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Posted February 06, 2014 - 08:38 PM

Well I am finally picking this tractor up on monday that I have been grueling this guy to sell me over a year. It has been sitting on the side of his garage for the past 2 years but under cover. It has the snowblower, rototiller, and 46 deck. All are in excellent working shape, even cosmetically. This is my first 200 series john deere that I have owned. I have had many 300 series and 400 series john deeres, but never a 200 series and really don't know much about them. This tractor does come with the cast iron wheel weights, tire chains, all the tires are in good shape (they all hold air). The tractor itself is in excellent shape cosmetically and I know with a tuneup it should be in good working order. Still unsure If i will sell this tractor might just be a fun summer project/toy. So anyways I have a few questions.


How good do these tillers and snowblowers work on these 216's?


What is the quality of the cut on these mower decks? 


Any price if I am to sell this package, what would you price it at, I paid $450 for the entire mess of it?


Are these 16hp kohlers any good, I am familiar with the transaxles and I do like them?

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Posted February 06, 2014 - 09:01 PM

Nice to find a package deal like that. The 216 is a rugged workhorse, I don't have any experience with the tiller or snow blower but the mower deck did a fantastic job. The 16 horse Kohler is a very good engine with lots of torque.

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Posted February 06, 2014 - 09:02 PM

Great price!

I wish is was parked in my garage at that price


around here a tiller goes for a around $400 and the snow blower for around $250 and the 216 for over $500


I have used my tiller on a 110 (8hp),  212 and 214, had no problems with any of them

my tiller has both extension


the snow blower was used with the 110, but when I got the 212 the blower was used there and the front blade when on the 110

now the 110 has a FEL on it, so the 214 has the front blade on it

the 212 also has the cab on it


they all do a good job with the blower


sure wish I had a 216 to go with them


the mower desk for me work great. I had several different  decks I use

the 110 uses the 39"

and the 212 uses a 46" and the 214 uses the 47" with the powerflo

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Posted February 06, 2014 - 11:18 PM

The deck will cut as nice as a 300 series will, if the spindles and blades are good. The tiller does a good job, even better with 16 hp behind it. The snowblower will be dependent on condition, but there is a few ways to improve it. Speed up sprocket, long chute mod, rubber paddle mod, or replace and weld in new paddles.


The most important items:


Does it have hydraulic lift?


Does the tiller have the rear lift and the mule drive pulley set up?


WTH are the pictures at?

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Posted February 07, 2014 - 07:41 AM

That sounds like a great package. congrats!

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Posted February 07, 2014 - 09:16 AM

I have a tiller on a 212 and it does a good job, I have not had a snow blower on a john deere but I have had a blower on a bolens. The blower I had worked good with dry snow, but it didn't work on wet snow.

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Posted February 07, 2014 - 09:31 AM

I'd say it is well worth the admission price. 

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Posted February 07, 2014 - 09:47 AM

This is all I have to say about that...



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Posted February 07, 2014 - 11:06 AM

Picking up the tractor Monday will post pictures then thanks everyone for the feedback

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