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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! :trink40:
 

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Joemkna,

Your GT5000 turned out really nicely!

Take care,
-Thomas (12)

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Looks super nice!
 

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

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Another nice job, Joe. Well done. :fing32:
 

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What size tires are those in the rear? Are they the same size as the originals or are they larger?
 

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What size tires are those in the rear? Are they the same size as the originals or are they larger?
Mine looks like that and they are 23x10:50x12 diameter rims and 5 bolt hole rims. 23 inches tall, 10 1/2 inchs wide on 12 inch dia rims.

I would bet they are original.

I have another GT that uses same size but are on woodruff keyed rims.

I made a tire break down tool for my 12 inch rims using a old 14 inch car rim. (cut the center out so as could press it down over the lawn tractor 12 inch rim to break the bead loose. Works great.
 

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I like the new paint better than the original color. Looks meaner, bigger, better some how.
 
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