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#1 Bradz1st110 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 11:04 PM

I know they arent a GT but I have one and wanted to post some pics. Didnt want to be run out of town for showing it.

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 11:57 PM

Go ahead and Post away I'd Like to see them as Long as it's Not a Deere R70 Rider. The Only Deere I have no Love for:bigrofl: MY Only Lemon

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 02:16 AM

Well Sarge its an R72. Picked up at an auction for $110. Only thing I've ever had to do to it is replace a clutch spring that broke and install a new rear tire. I put a new seat on it that I bought for my 110 that didnt fit right. My wife has claimed it as her own now.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 04:29 AM

Brad, post it! I have a 68. Not many RER's on here.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 04:53 AM

Here he is...Tommy as he is known...

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 05:03 AM

The front of that is very similar to my 68. Nice to see a few pics of another RER. Thanks for posting them.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 05:23 AM

No problem Kenny. I always feel like a fat kid on a tricycle tho when I drive it! Just seems so flimsy compared to my bigger gt's. But the boss likes it so what can ya do?

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 05:34 AM

I used to have this model 66; GARDEN TRACTORS 600 (Small).jpg Bought it with a bad engine, body was in too good of shape not to restore. I replaced the engine with an 8HP Briggs. Nice little machines. Later sold it since I just didn't use it!

Also later bought an R72 for $0 at a flea market to get the engine for my L/60 Custom. ~~ grnspot

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 06:05 AM

I had fun mowing with the 68, did a good job. More seat time with the 30" deck.:bigrofl:

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 06:07 AM

I had a RX75. It was hard to work on, but kind of fun to drive.

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I had to replace one of the drive belts, so I just flipped it on it's side.

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It had a pretty nice 30 inch deck. It was my brother's who couldn't keep a deck belt on it, so he left it outside most of the time as you can tell by the rust.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 07:11 AM

They make a piece for the 68 so you can stand it up. If I had some measurements of one, I make something that would work. No need to spend money if I can build it. Keeps me occupied.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 07:47 AM

This thread makes me want to go find another 68 RER. To me, they were the best of JD's RERs. I had a 68 and a 66 rider at one point.

Here was my 68 rider.

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Here was my 66 rider.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 08:14 AM

I had fun mowing with the 68, did a good job. More seat time with the 30" deck.:bigrofl:


And, a better cut I'm guessing. My buddy has an old snapper, and the cut from the smaller single blade deck seems WAY better than any multi blade deck I've seen.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 10:21 AM

Thanks for the pics guys. I don't see many of those machines up here.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 01:54 PM

I Had a R70 with a 38inch front Blade. It worked fine in the winter for snow removal even in upstate NY 70 Miles North or Syracuse 25 miles south of Canada as long as you stayed on top of the snow. But summer Mowing I swear every other week the drive sprocket came out of the Frame. Bad design on Deere part You just Pounded the Sprocket Arm into the side of the Frame. If they Had a Bolt Going through the sprocket arm into the Machine Frame I would Probably still Have the R70 today. If I ever found a R70 again I might do that Myself to the Sprocket arm Can't find the Picture I was going to scan with the Blade Mounted Probably a Good Thing My Younger Brother would Have Killed Me. Because He doesn't Not Like to Be reminded That he was Heavy set as a 13year Old and He's 35 now. But if I do fine it I'll Post it:thumbs:




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