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#1 Bradz1st110 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 03:41 AM

I picked this up last week. It's been sitting on a used car lot here in town for the last few months. They were asking $800. I stopped by and looked at it when I first saw it. We tried to trade our 12 foot fishing boat for it but no dice, so we listed it on craigslist. No takers so kinda gave up on it. Then last week I saw the 212 listed on craigslist for $650 which also included a 43 blade and a 37a snowblower. I knew this was too good of a deal to pass up so I asked the bank aka the wife if we could list our cargo trailer and she reluctantly agreed. Listed the trailer at 5am, 1st call @ 9am, cash in hand @ 5pm and 212 picked up @ 5:30. It's a 1976 has hydraulic lift and a 47 deck. Got it running pretty good and fixed a couple things that were wrong. Overall very happy with it.

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Let me know what you think.

Edited by Texas Deere and Horse, October 01, 2011 - 09:00 AM.


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Posted October 01, 2011 - 05:25 AM

Looks like you got an excellent deal. The 212 looks really solid. With those attachments it will be a real worker for you all year. Ag's, wheel covers and what looks like a new seat as well. That is a really nice setup.

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 06:17 AM

Nice clean tractor and attachments you picked up , loves those wheel covers ! Al

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 07:09 AM

Nice early 212 with hydraulic lift!!! The screen inserts and non-strobe stripe on the hood are the giveaways. The hub caps are a nice added bonus. Even if the engine needs a rebuild sounds like a great deal.

Edited by Texas Deere and Horse, October 01, 2011 - 09:01 AM.


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Posted October 01, 2011 - 07:18 AM

Nice Tractor :thumbs:

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 09:02 AM

Nice early 212 with hydraulic lift!!! The screen inserts and non-strobe stripe on the hood are the giveaways. The hub caps are a nice added bonus. Even if the engine needs a rebuild sounds like a great deal.


:ditto:WOW, what a deal..SWEET !!!!

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 09:17 AM

Contrats on a great find!

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 12:56 PM

Thanks guys. I really like it so far..The wheel covers are pretty pitted with rust. One of them came out pretty good with some chrome polish but I'll prolly just leave them on anyways. I'm hoping the hydro lift will be handy this winter as have long driveway to keep cleared off at my mother in laws where my Deeres are kept.

1st order of business was putting a steering wheel spinner or poor mans power steering. Felt weird trying to drive it with 2 hands.

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 01:41 PM

Hey,nice deal.

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 09:17 PM

Now that's a good deal don't see many around here with hydraulic lift that will
make a nice tractor

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 08:37 AM

Very nice! Around here I doubt you could get all of that for twice the money. Great find!




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