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    GT-14

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  1. Well my GT 14 is back together for the most part...just the rear lights to wire up and the seat cushion to redo. I went out to remove the pump this past weekend and just couldn't do it. It runs and does pull so I decided to leave the freshening up of the pump for another time. I just have too many things going on to jump into this right now. Rather than working on the pump I finished the paint and put it all back together including the new wheel weights. I still need to get the plow ready for winter but that is something that I can do in the fall after my Son's wedding in September. I have a ton of questions about things I want to do to this tractor but will wait until I am ready and have a little more time. Thanks for all of the help with it so far. This is a great forum and I have a lot of reading to do over the winter. Here is what it looks like right now. Time to sell the Ranch King Thanks again for the help.
  2. eagle4@zoominternet.net Thank you
  3. Thanks Dave but for some reason my computer will not let me open it after I downloaded the file. I just got done pressure washing the parts transaxle and will remove the charge pump as soon as I get a 5/16 12 point socket. They were using the rototiller when they broke the shaft so I am hoping the Limited Slip Differential parts are in better shape in this transaxle. I will resurface the skippers and cylinder block base and hope for the best. Where do you get the material to make the gasket for the pump housing and how thick should it be? One thing at a time I guess thanks again for all the help
  4. Well it is all back together and it does seem to run better but I am still able to push the tractor, it is just not as easy as it was. I hooked my hitch to a tree to see how it pulled and now have another question. When pulling on something that is not going to move should both wheels spin? Only one of my wheels would spin while hooked to the tree and when I was trying to climb the hill. Thanks
  5. Thanks for all of the help and it looks like that plug I am pointing at will be the correct one then....The REAL good news is I just found something broken!!!!!!!!!! I removed the acceleration valves to check everything out before I ran my pressure test. Well the first one looked fine...this is the one that faces forward. When I removed the second one ( the one facing the rear) I knew something was not right just by the way it came out. The smaller spring was broken in a couple of places and was all bound up in the larger spring and the spring seat was bent up as well. The cone is stuck in the relief valve seat because the spring seat or spring were beating the heck out of it. Funny but this is great news. It is always nice to find a broken part when you are working on something that you know is just not right. I am going to head out to try and remove the valve sleeve and relief valve seat from my parts transaxle...this thing might be up and running tomorrow if everything goes well. Any advice on removing the valve sleeve and relief valve seat? I am going to try and make the puller they show in the manual. Thanks again.
  6. I just want to make sure I hook the gauge to the correct port as I will have to buy an adapter to get my gauge to fit. Is this the port to run my pressure test? Thanks,
  7. Sorry I have not had the time to check the pressure on the pump but I am hoping to be able to get to that this week. The good news is I grabbed these wheel weights off of Craigslist after a day of tree cutting at my Son's new house. The guy didn't know what they came off of and I just rolled the dice for $25. Man these things fit like a glove and weigh 65 pounds each! They will look great when I get them painted up. Just accessorizing
  8. Thanks again. Sometimes the simplest answer is the correct one... I replaced the drive belt because it just seemed too big. I used the one from the parts tractor and it was on there a lot tighter. The tractor was even able to pull my Ranch King up the hill so things are looking up. I still don't like that I can push the tractor with the tow valve in the correct location so I will work on running that pressure test and checking the other valves for a broken part. Dave thanks for the concern but those parts were from my parts transaxle that came broken with my tractor. I was just practicing so when it comes time to take the good one apart I will have a better idea of how things go together I forgot to mention that it pulled the Ranch King up the hill AFTER pulling a bunch of brush so my transaxle was hot.
  9. Thanks for all the replies. I was able to take the pump off of the parts transaxle but I had to cut the weld off of the end of the shaft first to get the housing off. I have no idea how he thought the seal would survive after he welded right up against it. I was reading the Sunstrand Hydro manuals (thanks 953 nut) and I think I will try the pressure test before tearing into my pump. I am just hoping the gauge form my little digger will work. The tractor does have a 3 point hitch that has no problem lifting me (230 lbs) up at idle and I have not noticed the tractor losing power after using it for awhile. The manual also stated " Close towing valve and try to push the tractor. If the tractor can be pushed, a malfunctioning valve is usually indicated." so I think I will look into this as well...the only trouble is I don't know which valves to start with Here are a couple more pictures of the transaxle parts and one of the tractor with my little digger.
  10. I was hoping to get a couple of questions answered about my first Wheel Horse and also say hello. I bought my first Wheel Horse about two months ago and have been trying to get it back up and moving like it should ever sense. It is a GT-14 (Model # 1 0502 7 ,serial # 896942) but I am unsure of the year. The man I bought it from also bought it as a project but he did the tractor no favors by trying to repair the broken pump shaft by welding a rod to the end of it....and not very well. I was able to buy a parts tractor and put that transaxle in my tractor but I don't think it pulls like it should. I changed the fluid and filter and the tractor will pull quite a bit but it seems to be lacking some power pulling things up hills. I have a Ranch King GT that my WH is going to replace when it is done...well my Ranch King smoked a belt so the WH was put to work before I had it done and it was unable to pull the Ranch King up the hill in my back yard. It is a good sized hill but I would think that the GT-14 should have been able to pull 2 MTD tractors up that hill. It also had a hard time pulling my roller up the same hill. I did find that it I have the RPMs up and creep that it works better. I have the tow valve pointing forward and have tried it in different positions...no luck with it being 180 out. I can push the tractor without much trouble at all and from what I have read this shouldn't be the case. Could something like a spring be broken in the pump, or is this a sign of the pump needing some work? The broken transaxle that I removed was a 90 2062 and the one I replaced it with was a 90 2070...will the parts be interchangeable? I am hoping to take the broken one apart this weekend to see how everything comes apart (so I don't break the good one) is there something I should be careful of while doing this? I really like this tractor and would like to get the rest of the parts painted and put on it but I would like to have it working correctly first. The tractor also came with a snow plow and rototiller ( I think the double pulley for the tiller is the reason the pump shaft is broken). Sorry about the long first post but I figured I would just say Hi and try and get some questions answered at the same time. If you have any ideas please let me know. I wouldn't be afraid to take the pump apart if that would help but if you think it could be something else I would gladly try things before doing that. Here are some pictures of what it looked like when I got it and some as it is now waiting to be finished. Scott
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