I just purchased 14 acres that is mostly wooded, but has a couple of acres of garden and a number of trails that need to be kept mowed. While a big tractor would be nice, I can't get one right now and have been looking at old garden tractors.
I went into a junktique shop, lots of odds and ends. the fellow had several old garden tractors. These included a Case 220, a Cub Cadet 124, A john Deere 111, An Allis Chamlers B-10 and an early "80's Sears tractor (sorry for insuffucient data- it had a 52" deck and used to have several implements but he had sold them.
They all need some level of work but would be bought without them running. Supposedly, all but the Case 220 just need minor tinkering and will go. The case, he thinks, has a stuck valve.
The Allis was appealling but has no mower deck, just a culivator, so I would have to locate a deck. The Case is in the nicest shape body wise, good paint and no dents. but apparently the engine is in rough shape (10 horse Kohler)
The sears was the most banged (bashed grill) up but supposedly needed the points filed to run.
The John Deere needed a selenoid
The Cub needed carb and deck bearing work.
They would be all sold between $150 (case) to $300 (Allis) and would be sold without hearing them run, as is. Any suggestions as to which or should I pass? I like to work on things but time is not very available these days.
Thanks for any input!!!!