so ive traded my cub 70 for a jd 200 im wondering how the variator drive works an what the purpose of it is an what years snow plow will fit? has anyone built a 3pt hitch for one or there own sleeve hitch?
picked another deere a 200 this time
Posted January 05, 2015 - 10:17 AM
Posted January 05, 2015 - 11:14 AM
The variator is like a snowmobile clutch with 8 adjusments that change your speed. All 200 series snowplows will work. there a plans i found the show you what to build the sleeve hitch outta but i ending up getting a hitch through another buy. i still have it but dont use it casue i dont have a tractor for it to fit
- Alc said thank you
Posted January 05, 2015 - 11:25 AM
ok thanks for the info ill look into build a sleeve hitch this summer id like a back blade an a single plow
Posted January 05, 2015 - 11:29 AM
You need a Model 43 plow.
They made sleeve hitches for the 200 series, you'll need a rear lift kit to go along with it if you find one.
You can easily adapt a late model Craftsman manual hitch to work on a 200 series. The Craftsman sleeve hitch matches near perfectly on the JD 200 series. Here is the model # on the hitch.
Model # 486.24536
- Trav1s said thank you
Posted January 05, 2015 - 11:41 AM
Sleeve hitch blueprints if you want to do one yourself:
9842-Integral Sleeve Hitch Dimension Drawings(AM31668).pdf 529.65KB 75 downloads
Posted January 05, 2015 - 12:01 PM
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Posted January 05, 2015 - 04:28 PM
The 200/208 are odd machines - shares a chassis with the rest of the 200 series (210/212/214/216) but has the k181 in it. 200 has the variator and the 208s do not. The 208s were made for one year only.
With the 1975 model year, the new 200 series tractors were introduced. While this meant the introduction of a brand new line of lawn tractors, it also meant the demise of the 110 and 112 workhorses. The following 110/112 design features were retained:
- The four speed 2300 series Peerless transmission with cast housing and full compliment of bearings.
- -The two V-belt Variator Drive.
- -Mechanical clutch PTO same as the 110/112 series.
- -Front and rear attachment point remained unchanged from 110/112 series.
- -Continuation of operator comforts such as neutral starting system and fully padded, highback seat and an optional "float-ride" type seat base.
Incorporated in this new model design were the following improvements:
- A choice of engine options: 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 horsepower Kohler engines.
- Rubber Iso-mounted engine.
- Fully shrouded engine with shrouded, low tone muffler system
- New style hood and grill with back-sloped brow to reflect styling on full size Ag tractors.
Five horsepower sized models were offered during the thirteen years the 200 series was marketed. In 1975 the 200, (8 hp), 210 (10 hp), 212 (12 hp), 214 (14 hp) were offered. The 200 was dropped from the line in the 1976 model year due to lack of consumer demand. The 210, 212, 214 were built until the completion of the 1987 model year. in model year 1979 the model 216 (16 hp) was added to the 200 series and was offered until the competition of the 1987 model year.
- lyall said thank you
Posted January 05, 2015 - 04:46 PM
Posted January 06, 2015 - 09:10 AM
yesterday while he was working on he noticed it needed bearings behind the hubs so hes in the middle of that then ill get it once its done