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maxtorman1234
I have a chance to pick up a 608LT with no engine, the deck is there, Is it worth getting? I have never really used belt driven tractors, what are these like? How do they cut? THanks for all information

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mowerman1193
I think that would be the same as a 4208?I had a 4211 and it was a good tractor but they are a light duty tractor..and I would only use one for mowing and maybe a blower but I think a blade would be to much for one...

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Chris727
I think it could also be a broadmoor type tractor with the pivoting frame. I have an older broamoor and it cut really well. If its free I'd get it. If its one with the pivoting frame it would have a cast iron transmission, nice and heavy. Make sure the frame pivot isn't froze up. If it is froze I'd advise against getting it.

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gregc
Graham, the 608LT should be the same as the Simplicity 4108. Three speed, 36" deck and pivoting front axle. I have a 4108 and I like it. I also use a 42" dozer blade on mine and it does good, just need some rear weight. I use my 4212H to mow with and the cut is good, no striping though.

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Tacey
quote:
Originally posted by maxtorman1234
... I have never really used belt driven tractors, what are these like? ...
Aren't most Simp/A-C tractors "belt drive"? I have a newer Broadmoor (built around 1978) with belt drive, which is like the 608LT in question. Strong, reliable system. I also have a much newer Landlord (built aroung 1997) with belt drive. Strong, reliable system. Tacey

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maxtorman1234
None of my tractors are truly belt driven. They have a horizontal shaft the the bevel gearbox, and a belt from there. I didnt get it, but thanks for everyones input. I couldnt beleive how small they were. Wasnt too bad shape, but It was too small for me.

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