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#16 petrj6 ONLINE  

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Posted May 06, 2016 - 02:17 PM

    I didnt want to start any brand bashing, I just wanted to put my two cents out there.  I have been wanting a jd round fender for quite some time now and I finally got one so I am happy, I just cant get over how silly some of the things on this jd are.  It is a comfy little tractor and it seems to be well made, I am gonna try it for a few weeks and see where it goes.

    I guess in hindsight I should have kept my opinion to myself, what mom always said " if you don't have anything good to say don't say anything at all " 


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Posted May 06, 2016 - 03:42 PM

Pete, I value your opinion and your review of the RF.


My 212 was much more complicated to remove or attach the deck compared to my Allis-built Homelite. But I thought the mule drive to the deck was a better design on the JD.

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Posted May 06, 2016 - 05:12 PM

Here's a thought, instead of posting all negatives or all positives how about posting both in a comment? Everything has it's good points and bad. Posting just negatives leads to brand bashing comments while all positive comments come across as "better then theirs". There is no "perfect" machine, all are good in one way and bad in another.
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Posted May 07, 2016 - 09:27 PM

One has to remember that the 110rf was thier first attempt in the Lawn and Garden world. Each model after that got better an easier to swap out implements.  Simplicity, who built the Allis models back then, had plenty of experience going into the 4 wheel rider mowers from building 2 wheel walk behind garden tractors.  If you try changing out the implements on my 318, considered one of the best GT's of its era, its a breeze to change them out. Much easier than the competing Cub Cadets of that era.  Mike

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Posted May 08, 2016 - 09:45 PM

I don't think this thread is about brand bashing at all. I'm just agreeing with Pete about this particular model JD. Constructive criticism should be given regarding any brand, due to the fact that someone may have a choice between two or more different brands when making a purchase. I just think of the criticism as a review of sorts. Myself, I'm just honest with my opinion on the designs of all different brands, but this particular JD was the topic of the conversation to begin with. This shouldn't turn into a High School version of Ford vs. Chevy. I have found some weaknesses in a '56 Power King tractor that I'm working on now, and I'm upgrading to later PK parts with design improvements, particularly the final drive bull gears. We need to learn from criticism, but it should be constructive by all means.
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Posted May 13, 2016 - 02:47 PM

yes the 110 was their first super garden tractor.  there not worth much only as collectabe. not like a 318 or 400 series that people will still actually work 

. they did great with the 4 speed manual trans and variator for 8hp (mine is a 65)they were fast and could pull stuff all day long but slowly. were built like tanks and had a cigarette lighter on the dash! their was a 540 front pto for them but no rear pto


id say mine is worth 1k$ in its restored state i got a little less then that in it 110 sf much less and 200 series


just a cool old tractor that i can even hop on right know and mow the grass. make sure your variator is working properly makes a big difference

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Posted May 15, 2016 - 08:40 AM

I just plain like all gts but i do like my john deeres and I find them simple to work on and as for putting on the deck or the 31 tiller ,10 minutes tops and I am on my way,,now if you want to do some cussin,Working on my montgomery wards variable speed 16,,,,,Just changing the belts can make you cry,but I love the tractor and the tiller I have for it works circles around my jd tiller in my opinion,,,,I have a72 jd 110 ,a 82  jd 210 and the montgomery wards 16

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Posted May 15, 2016 - 08:41 AM

here they are

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Posted May 15, 2016 - 08:43 AM

Oops forgot the 110

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Posted May 15, 2016 - 09:12 AM

Well i'm glad i never voiced my thoughts on the units , i would of been pushed off the plank , but did enjoy reading all the pro's & cons about the Machines , I got a J D errrrrrr..............ummmmmm.........hmmmm i'll say nothing about it , but was good reading every 1 elses thoughts on the subject 



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Posted May 15, 2016 - 12:23 PM

I am redoing late cub cadet 1250, and there are things that are very frustrating about it. I find that all GT's have their weak points and strong points.My 1967 JD rf is quietly waiting its turn, after the 1250 and my 1614 Power King.

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Posted May 15, 2016 - 02:10 PM

I would have to agree, whole heartedly, everything man made has its good points and bad points, If it was perfect nothing else would be needed.

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Posted May 15, 2016 - 06:02 PM

As Yogi Berra once said "If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be."

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Posted May 15, 2016 - 08:07 PM

I collect multiple brands of garden tractors,and i found the john deere and cub cadets to me seem more complicated to work on as far as driveline issues.They are still both great durable tractors.