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Old 05-09-2005, 12:52 PM
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1977 John Deere 300

Well I just bought this tractor this morning, a 1977 John Deere 300. It has a rough 48" deck, so it will be replaced. It is burning a lot of oil so I'm planning to rebuild the engine in the next month or 2. Other than that, it is in great shape! I got it for 1/2 the guy's asking price.

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2004 Ford F-250 XL RC/LB 4x2 Power Stroke Diesel
2010 John Deere Z710A 48" cut
1999 John Deere GT-235/54" deck
1985 John Deere 212 w/38" deck
1983 John Deere 420 w/54" hydraulic front blade
1974 John Deere 140, 54" hydraulic blade, 3pt. hitch, tandem disc, plow, 48" deck
1971 John Deere 112, 38" deck, all original, down for engine rebuild.
1967 IH Cub Cadet 124 w/creeper box, disc, plow
1947 Economy/Power King Tractor S/N 590, fully restored.

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Old 05-11-2005, 10:16 PM
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Well I've been doing the footwork for the rebuild and so far so good. Looks like I'll have about $500 or $600 in the engine once I'm done and then a newer deck should run about another $150, then clean it up and paint and apply new decals and put the shine on 'er and then I'll basically have a mechanically new JD Heavy Duty Garden Tractor for a little over $1000, compared to my original plan of buying a new 2210 for $13,500. I strongly believe once I finish this one it will be good for another 28 years of use.
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2004 Ford F-250 XL RC/LB 4x2 Power Stroke Diesel
2010 John Deere Z710A 48" cut
1999 John Deere GT-235/54" deck
1985 John Deere 212 w/38" deck
1983 John Deere 420 w/54" hydraulic front blade
1974 John Deere 140, 54" hydraulic blade, 3pt. hitch, tandem disc, plow, 48" deck
1971 John Deere 112, 38" deck, all original, down for engine rebuild.
1967 IH Cub Cadet 124 w/creeper box, disc, plow
1947 Economy/Power King Tractor S/N 590, fully restored.

Certified John Deere Technician
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Old 05-15-2005, 08:29 PM
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Here's what I was able to accomplish Friday:
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2004 Ford F-250 XL RC/LB 4x2 Power Stroke Diesel
2010 John Deere Z710A 48" cut
1999 John Deere GT-235/54" deck
1985 John Deere 212 w/38" deck
1983 John Deere 420 w/54" hydraulic front blade
1974 John Deere 140, 54" hydraulic blade, 3pt. hitch, tandem disc, plow, 48" deck
1971 John Deere 112, 38" deck, all original, down for engine rebuild.
1967 IH Cub Cadet 124 w/creeper box, disc, plow
1947 Economy/Power King Tractor S/N 590, fully restored.

Certified John Deere Technician
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