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#16 skyrydr2 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 04, 2013 - 08:34 PM

Well if I couldn't have my Ford's then I would have to go with the CC. I just couldn't do a JD ! I'll fix em , but won't park one in my shed... More personal than you would like to know....
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Posted July 04, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Neither of them.How about those beans? :dancingbanana:

 

I still LOVE Bolens GTs.Best in the World baby :worshippy1: :rolling:

 

 

lol

 

I would love to see a Tugg-o-War between a Bolens HT20 or HT23 vs  JD 420 or 430 vs  Massey 1655 or 1855 vs CC 1872 or 2072

 

That would be something to see.


Edited by EricFromPa, July 04, 2013 - 10:06 PM.

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Posted July 04, 2013 - 11:09 PM

Similar variable speed drives, but that's about all.

 

Same Peerless transmission, plus the fact of the variable drive.  Otherwise, different engine, pretty sure the frame is different, etc.


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Posted July 05, 2013 - 06:01 AM

This is an "Us" vs "Them" question, even in the bigger lines. No real answer works! Where'd that guy here get that the JD's were a MF in past.. NO WAY! Not sure where he's coming from with that!

The early JD's and MF'S both had the same Tecumseh motors, and both used the same Peerless tyranny s, and they both used the same varidrive setup. They both had foot operated PTO controls.

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Posted July 05, 2013 - 01:15 PM

I sure do like my JD x720 but I also will admit that I have no experience with Cubs.


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Posted July 05, 2013 - 01:27 PM

To be honest, this is interesting. Although I'm an IH guy. I really do love the older John Deere's. Keep this up! IH is winning! Ian



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 03:05 PM

although i love my cub 70 a jd 140h3 would be sweet to own as the 140 h3 is on the wish list


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Posted July 05, 2013 - 05:34 PM

although i love my cub 70 a jd 140h3 would be sweet to own as the 140 h3 is on the wish list

 

 I wish I had a John Deere 140. I've always wanted since I was 10  :(. Ian.



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Posted July 06, 2013 - 12:17 PM

 I wish I had a John Deere 140. I've always wanted since I was 10  :(. Ian.

Exactly why I couldn't bear to sell mine!

 

Oh and my vote is for JD (140H3 to be specific).



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Posted July 06, 2013 - 05:25 PM

boy I had both , I had a 110 jd ,lacked power always problems , and I have a model 70 cub cadet , I love that little tractor good power starts easy ,well built simple made , but then again im a dihard  international man and allis chalmers also I also have a b112  ,  and a 285 john deere im not atall a jon deere man  if somebody would trade me a 716 allis or a bolens the john deere would be gone


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Posted July 06, 2013 - 05:52 PM

Gee. I'm going to have to give this some thought, so I'll get back to you with my decision............Ok, I'm done........JOHN DEERE BABY!!! :dancingbanana: 


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Posted July 06, 2013 - 06:07 PM

I have to say that the Cub drive train is one of the toughest ever built. I have never liked how hard the Cubs steer and I've had several. The JD's steer a lot easier to me and I like the vari-drive speed controller on the gear drive models. I never thought I would like either one of them as I was a die hard Wheel Horse owner/user for ever, then I ended up with both Cubs and JD's about 10 years ago and fell in love with the older Deeres.

 

My vote will have to go to John Deere, :thumbs:  since Bush Hog and Montgomery Wards weren't included .. :D

 

If I could only own and use 1 GT, it would be my 1969 H-3 John Deere.


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Posted July 06, 2013 - 06:25 PM

If I HAD to choose between JD and IH for a tractor, I would definitely go with the IH.  Fortunately I'm not in that positions, and I'll stick with my Bolens  :D :D :D

 

There is one, and ONLY one JD that would ever find a home at my place, and that that would be an 850 with 4wd, PS and a FEL. I put a lot of hours on a 750, which was it's gear driven little brother, and it was as good a tractor in that class as you could get.  The 850 was physically the same size, had just a wee bit more Hp. (not enough to make that big a difference) but had a float position on the 3-pt which the 750 lacked.

 

Of course, the only thing 'JD' about it was the paint...the rest was all YANMAR.


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Posted July 06, 2013 - 06:32 PM

Gee. I'm going to have to give this some thought, so I'll get back to you with my decision............Ok, I'm done........JOHN DEERE BABY!!! :dancingbanana: 

 

 Hahaha! 



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Posted July 06, 2013 - 06:51 PM

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