Craftsman 15.5 hp 38 in. Deck, LT 1000
The sears page says Added on January 01, 2000
Not yet sure it is this exact tractor but the hood matches and I was told it was a 15.5HP. This is a very low end LT. No headlights and a 15.5HP engine.
Nose looks good. Wonder if there are any problems not seen in this image.
Is it possible that this tractor has a good seat? Is it dirty or damaged?
The engine is locked up. Not sure why. With luck it is can be fixed and is not worn out.
The guy who I am getting this from is decent about not loosing parts. Hope to get a complete tractor here.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
The 2nd YTS3000 has a bad frame. It wiggles like a snake when driving over a bump. So I took its 21.5 HP engine and put it in this LT1000. Put larger tires on the back.
I have been using it as a yard tug and a few trips a week to coffee, about 1 mile each way.
It has a few problems:
- Loud, the muffler may not be tight against the exhaust pipe.
- Once in a while it sounds like a belt guide is scraping a pulley.
- Recently developed what sounds like an axle squeek.
Due to the last one I have parked it till I get a chance to look at it. With luck greasing a front wheel will fix it.
Saturday Jan 6th, 2018
Grease fixed the squeak. It still makes the scraping noise for a short while after you hit a bump. I think this is what caused the origian motor drive pulley to be sharp. It dropped on my forehead and cut me when I removed it. Muffler is still loud.