Free Busted Garden Tractor, But Can We Save It?

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    Mustie1Mustie1

    I went to a garage sale and this 1991 craftsman gt tractor was broken down in the yard with no takers, lets load it up and see if we can bring it back to life.

TimeBucks
TimeBucks

Love older garden tractors

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MR. X to Z
MR. X to Z

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S. Jubair Hassan Arts
S. Jubair Hassan Arts

Good

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Snot Bubbles
Snot Bubbles

Neighbor threw out a small push mower the other day, asked him if he wanted it. He replied no, said it doesnt run. Pulled it up my driveway, emptied the bowl with a 1/2 drive socket and started it right up with some starter fluid while he watched me. Once I knew it ran I cleaned out the bowl of the carb, gave it the Mustie pressure wash, sharpened the blade and then reassembled the stop start cable to the handle. I gave the neighbor a free mow with it then I gave it away to a friend for his daughter. I was able to accomplish all of this by just watching these Mustie videos over the last few years. I feel very confident when I see any mower that doesnt run any more. I can usually fire one up in under 5 minutes. Thanks for the knowledge.

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EbonyPope
EbonyPope

All men should learn basic repair skills and so should their sons. I'm glad I had a dad that taught me these things. Unfortunately a lot of fathers don't seem to be too interested in teaching their sons. It makes you much more independent and saves a lot of money if you have these abilities.

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David Welday
David Welday

@LORDRED At one time that was a bit more affordable at less than $100 bucks, now a basic one at Walmart is 170-180. So is a harbor freight motor so might as well buy the whole mower if you need to. My neighbor bought a mower at a yard sale, she said real cheap. I asked if she even tried to start it and she said no. I told her I was going to play with it. Oil, like sludge and low. Blade adaptor looked worn like it hit something. Pulled the cord, clank clank clank clank. Well now I finally found a mower motor to pull apart and diagnose like Mustie.

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LORDRED
LORDRED

@** people generally don't care about that, and are too stupid to realize that not caring about their products they actually loose money. She'll always complain that she dosn't have money (maybe she would have if she dosn't buy every year new mower). Of course that she don't service her car never, just sometimes oil changes. When you check that car it had more than 30 faults but to her it's good, it drives - still...

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**

@LORDRED She's the perfect customer, treats them exactly how the manufacturer wishes all customers would - like it's DISPOSABLE, just buy a new one next year 😑

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LORDRED
LORDRED

wife from my friend bought 5 same movers. She used them untill they won't run and buy another one year after year. Managed to "fix" all 4 of them with just carb cleaning. Of course she didn't change oil in them never, she even dosn't know or care there is some oil in engines.

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Ray Voorhies
Ray Voorhies

Machine dates back to when Craftsman was very well made and durable.

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Durango95
Durango95

@johnny#5 so I was talking about Sears riders in the mid to late 70's no matter if they wrote garden tractor on them or not, everyone else decided they'd throw in the 60's however, Sears mowers which was really roper a large portion of which was made in my home town of Newark, Ohio wasn't the best!! Wheel horse, gravely and ET rugg was much much better! In fact one of the best compact garden tractors one could get via the mid to late 70's was actually an MTD, that's before they went discount super cheap! Otherwise the Sears mowers of the 70's was crap, The late 80's early 90's Gray colored models was better than the 70's yet they was still junk! These dark green models, was the best they ever had, and would take a beating! Of course before Sears closed in my area they went back to selling tin junk!

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johnny#5
johnny#5

@Durango95 riders were , but the old suburban garden tractors were built like tanks , still have 3 late 60's models going strong !!

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M
M

@tam tri another copycat 🤡

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tam tri
tam tri

ok

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Roger
Roger

I have fought the battle of Resurrecting a Craftsman riding lawn mower myself. While Mustie1 makes it look fun and entertaining it was a little less than that for me. End result I got it going and functioning and it lasted me about 15 years before I sold it. The new owner still uses it. As always, I look forward to spending Sunday morning watching old stuff come back to life with Mustie1.

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orbitalair
orbitalair

My craftsman is well nigh 31 years old. Couple years ago it got oil leaks...all the rubber and gaskets were shot, had to rebuild it a couple of times to tame all the leaks. But still running.

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atariforever2002
atariforever2002

Can't say what I'm more envious of, your shop/workspace or the seemingly never-ending "stash" of goodies... nice vid!

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son van
son van

ok

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Spenny62
Spenny62

@Tête Dur Absolutely agree. My OCD makes me want to go over there and organise that stash. Ride on mowers in one line, motorcycles in another, shelves organised and catalogued.

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Joseph Steffen
Joseph Steffen

@R Verro Agreed. I like the way you think.

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R Verro
R Verro

@Joseph Steffen You can't screw around with safety.

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Joseph Steffen
Joseph Steffen

Yeah, he wore out the trailer(rustling: lawnmowers, VWs, boats... no airplanes yet.). With the NEW!!!!!! TRAILER!!!!! he's gonna be the King of All Hoarders! Yeah, something new! But, realistically, sometimes it better than used... Hey, legal liability ain't no joke...a strong safe trailer is worth 20x what they cost!

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Dominick Serignese
Dominick Serignese

I really enjoy the long mustie1 videos.i have learned a lot from watching you. The time seems to fly by so quickly. Your content is very interesting and I enjoy it. You are always into something different. Great variety of tinkering. Wouldn't mind seeing a midweek shorter video also.Mustie1 videos have become part of my Sunday morning routine.Have a great week D and thank you!

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James Bond Jr
James Bond Jr

💯❤😎👌💪🙏

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Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas

WOW! That was a good find! In todays messed up world that is a rugged tractor and well worth fixing!

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tri do cao
tri do cao

ok

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localcrew
localcrew

The loose steering can be fixed by ordering the “C” channel that the axle sits inside. It wears away over the years making the steering loose. I fixed a friend’s Craftsman tractor this way. I think the part was fifteen bucks or so. What I do on these Craftsman tractors is google the model number and get part numbers from there. Always eBay for belts cheap.

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bssni touir
bssni touir

Amazing the battery still had life in it.

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Tom Raider
Tom Raider

Amazing the battery still had life in it.

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William Sevier
William Sevier

I don't think it had sat too long given how easily and quickly it started. I think that steering rod is why it ended up parked.

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Brian Stroud
Brian Stroud

I bought a craftsman gt exactly like the one u stole the steering arm off of. I payed 200. Had been sitting 2 years. Took a few days got it running and cutting great! Tour videos really helped! Ive been watching your work for a few years. Thank you! Keep up the great work my friend.

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Ken Sherwood
Ken Sherwood

Fine tractor it seems to me. Well worth a 2nd video and a further work. Still surprised how people let such valuable equipment lounge about unused and unloved. Fortunately it's found a good home and rather than being scrapped it gets to live a 2nd productive life, which is a real bonus

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Vaibhav Dalvi
Vaibhav Dalvi

Most people would just let something sit idle and rot, rather than spend time and money to get it fixed. Some few like us tinkerers like to get into the thick of things and repair things. But then we are not most people. p.s. also most people think they have way better things to do with their time than messing with hardware.

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Shadowsoul 2701
Shadowsoul 2701

The hitch in the back is a sleeve hitch, it uses single pin garden attachments, most of them made by brinly. Very common for lighter duty machines with or without hydraulics.

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MRC
MRC

I have one of those! The rear fender flares are SUPER rare. Truly a heavy duty machine! Mine has a winch mounted on the rear sleeve hitch. Comes in handy when you get stuck.

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dphoenix1
dphoenix1

My dad had an earlier version of this exact Craftsman tractor (his was mid to late 80s, so I’d date yours to the early 90s maybe). Different engine (flat twin) but same horsepower, three speed manual with high and low range, same electric mower blade clutch, but it didn’t have that hitch setup in the back. Anyway, I mention all of that to bring up that plow attachment, which my dad also had… it is pretty useless. Even with the wheel weights and tire chains installed, the tractor just can’t maintain enough traction to push much snow. So you might be tempted to try to build up some speed and momentum, but the plow is not built for that at all and will break (iirc there’s a roll pin that will shear off, but this was 26 years ago so my memory is a little hazy). So your decision to not even try to use it is a good call. It isn’t worth the effort to get it installed, especially when you have to pull the mower deck first. I’ve seen similar sized tractors that have snow *blower* attachments on the front (can’t remember if they were hydraulic or pto shaft driven, one or the other), and those work SO much better and more effectively than a basic plow blade like this.

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William Sevier
William Sevier

The snow blower attachments run off the same Pulley/PTO as the mower deck...a pain in the ass to install and remove. I have a 42" snow blower for my Cub Cadet lawn tractor, and its such a pain to put on. Has a separate mounting system than the mower deck. The blower works pretty well, anything more than about 4 inches of snow I have to install the tire chains, but with 4 suitcase weights on the back and chains it does really well....I just install the blower in the late fall before it gets really cold so I'm not having to crawl around on the cold frozen ground LOL. The Craftsman GT6000 I had, didn't have the rear sleeve hitch, just used it for mowing and pulled a garden trailer with it quite frequently as well...mowed 2 acres with it 8 months out of the year for 21 years before the engine grenaded itself sadly. I miss that old garden tractor. Thing had to have had several thousand hours on it, didn't have hour meters on them back then unfortunately. Mine was the manual transaxle with hi/low range as well, and electric PTO, mine had the Briggs & Stratton 18HP horizonal shaft twin cylinder engine, so the rear output shaft of the engine had the belt that ran the transaxle, front output shaft had the PTO on it.

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ARednecksLife
ARednecksLife

The best thing with Craftsman’s, a lot of the common parts that break and wear out are still available. I think this machines is more of a 90s Model, not an 80s, since it’s using a V-twin Kohler, the older machines more traditionally used the, Boxer style Opposed Twin. I would think the machine you have at your house would be pretty much the same, but it’s more of a late 90s when the GT’s were bring phased out of production.

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Mark Raymond
Mark Raymond

Your exactly right. I have a gt just like that I use everyday doing various things. Mine is a 94. And a real workhorse. Wouldn't trade it for any of these new junk they put out

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DarKMa††er
DarKMa††er

I think you’re right. I have this same mower but a 42” and it’s a 91. Mine doesn’t have the fancy electric PTO either. It’s got a lever you push up to engage the deck.

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Cogburn CG
Cogburn CG

My grandpa has the exact same mower, he’s had it for around 20 years and me (the grandson) use it around his house for everything outdoors. Hauling brush, mowing,etc. very easy to maintain and such a durable model. Craftsman knew how to do it

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Bill Dyke
Bill Dyke

Mustie's stash never fails to amaze...

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White Sapphire
White Sapphire

That chassis frame looks very reminiscent of our little old John Deere. A lot of the smaller machines use a pressed steel sheet chassis, so this is way better. Those Kohler engines are good if you look after them, and yours sounds nice. This will be a nice machine once it's sorted out, just a pity it got left to get into that condition. I wonder what stories it could tell! Definitely worth working on, even if it's only for the experience. I think I'd be tempted to figure out how that blade works on the front, but you may be missing a few small parts, though they shouldn't be hard to make, or replace.

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Ride UpSide Video Adventures
Ride UpSide Video Adventures

Very nice. I bought nearly that exact same garden tracktor back in... let's say 95. It was used but in super nice shape with very low hours. It was never left it outside, it ran great for me and I used that thing for nearly 20 years before I resold it. Mine had the standard shift trany with a belt drive type clutch. Let me clear up a question concerning what may have gone on the back. When I bought mine it came with a Craftsman 8 hp tiller that fit this rig beautifully. I used that tiller so much I had to replace the tines. I think you have a winner here. Can't speak to the hydrostatic trany though... Looking forward to next week. Great video.

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Michael Armeniox
Michael Armeniox

Love your show! Have you tried a magnet to hold the spark plug when testing spark or make a saddle of stiff wire . might make it easier to keep it steady. Once again Love your show!

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Richard Jones
Richard Jones

The tractor turned out nicely, what a shame for the old owner of the property, life came to an end and their time and effort ends up coming to something close to nothing. The property looked so sad and abandoned, I guess the executors had not decided how to resolve its state. At least the tractor is getting revived.

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chru cas
chru cas

👍👌👏 It started right up and the price was right too! ;-) 😁 Looks like a very decent quality. I hope that we can watch the second part next week (not in half a year or so). Thanks a lot for making teaching explaining recording editing uploading and sharing. Best regards luck and health.

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BK
BK

Love older garden tractors. I use a ‘68 Wheel Horse Charger 12 on my few acres. Keep up the good work! Looking forward to Part 2

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Joseph Steffen
Joseph Steffen

I love to hear stories about lawn tractors etc. Being from middle class Pasadena, California...a riding mower was a luxury. Especially since, if you owned one: you had a huge piece of property and/or were wealthy. But, for folks across America who lived were land was less expensive, I guess it's more of a necessity than a option.

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Kris Wright
Kris Wright

Mines a WH 312 A, mows my 2 1/2 acres just fine! Very well made machines!

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Chip Wright
Chip Wright

My sister and her husband bought the same tractor as this. I believe it is from the early 1990's. that one has the sleeve hitch on the back. You could put a garden plow, disc, scraper blade, or any other sleeve hitch attachment on the back. They are a nice tractor. They gave it to me a couple years ago. They only bought the mower deck with theirs. I wish I could find some other attachments to go with it.

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bssni touir
bssni touir

it’s more of a late 90s when the GT’s were bring phased out of production.

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Mike Fn Garage
Mike Fn Garage

I am amazed at how many people just throw away good stuff. if that were in CA....someone without a license would be driving it around town as a means of transportation......Just blows me away how we allow this stuff.

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Luke Sky Walker
Luke Sky Walker

Love this just great to see you working on old mowers keep on the oily work mustie cheers from the 🇬🇧

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Bob Cooke
Bob Cooke

Nice that it started pretty easy for you Darren, so, it definitely has potential to be a neat little working tractor 👍🚜

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Lawrence Engel
Lawrence Engel

Love watching these old abandoned machines come back to life 👌

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Richard Cline
Richard Cline

I made the horrific mistake of not tying the hood down on my MTD Yard Machine when I was bringing back from the shop that deemed it too far gone to repair (Tecumseh engine with almost no parts available). Yep! Ripped that sucker right off! Since it was going to a neighbor to use for parts it didn't upset me but just that I was not thinking about how the wind would react to it being on the trailer backwards. Even at my advanced age I found I can still learn a few things.

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dimi evers
dimi evers

The exhaust on that type of craftsman is standard . It is not an addon . But as heavy as it is it does tend to break off at the welds where it connects to the down pipes .

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Kinemechanica
Kinemechanica

The back could have a very large, dual bag grass catcher or other attachments. I owned a lesser model of this mower in the late 1990's; not quite as tricked-out and it was a good mower IF you stayed on top of maintenance, which was pretty much constant. Kind of a "bolt together" mower; not elegant but serviceable. The deck had to be rebuilt every two to three years. Transmissions tended to be problematic...

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Ray Voorhies
Ray Voorhies

The manual and parts breakdown may be online. That would show what's missing and how it connects.

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M
M

Been collecting these GT6000’s for years. I currently have 6 of them. Best garden tractors ever made. The Kohler Magnums we’re the best engines.

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TBull Cajunbreadmaker
TBull Cajunbreadmaker

I tell you what, you stumbled onto a really good grass cutting machine. I used one like this for about 12 years and you can't get a better engine. Everything else is OK but the deck needed to be stayed on top of. It used some pretty good belts and it had lots of power. Mine was like yours except it had a low range and a high range for pushing and pulling. I put some tractor tread tires on the back so it never got stuck in wet ground. Down here it rains a hell of a lot and you have to cut wet sometimes. Now I use a 4 wheel drive John Deere but that was one very good lawn tractor for what I could afford at the time.

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Big Catch Outdoors
Big Catch Outdoors

Keep em long Mustie!! Love spending my Sunday mornings with you

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John Ruschmeyer
John Ruschmeyer

I'd take another look at the one you pulled the steering rod from to see if it has any of the other pieces you need. I'd suspect that it is basically the same mower, but with updated skins (gotta stay trendy).

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69 DZ 302 Camaro
69 DZ 302 Camaro

That's around a 1996 year model. I bought the exact same tractor new. Great tractor!

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Joseph Steffen
Joseph Steffen

@Paul1958RBack in 1996 25hp mowers were super expensive. Great review. Nothing else like a mechanically inclined person's(actual owner) analysis. Yeah, not from some "writer" for a magazine whose critique may be biased towards advertisement revenue (bribe).

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Chip Wright
Chip Wright

@themaritimegirl That's what I was thinking too. My Dad bought a smaller model with the 12hp Briggs in 89 or 90 and it was the metalic grey color scheme. Then after that my sister and her husband bought this exact same tractor and it was green. The only difference was that it didn't have those bulky looking plastic pieces on the rear fenders.

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Paul1958R
Paul1958R

I still have my bought new 1996 Craftsman Lawn Tractor - 15HP B&S, Hydrodrive, 42" deck/bagger. 2nd engine in 2005. 100 percent rebuild including replacement frame in 2020 (old frame had cracks from use with plow blade in late 90s early 00s).

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themaritimegirl
themaritimegirl

That's what TractorData says, too. In 1991 they were still using the grey color scheme.

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Audio Tech Labs
Audio Tech Labs

Hope there is a part 2! This is a treat to see Mustie1 do his thang and revive this tractor! His tractor graveyard is smart. In his situation you have to have doner parts. Love from NW Colorado. Thanxz

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Gags
Gags

Looks like a nice house with decent property from the outside. A new retaining wall or two, some nice landscaping job and a little deck work, a powerwash and it could be really nice place from the outside.

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Marc René Yvon
Marc René Yvon

Awesome find ! Here in the Montréal region, we never see any "free" good stuff on the road side. And the ones for sale on media and/or garage sales, people ask ridiculous prices for much older and in much worst condition than your finds.

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Robert Jean
Robert Jean

Looks like a well built mower, good find. 🇦🇺🇦🇺👍👍

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John Hudson
John Hudson

Now my Sunday can begin. What a good find! Who would guess you would find such a good machine just by asking. Eager to see you bring your new project back to full use. Thanks for sharing Mustie!

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Barron Kistler
Barron Kistler

Always a great video to end my Sunday night with. I admire the older garden tractors and even older generations of garden tractors, hence me owning an gravely 816. They are great machines 👍

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David Duvall
David Duvall

In my area that Era Crafstman tractor along had a rear mounted rototiller with its own 8 hp engine. Eventually that trend died because if you're paying for two engines might as well have two machines less hassle to use. I can see in the fire an archeological dig at Musties place, drive them nuts.

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AZVIDS
AZVIDS

Brings back memories of some of your “vintage” videos! Love the variety of projects you do.👍👍👍

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AeRoSpaceman
AeRoSpaceman

Love the longer videos but will take anything Darren gives us! Always a learning opportunity.

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Ruby- 🔥𝐆𝐨 𝐓𝐨 𝐌𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 [𝐋!𝐯𝐞]

Can't say what I'm more envious of, your shop/workspace or the seemingly never-ending "stash" of goodies... nice vid!

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Elena 👈𝓕**СК МЕ - СНЕ𝓒𝓚 𝓜𝓨 Р𝓡0𝓕𝓘𝓛Е 💗
Elena 👈𝓕**СК МЕ - СНЕ𝓒𝓚 𝓜𝓨 Р𝓡0𝓕𝓘𝓛Е 💗

Can't say what I'm more envious of, your shop/workspace or the seemingly never-ending "stash" of goodies... nice vid!

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baggins1
baggins1

Just replaced drive and deck belts on one of these. Great machines

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JOE 73
JOE 73

Love the little tiller in the graveyard! I believe it’s a Troy built, if so they run for ever if taken care of! Love the channel, first time here!

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Rabid Farmer
Rabid Farmer

I love Craftsman tractors - esp w/ the KOhler motors in them. They last forever if you take care of them. Nice find!

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Dan O
Dan O

Thanks Mustie1! Brought back great childhood memories. Spent summers mowing yards and winters plowing snow! Best childhood ever! Would listen for the plow truck after a snow then head out about 5:30am at 10yrs old and plowed driveways! Our had a second bar attachment that pivoted on the frame to lift and lower…thanks again!

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Johndeere167 TV
Johndeere167 TV

Can't believe how lite that plough is. The 52" that came with my Deere garden tractor has to weigh at least 300 pounds. It's unbelievably heavy. Practically a 2 man job to install it.

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Vincent Mannelli
Vincent Mannelli

Hey guys and how's it going? I always enjoy watching your videos, each and every one of them! Looking forward to the next one. Later!!

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Wayne Stefinashen
Wayne Stefinashen

Now that was an awesome find, rarely you pick up a machine like that and things actually work on it right of the bat. Way to go Mustie another one saved! The OLD MAN at EP over and out.

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CoastalBBQ
CoastalBBQ

Really enjoy your channel. It's relaxing and I learn things I thought I already understood. And I've a nonfunctional lawnmower in the garage. Project for this weekend. We have spark! New sparkplug helped. Might have flooded it while troubleshootting. It's 20 plus years old. Doesn't owe me anything. Now it's on me.

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mark rush
mark rush

great looking sturdy machine. enjoyed the video! waiting for the next one!

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John Obiro
John Obiro

I wish we had free junk in the UK. I love fixing up stuff like that Mustie. Can’t wait for the next one..👍🇬🇧🔧

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Aero G
Aero G

I have two of those lights now. So handy. I was doing a late night carrier bearing swap on my Tundra. Left it under the truck. It was there two days later after 80 miles. I couldn’t believe it.

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Jee Aa En Lourens
Jee Aa En Lourens

Still in great shape for it's age. Real quality machine. Engine no issues at all. Always great videos with a garden tractor involved.

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Charlie Whiskey
Charlie Whiskey

Thank you for sharing your day with us. You parts department looks well stocked.

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Bill23799
Bill23799

Drinking Game: Take a shot everytime Mustie says ( or implies ) " Well that's going to make my life easier ". First time I ever saw so much going so right with a new patient.

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William Behles
William Behles

Your Tractor videos are my absolute Favorite! Went back and enjoyed the John Deere 318 video from three years ago, might have been the first one I ever saw of yours. Keep 'em coming, as always you are one fandy hucker.

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Daniel Johnson
Daniel Johnson

I've been looking for something like that to make into a mobility vehicle to get around in my yard.

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Doug Aranda
Doug Aranda

That was a good score. Plow, wheel weights, and basically no repairs. I love the handle controlled hydros, no foot fatigue.

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Jeff Jankiewicz
Jeff Jankiewicz

Mustie1 has a lucky horseshoe somewhere, he finds the coolest projects. Did not expect the battery to be good, or the motor to spin so easily, or for it to pop off so easily. Has the mower deck AND the plow AND the wheel weights. Maybe a for sale sign on this combo soon. A few repairs and bobs your uncle.

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Richard Warnock
Richard Warnock

That looks great Mustie 👍 sounds good it's got a fighting chance!!!; )

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HAcXeR
HAcXeR

Heim joints work great for steering it also helps with the play in the steering too

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̣Jan ĸretschmer
̣Jan ĸretschmer

Thanks for another great repair video :) Greeting from Germany! P.S.: Did you get the pushmover later? ;)

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craig bowley
craig bowley

Its good to see someone with enough sense to actually clean out old rusty threads instead of SO many you tubers that just leave em and struggle with em wondering why things are going so rough. Let me guess you even clean tour electrical contacts instead of thinking electricity flows good through corrosion and grease.

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cynturner906
cynturner906

Great find on the tractor. I’m working on a similar craftsman 20hp twin Briggs. Got it running great just can’t seem to get rear wheels off to install new tires. Found really good prices on eBay for deck spindles an such for it. Mustie1 I have learned so much from watching your videos. Always look forward to seeing them. See you next Sunday. Thanks

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Dyana Mullican
Dyana Mullican

Thanks for letting us see this garden tractor come to life again.

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Larry Blair
Larry Blair

What a great Sunday! A new Mustie 1 video. Nothing like watching you work on mowers while I'm in the shop working on them as well! Absolutely love seeing your content man.

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David Drobnicki
David Drobnicki

Nice size machine. It would be nice to see all the accessories in working order , even if they are not used.

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Leib33
Leib33

Wow! I've only been watching your vids for about 1/2 year and haven't gone back to "catch up" with your older videos, so I never yet saw the extent of your "salvage yard". You just might be giving Derek Bieri of ViceGripGarage a run for the money!

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Brock England
Brock England

Howdy Mustie! Long time watcher first time commenter. I think your tendency to go long-form in your videos is right and you should listen to it. We like watching your stuff, so the more we can get in one sitting the better. Don't fight it. Go long.

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chilibohnes
chilibohnes

Hi Mustie what do you do with these tractors when your done with them (filming) do you give them to people that need them or sell them? Kinda the other part of the story kinda deal. Thanks for the Great Entertainment

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Swany 83
Swany 83

Love your videos. I’ve watched them multiple times and have been a subscriber for over 3 years now.

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tigershadow
tigershadow

Swany have you been brave enough to carry out repairs to mowers and such, off the back of these videos? I've prolonged the life of my Grandad's Victa lawn mower from watching Mustie1. 👍🏻

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Joseph Ferreira
Joseph Ferreira

I think the back of the tractor would have had a double grass catcher like the tractor I had back in Rhode Island great find great video you have amazing luck in finding good stuff.

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Neil
Neil

That attachment on the back was called a "box hitch". I had a GT18 in the 89s, and it did well. Put a box blade scarper/leveler on the back for leveling out the driveway.

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William Sevier
William Sevier

They're actually called a sleeve hitch. My GT6000 didn't come with it, and never cared to have one, just mowed with mine and pulled the yard/garden trailer with it a lot doing other yard chores.

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calholli
calholli

Looks to be a 26 hp sized engine. Nice find. I've seen these pull a single bottom plow in the rear-- or even a little box grater for the driveway.

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William Sevier
William Sevier

That's what the sleeve hitch on the back is for, to pull those attachments, although I wonder how that hydrostatic transaxle would handle that type of work....the manual 3 speed with lo/hi range would be the way to go for that type of work though.

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Sean
Sean

Great watching you dig into this lawn tractor. Thx for sharing. Watching from Ontario Canada

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EchobeeFPV
EchobeeFPV

Very quick startup on this one !! Good idea to split the videos, 1.5 hours was getting a bit long, even for me. Your videos make for a great start to my Sundays , thanks for all the hard work !!

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Peanut Butter Pappy
Peanut Butter Pappy

Watch half one day, the other the next.

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Rockport1911
Rockport1911

Classic hoarder, searching for parts for your brand new used non- running tractor by scouting out the own backyard- motorized- equipment- sanctuary :) The stash will always provide...

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John Purdum
John Purdum

You could always go to your yard hord and get more parts from that donor rider that you removed the drag link from. That pivot bolt for the front axle will have the correct setup most likely.

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William Shipitalo
William Shipitalo

There was a property I had to trim and mow over in the white mountains of AZ, about 4 acres, and there was a mower very similar to this one there. I believe it hadn't run in several years. It was missing the key, but it started up with just a little starting fluid. It had to be taken to a shop to be looked over(this machine wasn't mine), and I believe it's working over at the property now.

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Greg Eickman
Greg Eickman

I run from hydrostatic stuff. Love the old belt-driven stuff. I'm a weekend marine mechanic. Rather be working on boat engines. Rain day today. Thank goodness for Mustie!!!

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Died 4 US
Died 4 US

When first seeing that stash of mowers, i laughed, because it looked like the frankenstein graveyard for the craftsman mower you brought home before power washing it. I can't lie, i would keep all those spares to, and i have a few different stash piles of parts, from various machine's, and they come in handy at time's, when i can find what I'm looking for. I find that after hitting 50, a little while ago, plus a few handicaps, i need to organise and label stuff better. I love your video's, long or short, especially when you ask us a question, and then answer it at the same time. When you laugh at some of the stuff that can be a pain, i laugh to, where some people either throw thing's, or start yelling and swearing. I got the laughing part from all the dangerous stuff my grandpa would do when i was a kid helping him. He never got mad, but kept on going until he had a solution, which is how i fix thing's, but without some of the danger element's. I took a gas tank off an old mustang, had a small rust hole on top, and gramps just brazed a patch on it, after i had just emptied the gas out of it. I told him that this was kinda dangerous, and you could here the gas tank expand when he hit it with the bottle torch. I sighed with relief when it was over. My grandpa had been an engineer after wwll, he had been a medic on the front line's. At age 26, after 4 year's in wwll, they said he was to old to get into medical school, even though he had so much medical knowledge. He became an engineer, and did a lot of crazy stuff after retiring. G-d bless.

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Ted Ryan
Ted Ryan

I admire those that always retain their patience.

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soiung toiue
soiung toiue

easy to maintain and such a durable model. Craftsman knew how to do it

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Dennis Brown
Dennis Brown

Can you imagine if Mustie had to move to a new garage, just how many months it would take to get all the projects and pieces parts to the new place.🤔

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TheOtherBill
TheOtherBill

We saw that when he moved from his home garage to the current shop a few years ago.

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FJ80Coop
FJ80Coop

Remove spindle nut and pulley,smack a block of wood downwards onto shaft,knocking it out of spindle housing,replacement shafts are usually 10 bux or less on fleabay and the shaft bearings can be found there as well for around 10bux for 8 or 10 of them... Much cheaper than 35- 40 bux for a complete spindle assembly..

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Keith Savage
Keith Savage

That one was way better than I thought it was gonna be. Would make sense to keep it and use it for snow plow work.

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Claira-𝐆𝐨 𝐓𝐨 𝐌𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 [𝐋!𝐯𝐞]🔞
 Claira-𝐆𝐨 𝐓𝐨 𝐌𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 [𝐋!𝐯𝐞]🔞

I have fought the battle of Resurrecting a Craftsman riding lawn mower myself. While Mustie1 makes it look fun and entertaining it was a little less than that for me. End result I got it going and functioning and it lasted me about 15 years before I sold it. The new owner still uses it. As always, I look forward to spending Sunday morning watching old stuff come back to life with Mustie1.

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Tiff Tiff 💋 F Uc_k me 🍆
Tiff Tiff  💋 F Uc_k me 🍆

I have fought the battle of Resurrecting a Craftsman riding lawn mower myself. While Mustie1 makes it look fun and entertaining it was a little less than that for me. End result I got it going and functioning and it lasted me about 15 years before I sold it. The new owner still uses it. As always, I look forward to spending Sunday morning watching old stuff come back to life with Mustie1.

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b plumisto
b plumisto

Oil cooler, now that's a fantastic part for durability

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Joshua Olsen
Joshua Olsen

I think the engine wanted the Air filter installed, without it it’s like an anti-choke.

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Lawnmowerman02346
Lawnmowerman02346

All the three bolt spindles craftsman used were the same length , that’s a plus . Most of the time I use a die grinder with a cone shaped burr to carve out the star . That usually because the blade was put on wrong once , then it snowballs . Quicker than digging out the stash sometimes .

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William Sevier
William Sevier

Luckily the old GT6000 I had didn't have that nonsense start pattern crap. Blades just bolted on.

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Mariya 0ver L!ve🔞
Mariya 0ver L!ve🔞

WOW! That was a good find! In todays messed up world that is a rugged tractor and well worth fixing!

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Crap Bag
Crap Bag

That's a really cool trailer, love how it scoots down.

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Ben Jurqunov
Ben Jurqunov

That’s a nice workhorse tractor ! I’d like to get one like that.

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