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    Hello everybody!

    I found this unbelievable deal on a 100 sitting in a front yard a couple doors down for $200 while walking Charlie, "my corgi". Looked to be in great shape so asked him about it and he said it was from his place up north, (what we Michiganders say when we mean anywhere in the fingers area of the mitten).

    He said it ran great up there last year but he thought the float was stuck since he put gas in it and it just ran through it and the battery was dead. Well I knew when he said ran great last year and it looked loved not beaten, I wasn't going back home without it. I asked him if he would take $150 just because it's in my nature, and he said sure. I expected a flat out no or maybe a reluctant counter of $175. He had an extra set of blades in his shop for it and towed me on my new 100 home with his giant J.D., not sure what model, Charlie walked.

    So I tap lightly on the float housing, fill it with gas, put in a new battery, put it in N, slide the throttle up to choke, push in the clutch, turned the key and vroom, it fired right up. So I started doing a happy dance in the garage in disbelief and overjoyment.

    I ordered a missing deck bolt, clutch pedal rubber cover, a manual and a 10p utility cart.

    Probably will get a blade, weights & chains & a 50 dump cart sometime in the future.

    Anyway that's my story, glad to be here and here's my Tractor.

    I call it Spirit which is short for Spirit of '76 since it's a 1976 and J.D. is an icon of American Pride, it just seems to fit.

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    John Deere 100 Lawn & Garden Tractor w/34" Mower Deck & 10p Utility Cart

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    From CT

    That's a great story, you sure got a deal on that tractor.
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    Nice looking seems like pretty good deal

    Welcome from West Virginia


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    That's a great story, you sure got a deal on that tractor.
    Thanks! I still can't believe it.
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    Good deal on your 100

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    Nice looking seems like pretty good deal

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    It was, I still can't believe it!
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    Good deal on your 100
    I know! Right?
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    Thumbs up Welcome to GTT!

    Cool story! And nice picture.

    You'll be on Gizmo's good side right away. (He always throws a fit over having no pictures)
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    Welcome to GTT Spirit of 76.
    Seems to me you happen to be in the right place at the right time.
    Good luck with it.
    BTW, Nice picture.
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