09:39 AM

It is truly sad when people don't understand the difference between parked and abandon to the elements.   Don


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Posted May 13, 2018 - 10:25 AM

There's an individual in Southwest MI in Bridgman that has around 10 or so working Jacobsen Turfcat units, both gas and diesel, 2WD and 4WD models. Some with cabs, a lot of attachments, along with some parts units. You might want to touch base with him as it appears he fixes them up and sells them. Just thought I'd bring it up since you're both located in MI. He advertises on craigslist and has an ad out right now (05/13/18). On the face of it, his prices appear to be more than reasonable. I'd post his contact info, but not sure if that's Kosher. He may be interested in that T436G. I currently have an inquiry into him at the moment for some parts, awaiting a reply. Just thought I'd pass it on.


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