I May Have Been Bitten By The Bug (2 New Tractors)
Posted August 21, 2012 - 10:49 AM
I'm a new member who has recently been bitten by the garden tractor bug. After looking on craigslist for quite a while, I purchased a 1972 110 a couple of weeks ago. It's in pretty nice shape, with just a couple of small cracks in the hood. I bought it with no spark and have spent the last couple of weeks working on it a little at a time. My 4 year old boy loves to come and help daddy out on the "gardening tractor." Well I finally got it running although there is still some carb work to be done, and naturally started thinking about getting some accessories. Mainly I wanted a front blade to move snow this winter. I looked high and low and ended up finding one however it was attached to a 1971 112 (K241 kohler) at least that's how I told it to my wife :-). I think I got a really good deal on this one. I was planning on spending $100 on the blade, and I got the whole tractor including the blade (no deck however) for the $100. The hood and front bezel on this one are pretty rough, but it looks pretty decent otherwise. So now less than a month in, I have 2 GT's to have fun working on. I have the feeling that after I get these up and going, it will continue but to maintain marital bliss, I need to hold off until I get these finished.
I enjoy reading the posts and the featured tractors.
Posted August 21, 2012 - 10:57 AM
Posted August 21, 2012 - 11:57 AM
and hearing what you tell the boss about the next thing you manage to sneak into the shed! Enjoy the forum.
Posted August 21, 2012 - 12:06 PM
and I got the whole tractor including the blade (no deck however) for the $100
Why will this ever happen to other people Enjoy every Deere here, and
Posted August 21, 2012 - 12:10 PM
Yep, sure sounds like you're hooked.
You might try telling the Mrs. that your 4 year old wanted his own, when you pull in the driveway next
week with your latest catch.
Posted August 21, 2012 - 12:18 PM
Posted August 21, 2012 - 12:19 PM
to the next one being for your son...
and The next one, you could always be "hers" LOL
welcome to the addiction.
Posted August 21, 2012 - 02:19 PM
Fellow Nebraskan here and it is great to see another on the site. Sounds like you have two good finds. If you need parts for either tractor and are close to Omaha I can help. I know where there is a late 112 with parts ready for picking.
- bnz 41 said thank you
Posted August 21, 2012 - 04:59 PM
Welcome to the site and good luck sneaking more tractors in.
Posted August 21, 2012 - 05:28 PM
Posted August 21, 2012 - 05:31 PM
Posted August 21, 2012 - 05:36 PM
P.S. You have the perfect cover of the "bug", a 4 year old helper, mom's love that their little boy is happy.
I blame my youngest who's almost 15
Posted August 21, 2012 - 06:40 PM
Welcome to GTTalk Jeff. Sounds like a good start to a GT obsession! Gt's are fun but marital bliss is a necessity!
I don't know about that Brian, they are still making women and lawyers but they don't make the old JDs anymore
- MH81 and caseguy have said thanks
Posted August 21, 2012 - 06:45 PM