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#1 dropped82 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 01, 2012 - 09:56 PM

Found this thing on Craigslist listed as a John Deere 110. I sent e-mail asking if it was a round fender or square and was told it was a round. I asked for photos and he didn't really know how (80 years old). So Friday I drove 70 miles from home to go see and hopefully come home with it. He gave me a list of things he was willing to trade for. Kinda odd list. I actually came up with a few things and took them with me. One of them was a Trombone. I know nothing about them but found one and took it. Low and behold he took it and I left with a GT. It actually is 1972 John Deere 112 with electric lift and 47" deck. Lift works. Engine cranks but no spark. deck has new belts on it. Clutch and brake are froze along with the variator (its been sitting outside). I managed to get everything moving with minimal work. Its gonna get redone as soon as I am done with the hitch for the Springfield. This one may take a little longer. Lots more to this thing. I can't wait though.

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Posted July 01, 2012 - 10:28 PM

That is a good straight looking 112. I see the front, but the hood doesn't look cracked and the seat looks to be in nice shape. You came out with a pair of nice Ag's on the back also. You give it a good bath, it will look a lot nicer. Good Job!!
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Posted July 01, 2012 - 10:48 PM

It needs a new hood and the grille and lights are missing. I plan on repainting and going thru everything

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Posted July 01, 2012 - 10:52 PM

All the other sheet metal looks straight, easy to paint.
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Posted July 01, 2012 - 11:48 PM

Congrats on the nice score droppe82! I'm not sure what's stranger though...the fact that he was willing to trade it for a trombone, or the fact that you had one lying around LOL. Glad that you got a good deal and best of luck with the project!
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Posted July 02, 2012 - 12:25 AM

Nice trade, good looking tractor. I'm with Caseguy on the which is stranger question. ;)

Almost sounds like you traded for the lift and got the rest of the tractor for free. :thumbs:
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Posted July 02, 2012 - 04:12 AM

Nice trade! A bath would help some, but I would get things lubed first. Nice AG's, that lift will be good, also!
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Posted July 02, 2012 - 06:06 AM

That's a first. Trading a musical instrument for a trombone! Nice trade and a real good candidate for restoration.
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Posted July 02, 2012 - 06:57 AM

Congrats on the nice score droppe82! I'm not sure what's stranger though...the fact that he was willing to trade it for a trombone, or the fact that you had one lying around LOL. Glad that you got a good deal and best of luck with the project!


Exactley what I was thinking!

Brian you might want to re-read your last post, lmao.
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Posted July 02, 2012 - 07:52 AM

I couldn't play an instrument if my life depended on it. I actually bought it for this purpose. I will just say I could sell one piece of sheet metal and pay for it. So that makes it an even sweeter deal. He was as excited as could be when I showed him my trade. I will have the hitch done tonight so I can get to work on it. Anyone live around me have a blade for the front. I'm also going to put a 3 pt. on the back.

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Posted July 02, 2012 - 08:22 AM

That was a nice Trade. You said the guy was 80 years old, well he probably didn't have much use for a tractor any more but that trombone may have some nostalgic value to him. In any case looking at it's new bother's and sister's sitting around it I think the JD 112 found a good home and I look forward to the day when it is all cleaned up and restored to it's former glory.
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Posted July 02, 2012 - 08:50 AM

I'm glad you got a good deal and the other fella got one too. It's cool to trade things. Congratulations.
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Posted July 02, 2012 - 08:59 AM

He actually moved from a farm in Ohio to a little 1/4 acre lot to get closer to his kids and retire. So he said other than putt around on it he couldn't use it. Really neat guy. I stayed and chatted with him for a while. He had some great stories.




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