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#1 Nxt2doc OFFLINE  

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Posted January 22, 2015 - 05:30 PM

Just came across a heck of a deal. JD 345 for $75.00. Runs and drives. A pulley came off the deck, the linkage to the hydrostat has an issue and the hood is busted. Motor runs fine and the tires look brand new. Couldn't pass that up. Rear tires are 23x10.50-12. Any chance that bolt pattern will match up with my 1971 112. Could make things a whole lot easier. By the way I am at work and can't get home to measure them.


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Posted January 22, 2015 - 05:45 PM

Think most patterns on 5-bolt are same. Run into diffs on 6-bolt and then 4 bolt that won't work then. the 112's will probly be diff width and height on tires, so might set crooked if useing only one to move around and such. Quite a deal for anything green, specially that works!!  We need pictures don't forget! 


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Posted January 22, 2015 - 05:55 PM

Ill get pictures ASAP. Haven't exactly got it home yet. I passed it while in the ambulance. It was at a guys house that used to be on the Fire Dept. and his wife's van was in the driveway so I stopped and the rest is history.



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Posted January 22, 2015 - 06:03 PM

They should bolt right up.Same size as the 110/112.


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Posted January 22, 2015 - 06:18 PM

Rim offset (backspacing) might be slightly different, but the bolt pattern is the same. Probably why JD still builds garden tractors while nearly everyone else bowed out.


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Posted January 22, 2015 - 07:45 PM

Update on the JD 345. So I called this buddy of mine that does a lot of lawn work and lawn mower repair. He works full time at one of our other ambulance bases. He talks real nicely about the 345. Being me I remember him talking about an old GT he has in the back forty. The deal is after I swap out the wheels and tires with the 112. I'm going to trade him the 345 for the GT out back. Turns out its a Moto Mower. been doing a little research and I like what I've seen so far. Think I may need therapy. I really didn't intend on getting more than one tractor. At least figured I would get the 112 running first. Oh well here we go.


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Posted January 22, 2015 - 09:43 PM

Ummm, my vote! Keep the deere, more value!



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Posted January 22, 2015 - 10:11 PM

Rim offset (backspacing) might be slightly different, but the bolt pattern is the same. Probably why JD still builds garden tractors while nearly everyone else bowed out.

Or were bought out and ran into the ground until the brand was put to rest. It is a different era today,the GT niche is pretty much gone.


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Posted January 22, 2015 - 11:42 PM

Ummm, my vote! Keep the deere, more value!

 

 

 

Yeah I figured that but I really don't have the want for the new one. I've already got something to cut grass with but it doesn't have the cool nostalgia factor. My buddy will make good with it and the Moto Mower will suit me much better. Next time Ill get the better end of the deal with him. the perfect deal when both sides are happy.



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Posted January 23, 2015 - 12:34 AM

As long as you feel good about it, go for it.


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 08:30 AM

It is hard to beat the 345 as a mower.They come with power steering and power deck lift.

The last 2 year models came with a differential lock as well.

For a mower the 345 will be as good as anything you can buy new.

As mentioned not as heavy duty as the older Deere garden tractors but still a great mower.

Also as already stated all Deere 5 bolt wheel patterns are the same from the 63 110 on up to today.

Back spacing is different on some but if you stay with the same size tire any wheel will work.

If you step up a size to say 24x12-12 or 26x12-12 the back spacing of the wider rims can interfere with deck clearance.

 

 

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Edited by ajcan, January 23, 2015 - 08:33 AM.

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Posted February 03, 2015 - 07:18 AM

If you are the least bit interested in doing so I would like to buy the Moto-Mower? Thanks, David



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Posted February 03, 2015 - 07:30 AM

If there are different 5 n bolt patterns in GT's, I've never found them, I have a set of wheels and ag's that were originally on my Gilson/ Montgomery Ward tractor, then on a Craftsman, now on a Deutz Allis. Also pretty sure maintaining a single 5 bolt pattern isn't the reason JD still builds garden tractors.






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