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#1 motobreeder OFFLINE  

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Posted February 15, 2013 - 09:45 PM

Curious - is a John Deere 200 rare?  Looks like it was made for only 2 years.

 

 

I'm not sure if I messed up, but bought a 200 (and 214) that are complete basket cases.

 - the motors are completely dissembled - hopefully nothing important is missing

 - both are missing seats

 - only one rear fender pan

 - one set of side covers

 - the 214 is missing the muffler and maybe other parts

 

I'm leaning towards the 200 over the 214.  Use parts from both machines to create one good one.

 

I need to clear a few projects so I can start sorting out the boxes of parts.

 

 

 

I know that I'm failing to provide the requisite photos, but it's too dark outside.

 


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Posted February 15, 2013 - 10:05 PM

There are very few 200's around, so yes it kinda rare. It was only built 1 year (1975) and was dropped because no one wanted the 8 hp tractor when they could get more hp for just a little more money. The side panels are screen vented, not louvered like the later models.

 

It should look like this,

 

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Posted February 15, 2013 - 11:07 PM

It would be kind of neat to have a tractor that not too many have , but , it sure does make it harder to find parts for it.

 

Good luck with your project and take some pics!!


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Posted February 15, 2013 - 11:08 PM

I have seen quite a few 200s without side covers.  If they do have covers then it would be the screen style.  I love odd/low productions machines... so I would focus on the 200.  


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 12:34 AM

If I had to decide, i would choose the 200. They are rare

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and that make them special.


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 02:37 AM

The 200 would be a fun GT to have. Plenty of 200 series parts out there. Good luck!


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 05:27 AM

It must be nice to have the choice. If you want a collectable tractor then the 200 would be the way to go. If you need a mower the 14hp tractor would be much more capable for that job. Either way it will be a nice machine in the end.


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 06:20 AM

It must be nice to have the choice. If you want a collectable tractor then the 200 would be the way to go. If you need a mower the 14hp tractor would be much more capable for that job. Either way it will be a nice machine in the end.

But Brian, I think it's easier to find a mower than an other 200.


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 02:09 PM

But Brian, I think it's easier to find a mower than an other 200.

I would want to keep both. I hate to give up on any tractor even though it is often detrimental to my wallet and my spare time. 


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 06:39 PM

never heard of a JD 200 though I have a "JD crazed" buddy that has a few 208s  that sound like what you describe as a 200...

 

I know they made a "300" for 1 year  which is a tractor I wouldnt mind finding.


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 07:11 PM

Apologies to all - I didn't get outside today to take pictures.  Busy with a major pre-spring cleaning.

 

I need to unload the truck tomorrow so I hope to meet the expectations of the gttalk social etiquette.

Will need to use some pictures to show the state of things.


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 07:16 PM

never heard of a JD 200 though I have a "JD crazed" buddy that has a few 208s  that sound like what you describe as a 200...

 

I know they made a "300" for 1 year  which is a tractor I wouldnt mind finding.

 

 

Exactly.  I am not sure if the 200 got the variator.  I know the 208 does NOT have the varistor.



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Posted February 16, 2013 - 09:11 PM

never heard of a JD 200 though I have a "JD crazed" buddy that has a few 208s  that sound like what you describe as a 200...

 

I know they made a "300" for 1 year  which is a tractor I wouldnt mind finding.

 

JD re-introduced the 8hp tractor in 1977 and called it model 208. It didn't come with side covers to help hold down the price. The 208 was dropped after 2 years in production for the same reasons that JD dropped the 200 after the first year in production.

 

The 300 was built for 3 years (1975-1977) then JD changed the model number to the 316 in 1978. The 300/316 was powered by a 16hp Kohler K-341. 1979 JD replaced the 316 with the twin cylinder Kohler powered 317.


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Posted February 17, 2013 - 09:23 AM

JD re-introduced the 8hp tractor in 1977 and called it model 208. It didn't come with side covers to help hold down the price. The 208 was dropped after 2 years in production for the same reasons that JD dropped the 200 after the first year in production.

 

The 300 was built for 3 years (1975-1977) then JD changed the model number to the 316 in 1978. The 300/316 was powered by a 16hp Kohler K-341. 1979 JD replaced the 316 with the twin cylinder Kohler powered 317.

 

Don't forget the the cheaper 314 H1 that came out along with the 317. :thumbs:


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Posted February 17, 2013 - 09:56 AM

Don't forget the 314 that came out along with the 317. :thumbs:

 

Travis, I hadn't, I was just talking about the models already being discussed.

 

The 312 was introduced in 1977 and was a basic Hydro model without engine side covers and narrow tire/wheels, single brake pedal, head light were an option. It was produced for 2 years, then it was replaced by the more powerful 314 that started production in 1979 as did the 317.

 

The 312 was a lot like the 120 as it was an entry level Hydro model. Great little GT.






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