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#1 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted March 18, 2015 - 08:09 AM

Last night a friend offered to trade me his 112 with elec lift for my cub 70. No attachments just the gts but i had planned on restoring the cub for show purpose once the weather breaks. The delema is i really want the elec lift for plowing snow but neither my 110 nor the 112 impo are bad enough to restore an next winter the 110 will be my plow tractor. Is there a big difference between the 110 an 112 for plowing? What would you do if you were in my position im looking for honest opinions any help would be greatly appreciated. My main question is should i trade the cub 70 for the jd 112


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Posted March 18, 2015 - 03:00 PM

No! Well, maybe.     Ummmmh. . . . .    I'm not sure.


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Posted March 18, 2015 - 03:21 PM

thats the same issue im having



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Posted March 18, 2015 - 04:23 PM

The 2 hp would be nice from time to time, but not all the time.
If you want what I would do, I would keep the 70. You can spend the next year looking for just what you want.
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Posted March 18, 2015 - 08:47 PM

If you did get the Deere your attachments will interchange between the two tractors. I would trade, but I like the deere's better!

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Posted March 19, 2015 - 01:45 AM

The extra 2 hp won't make much difference except in acceleration. It takes a LOT of ballast for enough traction to apply more than 4 hp to the rear tires when plowing snow.


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Posted March 19, 2015 - 02:54 AM

Loaded question , for me, no way! The cub is far and away better, but I am not you good luck ;-)
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Posted March 19, 2015 - 04:50 PM

On a snow blower that is marginally powered with 8hp a 12hp can make quite difference. The same goes for tilling. We need to keep in mind that both engines are in similar condition when comparing them. 

As far as choices go it just depends on where your heart is. If your attached to the Cub then keep it. I'd have a hard time walking away from the electric lift.  :D


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Posted March 19, 2015 - 05:09 PM

The 110 I have is the 8 HP model an my 70 is a 7 HP
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Posted March 19, 2015 - 06:36 PM

Is the 112 ten or twelve horse power? Looks like they came both ways.


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Posted March 19, 2015 - 07:17 PM

The 112 is a 12 HP Kohler with elec lift

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Posted March 19, 2015 - 09:54 PM

I'm afraid when I have to decide between cool and practical, practical whens every time. I'm not a JD person but I would go with the 112 in a moment. If it has a variable speed or hydro it would be even more inviting. My opinion is based on the fact that the 112 is in good condition. 



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Posted March 20, 2015 - 08:45 AM

runs as good as my cub but it wont idle at all im scared there is an issue with the govenour on it an my 110 has the variator on it just manual lift. An today i got this https://elmira.craig...4882817591.html on a trade hes keeping the winch but its still good parts for me


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 07:52 PM

So i have decided to buy the 112 an add it to my herd
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Posted March 27, 2015 - 08:38 AM

so by may ill have 3 jd's a cub an a sears/craftsman


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