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Posted May 05, 2014 - 09:44 PM

I just purchased a 1970 3210V landlord tractor. It is my first vintage tractor. It's in working order and I want to do a complete restoration. Is there any problem areas with this particular tractor? Considering I plan on using the tractor after restoration how far should I go with the restoration?(complete tear down and rebuild or not?) Any input would be appreciated! 

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Posted May 05, 2014 - 09:59 PM

Welcome to GTTalk.  As far as how far you go with the restoration depends really on what kind of shape it currently is in.  Some pictures would be helpful.

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Posted May 06, 2014 - 01:22 AM

Congrats on becoming a Landlord!



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Posted May 06, 2014 - 05:08 AM

It's really a matter of personal preference. Some folks just like to get a worker tractor in good mechanical shape and don't worry about how it looks. Others want to have the tractor like new and some like to customize a tractor with non standard features that suit their needs. A full frame up restoration will require a lot of time and money. It's a big committment and the results may or may not be worth it to you.

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Posted May 06, 2014 - 05:21 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !  I'm not familiar with this tractor but I'm sure there are other that will let you know the most troublesome wear areas so you can make sure those are taken care of in case you don't want to dismantle the whole tractor and just clean paint ect . Good Luck and hope to see some pictures

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Posted May 06, 2014 - 05:49 AM

Welcome to GTT. Congratulations on your beginners luck. You have a great tractor. You can download the manuals you will need from our Manuals Section(3 for free per day). Check out www.simpletractors.com for the history of Simplicities and to see the huge variety of attachments that were sold. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted May 06, 2014 - 06:28 AM


Welcome to GTT.


I'm not sure about the 3210V, but when I asked about the Landlord 101 (1966)

it was suggested that the bevel gear box is a weak area in the drive train.


Please post pics when you can.

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Posted May 06, 2014 - 07:00 AM

Google "ZippoVarga" and Youtube.  He has some great videos on these machines.

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Posted May 06, 2014 - 10:13 AM

As Will said the bevel gear box can cause problems. This is often because of neglect. It only holds a small amount of oil and any leak can drain it quickly. Before you use the tractor you should check the oil level at least. If you are restoring then you should pull the cover and check gear condition,  all bearings , gear play, leaks etc. The plug on top of the case is a vent and some it seems had a dip stick on the vent plug. The plug on the cover plate is what I use as the level plug. I refreshed my bevel gear box when I got my tractor and it has been fine for years.



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Posted May 06, 2014 - 07:52 PM

Thanks for all the great replies! I'll post pictures this weekend.