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Since my main machine is a 2305 I often forget I still have a GT !

When I was young my grandpa bought a new 110 round fender. I was about 6 at the time. The polaroid below is me driving the tractor with my cousin sitting on my lap. I put a lot of hours on it and mowed their acreage every week when I spent summers with them.

From the photo some 110 experts were able to tell me that it was a 1967 based on how the running boards attached.

Anyway, I bought a 67 a couple years ago for nostalgic reasons and then bought a cart to go along with it and a tiller.

My original intention was to restore it and I probably will but its almost too nice of an original to redo. Kinda cool the way it is.

Just been working on little mechanical issues but for the most part it runs and drives fine.

It has a mower deck as well, but doubt we will ever mow with it. Actually it is a great machine to pull the spreader. I like using it over the 2305. Its amazing the hills it will climb and the work something so small can do. Currently sitting under a tarp out in the cold and I have no doubt that even after 3 months I could go out and it will pop right off.
 

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I'm with you - that one is too nice to restore. They're only original once.

You can find out more info on the older John Deere garden tractors at www.weekendfreedommachines.com. You can register your tractor there which will give you the exact year and more info. There is a Model Info area there and it will have drop down menus for tractor model and attachments.

Attachments include, not only the deck, but a 42 snow blade, a 36 snow blower, loader, etc. With an integral hitch you can pull a Brinly type single moldboard plow, cultivator, disc, rear blade, etc. You can get a helper spring to help lift those implements.

I had a few round fender John Deeres including a '65 110, a '66 110 and a '67 112H (hydraulic lift). Check out my brochure thread here and you will find fliers and brochures on a 63, a 64 and a 66 110s. I can also email you an operator's manual for the 110 if you don't have one. Just need your email address - you can pm me that if you desire.
 
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That Polaroid picture is priceless!

Imagine the horror of the loony left if they where to see that! Your parents would be charged with child abuse/neglect these days. The lawyers could have a feeding frenzy!

No ROPS, no seat belt, no reverse cutout thingy whatever it's called, no helmet...
 

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Ken, I'm with you on that one regarding the loony left. My dad use to give us rides in the front end loader of his MF 30. What a blast that was.
 

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No kidding. Letting a kid run a garden tractor !!

Thats where I learned dont touch the muffler, etc and I am smarter for it.

T-Mo, I am a WFM member and have it registered. If a guy needs information for a RF thats the place to go.
 

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Nice tractors, guys. Keep them running.

Don
 

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Trackinf Down Grandpas 110

I can only vaugely remember the old 110 Grandpa had, but I am almost certian it had ag tires rather than turf. Anyone recall that being an option or did he have a different model all together?
 

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I can only vaugely remember the old 110 Grandpa had, but I am almost certian it had ag tires rather than turf. Anyone recall that being an option or did he have a different model all together?
Ag tires were an option, as far as I know, until recently. My 318 and 445 both have ag tires. Ag tires would be my preference on a CUT, but I will probably have to settle for R4's. I think the ag tires have better traction and are less apt to tear up the grass than turf tires. Plus, they look more like a tractor.
 

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Ag tires were an option, as far as I know, until recently. My 318 and 445 both have ag tires. Ag tires would be my preference on a CUT, but I will probably have to settle for R4's. I think the ag tires have better traction and are less apt to tear up the grass than turf tires. Plus, they look more like a tractor.
Depends how you drive it.

I assure you I do more damage with my R4s if I am not careful. Turning sharp will rough up the turf where a turf tire wont. But if I am in a spot beyond good traction for a turf tire you can ease the tractor forward on a R4 and not do damage where you would have spun with a turf tire.

One thing about turfs. The damage is usually on the top and the grass grows back.

I might switch to turfs in a few years when I get an established lawn
 

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I can only vaugely remember the old 110 Grandpa had, but I am almost certian it had ag tires rather than turf. Anyone recall that being an option or did he have a different model all together?
Ag tires were an option. In fact, JD used to indicate the type of tires and size in their tractor model type code. Here are the different options available:

GT-1 4.00/4.80-8 2ply front 6-12 turf rear
GT-2 4.00/4.80-8 2ply front 6-12 traction rear
GT-3 16x6.50-8 2 ply front 23x8.50-12 turf rear
GT-4 4.00/4.80-8 4ply front 23x8.50-12 traction rear
GT-5 16x6.50-8 2ply front 23x10.50-12 turf rear
GT-6 16x6.50-8 2ply front 23x8.50-12 traction rear
GT-7 4.00/4.80-8 4ply front 23x10.50-12 turf rear
GT-8 16x6.50-8 2ply front 23x10.50-12 traction rear
For the 400 the following two codes were used
GT-12 18x8.50-8 2ply front 26x12-12 turf rear
GT-14 18x8.50-8 2ply front 26x12-12 traction rear

Here is an example from 1968, I believe showing type tires and the type code for the tractor model number.
 

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'65 Round Fender on Craigslist

Hey Guys,

Don't know if any body is looking, but there is a '65 round fender for sale on boston craigslist.

http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/grd/2865930893.html

Tractor is close to me, so I would be happy check it out for you or even pick it up and store it until you can arrange transport. Price seems right but I don't know much about the early tractors!
 

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Tractor got used today. It's been sitting on the shed slab with a cover over it since last fall. Havent got the shed build so I have a tarp over it. Went out and it cranked over and started. No idea how old the battery is but it looks OLD.

Mounted the tiller and drove the tractor about 1/2 mile up the road to my parents house and tilled their garden and brought it back home.

It rattles and squeeks but always does what it is supposed to. I am always amazed that an original tractor that is 45 years old is still functioning. Still debating if I should restore it or not. At minimum I need to do some work on it and get some slop out of some of the linkages.

Couple pictures.
 

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That is a beautiful original. Tiller still does a great job. I always liked the variable speed drive.

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Cool pics!

Personally I think it's better left in as close to original as you can. It has more character that way.:thumbup1gif: Repair as needed but keep using it. That's the plan I've got in store for my old tractor. Do as little as possible and use it as much as possible. I don't want a museum piece that I'm afraid someone will scratch.:laugh:

Most importantly, have fun with it, no matter what you decide to do.:kidw_truck_smiley:
 

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I always liked the variable speed drive.
Don I agree. I have used it to pull a trailer to pick up sticks. Pull the variator back and put it in granny low. Just get off the tractor and let it crawl down the yard. Toss stuff in trailer, talk to neighbor and dont worry that its getting away too fast !!
 

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...and you don't have to worry about the engine shutting down because of the seat safety switch.
 

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Tractor got used today. It's been sitting on the shed slab with a cover over it since last fall. Havent got the shed build so I have a tarp over it. Went out and it cranked over and started. No idea how old the battery is but it looks OLD.

Mounted the tiller and drove the tractor about 1/2 mile up the road to my parents house and tilled their garden and brought it back home.


Couple pictures.
RR,

I have the tiller for my old 1966 110, but have never hooked it up. The funny thing is, most of the brackets and linkages are still available from Deere! I believe I have everything needed to hook it up, but never tried. How much of a pain is it to get it hooked up, and don't you need some really long belt that runs under the tractor to power it (sort of like the 2 mile long belt on my old RM59 mower :) ).

Andy B.
 

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RR,

I have the tiller for my old 1966 110, but have never hooked it up. The funny thing is, most of the brackets and linkages are still available from Deere! I believe I have everything needed to hook it up, but never tried. How much of a pain is it to get it hooked up, and don't you need some really long belt that runs under the tractor to power it (sort of like the 2 mile long belt on my old RM59 mower :) ).

Andy B.
Its pretty easy to hook up once you have the cable lift installed. This is what lifts the tiller up and down with your lever that raises and lowers your mower deck.

You are correct about the belt. It runs up and attaches to a special pulley setup on the motor. These pullies are getting hard to find. You have to put a twist in that long belt to get it to rotate in the right direction too.

I can take pictures of anything you need to help show you.
 
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