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Got a free John Deere 111

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by BSDeality, May 21, 2003.

  1. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    Well, the guy that runs my favorite deli gave me his old John Deere 111, last year he bent one of the spindles on the deck so he bought himself a new walk behind.

    So, now I've got a 11hp JD with a 36" deck, which as far as i can tell, is about as useless as they come. the thing is tiiiiiiiny. I spent the day cleaning it up and patching some holes in the deck (got there when the spindle bent) and generally getting it looking clean again.

    I don't really have much use for it, I think I could only use it to pull a detacher. So I was thinking of selling it. The guy at the JD dealership said it was no less than 15 years old and if I cleaned it up nice (which i did) that I could probably still get $400-600 for this thing. It sounds crazy to me, but i guess its all in the name.

    I'm sure it'd be good for someone with a 1/4-1/2 acre of lawn to mow, but its just too small to do anything larger with.

    any suggestions on price? or what to do with it if i can't sell it?
  2. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    the 111 john deere is pretty old i believe. if you keep it it could have many uses like pulling a dethatcher, aerator, spreader etc etc. can also put attachments on the front like a blade etc. maybe a good back up mower? if you are not interested in keeping it i may be interested in it as i love john deere tractors of all sizes and am looking for a bigger mower for open areas until i can afford a ztr. maybe we could work out a trade if you are looking for something bigger? i have a 16 hp craftsman that is painted jd green, with a dozer blade on the front. while talking about it the old craftsmans and john deeres a like were built much better before then they are now. if you compare strength and design etc of my tractor to a new craftsman mine would probably be equal to a 20 hp. its amazing.
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    turns out its a 1984 8hp? (at least stock) it has a second engine in it, but we're not sure if its an 8hp or an 11hp as found on newer models.

    Stslawncare, I'm afraid I'm not gonna trade it, I've got too much "stuff" around here anyways, but if you're interested in buying it let me know. shipping/transporting would be a pain in the *** though.

    Soon as I can get it outside and pressure wash the bottom and paint the underside, its getting a for sale sign on it.

    I'll try to get some pictures (if the damn rain would ever stop and the sun come out for once!)
  4. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    hey sounds good, is it a rear engine rider or front mount engine? what are you looking to get for it? i could take care of transportation, either by meeting u half way or something or by paying a friend to get it. pm me. scottie
  5. gslam88

    gslam88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146


    If you want you can fax a free ad to the bargain news. Pm me is you want the number.

  6. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    I might buy it it runs if you can get some pics of it for me:D i have a snow blower for it also:p
  7. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

  8. bommaritro

    bommaritro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 151

    She is in great shape. You could easily get 500-600 for it. It is amazing what people will pay of the Green and Yellow.

    Good luck with whatever you do with.
  9. Molerj

    Molerj LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 40

    Looks like no more swimming!

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