I'm new to this forum but I've read a lot of good posts here. I picked up a good running G10 with a Tecumseh engine today. It came with a plow blade and a 38" deck. The tractor is pretty complete with a few miles and more than its fair share of cotter nails. The problem I have is the input shaft to the deck gearbox is trashed, the needle bearings shot, missing thrust bearings, and needs a crush washer. After looking up the shaft price I picked myself back off the floor and I'm hoping one or more of you guys might be able to advise me on replacing or repairing this gearbox. The deck model number is 18418, my best guess is the tractor is a '73 or '74. I'd love to find a tiller for it, but I don't know if I need a rear PTO(it looks like there is just a cover plate on the axle housing. I'm close to Wheeling, WV if any of you have a deck or attachments I'd love to come by and eyeball what you ride. Parts for my deck would be a bonus.