Hello all, I'm new to the forum and would like to thank everyone for welcoming me in! I have a john deere 111 and I had a couple questions, I only paid about $100 for it and she runs good, but I have two issues.
- The engine seems a bit underpowered on this tractor, if the grass is slightly damp or about 6" tall I notice the blades slow down and nearly stop, the grass is pushed over more then it's cut, the engine doesn't seem to bog down. Should I look at some new belts? Anything else come to mind?
- Also this tractor goes SLOW, even in fifth gear it's a pretty slow machine, reverse is worse, just crawls along (maybe I'm just impatient LOL). Also in fifth gear it kinda hitches when you're driving, kind of like it slips here and there. I think fifth gear is missing a tooth or two. Do you think it's worth fixing? I found another 111 without an engine, I can probably get it for $50 or so, just not sure if it's worth the effort.
Thanks for any advice!