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#1 ericjr16 ONLINE  

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Posted February 18, 2017 - 08:02 PM

Hi guys! I always watch CL to find machines for my dad. I came across this GT6000 for a very cheap price! The rims are worth that, only $125. I email fellow and he calls me back. It sounds good and I get it for only $100. Got it yesterday thank God he is stong guy and dad and him got it on. The steering drag link is broken at ball joint and a poor weld repair was attempted. Was not easy getting it loaded, glad guy was strong and his farm land was good for getting truck right. Got it home and it is in ok condition. The seat is in need of replacement. The engine is a good magnum and only one tire went flat fast, needs tube. Battery was decent and only needed charge. We tried to start it on choke and fired up after mouse condo removal. It needs carb clean as it only ran a few seconds. Washed it today and cleaned up good. Might need repaint but no big deal, now we have THREE GT6000's of this era!

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Posted February 18, 2017 - 08:13 PM

Nice looking machine and the price was good also.


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Posted February 18, 2017 - 08:17 PM

Thanks! I was ahead on just the rims really if it was blown or what not. Only questions now is hydro and deck. Dad will clean carb and we need to do some sort of repair on steering rod to steer it around. Might try to find a replacement in our junk pile, hope one of the junk Craftsman have something close!


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Posted February 18, 2017 - 08:44 PM

I have one ezactly like it. I never knew they were called a GT6000. Where does that model designation come from?

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Posted February 18, 2017 - 08:46 PM

My other ones say GT6000, I guessed! I got to download manual.


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Posted February 18, 2017 - 09:28 PM

While apart a good hose wash or power-wash would be good, cleans the fins and areas, AND, looks like deck could use a scraping and wash. You better go over it for grease and oiling things, bet it never had a thing done to it in it's whole life!   You must be on that Lawn and Garden facebook sight?  I saw this on there too?? 


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Posted February 19, 2017 - 07:45 AM

While apart a good hose wash or power-wash would be good, cleans the fins and areas, AND, looks like deck could use a scraping and wash. You better go over it for grease and oiling things, bet it never had a thing done to it in it's whole life! You must be on that Lawn and Garden facebook sight? I saw this on there too??

Hello, yes that's me as well there. The pictures towards end was after pressure washing! We go through the machines too to bottom, just look at the other thread of our other GT. Just beginning.
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Posted February 19, 2017 - 07:28 PM

Hi guys we were busy today. Dad got a ton done and had many little issues with tractor from hard to install tube for dad on rear tire to hydro button stuck on. After a good day it now drives and moves well. Dad welded the steering rod and cleaned carb. Did some painting and I buffed the dead paint and was shocked on how well it cleaned up. Mechanically it seems good, changed oil and installed new fuel line and filter from battery up to carb. Will change from tank when able. Thank God a good piece for $100!!! :)

Towing it in this morning!

 

 

 

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Posted February 21, 2017 - 09:38 AM

That looks good , great deal . A little know how goes a long way .


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Posted February 21, 2017 - 09:43 AM

That looks good , great deal . A little know how goes a long way .

Thank you! Dad has a way with carbs. We work well together in our hobby. Reason we buy cheap neglected machines, the challenge is greater! Feels great to get one back from the dead!


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Posted February 21, 2017 - 09:48 AM

Like you said , there was no maintenance on that one ... just run it till it quit.

Just have to look right thru the crud and rust to see if anything is there.


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Posted February 21, 2017 - 10:18 AM

Nice rescue & it looks nice. I always enjoy seeing the hobby being continued & appreciated especially your generation. Love that Bolens.
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Posted February 21, 2017 - 10:25 AM

Thank you sawdust! I enjoy it as well. Dad is 74 and I'm 45 so want to enjoy our time together!


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Posted February 21, 2017 - 09:11 PM

Well made a cold start video of the tractor. I painted the muffler and hood heat shields and when dad got home we worked on it some. That turned into a strip fest to do a frame repaint and stop rust. Also to do better repairs as the machine was packed with grass and spiders! Even in steering wheel! It was by farm land so infested and warm garage/outside brought them out! I saved quite a few jumping spiders as I like them! :)

Well here is a before this morning video and afternoon video!!

 


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Posted February 23, 2017 - 09:02 PM

Dad got alot painted today, got it together enough to fire it.

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