Rare John Deere
Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:16 AM
Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:27 AM
im pretty sure they are not that rare. anyone know for sure
Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:28 AM
Not sure about the rare part considering they had I believe 8 year production run , but ......
looks to be all there just waiting on a JD guy to come along
Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:35 AM
Not rare in my area. We have several J D dealer's in the midwest.
Looks like a nice project for someone.
Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:37 AM
That's the reason I posted it because it's so RARE
Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:42 AM
That is a real good start for a restore project. Not so sure on the rare part but that would explain the sellers esculated asking price. It does not have original seat and I did not see a choke or throttle lever/knob on the dash in the picture. It does still have the deck tho. And it has the adjuster knob on the back for a lift/spring assist. That is worth $100 by itself. I would offer $150 bucks and see how it goes, most I would give is $200, and that would be if all the other parts were still there and if the motor had some compression. p.s. ask the seller if he has the integral hitch for it too.
Edited by James henry, April 23, 2013 - 07:45 AM.
Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:47 AM
Tecumseh powered so it is a 68-69, tag on the pedestal and later steering wheel so it is NOT an early '68. I would say pretty common in the worlds that I have lived. It does look complete, has a good hood and tires are in good condition - a good restoration candidate.
From WFM on the design changes in 1968-1969:
The 1968 model year showed a lot of new changes. The fenders and platform were combined into a 1 piece fender deck. An adjustable cushioned seat provided great comfort. Slanted footrests provided a place to rest the feet while mowing. Headlights were placed right above the grill just under the front lip of the hood. In 1969 another 10hp was an option. You could get a K241AS 10hp Kohler. Hyd lift was still an option.
Posted April 23, 2013 - 09:29 AM
what's up w/ this people? is alcohol so cheap in the States They must have good beer - Pfafftown sounds german!
Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:19 AM
The 120 is what I classify as 'less-common'. A 112 is not anywhere close to that. There is hardly such a thing as a 'rare' JD. Not at the numbers they produce things. There is only 'less common'. A 355 diesel is a JD GT model I consider to be rare. A 415 would be 'rare' here.
Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:52 AM
It does look like a goog starter project
Posted April 23, 2013 - 01:57 PM
That isn't really rare where I live. I have a few old John Deeres like that, but a little older. Nice restoration project though! Ian
Posted April 23, 2013 - 02:20 PM
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Posted April 23, 2013 - 04:04 PM
I have the same one in my garage. What is rare is finding the coil for that HH100 motor. Kohler parts are much easier to find.
Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:43 PM
Not bad. I actually know a guy in Pfafftown. Wonder if that is his.
Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:41 PM
I think he is considering it as a rare model, due to the fact that John Deere never put a gas tank like that on any of their 112's!