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#1 GTTinkerer OFFLINE  

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Posted April 15, 2012 - 03:51 PM

I picked up my second John Deere this evening. This one is supposed to be a 1989 JD 212 but I haven't checked the numbers yet. After check it is a 1984.

Found it on the local Craigslist at what I think was pretty cheap. Others must have thought so also since I was the first of over a dozen to call today. I left the house about 30 seconds after he called and drove the 25 miles to put down a deposit and then drove back to pick up the trailer at the SIL's house.

It hadn't ran since late 2010 and he started it and drove it out of his barn while I was driving over the first time. When I got there we tried to start it but it with his charger since the battery is toast. Would not even click but since the engine and muffler were still warm Itook his word for it and we pushed it on the trailer and off again at the shop. I hooked it up to my charger and I found that if I lifted the PTO switch up slightly it would start. It ran like it has two year old gas in it but it did run fine on half choke. Vari-drive seems to work fine.

Deck has been setting unused for about five years and needs belts and a couple of spindles and idlers are very tight. Missing a brake pedal though. Engine does not smoke at start up or wide open throttle but puffs a little going from idle to wide open.

Probably just going to fix it up to sell.

Bill

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Edited by GTTinkerer, April 15, 2012 - 03:54 PM.


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Posted April 15, 2012 - 04:10 PM

Good catch. I'll bet it won't take long to sell after you get her fixed up.
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Posted April 15, 2012 - 06:54 PM

Looks like a good haul Bill! I'm sure you'll have the bugs worked out in no time!
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Posted April 15, 2012 - 07:25 PM

Good find Bill. Now all you need is a John Deere round fender 110, a flat fender 112, a 200, a 318, a 400, and a 430, then I would say you were bitten by the John Deere bug! If you make the room, they will come. LOL

Enjoy Bill
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Posted April 15, 2012 - 07:35 PM

Oh yes number 2 I remember it well :dancingbanana: looks to be a pretty soild tractor good hunting
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Posted April 15, 2012 - 08:07 PM

Looks like you made a nice find. The tractor looks better than a couple of my old Bolens. Good to hear that you got it home and running. Looking forward to updates on your latest project.
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Posted April 15, 2012 - 08:17 PM

Sounds like you got a good deal on the John Deere. I like the looks of the JD's with the scoops on the sides.
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Posted April 17, 2012 - 01:05 PM

My wife and I talked about what to do with the 212 and decided that she would keep the 212 to mow the lawn and pull her "flower cart" since we gave her 2003 Craftsman 1000 to my brother. He had three vertebra in his neck fused and has very little use of his right leg and the pedal on the 1000 is on the left side.

Going to have to put a couple hundred into the deck to get it working right.

Bill




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