John deere 212

Discussion in 'John Deere' started by dbcobrajet, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. dbcobrajet

    dbcobrajet New Member

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    Feb 28, 2013
    I have found a 212 for sale and I was wanting to know if there good tractors??
     
  2. jhngardner367

    jhngardner367 Moderator

    Apr 4, 2011
    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 ?
     

  3. dbcobrajet

    dbcobrajet New Member

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    Feb 28, 2013
    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
     
  4. ben70b

    ben70b Registered User

    Aug 29, 2012
    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!
     
  5. jhngardner367

    jhngardner367 Moderator

    Apr 4, 2011
    $ 275 is a good price,so it's not a bad risk. It would be a great project tractor.
     
  6. dbcobrajet

    dbcobrajet New Member

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    Feb 28, 2013
    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
     
  7. ben70b

    ben70b Registered User

    Aug 29, 2012
    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
     
  8. dbcobrajet

    dbcobrajet New Member

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    Feb 28, 2013
    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.
     
  9. Brianna11204

    Brianna11204 New Member

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    Feb 13, 2017
    Is $1100 too much for a 86 or 87 john deere 212, snow plow, 46 inch deck, chains, just serviced and oil change