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Hello all. New member and tractor owner here.


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Posted July 07, 2016 - 08:31 PM

The front of that looks great! Keep it original!  :wave:


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Posted July 07, 2016 - 08:58 PM

My plan as of now is too keep it original.refurbish the engine, clean it up, and do some stock class garden tractor pulls. I was amazed how good of shape it is in when I picked it up considering to previous owner used it as a toy for his kids to bash around the yard.

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Posted July 10, 2016 - 09:26 PM

Cool looking machine. I'm still new to GT collecting too. I love it when someone posts pics of something I haven't seen before.


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Posted July 10, 2016 - 09:45 PM

Thank you. I have yet to find out any solid information on it. Very frustrating.

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Posted July 17, 2016 - 08:29 PM

Garden tractor fever has bit me. Lol brought home another. Was in pieces got it all back together except for a missing linkage on the blade engage. And is it just me or do these look like gleaner combines?

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Posted July 18, 2016 - 01:15 PM

Garden tractor fever has bit me. Lol brought home another. Was in pieces got it all back together except for a missing linkage on the blade engage. And is it just me or do these look like gleaner combines?

 

Garden tractor fever has bit me. Lol brought home another. Was in pieces got it all back together except for a missing linkage on the blade engage. And is it just me or do these look like gleaner combines?

Welcome to the group. We will all be enablers to further your hobby. I must admit I had to squint my eyes  pretty hard to see the garden tractor in the pic but hey, that's just me.



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Posted July 18, 2016 - 03:11 PM

My plan as of now is too keep it original.refurbish the engine, clean it up, and do some stock class garden tractor pulls. I was amazed how good of shape it is in when I picked it up considering to previous owner used it as a toy for his kids to bash around the yard.

That is a very nice example of an original riding mower you have there. I'm not trying to rain on your parade but those mowers were never meant to pull anything but themselves and the operator. Keep it as is and enjoy it!



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Posted July 18, 2016 - 09:01 PM

This is a better picture of my superide.

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Posted July 22, 2016 - 11:18 PM

Craftsman kept throwing the drive belt
Pulled the transaxle and discovered a badly worn keyway and half moon key on the pulley.so hopefully tomorrow I can put it to work after a trip to town.

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Posted July 23, 2016 - 05:38 AM

:welcome: to GTTalk.
Excellent survivor tractor you have there. I also agree that it looks MTDish, although my first thought was Springfield/toro
Back in the day, everyone built for everyone else and just changed the stickers so it can be interesting to find much info on some units.

Up at the top of this page is a tech wiki tab. You may want to investigate the terms GT, YT, and LT. This may help you determine the pulling capabilities of the units you have,

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 09:45 PM

The craftsman is up and running! Did not get a new pulley or key. The key is no longer made and the pulley is $75. So the welder came out and the pulley and trans are married now.lol now it earns it's keep mows well. Need to figure out the settings wheels on the back of the deck for height. Dug in a bit. But will get it right.

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Posted July 26, 2016 - 05:55 AM

Sounds like a repair that I would do. To keep a tractor going that I don't have plans to restore. My working tractors get a few unique repairs.

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Posted July 28, 2016 - 04:06 PM

The craftsman is up and running! Did not get a new pulley or key. The key is no longer made and the pulley is $75. So the welder came out and the pulley and trans are married now.lol now it earns it's keep mows well. Need to figure out the settings wheels on the back of the deck for height. Dug in a bit. But will get it right.

Welcome aboard !

Well it is already fixed at this point, But, key stock and 1/2 moon, woodruff keys etc. can be found at many hardware stores or places like Mc-Master Carr online. Pulleys same thing, sometimes TSC or AgSupply or as the kids say "just Google it Dad".....somebody will have what your looking for.  If it had been a truly "one of a kind" pulley  it could have had a new key-way broached on the other side and reused.

 

:thumbs: Our sponsors do a real good job with lots of items that don't always match their specialty but cross-over to other brands and such too  :worshippy1: 

 

IMO that is way too much for the pulley! I just ordered a heavy spindle pulley straight from Ventrac for $28.45, and Ventrac is rather proud of their products !

 

Keep us posted on progress and lots of photos, we :love: :camera:



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Posted August 23, 2016 - 10:39 PM

Brought home 2 more free mowers.. this hobby is addictive. First one is a Ariens yt15g. Currently not running but shouldn't take much. 2nd is my new pride and joy. A 2012 troy bilt bronco. 18 horse kohler. Love it so much. Guy said it was a old junk tractor.. just had to weld a wheel back on the deck. I'm thinking of selling the ariens. After I get it all fixed.

 

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Posted August 23, 2016 - 11:54 PM

Looks good [except they are upside down]  LOL

 

Don't know what part of Iowa you are in but there's a garden tractor only cruise coming up just across the border in Missouri. 

Everybody is welcome.  :wave:

 

http://gardentractor...16/#entry707142






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