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#1 Tmo OFFLINE  

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Posted April 08, 2011 - 10:43 PM

I found this on craig's list for $100. 1977 208, runs great, but stuck in first gear. I can drive it all day long in first gear. Since the gear shifter is loosy-goosy, I'm suspecting a broken shifter. I'm planning on tearing into it this weekend.

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Posted April 09, 2011 - 12:30 AM

Not a bad find for $100. I didn't even know Deere made a 208.

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Posted April 09, 2011 - 04:41 AM

Very nice Tmo.

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Posted April 09, 2011 - 07:09 AM

Nice JD
Hope its an easy fix on the shifter

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Posted April 09, 2011 - 08:43 AM

Not a bad find for $100. I didn't even know Deere made a 208.


The 208 was only made 2 years, 1977 and 1978. They sort of rare as not too many were sold. It was Deere's answer to an entry level garden tractor. It came with no engine side panels, no variater, skinnier tires and rims. It sold for less than a 210. It got buyers in, who probably left with the 210 then.

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Posted April 09, 2011 - 08:45 AM

Great find Terry!!!!!! Looks to be in good condition too and a rare model to boot.

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Posted April 09, 2011 - 08:58 AM

The 208 was only made 2 years, 1977 and 1978. They sort of rare as not too many were sold. It was Deere's answer to an entry level garden tractor. It came with no engine side panels, no variater, skinnier tires and rims. It sold for less than a 210. It got buyers in, who probably left with the 210 then.


I was gonna say I have never heard of a 208. Even not being all that up on JD's, I knew it must be a rare model.

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Posted April 09, 2011 - 04:25 PM

I pulled the fender pan and the shifter, and it has broken detent springs in the transmission. It will require dropping the transmission and hopefully I won't broken gears also.

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Posted April 09, 2011 - 05:52 PM

Nice find Tmo. I like the clean unclutered look it has.

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Posted April 10, 2011 - 10:46 AM

Terry, Wow, what a find and a great deal. 308's a very rare and hard to find. Good job !!!




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