"2005, has hydro-static transmixer, 48 inch deck. All is in good working order, motor is a basket case, came with a 24 hp Briggs. Can help with delivery if needed. 400.00 obo"
Just saw this ad, and it got me thinking. I picked up a free MTD GT from Craigslist several months ago. http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=123099 It was pretty rusted out, but the Briggs 18hp twin-cyl motor runs great. If the motor on this Craftsman is truly blown, could I fit my working Briggs motor into this machine? Do these motor mounts (or whatever connects 'em to the frame) line up pretty easily? I'm a newbie at this tractor stuff, but I can figure out mechanical stuff pretty easily. Whatcha think?
Hey Zoom....u can find some on Craigs ...with good V twin engines & bad mowers once in a while....I have done so here....paid 150 for one with a 20 hp V....200 for another with a 21 hp V in it.... both have the high output chargin systems for an elect deck clutch.... & yes.....most brands of engines will interchange to mounting holes (take a Briggs off & put on a Kolher....etc...) u may have to get techky on the wirin part to make it work tho
just for wat's it worth...I buy on Craigs all the time.....repair them & resell there....must have 40-50 mowers on property now for that.... if ya need any help.....give me a buzz in mail....