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Old 02-28-2013, 09:23 PM   #1
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John deere 212

I have found a 212 for sale and I was wanting to know if there good tractors??



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Old 03-01-2013, 01:35 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum ! They are good tractors,if they're cared for. They are the smaller version of the 300/400 series,and are quite capable of doing mowing,plowing,snow removal,etc.,when set up properly.
It should have the Kohler k301AQS engine,which is a pretty reliable engine.
Parts are pricey,simply because they are John Deere.
Make sure,if you get it,that you get any attachments,manuals etc.,that go with it.
What kind of price do they have on it ?



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There wanting 275 it will need some TLC. No Attachments does run but smoke at first so it's starting to wear out prolly needs a rebuild. My dad had a 317 when I was a kid it was a great tractor then he sold it and bought a 318 and it has been an even better tractor so I've been around he 300 series for along time. I just thought that was a good price

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man i gotta 212 i would consider selling, it has a blown engine so it would be a project for someone. brand new tires all around tho. it's got other new stuff too but i dont remember off the top of my head. i blew it up two years ago and pulled it in the shed and kept using the cub, and i call myself a deere guy!

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$ 275 is a good price,so it's not a bad risk. It would be a great project tractor.

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That's what I plan to do. I would rather have the212 than one of these new JD tractors you get at lowes that aren't really John deere

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No doubt, if u rebuild that 212 u will probably get 20 years out of it if u treat it right. I don't think u could get 20 years outa anything from lowes, no mater how good u treat it. It ain't only lawn mowers but everything, I don't see these new pickups being around in 20 years

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Does anyone have any pointers what to do when rebuilding a k301. I have never rebuild a small engine but I am very mechanically inclined.



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