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post #1 of 2 Old 04-19-2017, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Finally pulled the trigger

I bought a Murray tractor 12 hp Briggs, 5 speed gear box. What are things I can do to get it ready for pulling? Change pulleys both front and rear? What else? Thanks for the help newbie here.
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Re: Finally pulled the trigger

I wouldn't change the pulleys until you find out how it does. My GTV16 sears is slow but it has hardly ever run out of power. M advice is clean the carburetor, put bar lug tires on it, and build a couple weight brackets for it and take it out to the first hook as is. Maybe it'll be perfect without mods. Definitely want to run it across a scale and see how heavy it is ASAP. Might hook it to a telephone pole or something you know it can't move to test the clutch and transmission. A guy I pull with, pulled a 102 Cub Cadet off a junk pile where it was laying upside down, put a battery and gas in it, and pulled with the rest of us with 12, 14, and 16 HP engines up to the 1400 lb class.

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