My new toy (not RBV related)


Sevensecondsuv

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So I just bought my first house and it has a kinda big yard (1.3 acres) so a push mower wasn't gonna cut it (literally :icon_rofl: ) I started lawn tractor shopping on craigslist and found this bad boy:




It's a 1985 John Deere 216 garden tractor. It has a 16HP Single cylinder all cast iron Kohler that purrs like a kitten. The transmission is a 4 speed gear w/ granny first and the Variator clutch drive system. It'll creep slow enough to plow dirt and maxes out around 12 mph in 4th with the variator all the way high. It has a 46" deck and came with a 42" snow plow. It has the kind of rare (on the 200 series anyways) hydraulic lift on the deck and plow.

All I can say is that this thing is a whole class above any newer yard or garden tractor I've ever used (newer John Deere's included). I'm glad I went with the 24 year old model because it's true that they just don't build them like they used to. :icon_thumby:
 


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Thats a good solid mower man. How much did you pay for it? Im in the market for something like it.
 

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I was the first one to look at it so I couldn't talk him down much, but I got it for $850. It's amazing how these things retain their value.
 

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i want one(older) to mud like you see on youtube...i would have sooooooooo much fun with one:yahoo:
 


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