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Posted October 13, 2012 - 07:21 PM

I think I found a side tag 110 with the k181 at a local repair shop. Hood supports, hood, & grill are missing but the rest appears to be there. Any thoughts on this machine?

No pics as of now but will do some investigation next week.
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Posted October 13, 2012 - 07:29 PM

Kinda rare JD., they where a use of left over RF parts and the new SF parts. I have one myself and hope to restore it one of these days. Late 68 models had the tag under the steering wheel.

Mine is a TEC. machine, wish it was Kohler..

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 08:21 PM

This one is the K181 which makes it more appealing to me - and the k181 looks to be relatively complete. I have a special spot for the flat fender 110 as that was the first JD I remember riding around the yard with Dad behind the wheel.
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Posted October 13, 2012 - 09:10 PM

I picked up a 68 side tag 2 years ago at an auction.I didn't realize what it was until i got it home and actually looked at it.It needed a carb cleaning and a battery.Auctioneer was trying to get $100 for it so i jumped in and got it.When i got it home and actually looked at it i noticed it had a replaced steering gear box and 2 brand new hubs on the back.Turned out to be a good tractor buy.It also has the 8 horse kohler.

Travis, if the price is right go for it !
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Posted October 13, 2012 - 09:37 PM

The shop is closes tomorrow so I will go up and check it over without people to bug me. :smilewink:
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Posted October 13, 2012 - 09:57 PM

Good luck, I hope you get it.

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Posted October 18, 2012 - 11:05 AM

Ok, I stopped to talk to the owner of the shop where the tractor is located. I looked at the tractor before he came out to greet me. expressed interest in the 110. He offered to sell me the Kohler 112 and the 110 for $475 package deal. The 112 has an axle seal leak and the 110 is the sacrificial lamb for the life of the 112. I offered some cash without putting the cards on the table. He was firm on the package so I put the cards on the table - I introduced myself as the Lutheran pastor from the next town south and I wanted to let him know what he had. I pointed out the side tag, differences between the 110 and 112, a bit of flat fender history. He wanted to debate facts with me and I politely told him I have a bit of a problem with old JD lawn mowers. We talked about RF's and the 200 series. Then gave him my card and told me to call if he decides to sell the 110 and told him I would give him the extra axle housings that I have on the shelf in the garage so he can fix the 112. Before I left he said that since I was honest with him about what he had and will get the parts to fix the other one he will sell the 110 to me so I can fix it up. :smilewink:

It is an early one! The serial number is 100,463 There are only 11 machines earlier than it in the WFM registry. I will get more info once it is in my possession.

I am sure my wife will be thrilled... :(

Edited by Trav1s, October 18, 2012 - 11:16 AM.

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Posted October 18, 2012 - 11:13 AM

Pics! Note: It has a good hood that is safe inside his shop.

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Posted October 18, 2012 - 02:51 PM

Congratulation Travis, glad you got it. I had to check mine and see what it was and it is a 1968 112 side tag.

I need to get mine in the shop and get it running. Haven't touched it since I brought it home 4 years ago.

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Posted October 18, 2012 - 03:16 PM

Congratulation Travis, glad you got it. I had to check mine and see what it was and it is a 1968 112 side tag.

I need to get mine in the shop and get it running. Haven't touched it since I brought it home 4 years ago.

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From the serials me thinks it is fair to say they rolled down the production line very close to each other. Good stuff right there!
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Posted October 18, 2012 - 03:40 PM

From the serials me thinks it is fair to say they rolled down the production line very close to each other. Good stuff right there!


Almost sisters !! :smilewink:
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Posted October 24, 2012 - 04:09 PM

I am stopping in the morning to drop of the pieces to repair the 112 he has and make arrangements on the 110. I will grab a few more pics while I am there. :D
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Posted October 25, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Got more scoop on the 110 today.

First off - I have been here 4 years and I know it has been sitting there at least 2 years as you see it in the pics.

It was a complete tractor stored inside that ran when parked. The shop owner picked it up for parts. Knowing that a good hood is valuable, he pulled the hood support, grill and hood off and put it in storage in the back room of the shop. They are in GREAT condition. As you can tell, it is missing one spindle and tire but the rest seems complete. My eyes see those late RF parts hiding around the tractor. The original steering wheel and the center cap is still there. There is a sticker from Tri-Co Implement which was the dealer in town that left about 10 years ago. Original rear tires have great tread. The fender pan looks like it will clean right up with the wire wheel. I need a seat pan but have a late 112 that is missing a transaxle to help save the 110. The remaining 112 parts will be sold to fund the 110. His requests of me - take pics of the finished product and show them to him. He also asked if I stick it in a parade that I display a sign for his business. I think those requests are fair.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 04:56 PM

Talked to my dad (the one to thank for this JD problem I have) and told him of the 110. He is excited to see it. Now to get it home,
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Posted October 27, 2012 - 05:52 PM

Make sure you take a front Rim/Tire to help you out getting it on the trailer.

Good Luck Travis!!
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