I wasn't planning on buying my first tractor this soon, but after showing this site to my husband Mark this morning, and him already knowing my love for John Deere's, he thinks a tractor is just what I need right now. Although we don't have it in our budget, Mark told me to start shopping around to see what is available for sale, and to what price range we would be looking at spending. Little does Mark know, I have already started looking around to what is available. Hee Hee!
Anyway, as I stated in my Membership introduction, my Dad taught me how to drive his John Deere 4020, and I loved that tractor so much. Since Mark and I don't have the room for something that big, I'm mostly interested in finding a garden tractor. I'm mostly interested in finding something that resembled my Dad's 4020, and after doing some searching, I found that the 110's and 140's really match up pretty well. Not sure if that was the manufacturers intent or not, but I really like them.
So here are my questions:
1.Can anyone tell me what year the clam shell fendered 110's were made? Not sure why, but these tractors just have a certain appeal to me, and is making me want one.
2.Were these considered a garden tractor or are the just for mowing?
3.Are there any other attachments that will fit these tractors other than just a mower deck?
3.If just wanting a tractor for mostly gardening, what kind of attachments should I be interested in finding or pricing?
4.I might be out of line here, but is there a solid price range for buying one of these? Some idea as to what I might be spending?
5.Although not completely sold on them, what is the difference between 110's and 140's? I Google pictures and I can't really tell for sure, but it appears the 140's are a larger tractor, am I right?
I hope I don't overwhelm you all with questions, but now that I have Mark's blessing on this, I want to go forward in finding a 110 or 140 hopefully by Spring. I know some things about these tractors, but only enough to get by. Who knows, after finding the answers to my questions, I may not want either until it's all said and done. I know what I"m looking for, but just not sure what model I need. Mark is leaving this all up to me, so I want to do my homework and get something that we'll be happy with for a long time.
Thanks for the help and support, and many Blessings!