1984 Craftsman GT-18 Garden Tractor

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by Technoid, Apr 28, 2002.

  1. Technoid

    Technoid LawnSite Member
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    I have been looking for a used engine for this tractor. I am the original owner of this fine machine. I wore out the engine and hate to get rid of the tractor. The engine is an 18 hp Briggs.
    Sears wants way to much for a short block. Anyone know where I could find a replacement that runs?
     
  2. mud_man93

    mud_man93 LawnSite Member
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    you can get mortors through nothern tool
     
  3. Technoid

    Technoid LawnSite Member
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    I looked at what they had. Still to expensive. I need a used engine in running condiction. Thanks anyway for the reply.
     
  4. mud_man93

    mud_man93 LawnSite Member
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    i was just woundering how you wore out the mortor i have one of those tractors and it is the best garden tractor i have ever used
    (i just wish that they could make an atachment that would last for more than an hour or two)
     
  5. Technoid

    Technoid LawnSite Member
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    Many many many hours of operation. The cylnders went egg shape. Rod knock and just plain tired. I use to use it for landscape work, plowing snow,
    and just plain fun with the kids. I had still have the plow and mower deck. It was and still is a good machine.
     
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    When fixed, what do you plan to do with the machine? Work it? Play? what? If you plan to work it you better step to the plate and find a new motor. If your just going to play with it, I guess a used motor would be fine. Probably need to find a homeowner with one and steal the motor. Well, ok, buy it for parts and take it. haha.
     
  7. Technoid

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    As a rule with anything, if its over 10yrs old, the price of a new motor is better spent on a new machine. I only want to use this machine for a yard tug. Moving trailers around and hauling a cart for fire wood. Ive got my eye on a new Troybuilt garden tractor. The chassis is built solid
    and it looks better than anything Sear's sells now. Thanks for dropping in:D
     
  8. Luisto

    Luisto LawnSite Member
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    Not sure about pricing but you might want to check Tulsa Small Engines site; They seem to run some pretty good rebuilt items every so often.
     
  9. Technoid

    Technoid LawnSite Member
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    Do you have the web address? www.???
     
  10. Luisto

    Luisto LawnSite Member
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