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 Is there any reason why you couldn’t put an eight speed with a high/low selector in an old tractor, like a 1257 or somesuch? 

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I have one in an 854.

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 Do you have a picture of how the levers lineup after install so I could see how that is and wrap my head around it? 

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I can get you some when I get home this evening.

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Not a big deal, I've got on in a Lawn Ranger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I put one in a 953 several years ago, of course the rear axles are different on them so I had to open it up and do a swap. Also had to use the shifter from the 953.

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8 minutes ago, mikeeyre74 said:

Hmm.  What’s different about the rear axles? 

The rear axles on the 953, 1054 and GT-14 are considerably longer than others.

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Ohhhh. Yes, those are those weird looking ones. Didn’t realize that till I googled the image up... I love me some Wheel Horse, but only a mother could love those weird beasts. ;)

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1 hour ago, mikeeyre74 said:

Ohhhh. Yes, those are those weird looking ones. Didn’t realize that till I googled the image up... I love me some Wheel Horse, but only a mother could love those weird beasts. ;)

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;-D it’s all good. I  originally thought the same about all of the round hood models as well… That they were just wacky little things, and who would possibly want one? Well, I’m on my second one now and I’m quite fond of it.  They took a little getting used to for me, and perhaps these odd looking ones may also someday. 

 

Just not today. 😝

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I think that part of the 953 1054 GT 14 attraction is not there different they standout from the rest of the herd

 

Boy have we gotten off the original topic

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4 hours ago, oliver2-44 said:

I think that part of the 953 1054 GT 14 attraction is not there different they standout from the rest of the herd

 

Boy have we gotten off the original topic

They stand out even more with an 8 Speed, there, we are back on topic!             :woohoo:

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On 12/7/2017 at 1:51 PM, mikeeyre74 said:

 Is there any reason why you couldn’t put an eight speed with a high/low selector in an old tractor, like a 1257 or somesuch? 

A 1257 is basically the same tractor as a 1267 but with the 4 spd instead of the 8 (6) speed.

 

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Isn't the mounting bolt pattern on the bevel gear horses a little different then the regular 4/6 and 8 speed transmissions.???  :think:  Not a big deal, just have to mess with the mounting plate.  :)

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1 hour ago, stevasaurus said:

Isn't the mounting bolt pattern on the bevel gear horses a little different then the regular 4/6 and 8 speed transmissions.???  :think:  Not a big deal, just have to mess with the mounting plate.  :)

For the 953 I had to drill and tap one hole in the trans case and elongate one in the mounting plate. Like you said, no big deal.

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