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Found this on CL. Is it a good puller?

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"17hp kohler motor. Runs and drives great. Needs pto box."

As you see, the description says it needs a PTO box. From what little I know about GT's, my understanding is that the PTO is what engages the belt/drive to turn the mower deck. But, it would still be able to drive around and pull stuff, right? I already have a JD lawn tractor for cutting my acre, so the mower function isn't necessary. This Bolens interests me because it may have enough power to pull a disc harrow or other "lightweight" ground equipment, to plow a small garden. I see the lug wheels on there, which makes me think it's got a better tranny/gearbox than my lawn tractor. Am I right on this? Any other thoughts on this tractor?


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those look like "turf" tires to me
i pull with turfs. turfs do fine for pulling.

the important part is that its 17hp and shaft driven. that would be a great yard tug. if you want to make a competitive puller, all you need is weights and fat tires
$800 gets you a running driving tractor that has a deck, but no PTO for it. that guys price is way high. thats worth about $400. you might have a hard time bargaining. i would look around to see what you can get for less, then point out to the seller in the above ad that you cant use the deck, and that his price is double what it should be. be polite of course
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