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#31 .30Nate OFFLINE  

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Posted March 27, 2014 - 11:16 AM

 

The '08 is my current baby.  The '68 is one I restored just after High School.  You're going to like this place!

 

Sweet cars man!! There isn't much I wouldn't do for that 68 fastback. Trade you a freaky 30 yearold blonde for it???

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Posted March 27, 2014 - 11:17 AM

...sometimes you get about half done,and this or that can break...

All the more reason to have two... or five. :D


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Ok guys I found this http://limaohio.crai...4332696216.html JD 300 with a deck and a 49 snowblower for $1200.00. Is this a good deal and do they make a tiller to fit on the back of it?

 

Hard to say much about it without pics.

 

I'm not really up on the JDs, but it would probably do the job.

 

Gonna cost you a lot mote to do the same work as the Bolens package since you will need to go find the other attachments.

 

My best advice is to look at both of them before making a decision.

 

I know this will cause great gnashing of teeth from the Green guys, but the JDs at the time were just average tractors while the Bolens was the premium tractor and pretty much at the top of the food chain for quality, durability and availability of attachments. They also had a 'premium' price tag, and were generally the most costly in their class.

 

BTW, if you aren't adverse to traveling a bit, there is this one in Wellington Ohio:

 

http://columbus.crai...4383747194.html

 

The HT20 has the Kohler K532 horizontal twin and is a beast of a tractor. It's firmly in the Super GT category, and has one foot into the SCUT category.


Edited by OldBuzzard, March 27, 2014 - 11:24 AM.


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 11:28 AM

Oldbuzzard, I seen that one but this (" 3 foot tiller that can used for parts") kinda scared me away. Maybe I should call and talk to him about it.

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Posted March 27, 2014 - 11:31 AM

 

Never thought much about fuel comsumption till you brought it up. So a diesel may be the way to go. I would love to go pick this one http://columbus.crai...4390463830.html up but it's a little out of my price range right now. I think I may just pick up that Bolens to get me by for a while then find something better. Also I forgot I had the sellers of the house leave me their zero ture to mow with. So whatever tractor I get will see limited mowing time.

That is a beauty... but that is also a lot of money!

 

The JD 332 also had a 3cyl Yanmar diesel.



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Posted March 27, 2014 - 11:58 AM

 
 

Sweet cars man!! There isn't much I wouldn't do for that 68 fastback. Trade you a freaky 30 yearold blonde for it???

I sold the '68 to a sixteen year old in order to buy an "adult car" per my Dad's nudging.  The kid totaled it soon after.



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Posted April 04, 2014 - 05:58 AM

Just wanted to let everyone know that I found a super clean 87 318 with 1000 hours that I'm going to look at tonight. It has a 4 way hydro blade on the front and a 50" deck. Pretty sure I can get it for $1900.00. If I do pick it up I'm going to make a 3 hour drive to get a 30 hydro tiller tomorrow for $850.00. It's not going to be a cheap weekend but I should be fun. Thanks again for all the info guys!!

Edited by .30Nate, April 04, 2014 - 06:05 AM.

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Posted April 04, 2014 - 10:40 AM

$1900 or less could get high wheel Case w/deck blade and tiller, have seen them for sale in ohio.  Onan twin uses fuel parts high.  my 02 good luck






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