I want to thank ponch62, and the Administrators/ Forum Members I don’t know by name
, for their help in fixing my picture blunder that ultimately led to the solution to delete-start-over.
They were quick and professional with me and recognized all the work I had put in to bring this picture tutorial (or attempt) to this Forum.
Going back in time to JUN2018, Rebuilding my very expensive $3,000 piece of lawn furniture, into the Garden Tractor I thought I bought.
The chassis failed at 63hrs, 11 months after purchase. I now have 174.7 hrs on the meter, the first 100 hrs after rebuild, spent, exclusively using the Johnny Bucket. The JBJR is well built, and I’m happy to report, Johnny Products know how to keep their word also. The JBJR is capable of more than they represent. Thank you, to Johnny Products.
Turning a GT48DXLS into an actual Light Duty Garden Tractor.
I want to show the process as it unfolds as best I can, mistakes and all, to hopefully inspire someone in my position (with a buckled frame) that finds himself on the fence, questioning, if you can do this, or to just pay the $500 to $600 as quoted from the Dealer to have the same problem frame. It is my hope that the answer is "if that guy can do it....so can I".
This build will start with a $70 Harbor Freight canopy for shade. The Temperatures in July/Aug here in Florida are a Brutal 90F plus 80% to 100% humidity with a thunderstorm 4 times a week to interrupt the personal sweat shower.
My tractor is in pieces on the back porch, lawn, and canopy.
There are I think 27? sections or postings to get this whole thing up. If there is a detail you are interested in, let me know. Chances are, I have the picture, or the answer is still coming. I will be getting my originals that I archived on CD's, It was a big project.
Here is the new TS/ GT Chassis, (To be clear, UPS only charges $13. in shipping to your door from Husqvarna, Husqvarna charges the Dealer $90. in special freight to ship to your Dealer. I went with UPS)