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#16 Bleeding Green OFFLINE  

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 02:08 PM

A couple points of clarification for the conversation:

 

If you are looking for a cart, later models like the 7 and 10 tend to be more reasonably priced than the 80 the Troy mentioned in his great post.  I picked up a nice worker quality 10 for $100 and a like new 7 for $120.  

 

Can you please explain what the difference is between 7, 10, and 80 carts are? Is it differences in sizes? I'm not familiar with the different sizes, so how do I determine what size cart I'd need? I'd really be only using the cart for maybe leaf clean up in the fall, or possibly helping to carry mulch or shrubs in the Spring. I'm thinking the biggest available, but not something too big that the tractor wouldn't be able to handle. Recommendations? 



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Posted February 09, 2015 - 06:53 PM

The number represents the size in cubic feet with the new style carts

7 = 7 cubic feet
10 = 10 cubic feet

 

The 80 cart is 8 cubic feet and was the style sold from the mid 60's until the 5/7/10/15 carts were released.  

 

I have attached a pic of my RF110 with the 10 and my 120 with the 7. 

 

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 07:39 PM

I've owned all of the older JD carts & in my opinion, for using, the #7 or #10 win out!  The 80 & 8HD (basically an 80 on a #10 frame) are better for collector's value.  I've picked up most of my attachments off Craigslist over time & I may be kinda' tight, so I don't spend a lot (most of the time)!   :D


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Posted February 09, 2015 - 08:51 PM

Trav1s,

 

The 10 cart looks too big for the 110, and the 7 cart looks too small for the 120. I guess I just need to go to a show sometime and see what the actual size of these carts are. It's hard for me to judge the size of the cart, without knowing just how big the tractors are pulling them. 

 

grnspot110,

 

So you are recommending the 7 or 10 cart like Trav1s shows above? Keep in mind, I'm looking to possibly buy a 110 round fender, so will it be able to handle a 10 cart full of mulch? I'm just afraid the 7 might be a little to small for my needs. Since the 80 cart is 8 cubic feet, and is smaller than the 10 cart, does anybody have a picture of an 80 cart being pulled by a 110? I'd like to see the size of it behind the 110, and compare it to the picture that Trav1s posted.  

 

I guess I should also ask, how big is that 120 compared to the 110 round fender? 


Edited by Bleeding Green, February 09, 2015 - 08:52 PM.


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Posted February 09, 2015 - 09:18 PM

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 09:23 PM

The difference between a RF (round fender) and a SF (square fender) is only about 50 pounds. Either tractor will handle any of the carts pictured when only loaded with mulch.

 

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 09:24 PM

Thank you Cat385B. That cart looks better proportioned, but yet still looks kind of small. Oh, I'm so confused! Hee Hee

 

I just need to purchase a tractor and then go from there. Right now I feel like I'm putting the cart in front of the horse.  :wallbanging:


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Posted February 09, 2015 - 09:31 PM

The difference between a RF (round fender) and a SF (square fender) is only about 50 pounds. Either tractor will handle any of the carts pictured when only loaded with mulch.

 

So the 120 isn't much bigger than the 110? It really resembles the 140 model that I've been seeing. I'm still not 100% sold on the 110 round fender, so my options for something else are still open. I guess I just need to see what is available and then decide what I want. This is a hard decision. It's kind of like buying a new dress. After you buy the dress, you have to buy a matching pair of shoes, then a purse, some nice jewelry, and maybe a shaw. Everything has to work, and be well matched with the accessories. 


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Posted February 09, 2015 - 09:37 PM

Rachel Before you know it you have a closet full of dresses and can't wait to go out and show them off, if you know what I mean. One dress is never enough. ( for all you guys out there I really mean tractors) . Tom

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 09:37 PM

It's kind of like buying a new dress. After you buy the dress, you have to buy a matching pair of shoes, then a purse, some nice jewelry, and maybe a shaw. Everything has to work, and be well matched with the accessories. 

 

You just lost 97.5% of the membership with that one. We're all sitting here scratching our heads now.

 

Well, except maybe Troy and Alan, and I highly doubt they're going to fess up.

 

:bigrofl:  :bigrofl:  :bigrofl:

 

 

EDIT:  Never mind, Tom's right there with ya, he's got it dialed in. Way to go, CP!


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Posted February 09, 2015 - 10:23 PM

The #10 will be fine for a 110, doesn't have to be loaded fully with heavy stuff.

 

Just for size comparison; #15, 10, 8HD, 80, 7 & 5:  HPIM2726.JPG

 

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 11:11 PM

Rachel:

Thought I'd throw my 2 cents in. I had an 80 cart which was used with both the 110 and the 140. One of the worst things I ever did was to sell it. I used it hard, carrying a heaping load of gravel with the 140 and lots of wood and brush with both tractors.

The dimensions of the 80 cart are as follows:

30” wide
42” long
10” deep (maybe 11”?)
8 cubic foot
900# load capacity
4.80 x8 tires (early models)
16 x 6.50 x 8 tires (later models)
8HD used same box, different undercarriage

Also, I have the manual for the 5/7/10/15 carts. Not many pictures, but does give info about them, including dimensions and capacities.

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Posted February 10, 2015 - 03:07 AM

My 120 is the same physical size as a 140 which is a bit larger than the square fender 110. I love the 10 cart for work but it takes up a fair more storage space than the 7. Dad has borrowed the 10 for a while and I wil use the 7.

 

Dimensionally, this is my take on the tractors from smallest to largest

RF 110
SF 110

120/140

200 series

300 series

 

I was quite surprised at how much larger a 314 was than my 120.

 

 

 

Originally posted during 2 AM baby feeding so I clarified thoughts and added pics.  :watch_over_fence:

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Posted February 10, 2015 - 10:37 PM

Rachel 

 

get the biggest cart you can find.  less trips.

if you find a different cart that is not green - you can always paint it green.

I got cart 10 cu ft cart for $10.  clean it up and painted green and put a spare set of tires and rims from a 110

I use it a lot



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Posted February 10, 2015 - 10:44 PM

Rachel:

One more post, just for the fun of it. It's a picture of my old JD 140 pulling the 80 cart. As you can see I made some sideboards for it which let me pack in a lot of leaves and brush. The apparatus on the front of the tractor was a homemade hoist I used to move heavy landscape blocks and silo staves around.

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