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#1 pistonhead72 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 11:56 PM

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Just got my 1st garden tractor recently. Not exactly what I was looking for, but it was free. Any Sears garden tractor experts out there? It's got a Briggs engine. Is this the right engine for this tractor? I'd like to set this thing up to move some snow. Anyone got a plow setup for sale? I need some manuals for this thing. Anyone got them?:smile1: BTW, it's a Custom 8E model 917.25580.

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Posted July 12, 2011 - 04:46 AM

:welcometogttalk: Good to get free stuff. Might want to look into getting a seat, though. Good luck with your Custom!

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Posted July 12, 2011 - 05:12 AM

Welcome to GTtalk , seems like there are lots of Sears parts for sale so hope you get what you need . Al

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Posted July 12, 2011 - 07:56 AM

i don't know much about the customs, i'm more of a Suburban guy, sorry. but it does have the high/low range rearend, that's a plus.

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Posted July 12, 2011 - 11:38 AM

I think it came thru with a Tecumseh Engine on it. Somewhere around here is a thread about a snow plow adaptation to a custom.

If I find it, I'll post the link.

Here it is: http://gardentractor...ing-piece-3113/

One of the last posts is the rods you will need to make to keep from damaging the steering gear.

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Posted July 12, 2011 - 11:48 AM

i built a plow for mine. its cobbled but it worked real well.

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Posted July 12, 2011 - 01:36 PM

pistonhead72,welcome to the forum.
Glad to have you with us.

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Posted July 12, 2011 - 05:11 PM

Welcome to GTtalk, I have some old sears 6/16 with Onan, 1 st 14 with Tecumish, Gt18 twin 18 Briggs, ss14 with Briggs, no snow removal for us in south. Some of us chat at night so join in.




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