New here - just picked up my 212
Posted September 02, 2011 - 07:20 PM
Just got home with my John Deere 212 with a 46" deck and a snowblower. Quite a change from my lightweight Craftsman LT1000.
Can't wait to learn a little more about my new toy and how to get the most out of it.
Posted September 02, 2011 - 07:26 PM
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Posted September 02, 2011 - 08:27 PM
My father has had a jd212 w/snowblower and 46" deck for about 15 years and it has been a great GT. My dad drives truck during the week so I stop on my way home from work and do a lot of snowblowing for my mother in the winter with the 212. We are also in upstate ny and did get pounded pretty good last winter. Wheel weights and tire chains are a must for blowing, especially a 400ft driveway. I would also suggest loading the rear tires.
Posted September 02, 2011 - 08:45 PM
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1975-1987 JD210, 212, 214 (10-14 hp) Vari-speed gear drive, manual lift standard, electric & hydraulic lift optional (replaced 110 & 112)
And since Your getting Into a Great Garden tractor series I suggest a Few Links to Keep a hold Of for Parts and attachments & decals
JD Bone Yards
JD Decals & other odds & ends
- spatter1 said thank you
Posted September 03, 2011 - 06:52 PM
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Posted September 04, 2011 - 06:10 AM
@JDBrian - My wife was 8 months pregnant and we were dumped on with over 2 feet. I was out there for over 6 hours and didn't get the driveway clear. I was lucky to have a neighbor with a bobcat come over and bail us out. The neighbor is a nice guy and all but I feel better about having my own equipment.
Yes, I agree, it is nice to be independent. In my neighbourhood just about everyone has a walk behind snow blower. I loan mine out to neighbours when they have breakdowns which happens quite often. One thing to watch out for is those flyer packs that they throw into your driveway every week. If you get those at your house watch out because they can do a real job on a blower. They get jammed between the case and the impeller and in some cases can bend the impeller shaft and are very difficult to remove. This has happened twice to my neighbours in the last 3 years.
I could not believe the difference when I switched to a larger blower. It was the top model in the Ariens line at the time. It is 11.5hp and only 28" wide with a cast iron transmission for the impeller and it is difficult to stop. It cut the blowing time to 1/3.
Posted September 04, 2011 - 07:04 AM
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Lots of options for them and attachments.Plus lots of parts around if needed
Posted September 06, 2011 - 12:57 PM
Just found me a nice little 212 as well.. congrats on yours! Anyone know where a guy might find a decent used basic snow blower that'd mount to this critter? And the model number of any such animal? Seems to be something worth finding...