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#1 iPfreely79 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 03, 2017 - 03:29 PM

Hi everyone,

I got a Ariens gt 17. Old tractor is old but I'm bringing it back to running order. Would like to know how to put it in neutral? So I can push it under my big tree out of the sun. So its not so dang hot to work on.  


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Posted August 03, 2017 - 05:35 PM

Mine has free wheel valve under the seat pan/rear deck.Lift the lever and it should p I should easy
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Posted August 03, 2017 - 06:23 PM

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Posted August 03, 2017 - 06:42 PM

Welcome to GTTALK. Pics always help guys with your questions. Plus we like tractor pics

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Posted August 03, 2017 - 07:53 PM

Welcome to GTt!
The release is on top of the charge pump.

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Posted August 03, 2017 - 08:19 PM

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Posted August 03, 2017 - 08:37 PM

Thanks everyone.



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Posted August 03, 2017 - 08:54 PM

Welcome to GTT. Check our Manuals Section for the info that you need. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted August 03, 2017 - 08:55 PM

What I have done so far. I bought new tractor lug tires and had the rims re powder coated white. Replaced the front PTO bearings. That was a crash course. Never worked on a PTO before. Had a friend show me/ help replace points and condenser. Replaced the fuel filter. Fuel line coming out of the tank was setup way wrong. Someone put copper line and then a put vacuum line on the end up over the bend coming out of the top of the tank. Replaced it with some1/4 inch  weed eater line material i got from A&G auto parts put a compression fitting on the end that inside the tank for weight. Then sealed the hole around line at the top of the tank with black gasket sealant. I had it running today but kept stopping like it was out of fuel.I think there is a air pocket in the line. So going to pull the line off the carb and turn the electric pump on see what happens. I will put pictures up once i find them.



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Posted August 03, 2017 - 09:31 PM

Welcome! Ariens is a nice machine. Should be a good project. Where is Armstrong PA? Or do you mean Armstrong County?

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Posted August 03, 2017 - 09:44 PM

So going to pull the line off the carb and turn the electric pump on see what happens.

out in the yard under a tree is a good place to do that kind of check, from what you have said sounds like a piece of crud getting pulled into the main jet, when the engine quits the crud is released, use a glass bottle or jar when checking the pump and look for ANYTHING, has to be nothing, a fuel filter is a must on old tractors
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Posted August 04, 2017 - 01:19 AM

Welcome aboard!



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Posted August 04, 2017 - 08:53 AM

Welcome! Ariens is a nice machine. Should be a good project. Where is Armstrong PA? Or do you mean Armstrong County?

Armstrong county. Cowansville Pa


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#14 iPfreely79 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 04, 2017 - 07:02 PM

well my friend Al came over today. We found out that the inlet seat on the carb was plugged. Its back up and running and This tractor is a tank. Never even bogged down threw the grass like 4f high!! Best investment EVER



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Posted August 04, 2017 - 08:35 PM

Good!  Now you can invest some money in a camera so we can see some pictures of your tractor!! :D

Oh!  Welcome aboard!


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