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Old 02-04-2012, 01:55 AM   post #1 of 7
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Default Front Axle for GT6000

Hey guys.... I have a 1991 GT6000 18 hp Briggs, fender shift here. I've had this thing for about 14 years now. Its been excellent all the way through, but now I'm starting to have a bit of a problem getting parts from Sears. This is a Canadian model #'ed tractor, and I'm having trouble trying to figure what # it equals in USA. My model number is C944.607281 I think you guys might call it a # 917.255930 but I'm not sure. Thats the closest I can come to it. Can anyone cross that number a little bit better for me?

I need a front axle for it. I guess its a hollow one, and it has collapsed, as they seem to do. I'm going to take it out in the next day or 2 and take it to work to see if I can weld it up. Does anyone know where I can get a new one or aftermarket one to replace it? My book gives the axle a part # of 108075x but I think the States # is 674A244, again I'm not sure.

Any info would be great,
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:13 AM   post #2 of 7
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Default Re: Front Axle for GT6000

Can you list the-
Engine Model & Type etc.
Transaxle ""

I'll look in my (home made) database and see if something seems to match up.

IF you google AYP 108075x, you get hits for an axle.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:59 AM   post #3 of 7
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Thanks Bill....

Without actually going and looking a the tractor, my manual gives the following numbers. (This manual came with the tractor when it was new, so I have to assume its correct)

Engine model # 422707
Engine type 1227-01
Transaxle Peerless model # 143-820-016

I'll google it with an AYP in front of it. - thanks
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:09 PM   post #4 of 7
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front axle, do you mean the spindle collapsed? and its hollow? doesnt sound like a good idea to me, you need something stronger...

is you post a pic i could probably tell if it can be salvaged
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Default Re: Front Axle for GT6000

917-
255920
255940
254450/255020 (same)

Are just a few that use your transaxle# AND list 108075x as the front axle PN.
The engine model is the same, but the TYPE# is different. The last one(/2) listed is 422707-1228-01.

It looks like your axle # is good. The bad news is, it seems NLA.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:02 PM   post #6 of 7
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Bill,
Thanks for your time.

I was at our local sears parts /repair place, a couple of weeks ago and they told me that it was NLA. Thats why I'm trying to see what you guys thought. After putting that AYP on the front of the number, I see a few places that have new ones for around $60 US, + shipping to Canada. The number changes up to a new one, and they explain that it replaces mine. This may mean a different manuf. or a better built product. Anyway, at least I know I can find one.

I just took out the old one this afternoon. Its made of 2 halves that are put together like a hollow chocolate Easter bunny. It has a flange all the way around the circumf. that is spot welded every few inches. A couple of welds gave way and allowed the left end, about 4 inches, to bend back towards the deck. When it bent, the one outside shell cracked. I'm going to give it a go and fix her up. I'm sure I can bend it back into shape by heating with a torch, mig welding the crack back together, welding the spot welds back up, and put a couple of re enforcement plates on the outer halves.

The worst thing that could happen is that it breaks again and I have to buy a new one. At least I know where to find one.

Thanks Bill, if I have anymore problems, I'll be sure to post them. That AYP sure helped out.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:52 PM   post #7 of 7
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I have one sitting here. I saved it from my old tractor to get dimensions so I can make repair bushings for these old machines. When the pivot bushing is worn, the axle tilts back, and the center of the deck drops making the cuts very uneven. I have the dimensions I need now.
I'm weeks away from a big move, and the less stuff I have to move the better.
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