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#1 rmcshane OFFLINE  

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Posted March 25, 2020 - 08:42 PM

Looking for a non running Ford LT8 lawn tractor, or at least a transaxle for said model in good condition. Please send me a message on this site if you have something to sell. Located near Central City, IA. Thanks. 



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Posted March 25, 2020 - 10:43 PM

What is the brand of transmission. Not familiar with what's in that tractor for a transmission.

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Posted March 26, 2020 - 12:26 PM

Assuming that it's the 1980s Gilson/Lawn-Boy built machine and not the much earlier Jacobson built model 80 or LT80.

 

With the Gilson/Lawn-boy built machines it Depends on the year of the machine. Early models had a 3 speed and later models had a 5 speed.

 

Early models had a 3 speed (with reverse) Peerless Tecumseh model 900 022a transaxle with a normal tunnel cover shifter.

 

The later model LT8 had a 5 speed (with reverse) Peerless Tecumseh model Model 920-012  transaxle with cool dash mounted shifter just like the LT10, LT11 and LT12. 

 

You can put a 920 5 speed in a earlier model but you need to do some modification on the tunnel cover to get all of the gears to go in. IE make the hole a bit longer in both directions lol. 

 

I had an Orange Gilson LT8 and a Green Lawn-Boy LT10 and they both had the 5 speed and were identical in every way except for the deck size. The 8hp Gilson had a rear discharge 32" deck and the LT10 had a 38" side discharge deck.    


Edited by EricFromPa, March 26, 2020 - 12:27 PM.

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