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#1 spatter1 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 05:37 PM

My grandfather loved JD tractors. Here are a couple pictures of him with me on his tractor while he was mowing the lawn circa 1974. Given my new found love for JD tractors, I'd love to find out what model tractor it if anyone has a clue.

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 06:20 PM

That is either a John Deere 110 0r 112 Fender deck Model They were made from 1968 to 1974 in that style Replaced by the 200 series made from 1975 to 1987
Had the Option of 3 different Lift systems on the 110 & 112 Fender deck Model Manual lift & you could Buy a Spring assist for it, Hydraulic Lift & electric lift and the same for the 1975 through 1987 200 series I Have a 1969 JD 112 Posted Image with manual lift seen on the Far right. If Your Looking for and of the 110 &112 Fender deck Models I sugeest the 110 Because You will get it with a Kohler Though some 112's did Come with Kohlers Most had Tecumseh engine in them and that Model tecumseh was Know for Head Problems. I wish I had a Kohler in My 112:thumbs:

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 06:29 PM

Looks like you have your answer.
Those are nice tractors in the picture Sergeant. I had a 2005 x475.

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 06:39 PM

Thanks Sergeant! Love the pic.

I was wondering about the 110 because of this pic that I found on Weekend Freedom Machines:

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The 110 looks like it has the same side engine covers as the tractor in my old pictures.

My interest in the JDs just started the other day when I picked up my 212. Funny, I bought it because of the snowblower but it does a much better job on the lawn than my 2005 or so Craftsman. Here's a pic of my new toy.

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Can't wait to learn more about it and see what it can do.

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 06:52 PM

Spatter I responded in Your Other thread with some More Info on your 212 But I see you already found Weekend Freedom Machines.org. You have Bougfht a very fine Machine in Your other Thread I gave you a two JD Bone Yards to check out. There Great for older attachments for your 212 such as a Model 31 tiller or a spring assist Lift. I don't Know what You Plans are for the 212 But Here another attachmnet I would invest in for Your 212 its Called a Integral Hitch(sleeve Hitch) Posted Image it really turns the 200 series tractos into a Jack of all traits and if You Fabing skills are Good I think in the Manual section Here they have the
dimensions for building your own Integral Hitch. They Only thing I have never Liked about the 110 & 112 Fender deck & the 200 series 1975 to 1987 is if You have to change the drive Belts. Though I have done it enough Now it's not such a Pain. The only craftsman tractors that come Close to the JD 212 ability would Be one made pre 1989 which where made by Roper IMHO:thumbs:
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Posted September 03, 2011 - 07:38 PM

Sergeant, thanks for the info. I would love to find the spring assist and a tiller. These machines really seem to do it all and it is like driving a tank compared to my Craftsman LT1000. The Craftsman has an 18HP engine and is seems to have less power than the 212's 10 HP! The deck on the 212 is only 3 in wider but I can mow my lawn in about half the time (I'm moving 4-5 acres). I'm really impressed by this little tractor.

Things that I need/want to fix:
1. The engine occasionally bogs down, can't seem to pin it down to anything except possibly hitting a bump in the yard
2. The seat feels a bit off - but then again, I'm 6'6" and don't fit most things well
3. The steering is looser than I care for.
4. The mower deck is NOISEY - but we'll look into rebuilding the deck over the winter

All in all, I love it! I am very happy with the purchase and I think this is going to be with me for a long, long time.

-Sean

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 08:23 PM

I suggest Getting the service & Parts Manual's for it which Is available in the Manual section it will show You how to tighten your Steering The Service Or Tec manuals are Great for these Machines:thumbs:
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Posted September 03, 2011 - 09:39 PM

Definitely a '68 to '74 110 or 112. I have 3 of those years 110s, two '68s and a '74. I need to sell one of the '68s to fund a 140 project.
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Posted September 04, 2011 - 04:45 PM

From your picture it looks to be either a 1973 or 1974 110 or 112. The reason I say that is that it has no hole in the hood support and those was the only two years that was that way. It was the years that they introduced the engine craddle like that is in your 212. If you would find a square fender 110 or 112 the attachments form your 212 will work on the 110/112.

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Posted September 04, 2011 - 08:43 PM

I beleive that is a 72 or 73 112 or 110 with a 10 hp eng check out the muffler ,plus As hard as I can look I dont see a lift handle or a pto handle that 74 had .A better pic would have been great but I know it's all you have it's hard with old pics.Thats my best guess
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Posted September 04, 2011 - 09:14 PM

Just want to thank everyone for their help. I've owned my Deere since Friday and can understand the love.

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Posted October 31, 2011 - 05:48 PM

Nice pic's. I hope you find yourself one. Congrats on the 212.

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Posted October 31, 2011 - 07:54 PM

spatter,
you will enjoy the 200 series machines (i know, i have 4).
i've gained a few pounds over the years so to gain a little more "seat wriggle" room, i replaced the regular seat with a pan seat (like on the round fender JD's of the 60's). It also makes it easier to get on & off.
Sergeant is right about the rear lift kit and integral hitch. You'll need that to raise & lower attachments (31 Tiller, Brinly plow, cultivator etc.) and to tow carts/wagons etc.
If you're going to get the 37A Snowthrower or 43 Blade, you'll also need a front lift kit. Let us know the serial number of your 212 and we can direct you to the proper lift rod (there are 2 sizes) for your model.
I suggest you download the Service Manual (SM2105) and the Parts Catalog (PC1473) that have graciously been made available to us on this site.
Good luck and don't hesitate to ask questions here.
Tom (rammer)

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