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Talking USMC GT5000 - Complete!

This was a month long project that was a lot of fun. Tractor has been in our family since 2009, and was grand dad's last rider. It took a backseat in recent years because of a shot mowing deck, but Joe in Michigan cut me a great deal on one that was in great shape.

Did a full tune up, new tires, paint/body, new seat, rebuilt carb, new switches (sat outside), a few new idlers, new belts, added LED's to the front and rear, polished headlight bezle and installed LED headlights. This tractor has a bagger that's in good shape, so it'll get a lot of use this summer.

We're a proud Marine family, so of course I added a new set of decals. Really enjoyed this one!
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Re: USMC GT5000 - Complete!

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Your GT5000 turned out really nicely!

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Looks great. Stripes on motor was a nice touch.

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Looks super nice!

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Joe, nice transformation, like the LED's around it. Does it play the Marine Corp Hymn at startup??

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I've got a GT5000 that looks same as your orignal.. I just use it as a tractor pulling a trailer around the plantation. It did not have a deck when I acquired it for parts, like buying a pig in a poke for $50, did not know it had a good Kohler 25 Hp engine. Just needed little TLC. ALL tires are good

The plastic steering bushing were worn out on the sector gear, installed starter brush kit.

It's a keeper.

Good job on yours.
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Nice looking GT you have there. I like your paint choice.

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That's really cool, excellent job! I'd love to see it lit up at night, lol.

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Would the nick be 'Sarge'...? Or Lcpl.

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Another nice job, Joe. Well done.

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