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Old 07-02-2007, 10:46 PM   post #1 of 17
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Default Got my MTD Garden Tractor today!

Had a good time getting it.

I decided it was too far to drive my Diesel on the road to retreive it, so I Got my little cousin, and I too my truck up the road with some chain.

We hooked onto the back of it and pulled it out of the overgrowth and got a good look at it. The sttering was locked up, but a few kicks fixed that. All 4 tires had been slashed at some point.

So I broke off the hood and front grille parts, they were rough anyways, and in the way. Hooked onto the front of the frame and got my cousin to sit on the seat and guide it while I pulled him 3/4 mile back to my place. Had a few tense moments at 20mph, but got it home.

Got the motor to turn over easy enough, deck looks great, belts look good, and it has a Peerless 618-0229 Peerless gearbox, and the SHIFT ON THE GO Variator setup that gives it 14 forward speeds, and 7 reverse speeds.

It says it is a GARDEN TRACTOR...and it has 12" rear wheels with 4 bolt hubs...is it capable?

Has an 18.5 hp Briggs opposed Twin.

Pics later this week.
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:12 PM   post #2 of 17
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Had a good time getting it.

I decided it was too far to drive my Diesel on the road to retreive it, so I Got my little cousin, and I too my truck up the road with some chain.

We hooked onto the back of it and pulled it out of the overgrowth and got a good look at it. The sttering was locked up, but a few kicks fixed that. All 4 tires had been slashed at some point.

So I broke off the hood and front grille parts, they were rough anyways, and in the way. Hooked onto the front of the frame and got my cousin to sit on the seat and guide it while I pulled him 3/4 mile back to my place. Had a few tense moments at 20mph, but got it home.

Got the motor to turn over easy enough, deck looks great, belts look good, and it has a Peerless 618-0229 Peerless gearbox, and the SHIFT ON THE GO Variator setup that gives it 14 forward speeds, and 7 reverse speeds.

It says it is a GARDEN TRACTOR...and it has 12" rear wheels with 4 bolt hubs...is it capable?

Has an 18.5 hp Briggs opposed Twin.

Pics later this week.
With the exception to the 4 bolt rear wheels it sounds just like mine. I will have to measure the rear wheels for you tomorrow, but the tire size says 23 X 9.50 on the rear. You might look to see what your tires are supposed to be. The smaller Wards/MTD I have has 20X10 on the rear so, are you measuring just the rim????

Congrats on the safe trip home and on the find. The motor alone is probably worth the effort to get it home.

P.S. I did measure the actual diameter of the rear wheels on the GT I have. They measure exactly 12 inches. The front wheels fyi are 9 inches in diameter.
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:00 AM   post #3 of 17
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Default Re: Got my MTD Garden Tractor today!

Looks like the front wheel bushings are gone on this tractor...

If I get it running good, and everything works, Im thinking of getting some cheap Lug tires for the back, and some ribs for the front.

The rims are 12" in the back, and Im pretty sure the fronts are standard 8" tractor size, tire is most likely 18 or 16X-8.50-8

The rears look like 23-10.50-12, give or take an inch on the width.

Its got a different layout than any MTD ive seen...

Im impressed by the deck more than anything, it looks solid!
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Old 07-03-2007, 02:22 AM   post #4 of 17
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Default Re: Got my MTD Garden Tractor today!

Ive done a whole bunch of research tonight on this thing, and here is what Ive leanred.


MTD did in fact produce a Heavy Duty Tractor line known as the "800 series" back in the late 90's.

It used a special transmission that was heavier than anything else on any other MTD mowers at the time.

They had 46" 3 blade decks.

Frames were beefier.

They offered a 10" breaking plow, Electric Lift kit, Disc Harrow and Cultivators for the 800 series tractors. So it is qualified to use Ground engaging implements.

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My model number is 14AS840H120
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:00 AM   post #5 of 17
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Ive done a whole bunch of research tonight on this thing, and here is what Ive leanred.


MTD did in fact produce a Heavy Duty Tractor line known as the "800 series" back in the late 90's.

It used a special transmission that was heavier than anything else on any other MTD mowers at the time.

They had 46" 3 blade decks.

Frames were beefier.

They offered a 10" breaking plow, Electric Lift kit, Disc Harrow and Cultivators for the 800 series tractors. So it is qualified to use Ground engaging implements.

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My model number is 14AS840H120
All of that and for a mere price of towing it home. Not bad! Not bad at all! Look forward to seeing the pictures.
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:10 AM   post #6 of 17
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Sounds like a real good find. Congrats. Please keep us updated on your progress. And, as always, pics would be nice.
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:48 PM   post #7 of 17
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Sounds a little like my white
http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=43411
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:32 AM   post #8 of 17
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Ive done a whole bunch of research tonight on this thing, and here is what Ive leanred.


MTD did in fact produce a Heavy Duty Tractor line known as the "800 series" back in the late 90's.

It used a special transmission that was heavier than anything else on any other MTD mowers at the time.

They had 46" 3 blade decks.

Frames were beefier.

They offered a 10" breaking plow, Electric Lift kit, Disc Harrow and Cultivators for the 800 series tractors. So it is qualified to use Ground engaging implements.

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My model number is 14AS840H120
Red,

Did you ever take any pictures of this tractor? I would like to see how it compares to my GT.
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:06 PM   post #9 of 17
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Red,

They made 800 series after the 1990's. Model number on mine is 14AI808H731 and it was made in 2004. It has a 46" 3 blade deck and is rated for a 10" plow and a hydraulic tiller. They offer both a manual and an electric hitch for it.
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Old 07-27-2007, 02:49 AM   post #10 of 17
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Havent done much to it, looks like its going to need a starter...engine turns over SLOW
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:19 AM   post #11 of 17
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Havent done much to it, looks like its going to need a starter...engine turns over SLOW
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Are you sure it is the starter? I have read different threads indicating this could also be a valve clearance issue among others I can not remember. Thought I would throw that out just in case. By the way,

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Old 08-16-2007, 04:21 PM   post #12 of 17
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I was really happy to find your post on the MTD GT. I have one just like it and am not very familiar with MTD. I am missing the 5th number in the model number. Mine reads
14AS?4AHO62 Do u have any clue as to what it could be?
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:47 PM   post #13 of 17
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RED,
Where are you when I NEED you? Seems like you haven't posted about this in years!
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:31 PM   post #14 of 17
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The heavy duty ones was made more like in the 60's-70's not the 90's
MTD = Machine tool and Die co.
Pulling anyones garden tractor 20 mph with a chain is asking for trouble...
And putting a kid on it is really asking for trouble...
Glad no one got hurt...
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:51 AM   post #15 of 17
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Kbeitz,

I believe the M = Modern

Check this link. That is where I got the information.

http://www.mtdproducts.com/corporate/ourCompany.jsp

Look on the side of the truck in the picture about half way down.
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