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Old 09-06-2005, 11:11 AM
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how hard are the wiring harnesses to replace on those?? A dealer in illinios has either a old 210 or 214 with plow for 500 not sure if its worth the drive tho
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:53 PM
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210 or 214 has a variable speed manual (4 forwards, 1 reverse) trans. Damn near built proof unless you plow snow with it for 12 hours each storm doing driveways. The back and forth between reverse and 2nd/3rd constantly while ramming snow piles will cause you to smash up a few gears.
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Old 09-06-2005, 03:17 PM
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what wore out on mine was the keys that hold the gears in damn things were rounded off
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The 200 series have a granny low 1st gear you'll almost never wear that out. When I was plowing with that old Allis I had I always used 1st gear and WOT. I tried doing it in 2nd and 3rd, but they were simply too high to be safe on the tranny and engine.
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:02 PM
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how hard are the wiring harnesses to replace on those?? A dealer in illinios has either a old 210 or 214 with plow for 500 not sure if its worth the drive tho

Any 200 series that runs is worth $500 by itself. Sometimes the plows bring $500, heck if you bought that one you could almost consider the tractor as free since it comes with a blade. I say go for it.

The wiring harness is pretty straight forward. If that is determined to actually be the problem, go ahead and get the new one, and then just unplug one part of the old one, plug the corresponding new plug in that location, and so on until its all in. Not very hard at all. The 100 series don't have all the shields that the larger ones like my sold 140 and the 300 I have.
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:44 PM
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hey smalltimer, got a question for you on the 180, ive got ones going by the #'s it was built in 88 well it wouldnt start a few weeks ago (only use it with a snowplow) and it wouldnt start, so i put the large jumper charger on it and crank that baby up and smoke shoots off the positive terminal, parts manual says there should be some 20 amp fuses but where are they i cant find it, also the battery had to be jumped last winter so i know it has a leak but have no clue where

also had the transmission rebuilt last year after i burned all the gears out on 14 inches of snow

im thinking of hunting down a 185 with a hydro on it and keeping the plow and weights and selling the tractor and deck (which wont remount correctly, since i bent the mounts on the front from the pressure on the snow plow
bad connection will cause heat which in turn causes smoke, take a voltage meter & stick it on the pos. terminal put the other end down thru all the gunk to get a real good connection at the solinoid, turn the key, what ever your meter shows is your voltage drop (lost voltage under load is different than no load) if its not zero, you need to clean or replace your cable, do the same thing solinoid to starter, then do the same test on the neg. cable. usually its just corrosion on the terminal, take them off & clean with a wire brush & then mix some baking soda & water pour it over the connecters. cleans them right up. also keep in mind that the mounting on the solinoid is also the ground for the relay to operate.
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Old 09-07-2005, 01:09 AM
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already new battery cables and a brass brush on the battery, battery was new in fall 04
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So Chuck, what did you get?
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Well, I called up both Sears stores that are within a reasonable distance but no one had anything in stock. They offered to order it (GT 5000) but I cant see shelling out $2500 on something I can't check out before I buy it and it would take 8-10 days to get here. I went by the local John Deere place and they have a used L160 with 78 hrs on it for $1600 and I'm pondering it. It wouldn't help with my slope problem as it looks like it has a higher profile than the 180 I already have. I may just call Sears back and tell them to order it, pay for it and then just "return" it if I go to pick it up and don't like it.
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Old 09-07-2005, 05:19 PM
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