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#1 Wheel Horse Kid OFFLINE  

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Posted July 01, 2012 - 11:26 AM

I have an opportunity to buy a John Deere 70 lawn tractor from a friend. The tractor was originally his father in law's and now he has it. He recently bought a bigger JD tractor and has no need for the JD 70 anymore. He has had it in storage for a few years now and it ran when he put it away. I was wondering what would be a fair price to offer him for it? Also, is this a collectable tractor? To my knowledge, it has not been restored.

Any help would be appreciated!


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Posted July 01, 2012 - 11:47 AM

The little 60's, 70's & 100's are becoming more collectible than they used to be, but still not a high dollar tractor!

I bought these two (or 1-1/2) for $150, 6 months ago:

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I was after the 1/2, to make my 70 I. The complete one has a stuck engine, hope to get it running next Winter.

Keep in mind there is not direct replacement engine for the 60 or 70 if you can't get it going, because of the stepped crankshaft for the PTO clutch.

Recently saw a non-running 70, complete on CL for $250.

Hope this helps! ~~ Lowell

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Posted July 02, 2012 - 12:37 PM

The 60's and 70's are neat little tractors. Make sure it has the original motor in it though which will add to the value. It would help to know on a price if you had pics of the tractor to see if it is missing anything. I love my little 60 though here is a pic of it after I restored it last winter. Jake

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Posted July 02, 2012 - 04:26 PM

Nice 60! :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Posted July 02, 2012 - 07:31 PM

Jake, when I saw that 60, I thought that would look real cool with some 26 X12's on the back. It would make it look like a 1/2 scale tractor. But it looks great now! Thanks for the pic!

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Posted August 08, 2013 - 10:23 PM

Jake I am in the middle of restoring my 70. and I'm kinda using yours for a model, if you don't mind. It's very nice by the way. Anyways I was wondering what size tires you have on the front of it and where did you get them? And also the decals, where did you purchase them?

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Posted August 09, 2013 - 07:17 PM



The fronts are 13x3.50-6 Deestones, and can be bought on ebay for $38.00 for the pair including tubes. As for the rears, I know Jake used a different sizes than what my son has, but my sons are 20x10.00-8 Carlisles, and he bought them on ebay as well, for $128.00 for the pair, and $18.00 extra for the two tubes.


The hood decals for the 70 are still available through John Deere, but the remaining decals, I'm pretty sure will have to be made by one of your local or area decal companies. 


Post some pictures of your progress, as we would like to see your work!