The Gator Guy
 
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2011 825I With Walter Mauser Cab.
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                                                              GATORS  AND  AMTS                                                         
Specializing in Reconditioning John Deere Gators and Sales of Used John Deere Gator Parts and Used John Deere AMT Parts. I work on and deal in **GATORS AND AMTS ONLY**  I try to find low hour, one owner Gators for my stock. Most are that type and require very little work to get them back to like new condition. Older models require more attention,  brakes, bearings, steering, king pins, drive chains, clutches, belts and tires are checked and adjusted, or replaced, as needed.  Cooling system and fan are checked for proper operation.  The engine is compression tested.  The carburetor is removed and thoroughly cleaned and all carburetor and governor adjustments are made. Sometimes the engine doesn't measure up and has to be bored and oversized pistons installed.  When this is necessary, valves are ground, all seals and gaskets are replaced and all internal parts are checked for tolerance and replaced as necessary. I focus on the mechanical side and in some cases  the original  body parts are used to keep the cost down. All Gators are worked on until I feel good about selling them with a warranty to back them up. All Gators are stored inside while, and after, being worked on. Please check back often since my For Sale inventory does change.
                                                             MOTORS  AND  PARTS
On the parts side, most of the time I have 4x2, 6x4 ( gas and diesel ), 622, and 626 motors on the shelf, ready to ship. I can also do Turf Gator and Bunker Rake motors if I have your old motor for needed bolt-on parts. The most popular rebuilt motor and the one I do the most of is the 6X4 FD620D. I have 6X4 motors built with NEW short blocks and motors that can be cleaned up and rebuilt within specs with stock bore ( I won't go over .004" piston/cylinder wall clearance, where Deere says .0067" is ok. All rebores are .002" or less.) I can bore motors .010" or .020" depending on wear ( only +.020" pistons are available for the FD620D 6X4 motor ). All oversized rebuilds are done with a boring bar for exact tolerance. Only OEM parts are used in rebuilds. All rebuilds have the block deck and head surfaces milled and the heads are ported to match valve seats to head castings, valves are checked for pitting, replaced as necessary, and lapped, valve stems are resurfaced as needed. Water pump is checked and usually rebuilt, and carb cleaned with parts replaced as needed. Most carbs need new needles. All four valve lifter/push rod sets are measured and matched to within .002". Crankshafts and/or camshafts are shimmed to end play tolerance and, if needed, cases and/or case covers are rebushed for cam bearings. Cam and crank gears are checked for backlash while in the case with a dial indicator ( max .005" ) If .005" can't be attained, cam and/or crank gear are replaced. Crank bearing surfaces are cleaned and polished. Starter brushes are checked for wear and replaced if needed, starter drive and solenoid are tested. Block, heads, intake manifold and water pump are leak/pressure tested as a complete assembled unit. Governor and carb adjustments are made to specs. Valves are adjusted before and during testing. All rebuilt motors are extensively bench tested. Motors are run through heat up/cool down cycles for one to two hours, after which they are removed, drained and shrink wrapped. All that's required to make the motor operational in your Gator is an air cleaner, muffler and clutch. The carburetor is set to install your cables. Throttle cable may need adjusting due to throttle spring change. Do not change carb adjustments. A complete core ( carb, starter, linkage, etc. ) is required with all motor sales ( blown up or not ) If you have an unusable core or no core an extra fee will be charged. Motors are shipped via UPS in a box designed for reuse to ship the core back, return freight to be paid by buyer. New motor is shipped to buyer freight free. I also have new short blocks w/crank, rods, pistons, cam, governor and oil pump. I also can build and test motors with AS-11 carb linkage. ( Below Gator serial number 14949 and engine serial number before 68250 ) Although all rebuilt motors are within tolerance, there will be a normal amount of noise in them caused by the cam/crankshaft gears. Older motors had fiber cam gears to reduce this noise, but they are no longer used because they frequently broke. Other items are transaxles, clutches, steering parts, internal engine parts, beds, wheels, tires, radiators, mufflers, rear hub assemblies, 6X4 bare frames, cables and linkage, wiring, and much more! I also have rebuilt water pumps for the FD620D and 6X4 fuel pumps.  I am NOT affiliated with John Deere, but I DO LIKE THEIR GATORS.  This is a retired guy one man operation and I don't get things done as fast I used to, so it's best to expect a slower pace from this end. I do all my own work ( except machining ) so there's no one else to blame. 
                                                             PAYMENT  AND  SHIPPING
I can ship parts via UPS and USPS to any location in the USA. I can also arrange shipping for larger items ( frames, cargo boxes, complete Gators ) thru Freightcenter.com on a per item basis. If you are a university, hospital, municipality or other like entity, you may contact me regarding payment. All others, I accept four methods of payment, and only four. Cash, a U.S. Postal Money Order, a Cashier's Check drawn on a domestic US bank, or a Bank Wire Transfer ( for larger, more expensive items ) If you cannot, or will not,  pay with one of these methods, please don't inquire.( no exceptions ) NO CREDIT CARDS OR PERSONAL CHECKS Payment must be received before shipment is made. I do not ship outside the USA.

Not only do I sell Gators and Gator parts,  I also fix them.  You can drop off your machine for me to repair or do maintenance on.  We can also arrange for pick up and delivery for a small fee.  Hope to see you soon.

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Please contact me with any questions:

I am in North Central Baltimore County, Maryland

Phone:  443-928-4031
Fax:  410-771-4208

Email:  thegatorguy@comcast.net


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