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Re: What's the difference between a Lawn Tractor and a GT??
how "heavy duty" it is. And there are GT's that are "heavier duty" than other GT's
Consider this analogy:
A Lawn Tractor is a car. It moves 5 adults (1000lbs) every day... in comfort.
A GT is a truck. It moves 1000lbs too, but not 1000lbs of people... it will move 1000lbs of bricks, and rusty steel... and can tow another 6000lbs at the same time... and can do it on a dirt road or off-trail. All day long.
You load 1000lbs of bricks into a car, it will go. Hitch up a 6000lb trailer and go off-road, and you may be picking up pieces of frame and suspension that got torn off with the load while driving... and if you keep doing it every day for years - that car will be beat to crap, broken and probably dead in a very short time.
Now there are compact trucks (light duty GTs), and super-duty trucks (real GTs).
Also, Lawn Tractors made 30 years ago, are different than lawn tractors made today. Case in point: Deere 332: diesel, 850lbs of steel frame, hydraulics and other guts. And it's called a Lawn Tractor.