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While on holiday last week I spotted this on ebay one eve. Put a bid on & waited to see what happened. Within no time it had reached my max & I thought I would loose out. Well in the end I won & went & picked it up a few days ago when I returned

Anything on ebay is a gamble as you dont know its true condition till you get there unless you go & have a look before hand

From the pics I had it did not look too bad. A good clean & tinker time & have some fun.

Well when I got there it was in worse condition than I thought. Its got 4 flat tyres, Engine is stuck, rear wheels dont turn & the rear fender is rotted through as it was sat under a tarp under a tree for 7 years!

The steering wheel broke off when i was loading it as steering is seized up

The old boy said it was a good runner when I last used it. Its got a 42in mower deck

Well I winched it up & brought it home. Sure it will clean up ok & find some new parts

Here is some pics
 

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Sorry for your loss/gain.

Sometimes reading the description out loud helps yourself hear the in perfections even though your trying to look past them on FeePay, also, double check the description for a mismatch on was, or was NOT described after the purchase . I have found the last tip to be useful as some problems I have had were due on my part, and others were due to a poor description.

Sometimes being in a hurry can hinder decision making too, but most times...if it seems too good to be true.....it usually is!!!

Good thing is your here, so a positive outcome is bound to be had!!
 
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I must admit Chris, the pictures on EBay showed a fairly decent garden tractor. Still for £200 it is not a lot of money and as you say you can get a few parts to get it going again.i got a decent Wisconsin engine sitting in my Lock Up that might be of use! :) Good luck with it.
 

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I know when I put the time in it will clean up well & run a treat

Tyres can be fixed & parts can be found. The rear fender hopefully can be welded up. Was working with a mate today welding up a flail mower & I joking said does he want to have a go with it & he said yes. Cant get any worse.

The engine is a tech Andrew & think its just the belts stuck on the pulleys causing it not to turn

Anybody got a steering wheel in good order they want to sell me :thumbs:
 

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Hi Chris, must admit didn't think it would be that rough, but it wasn't a lot of money and i'm sure you'll fix it up within time. Shame about the steering wheel breaking as they are quite hard to find. You've said it has a tech engine, my G10 has got a Briggs & Stratton. Will post some pics of my viking seeder which i purchased at the weekend. Can't at the moment as my phone screen has broken and had to put my sim in a very old phone without camera.
 

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It did come with a useable 42in deck. Belt covers bit scabby but with a good clean up & check over it can be used back on that tractor or my G14 when I have removed the loader & put it on the 1556

Dave, a pic of the engine carb which needs some TLC
 

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I must admit I thought the G10 had a Briggs in it Chris but just had a gander at the Tractor Data site and I see that it's a Techumesh engine.

The deck itself is an added bonus Chris.
 

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Iains G10 also has a Techumesh engine in it Andrew

His tractor works also :dancingbanana:
 

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G10 1055-01 had the Tecumseh.

G10 1055-02 had the Tecumseh.

G10 1055-03 had the Briggs.

G10 1055-04 had the Briggs.

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Good purchase Chris, I am sure you will get it fixed up. I have two G10's both are 1055-02 like yours and have Tecumseh HH100 engines . I dropped a new carb on the G10 I regularly use, it was not expensive.

I found that a G10 is a good grass cutting tractor and I used mine for grass cutting duties last year when my HT23 was being naughty.

The fender on my second G10 is rusted out exactly the same as yours.

Iain

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