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Got a chance to buy a 1970 GT14.  Appears complete but no 3 point linkage at all, which does concern me.  Also needs the rear axle bearings replaced.  I really need yet another project that I can't possibly get to!

 

How long to replace those bearings on a GT14?  And am I right in thinking that since I hardly ever see a GT14 for sale around here that I'll NEVER see the 3 point parts either?  I really don't need a GT14, but what the heck does that have to do with anything?  My only small 3 point tractor is my PK.  Then again I don't have any small 3 point implements either!  Only big ones for the TC-35.  Why would I even want another tractor for implements I don't have or need.  Insidious disease!  Oh well, please tell me that the GT14 axle bearings are impossible to replace or that it's just not worth it.

 

Thanks!

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Aldon

I've not changed the bearings. But it would be same as the other Sundstrands so you will likely find more info if you broaden your search. @953 nut showed that it's fairly straightforward modification to make other Sundstrands work in GT14.

 

if it's just the seals then that's easy.

 

As for 3 points, you don't see them often and when you do they are ~ 300 and almost never have the draw bar to use common lift cylinder.

 

A couple people are reproducing them.

 

Lowell, vendor @wheelhorseman1000that sells cables and stuff is planning to reproduce them. He is already reproducing selling the draw bar.

 

Did you pick this one up in my neck of the woods?

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oldredrider
1 hour ago, DennisThornton said:

Got a chance to buy a 1970 GT14.  Appears complete but no 3 point linkage at all, which does concern me.  Also needs the rear axle bearings replaced.  I really need yet another project that I can't possibly get to!

 

How long to replace those bearings on a GT14?  And am I right in thinking that since I hardly ever see a GT14 for sale around here that I'll NEVER see the 3 point parts either?  I really don't need a GT14, but what the heck does that have to do with anything?  My only small 3 point tractor is my PK.  Then again I don't have any small 3 point implements either!  Only big ones for the TC-35.  Why would I even want another tractor for implements I don't have or need.  Insidious disease!  Oh well, please tell me that the GT14 axle bearings are impossible to replace or that it's just not worth it.

 

Thanks!

Dennis, Dennis, Dennis.  You're thinking out loud again! You want us to talk you out of something you want, not need. You came to the wrong place!  We are all addicts and enablers here. 

I'll be the first to say: Get it!  Worry about the details later. We'll help you through this.

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meadowfield

Buy it!

 

I've got two, one with a home made 3 point - but then it did have the rocker and draw bar.

 

the trans split pretty easy, I had to replace a few bearings in mine when it arrived. I think my GT14 thread covered it

 

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953 nut
4 hours ago, meadowfield said:

my GT14 thread covered it

Meadowfield's rebuild thread was what I have used as a reference while doing repairs on my Hydrogear. He and @refracman have a wealth of knowledge on this subject. You know you want it Dennis, go get it!

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Aldon

If you decide to get it, we want a detailed thread on the axle repair! Lots of pics.

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DennisThornton
11 hours ago, Aldon said:

I've not changed the bearings. But it would be same as the other Sundstrands so you will likely find more info if you broaden your search. @953 nut showed that it's fairly straightforward modification to make other Sundstrands work in GT14.

 

if it's just the seals then that's easy.

 

As for 3 points, you don't see them often and when you do they are ~ 300 and almost never have the draw bar to use common lift cylinder.

 

A couple people are reproducing them.

 

Lowell, vendor @wheelhorseman1000that sells cables and stuff is planning to reproduce them. He is already reproducing selling the draw bar.

 

Did you pick this one up in my neck of the woods?

I've never pulled a WH rear so I have no idea how long it would take. 'Course I have no time anyway so why would I even ask...

 

I'm guessing you are familiar with the one I'm referring to.  I'm hesitant because I'm thinking I might as well pay more for one equipped with the 3 point.

1 hour ago, 953 nut said:

Meadowfield's rebuild thread was what I have used as a reference while doing repairs on my Hydrogear. He and @refracman have a wealth of knowledge on this subject. You know you want it Dennis, go get it!

I really thought I could count on at least you to help me out of this! ;) I really don't need the darned thing especially without the 3 point!  Can't even use it as a yard tractor without replacing the bearings and seals!

 

Ahhh, what the heck.  I'm not worried about being able to fix it if I had time, what I am trying to find out is how silly I am to think I might have enough time someday!  

 

So thanks guys but "how long" should it take to replace the axle bearings?  I'm guessing at least a half day,  Maybe more?

 

 

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Aldon

Your first time tearing down the GT14 give yourself  half a day just to get to the hydro. 

 

If if your looking at the one I think you are, make sure that it has the light and PTO switches. Especially the PTO switch.

 

if bearings themselves need replaced I think the fella is still a bit high.

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wrightorchid

Get this one, and then when you find one with the 3-pt, keep the better tractor, and move the 3-pt if appropriate, then sell the extra.  There is always room for one more......

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DennisThornton

@Aldon

I do appreciate your help though telling me it's a half day just to get to it!  Your a good friend! :)  I really don't need another WH just waiting for me to come fix it.

 

And I agree about the price.  But if he drops it again I'm not sure I can resist!  And if it had the 3 point, I'd be taking pictures of it in my truck!

 

I think I'm OK for now.  Thanks again Aldon!

 

 

25 minutes ago, wrightorchid said:

Get this one, and then when you find one with the 3-pt, keep the better tractor, and move the 3-pt if appropriate, then sell the extra.  There is always room for one more......

I'm getting to the point, esp with winter coming on, where it's just not fair to the WH to not be able to get around to fixing them.  I'm trying to limit myself to buying attachments with tractors already attached to them.  I really don't need another yard tractor, or even a riding mower.  Now!  If it had a mid-mount blade!!

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