All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
 
PortalHomeFAQSearchMemberlistRegisterLog inDiscordCountdown Timer
Swing by the Chatroom anytime! Chat events held every Saturday, 8pm EST - whenever!
Welcome to the All Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum!
2019 Build Off Underway!
ATLTF sticker shipments will resume soon! View them here, and keep up to date!
Haspin Acres Rally 2019 June 5th - 9th... Join this growing event! Details Here!

Share | 
 

 The Gilsonator!!!!

Go down 
AuthorMessage
mrshaft696
Veteran
Veteran
mrshaft696

Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 526
Forum Rep : 28
Location : Phillydelphia

PostSubject: The Gilsonator!!!!   Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:17 pm

Picked up this Gilson on ebay from a local guy last weekend.... Hell it was 40 bucks not running...It is a GT14E, 14hp, garden tractor, 14hp opposed with a peerless 2300 4sp..  It had a big mowing deck that I scrapped, finally got it running and rewired today, still havent driven it out of the garage... Have some 25" tires I am going to pick up and get this going...it has a draw bar 3 point hitch thingy, so I am not sure what I am gonna do there since i usually just put a class II receiver on everything...


I just wanted something a little more heavy duty than these lawn tractors to pull some wood around etc.  So plans are big tires etc...  



Back to top Go down
MightyRaze
Administrator
Administrator
MightyRaze

Age : 43
Join date : 2016-09-06
Posts : 4903
Forum Rep : 309
Location : Shawnee, OK

PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:30 pm

That is in very nice shape!  That a 2300 series in that!

_______________________________________________
Patriot [2019 Build Off]
Kal-El [2018 3rd Place]
Sasquatch II [2017 Finalist]
Li'l Red Murray
Forum Admin ~ Chat Admin ~ Facebook Page Admin
ATLTF Facebook Page
How To Upload Pictures
ATLTF Staff:
Admins: @Doug, @"Doc Sprocket", @Stretch44875, @MightyRaze
Mods: @TheRainbowBoxer, @AllisKidD21
Back to top Go down
http://mightyraze.com
RichieRichOverdrive
Seasoned Veteran
Seasoned Veteran
RichieRichOverdrive

Age : 16
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 2248
Forum Rep : 67
Location : Lewisburg, KY

PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:09 pm

Sweet rig! Some Executioners would look absolutely mint under the rear of that thing
Back to top Go down
Crazy_Carl
Seasoned Veteran
Seasoned Veteran
Crazy_Carl

Age : 29
Join date : 2017-10-30
Posts : 2156
Forum Rep : 126
Location : Rochester, New York

PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:25 am

Nice buy! Are those 10" rims?
Back to top Go down
mrshaft696
Veteran
Veteran
mrshaft696

Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 526
Forum Rep : 28
Location : Phillydelphia

PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:21 pm

@MightyRaze wrote:
That is in very nice shape!  That a 2300 series in that!

yes it is...


I finally drove it  out of the garage tonight & the issues I have now are sometimes it stalls going into gear, and there is some kind of major oil leak off the back of the engine, it looks like right behind/below the starter? looks like there is a plate or something on the back of the engine ? i dont know need to get a manual...


looks like the crankcase gasket.......?


Last edited by mrshaft696 on Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:35 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Seasoned Veteran
Seasoned Veteran
RichieRichOverdrive

Age : 16
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 2248
Forum Rep : 67
Location : Lewisburg, KY

PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:26 pm

Yeah that plate is there on the verticals. That's where the base goes on horizontals. I wouldn't doubt that needs a gasket, but maybe try making sure all the bolts are snug first.
Back to top Go down
mr.modified
Seasoned Veteran
Seasoned Veteran
mr.modified

Age : 29
Join date : 2013-11-02
Posts : 2180
Forum Rep : 47
Location : New Jersey

PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:59 pm

Pretty nice, good clean paint and some cool graphics that not too many other people are going to have. It's nice to have something different than anyone else.

_______________________________________________
***Simplicity Off Road Research & Development*** #64
Simplicity Adventure Edition
Diesel Submarine Project
Baja Sears Suburban
Modified Briggs Model 5s
ATLTF.COM Race Truck
Back to top Go down
mrshaft696
Veteran
Veteran
mrshaft696

Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 526
Forum Rep : 28
Location : Phillydelphia

PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:20 pm

Put some other rims on with a different offset, I like the wider stance & the more stable ride... Got a bunch of atv tires this weekend mostly 25x10-12..

Also looked at my other opposed engines and the only thing I can imagine leaking that is behind the starter is that crank case gasket, no way it is the head gasket I assume that would be making a smoke show etc. But the oil leaks real steady right behind the starter down that cover....



Back to top Go down
mrshaft696
Veteran
Veteran
mrshaft696

Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 526
Forum Rep : 28
Location : Phillydelphia

PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:00 pm


Got my oil leak fixed, the crank case gasket was missing a bolt.... got the tires mounted up and here we are.... this thing is awesome, and has a nice creeper 1st gear....




Back to top Go down
mrshaft696
Veteran
Veteran
mrshaft696

Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 526
Forum Rep : 28
Location : Phillydelphia

PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:02 pm


Back to top Go down
mrshaft696
Veteran
Veteran
mrshaft696

Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 526
Forum Rep : 28
Location : Phillydelphia

PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:30 pm




Back to top Go down
mrshaft696
Veteran
Veteran
mrshaft696

Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 526
Forum Rep : 28
Location : Phillydelphia

PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:31 pm

got some LED headlights, worked out pretty good... still pretty annoying it doesn't offroad as good as my little tractors, crafstmans and MTDs that are smaller and lighter... I think I have to lock the transaxle to make it work good, because when it gets stuck its annoying its too heavy to pick up and move...

It runs smooth and the 1st gear creeper gear is awesome on the rocks....


Back to top Go down
mrshaft696
Veteran
Veteran
mrshaft696

Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 526
Forum Rep : 28
Location : Phillydelphia

PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:14 am

got allot of use out of this thing so far...fun to drive, its a little wide for the tight trails in my woods but it works.....

Back to top Go down
Crazy_Carl
Seasoned Veteran
Seasoned Veteran
Crazy_Carl

Age : 29
Join date : 2017-10-30
Posts : 2156
Forum Rep : 126
Location : Rochester, New York

PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:22 am

Nice to see it put to use. How do the flush mounted lights work for seeing directly in front of your rig at night?
Back to top Go down
mrshaft696
Veteran
Veteran
mrshaft696

Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 526
Forum Rep : 28
Location : Phillydelphia

PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:51 pm

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
Nice to see it put to use.  How do the flush mounted lights work for seeing directly in front of your rig at night?

Best 18bucks I ever spent.........on a tractor. Super bright white light & not allot of battery draw.

I am thinking hard about locking the rear end on this, since its heavier it just doesn't wheel as good as the smaller lighter tractors, but it pulls pretty much anything...
Back to top Go down
Double W Cross Ranch
Seasoned Veteran
Seasoned Veteran
Double W Cross Ranch

Age : 15
Join date : 2017-06-09
Posts : 2190
Forum Rep : 45
Location : Lampasas, Texas

PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:47 am

@mrshaft696 wrote:
I am thinking hard about locking the rear end on this, since its heavier it just doesn't wheel as good as the smaller lighter tractors, but it pulls pretty much anything...

Sounds like a good idea, it would pull even more anything!
Back to top Go down
https://themagazineishalff.wixsite.com/website
Jeremiah R. Cooper
Apprentice
Apprentice
Jeremiah R. Cooper

Age : 17
Join date : 2018-11-09
Posts : 207
Forum Rep : 12
Location : Reeses Mill, WV

PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:00 pm

Cool!
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: The Gilsonator!!!!   

Back to top Go down
 
The Gilsonator!!!!
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Tractor Project Builds :: Off Road & Rally Tractors-
Jump to: