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#1 ineedtoys2 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 07:03 PM

Got rid of the LA175. after 48 running hours the transmission failed. I wasent aware why untill the dealer explained to me they cant be used on steep hills??? Hills overwork the tuff torque k46... Although so does flat land after 200 hours. Thats strait from the repair tech. at a John Deere dealer...
Soooo, I sold the unit with a brand new k46 transmission & bought a 1982 314 Deere with a 54in. plow blade & 46in. deck. By far a superior machine. Ive got a 100+ ft driveway to clear snow & 2 acres to cut. Wow what a difference..

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 07:05 PM

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 07:31 PM

Welcome, nice replacement tractor. Should get many more hours out of that.

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 08:23 PM

Sure don't make them like that anymore

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 08:32 PM

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Glad you got rid of that machine, sounds like it would've been a problem unit for you. 200 hours? Sounds like a Weak -torque, not a tuff torque. That's going to really hurt JD's reputation if they keep using stuff like that. Of course, everyones doing it...

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 08:45 PM

Hey glad to have you here at GTTalk. Thats a nice solid looking 314 you have there. Mine is a 1983 but was in way worse shape. The hydro and rear axle on these tractors is stronger than most of the GT's that Deere makes now. It will do a good job plowing for you.

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 08:49 PM

The 314 seems to be made to last..Im planning on taking the body panels off soon for repainting & relabeling. Its in good shape but id like it to look new. In the year Ive owned the 314 New england has had some nasty weather. We had 28in. of snow in a weekend, Ive got the 32in. snow blower but didnt use it. I had too much fun using the hydrolic plow. :)

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Posted September 02, 2011 - 04:50 AM

Hey glad to have you here at GTTalk. Thats a nice solid looking 314 you have there. Mine is a 1983 but was in way worse shape. The hydro and rear axle on these tractors is stronger than most of the GT's that Deere makes now. It will do a good job plowing for you.


The rear axle looks like a shortened s10 chevy.. with a real ring & pinion! the only thing that slows it down is traction.

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Posted September 02, 2011 - 05:22 AM

Welcome to GTtalk. Sorry about the bad experience you had with the new tractor. I think you will enjoy the 314 so much more :D

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Posted September 02, 2011 - 05:47 AM

Welcome to the forum ineedtoys2,glad to have you with us.

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 08:46 PM

No..the new ones have 4wd & power steering but may not take the abuse this has already by me.. Didnt expect to dig with the 54 in. blade 2 ft down & roll large rocks out of the ground in New England.. 30ft by 40ft. new garden... Im impressed!

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 08:47 PM

Sure don't make them like that anymore



No..the new ones have 4wd & power steering but may not take the abuse this has already by me.. Didnt expect to dig with the 54 in. blade 2 ft down & roll large rocks out of the ground in New England.. 30ft by 40ft. new garden... Im impressed!



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Posted September 14, 2011 - 05:18 PM

Yes it is sad to say that new Deere will be dead and gone and the 314 will still be chugging around
I like my Deere's but you really have to pick around some of the new ones.That 314 is a Garden tractor was
built to pull a plow ,tiller ,disc ,push snow,dirt ,whatever needed to be done and do it all day if thats what you wanted.That LA was made to mow grass at best

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 07:38 PM

I had a early 90's MTD 12 hp and it blew up. I was borrowing my father in-laws 2006 25 hp Craftsman. I joked about stealing it from him and keeping it. Then I found my 1980 Jacobsen 1450 with 2 speed hydro, mower and plow. Brought the Craftsman back to its rightful owner and never looked back! Mine was built in the USA, more torque and power than the 25 hp, all steel with a tube frame, and just made for work! They just don't seem to make them like this anymore. My father inlaw still jokes that he has a cup holder.




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