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#1 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 08:45 AM

I traded my Cub 70 for a JD 200 with deck a good friend wanted to build a stock puller for his daughter so i thought it was a good idea an the JD should plow better being its a lot heavier then the little cub. ill have pic tonight. Another friend is letting me use his plow for the winter till i can find one. What do you guys think was it a good deal??


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 08:47 AM

As long as the Deere does what you need and you feel like it was a good deal then you did well.

 

Just my .02

 

 

 

 

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 08:49 AM

The deere has almost 200 lbs on the cub an the last heavy snow we had the cub was having issues pushing the slop we had with loaded ags.



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Posted January 05, 2015 - 09:22 AM

The JD may be a bit more complicated with it's variator drive on the manual tranny, but it is built every bit as well as the Cub. The extra weight should be the advantage if you're using it to plow.

 

Actual 200 model? They are somewhat rare as far as John Deere garden tractors go. Screened side engine covers instead of louvered?


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 09:23 AM

Not up to us to say that.

 

If you are happy with it, then it's the best deal ever.

 

Would I trade a Cub for a John Deere?.....NO WAY! :rolling:

 

Just playing

 

If it is a real 200 it is some what rare!  The water boy drove one


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 09:48 AM

yes its a real 200 with all the guards an covers still has the 8hp kohler the deck is near mint



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Posted January 05, 2015 - 09:49 AM

what exactly is a variator drive system? how does it it work?



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Posted January 05, 2015 - 11:10 AM

It's a two belt, sliding pulleyed connection between the engine and the transmission. It makes incremented changes to the input speed to the rear end, allowing you to have six (?, I think) different speeds in each of the 4 gears.

 

Black coated handle with the silver knob on top covering the "N':

 

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 11:18 AM

I've always considered a good deal to be one where one or both partys are satisfied with what they tot. I don't ever try to beat anybody up when selling something and I don't like to be bent over either. If you are happy then I'd say you got a good deal. Willie
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Posted January 05, 2015 - 11:31 AM

I think you did fine.  Both are good tractors.  I owned a 70 way way back....25 years or so ago.


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