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PostSubject: Re: lifting the GT6000 (no welds)    Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:17 am

Heres the engine pulley ...guys are saying to not swap the transaxle pulley and to swap the engine pulley but I havent found any smaller wedge style tapered two piece pulleys


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PostSubject: Re: lifting the GT6000 (no welds)    Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:08 pm

It's actually fairly easy to swap the pulley on the tranny. I did it on my Craftsman with the same rear-end. My factory tranny pulley was just a welded hub type so I grabbed a pulley from a local Tractor Supply, ground the welds out from the old and the new and swapped the hubs. I went with a 4" rear. I had to add an idler pulley just below the new rear pulley and I've got no slippage. I even added that idler ass-backwards, so it actually reduces the amount the belt wraps around the new pulley. (I was trying to emulate the diameter of the original pulley so the belt keepers lined up a bit better.) Gets 26 mph in 3rd High revving it out at ~4200. Low range is still plenty slow enough to WORK with. Engine pulley on mine is still stock.

Pics of the hubs/pulleys about a third of the way down the first page. This is what I did. Might be helpful.
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PostSubject: Re: lifting the GT6000 (no welds)    Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:11 pm

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It's actually fairly easy to swap the pulley on the tranny. I did it on my Craftsman with the same rear-end. My factory tranny pulley was just a welded hub type so I grabbed a pulley from a local Tractor Supply, ground the welds out from the old and the new and swapped the hubs. I went with a 4" rear. I had to add an idler pulley just below the new rear pulley and I've got no slippage. I even added that idler ass-backwards, so it actually reduces the amount the belt wraps around the new pulley. (I was trying to emulate the diameter of the original pulley so the belt keepers lined up a bit better.) Gets 26 mph in 3rd High revving it out at ~4200. Low range is still plenty slow enough to WORK with. Engine pulley on mine is still stock.

Pics of the hubs/pulleys about a third of the way down the first page. This is what I did. Might be helpful.


i ended up using one of the gearbox pulleys from my old snow blower unit and bolted it on the engine....so now i have a 7" engine pulley, so far ive clocked out at 12mph which is fine for now....im tall with lots of front axle travel so its kinda fun steering that fast lol.
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PostSubject: Re: lifting the GT6000 (no welds)    Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: lifting the GT6000 (no welds)    Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:18 pm

Also, while it might be a little ghetto, since it's a two-piece pulley you have there, if you have the belt-room you could either get a larger one and use the engine-side half as a flat base to weld to the center of the new one (without a hub on it), or drill the bolt holes out of the new one and just bolt it in place of the old. For speed you want LARGER FRONT pulley, not smaller. Smaller is for REAR.


Edit: wow, timing is everything. You type far faster than I lol
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PostSubject: Re: lifting the GT6000 (no welds)    Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:21 pm

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ive clocked out at 12mph which is fine for now....im tall with lots of front axle travel so its kinda fun steering that fast lol.

I understand. Being 6'5", mine is tipsy as hell and drives me nuts lol
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PostSubject: Re: lifting the GT6000 (no welds)    Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:34 pm

No joke im no fearless front lol. Hense the gt6000.
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PostSubject: Update.   Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:14 pm

Found a cool looking paper tray that works perfect as a hood rack. Installed some threaded inserts and bolted it on. I also added some heavy duty pulling points to the rear and some chain and a hook. I also added a hood pin for safety . Currently Im figuring out a new seat...the stock one was torn up so I stripped it to bare metal and its not in that great of shape so its time for a new seat, something different than the tractor supply seat everyone seems to get. Time to use my imagination.







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PostSubject: Re: lifting the GT6000 (no welds)    Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:13 pm

yeah that's the downside to these machines. I made a smaller pulley for mine, by cutting the center of the stock transaxle pulley out and cutting the center out of a 5" pulley. I welded them together as straight as I could.



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