FOR SALE: Sears Craftsman GT-18 from 1984. The model number is 917.253.744
It features a 18HP Briggs & Stratton opposable horizontal shaft 2 cylinder engine, it is geared with a hydrodrive 6 speed transmission and a 44" enclosed mower deck. To the best of my knowledge the tractor is complete (except for the seat).
However, I can tell you that the previous owner said that the engine threw a rod, although, I have not been able to find any evidence of that, YET. It kind of doesn't matter though. The owner said the motor hasn't run in quite some time. My thinking is that anyone doing a restoration would want to tear the engine down and replace any parts that wouldn't keep this thing running forever. No doubt that the years haven't been kind to it, but it will come back better than ever with some TLC and elbow grease.
Anyone who restores tractors realizes this is an amazing find. Most tractors this old usually is missing the mower deck and other parts. Also the GT-18 uses so many attachments that it is highly sought after to run snowblower, plow, thatcher, and numerous towables. Price is $450.00 firm.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I will do my best to answer them.
Edited by GT18 Grampa, March 09, 2019 - 06:33 PM.