196? Montgomery 12 tractor
Posted October 11, 2016 - 09:00 PM
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Posted October 11, 2016 - 10:07 PM
Posted October 12, 2016 - 04:12 AM
Our Gilson is negative ground.
It is somewhat funky though....The starter solenoid is insulated from the frame, thus not grounded. The safety switches have to be working properly making the circuit for the starter to work.
Our tractor is a S-14 H. I don't know that much about MW/Gilson to help on the model year of your tractor. Did you look at the manuals section here at GTT?
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Posted October 12, 2016 - 07:46 AM
Welcome to GTT. You have a very nice GT and trailer. Enjoy our site. Good Luck, Rick
Posted October 12, 2016 - 10:27 AM
Thanks for the replies guys, I am pretty exited about it. He gave me the hitch for the back and an extra set of wheels with turf tires. I think for $200 bucks I did ok on it. I downloaded and printed that manual it will surely come in handy. I am going to do a good service on it and clean the deck out. The blades are pretty chunked and dull but I think that they will clean up good. The previous owner had it hooked up as a positive ground, so I will go through the wiring and see if its fried or needs things swapped around.
Edited by Clelle, October 12, 2016 - 10:32 AM.
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Posted October 12, 2016 - 12:28 PM
That thing should be negative ground
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Posted October 12, 2016 - 06:21 PM
Be careful...lots of time there is a RED cable and a BLACK cable on the battery and the black is on the positive side and the red is on the negative side making a quick look at it and thinking Positive ground.
I think I said what I thought I meant!
And then again, someone may have actually hooked it up as a positive ground.
Posted October 12, 2016 - 06:27 PM
Posted October 12, 2016 - 07:38 PM
Posted October 12, 2016 - 09:12 PM
Looks like just caked on dirt cracked. I would wire brush real good and look again. Don
Posted October 13, 2016 - 12:47 AM
go to the wanted/for sale forum on here and post whatever you need, these are popular GT's (I have two myself) with some Interchange between models and makes
I took the mower deck off this evening and it looks to be rather neglected but in decent shape. The only issue I came across is one of the pulleys for the passenger outside blade is cracked. Is there anywhere I can find another one or purchase an equivalent?