Sears/Craftsman GT 6000 w/Kohler Twin 18 H.P. 44" Deck Tractor


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Sears/Craftsman GT 6000 w/Kohler Twin 18 H.P. 44" Deck Tractor

Lee Gospodinoff I was wondering where I could find an owners manual for this Lawn/Garden Tractor ?
don watts lee look under the seat and get the model number probably starts with 917.go www.sears3.com and input the model number and see if they can order you one.
Chris Yes, you can order one from Sears Parts online. I just ordered one for mine. I was wondering what year this tractor was made, but no one can tell me.
Byron Hernandez yeah......they'll be happy to order one for you. They want $3.92 for the manual and a fricken $5.99 for shipping and handling. Go figure. Bastards!
Joe Brown Hey Chris,I Had One,Was Made In 1993.Good Tractor,Wish I Still Had It.Joe brown1joe@yahoo.com
brett I have Sears/Craftsman GT 6000 w/Kohler Twin 18 H.P. 44" Deck Tractor - Anybody have a model number I can't read mine it ends with 93
tim try Model # 917.255950
duane bailey model 3 should be 917-255981

Tiff I have a model number that I confirmed accurate from my exact mower # 917257720 but there belt layout is unreadable ate sears direct does anyone have one they can send me?
Paul putnam I have a GT 6000 that wont engage ... It ran a year ago What would it be worth as is? and then if fixed Its 18HP 6 speed 44" Kohler Magnum Paul 864 903-0728 Thanks Paul
Craig I have a 1990 Craftsman GT 6000 with a 44 inch deck that I have just restored. I am looking everywhere for a rear bagger for this. Does any one have one or a part number for one that would fit this machine??
Thanks,
Craig

tom carver where can i get parts for my craftsman GT6000 w/kohler twin 18 hp 44 inch cut.i need a starter sylonoid
john I have a craftsman GT 18 917.255910 with an 18hp Kohler engine. I need a fuel pump listed in parts manual as 105041x. These are no longer available thru craftsman. Anyone know where I can get one or something compatable?
paul tribbey to tom carver, just go to napa and get a generic solenoid. it is cheaper and is the same more or less. It will work fine.
Curt Ellis I have a GT6000, 18 HP 44" deck lawn mower that has serve me well. However the other day , I pulled it out of the shed to mow. It was runnin' strong as usual, but with no warning it sputtered briefly, then died. I couldn't get it restarted. The motor turns over, but I can see raw gas fumes coming from the exhaust pipe, when I throttle up the fumes get thicker. So I have pretty much determined my spark plugs are not firing. I put in brand plugs, air filter and fuel filter at the beginning of the summer. Was wondering where to start. Is the generator built in to the starter on riding lawn mowers?
Bob need the size of belt on mower deck? for the blades
hector
Re: Sears/Craftsman GT 6000 w/Kohler Twin 18 H.P. 44" Deck Tractor

My 19.5 craftsman kohler underwent mayor surgery this summer. needing new fuel pump.$100.00
new plugs $10.00 voltage regulator $90.00
battery $60.00 it would start strong and run for about 10 minutes fine , when I shut it off briefly and try to start up again it wouldn't. new fuel filer $5.00 new fuel line about 2 1/2 ft of hose $5.00 NOTHING happened . then after talking to the old timers in my area the IE HARD CRAFTSMAN GUYS they tell me that the coil on this machines are sensitive to heat damage over the years I figure since i have invested a few hundred already what's another $130.00 as soon as i installed it it run like a champ to this day I have not have a single problem .. If you are having problems with starting your unit replace the coil before any thing else, I wish I had started there. I'm satisfied to have saved up my gt 6000 from a horrible death of ignorance or worst have some shyster take my money for unnecessary repairs . I installed a HD craftsman dozer blade in front of it and have cleaned lots of snow and ice from my driveway as well as from my neighbors their diesel units froze when the temp reached -8F about 3 weeks ago new tires chains and weights another $425.00
this machine has costs me a few bucks here lately
I had a guy offer me $1400.00 forget about I replied to him. My craftsman gt may be old on the outside but purrs like a new one without the $3500.00 price he was Q outed at sears for a new comparable unit with a blade weights and chains not assembled or delivered. Hang on to your old GT fellows don't loose faith invest a little remember our machines where made in America by us not by the Chinese or some 50 cent per hour employee in some factory who knows where. I sincerely hope this long story will hell someone out there in America or else where to use your ingenuity to fix your old craftsman alive.

hector
Re: Sears/Craftsman GT 6000 w/Kohler Twin 18 H.P. 44" Deck Tractor

My 19.5 craftsman kohler underwent mayor surgery this summer. needing new fuel pump.$100.00
new plugs $10.00 voltage regulator $90.00
battery $60.00 it would start strong and run for about 10 minutes fine , when I shut it off briefly and try to start up again it wouldn't. new fuel filer $5.00 new fuel line about 2 1/2 ft of hose $5.00 NOTHING happened . then after talking to the old timers in my area the IE HARD CRAFTSMAN GUYS they tell me that the coil on this machines are sensitive to heat damage over the years I figure since i have invested a few hundred already what's another $130.00 as soon as i installed it it run like a champ to this day I have not have a single problem .. If you are having problems with starting your unit replace the coil before any thing else, I wish I had started there. I'm satisfied to have saved up my gt 6000 from a horrible death of ignorance or worst have some shyster take my money for unnecessary repairs . I installed a HD craftsman dozer blade in front of it and have cleaned lots of snow and ice from my driveway as well as from my neighbors their diesel units froze when the temp reached -8F about 3 weeks ago new tires chains and weights another $425.00
this machine has costs me a few bucks here lately
I had a guy offer me $1400.00 forget about I replied to him. My craftsman gt may be old on the outside but purrs like a new one without the $3500.00 price he was Q outed at sears for a new comparable unit with a blade weights and chains not assembled or delivered. Hang on to your old GT fellows don't loose faith invest a little remember our machines where made in America by us not by the Chinese or some 50 cent per hour employee in some factory who knows where. I sincerely hope this long story will hell someone out there in America or else where to use your ingenuity to keep your old craftsman alive.

Dennis Watson the above sears tractor has a model number, as follows. model# 917257720 I need to phone or have an email number to order a owners manual and or parts book so as to know what parts to order for my tractor and the diagram to smow where they are on my riding mower thanks for your help Dennis
Paulette need help with the steering....it locks up or gets very hard to steer 917.255960
eddie D I have a mower deck that I dont need anymore

and I want to buy a used snow blower/thrower for this GT 6000...

edurette47@hotmail.com

aaron the tractor seems to be running fine but when i go to engage the deck the motor seems to bog down and stall. if i hold the engage lever about halfway up the blades will spin fast enough to cut but any higher will cause a stall. any ideas?
Enjoli I have the tractor and manual at home. If you need info, I can give it to you. Enjoli Mine is the 917.255981 with a 18 hp Kohler and a 44 inch mower deck
Bruce Loyd I need a steering shaft for my mower. Model number is 917.257720 and the part number in my owners manual is 102458X . Doesn't have to be in great condition- just so it will work. This part is no longer available from the parts suppliers. If anybody is parting out their machine and has the steering shaft for sale,let me know.
Dennis Williams I Have the owners manual for the 917.257720 call me if you need a coppy 719-491-4521
Dolle I just purchased a craftsman gt6000 with model number 917 257730 i was wondering if anyone had any information on where i could locate an owners manual Thanks
Jay Patterson Having issues with starting my tractor, when i push down on the Clutch/Brake and turn the starter over, it is a hit or miss to start,I would push down and let up on the Clutch/Brake for it to start, today it will not start at all, just dead,New battery also, would there a short or loss of connection when i push down on the Clutch/Brake to make starter to engage, looking for help, Thank you!!
Pat The fuel pump on my tractor is out Kohler 18 hp horizontal shaft two cyl.
Had a lot of grease and dirt on the engine ID tag and when I wiped it off to read it all of the writing went with the grime. Can any body give me the model number for these engines? Around here none of the parts supply places IE CO-OP Tractor supply Ect. know anything about the engines. No number, no service usually some woman who's more worried about Aunt Sthyl's grand daughters boyfriends dog or whatever else.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Pat

Stev
Re: Sears/Craftsman GT 6000 w/Kohler Twin 18 H.P. 44" Deck Tractor

My Sears Craftsman 2003 DYT4000 with the B&S 18.5 engine died last week. A mower repair shop said the engines go for $850+install labor. However, a GT-4000 18-twin was sitting in his salvage mower yard. He offered to put that on my machine for a mere $425. Sound good to me since a new mower with the same option would cost over $3500. Well, just got it home today. What a major improvement. That engine runs much quieter, more torque and the blades are not as noisy compared to the old engine.

The good thing is, the Kohler Twin 18 has low run time for a 1997. Jumped on this thread and other tractor forums to learn more about the engine. Glad that my DYT4000 deck is a better machine mated now to a great engine. Guess I got a sweet blend of hardware now. Looking for years of fun use ahead.

Stev Pat,

It reads basically ...

ENGINE MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
PRE-CLEANER = EVERY 25HRS
PAPER ELEMENT = INSPECT EVERY 100HRS, REPLACE OR CLEAN (AIR FILER)
INSPECT MORE OFTEN IN DUSTY CONDITIONS
CHECK ENGINE OIL PER DAILY USE
OIL CHANGE EVERY 50HRS / TWICE SEASON
SUMMER = SAE-30
WINTER = SAE-5W30
OIL FILTER CHANGE = 100HRS OR EVERY OIL CHANGE

Hope this helps you and others.

Dan Gilbert Does anyone have a picture or diagram of how the belt drive belt goes back on?? I replaced the belt and all of the forward gears now go in reverse and the reverse gear goes forward. I desperately need some help with this.!!!!!!!!! Thanks and God Bless is my Prayers.!!!!!
Roger Schulte I have Sears/Craftsman GT w/Kohler Twin 18 H.P. 44" Deck Tractor model number 917.257720. My mover deck has a significate crack. I need to replace this deck. Does anyone know where I can purchase a new or used deck?
mike parker i have a 1990 craftsman gt6000 great running kohler 18 horse magnum engine,44 inch mower deck,along with tire chains & weights and a plow i'm interested in selling it i've had the transaxle worked on and am tired of having to fix it i haven't even been able to work it at all anyone interested in this contact mike email and put subject craftsman gt6000 for sale
2317699271 whitehall michiganwould be interested in trading it for a nice running looking plow truck

Josh zzzz If its going in reverse u got belt flopped take it off n switch which side of the belt goes on top n bottom of wheel in rear . How long (inches) is your belt



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