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#1 gksyn OFFLINE  

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Posted June 21, 2016 - 09:25 AM

Hello GTtalk!

My story:
First off, I'm excited to be apart of this forum! I don't know if he's on here, but Thank you to Josh Deaven for getting me into garden tractors in the first place this past Februrary (2016). He invited me to showcase my business at his Lebanon Valley Classic and Garden Tractor EXPO. (Pennsylvania)
I met a lot of great people who were so friendly and willing to help me get started in the right direction.

Since then, I've done a lot of research on what I want out of a tractor (to use, not fully restore and show) and ended up, with the help of Josh, finding a Ford 1988 LGT 14D close to home. (Northeastern, PA) Unfortunately, I missed out on the sale, but it helped me understand the scarcity of the Ford Diesels of the late 80s, early 90s.

My 1st Tractor!
So last week, I finally found another one and picked it up! Ford 1988 LGT 14D with 44" mower deck and tiller. All in working order, literally nothing wrong with it, except for age.

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I went through these forums and had some questions for those who know about these diesels.

Are there a lot of parts that are interchangeable between the 14D and 16D models?
Just curious if I found parts off a 16D, would they be compatible with my 14D?

And lastly, would love to find a fuel gauge for this! It's my first item to add to my tractor.
Oh and she needs a name! But that will come with time :)

I hope to add value to GTtalks through my knowledge and experience.

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Posted June 21, 2016 - 09:42 AM

Welcome to GTT. That tractor looks really nice. Check our Manuals Section for info. If there are parts books, that will be the way to check compatability. What is your business? Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 21, 2016 - 09:52 AM

Yes, most of the parts interchangeable.  And welcome to the site.  Some new parts can be purchase from Messick's.


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Posted June 21, 2016 - 09:52 AM

Welcome to gttalk...bunch of great old iron enthusiasts around here.

 

Nice tractor!  Great find, those are kinda rare.  Please take some close up pics of your bumper/weight holder bracket on the front.  that is cool. 

 

have you hooked up the tiller yet?



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Posted June 21, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Welcome to the forum. Great looking tractor. 


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Posted June 21, 2016 - 12:28 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! That is a very nice tractor you have there!


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Posted June 21, 2016 - 03:48 PM

Neat! I'm not even aware of the Ford diesels this small.  There are some Diesel nuts on here for sure. Good site, in right place.  This is your first "Bug Bite", just wait a couple years from now and see what you have then, ha!


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Posted June 21, 2016 - 06:01 PM

Nice looking tractor.

 

I could have been talked into acquiring that one.


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Posted June 21, 2016 - 08:33 PM

Welcome to GTTALK! Nice tractor.
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Posted June 22, 2016 - 03:05 AM

Welcome and WOW!!!! You have an exceptionally rare , in AWSOME condition, super dependable Tractor!! That 3 point hitch and rear pto setup is a VERY VERY RARE option for those units ! Nice ,no.. AWSOME first GT.
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Posted June 22, 2016 - 10:26 AM

Welcome and WOW!!!! You have an exceptionally rare , in AWSOME condition, super dependable Tractor!! That 3 point hitch and rear pto setup is a VERY VERY RARE option for those units ! Nice ,no.. AWSOME first GT.

Wow that is the first one I`ve even seen a picture of the 3PT and PTO


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Posted June 22, 2016 - 01:06 PM

Welcome to GTT. That tractor looks really nice. Check our Manuals Section for info. If there are parts books, that will be the way to check compatability. What is your business? Good Luck, Rick

 
Thanks Rick and everyone for the welcomes to GTtalk!
My business is an AMSOIL Dealer, but I don't want people to think I'm here to sell them. I'll do a proper Site Sponsorship for that in the near future. I'm just so busy right now with Car Shows and Events to attend to all Summer.

I understood this was a very good find, but now I'm seeing it's a VERY good find!
Regarding the Manuals, I did check that section out and was wondering if there was a way to see what Manuals are missing?
I acquired about 4-5 manuals / pieces of literature about this tractor and plan on scanning in. Would be more than happy to submit them to GTtalk.
 

Welcome to gttalk...bunch of great old iron enthusiasts around here.
 
Nice tractor!  Great find, those are kinda rare.  Please take some close up pics of your bumper/weight holder bracket on the front.  that is cool. 
 
have you hooked up the tiller yet?

 
Thanks. I will take some pictures this weekend. The holder bracket was fabricated by the previous owner out of aluminum specifically to eliminate the shaking/vibration caused by the weights just laying on the bumper.
The fact that these are METAL is a huge thing for me. So much plastic on today's tractors.
 

Wow that is the first one I`ve even seen a picture of the 3PT and PTO

I didn't know that was so rare. I honestly couldn't have a 14D without it! The tiller is going to be huge for me and my family's gardens. My father already wants one of his own, haha.
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Posted June 22, 2016 - 01:21 PM

Welcome to gttalk...bunch of great old iron enthusiasts around here.
 
Nice tractor!  Great find, those are kinda rare.  Please take some close up pics of your bumper/weight holder bracket on the front.  that is cool. 
 
have you hooked up the tiller yet?

Forgot to answer your tiller question.
I have not! But it does work.
I'm in the process of draining all the fluids and replacing filters, etc.
It does cut grass really nicely though!

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Posted June 22, 2016 - 03:44 PM

 
Thanks Rick and everyone for the welcomes to GTtalk!
My business is an AMSOIL Dealer, but I don't want people to think I'm here to sell them. I'll do a proper Site Sponsorship for that in the near future. I'm just so busy right now with Car Shows and Events to attend to all Summer.

I understood this was a very good find, but now I'm seeing it's a VERY good find!
Regarding the Manuals, I did check that section out and was wondering if there was a way to see what Manuals are missing?
I acquired about 4-5 manuals / pieces of literature about this tractor and plan on scanning in. Would be more than happy to submit them to GTtalk.
  
Thanks. I will take some pictures this weekend. The holder bracket was fabricated by the previous owner out of aluminum specifically to eliminate the shaking/vibration caused by the weights just laying on the bumper.
The fact that these are METAL is a huge thing for me. So much plastic on today's tractors.
 I didn't know that was so rare. I honestly couldn't have a 14D without it! The tiller is going to be huge for me and my family's gardens. My father already wants one of his own, haha.

The only manual I know of that we have is the operators for the 14D & 16D. So anything you have beyond that will help folks down the line!


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Posted June 24, 2016 - 08:16 AM

I started scanning in the Repair Manual I have. It's a 3 ring binder.
I'm not sure if that's what you have online or if it's the Operator's Manual you have. (Two diff. Manuals)
So I'll scan and share both.
Regarding the Repair Manuals:
The reprints on eBay go for $60-80 and the originals for for $130-150
So I hope I can save some people some money.

Other pieces of literature I am scanning in that are originals:
- Ford LGT 14D Diesel Assembly Manual
- 40" ROTARY TILLER Model 9607497 Operator's Manual
- 44" & 48" Mower Attachment LGT Diesel Tractor Operator's Manual
- Original Ford 14 hp Lawn and Garden Tractor LGT-14D Brochure ($20 on eBay for originals)
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