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#1 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted January 01, 2017 - 09:39 AM

How about "Little John" http://gardentractor...tle-john/page-1 Logan wants to enter it. It is all original, down to the dealer tag.

 

1988 John Deere 165 Hydro, This was given to me by a Commander at Waco Police Department. It had some serious wiring problems but over all was in good shape. We did a complete teardown, and frame up restore which took about nine months. This was also the first "Green Machine" for me as all my previous restores were Sears or AYP's with a Ford thrown in.

 

Haven't mowed yet, but did ride it to town for a maiden voyage and had a fun trip.

 

Oh, and have a Great New Year!

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Posted January 01, 2017 - 12:54 PM

How about "Little John" http://gardentractor...tle-john/page-1 Logan wants to enter it. It is all original, down to the dealer tag.
 
1988 John Deere 165 Hydro, This was given to me by a Commander at Waco Police Department. It had some serious wiring problems but over all was in good shape. We did a complete teardown, and frame up restore which took about nine months. This was also the first "Green Machine" for me as all my previous restores were Sears or AYP's with a Ford thrown in.
 
Haven't mowed yet, but did ride it to town for a maiden voyage and had a fun trip.
 
Oh, and have a Great New Year!


Larry, wast LJ repainted?
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Posted January 01, 2017 - 01:06 PM

Happy New Year and thank you for starting the year off right! I once owned a JD 165...a great tractor! Mowed golf course smooth, it had no problem pushing snow or dirt with the dozer blade.
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Posted January 01, 2017 - 01:40 PM

Larry, wast LJ repainted?          Yes, completely. Restore started on May 03, 2016, completed November 10, 2016.



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Posted January 01, 2017 - 02:10 PM

Larry, wast LJ repainted?          Yes, completely. Restore started on May 03, 2016, completed November 10, 2016.


Reason I ask is that this month's theme is Original. As in unrestored survivor level condition.
Historically, if we don't get enough Theme tractors, we open it up to no theme.
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Posted January 01, 2017 - 02:28 PM

OK, I mis-understood the theme.



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Posted January 01, 2017 - 06:41 PM

I'd try with my SS10 but will pass after two attempts.


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Posted January 03, 2017 - 07:41 AM

I'd try with my SS10 but will pass after two attempts.


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It doesn't cost anything but a little time to try. Both of yours have been close races. We need entries to make it interesting, otherwise we might as well give it up.


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Posted January 03, 2017 - 05:21 PM

Eric, I have been entering almost every month for almost three years.

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Posted January 03, 2017 - 05:37 PM

I entered a bunch of times before I won.


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Posted January 03, 2017 - 05:41 PM

Hey guys. Sorry about that post, feeling down at the time. A lot of personal issues of late, back as you know plus many others. No need to go there now. I have two machines that fit rules, the 1967 Sears Suburban 10, and Wheelhorse C-85. When on computer I'll enter one.


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Posted January 03, 2017 - 07:23 PM

Would my MF12G be acceptable? It's all original paint in, under and out but the engine is not original.

 

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Posted January 04, 2017 - 12:33 PM

That's one nice machine Hankg!


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Posted January 04, 2017 - 01:26 PM

Thats a neat tractor, HANKG. I like the spring suspension on the front end, and like you say, the thrower looks to be in perfect condition. Looks the same as an early MF 10/12 thrower. Great entry.

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Posted January 04, 2017 - 01:35 PM

Is that a hydro lift?very cool homelite,looks like some older A/C styling influences on the hood (Ok maybe a little bit older case's too lol)
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