I picked this up on our local online classifieds after a friend tipped me off. It's a Dayton 3Z678A 8200D S/N 41-013-0557. I'm not sure when it was made..
It's very similar to a MTD 995--Peerless 2500 series hydrostatic transmission, 2-speed axle, B&S Flat twin 18hp with driveline, and front and mid PTO. Also has a 3PH.
It has a 60" Ford scraper blade that came with it, and has front shaft and linkage for tiller--Wish I knew what happened to the tiller.
It has the right side panel as well--I just took it off to get to the fuel tank when I was starting the engine.
The PO said it needed new tires--boy he wasn't kidding. Most GTs I find have weather checked tires and they tend to soldier on for years, but this one had been left to sit and the nice (and expensive) Goodyear 29-12.00 x 15 tires split where they had gone flat. Even so the front and rear tires on the left side held air... not so on the right.
When I took off the rear tires I noticed the right rim also had several rust holes in it... some of which the PO had tried to repair with JB Weld. I took them to the tire shop and the inside of both rims were just heavy pitted rust. They cleaned up the rust on the one with the hole enough to put a tube in, so I can at least move the tractor, but it'll wear through the tube pretty quickly.
I got the engine started Monday by pulling the top off the carb and filling the bowl with fuel. Started up and ran without letting any of the blue smoke escape and didn't hear any knocks so I'm hoping it's okay. The hydrostatic tranny does move the tractor in forward and reverse--the flat tires not-withstanding.
The fiberglass dash is all weathered although the stickers are still on it and in relatively good shape. I need to coat it with gelcoat or something, cause I've rubbed against it a couple times and had to deal with a fiberglass rash as a result--and yes, that's snow on the dash... it's been snowing off and on all day today.
So, anyway, another project for me to tinker with. I may put my Bolens tiller on it and use it to help the neighbors till their gardens. The Bolens isn't running, plus with the FEL and the not so great turning radius, it's not very handy in confined spaces.
I've posted some pictures of it... they show the used 15" tires I had the shop put on it... I'll probably have to get some 5 hole hubs and convert it over to 12" wheels like I did on my previous Dayton.
If anyone has any other suggestions on what type of tires and wheels to put on it, let me know.
Edited by Utah Smitty, May 17, 2017 - 09:48 PM.