JD lawn tractor question


Hi,I have spoken for an estimated 25yo JD lawn tractor,,12 1/2horse,,mower deck and single stage snow blower attachment,,recent engine re-build,,whatever "recent" is and a new seat..The price is $200,,,sound about right? My Bro-in-Law is using it this Winter then come spring it's Mine..I ca'nt really justify a new rig for this lawn alone and the small lot accross the street..I blew-up the Murray rider,,got it for $75 tho and used 2 seasons.. Does Anyone know the original cost(estimated)of the above JD? Also I'm thinking I'd like to trade the snowblower for a plow attachment,,how likely is that?heh heh..I hopped on and fired it up at the Cristmas get-together,,started good and sounded fine to Me,,of course the Mead,Beer and Wine were floating around pretty well at the time..It sounds like They just want to get their recent invesments in it back,,My Sis has owned it since new I think.. I could use Her 25% Employee discount and get new but still ca'nt justify that much $ at this time.. Thanks Dean
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Original price? About $1400 if I remember correctly. 12 HP, is it a model 112? Also, don't expect much out of the plow. Even with weights and chains, my dad's 1974 110 is pretty worthless pushing snow. I suspect the blower would be better. If it doesn't smoke or knock, I rekon $200 is a pretty good deal. I attend a consignment auction every Monday night and even the off brand riding lawn mowers bring $300-$600 . I think the JD is probably one of the best built GARDEN TRACTORs ever built. Notice I didn't call it a riding lawn mower. There's a big difference.
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Steve Barker wrote:

Wow! $1400?! Just talked to Bro-in-Law and Sis,,it's a model 111 and rebuilt engine n carb 5-6 years ago..He thinks it is the 2nd(or therebouts)model JD made..He said He just blew snow for the whole block!! With "My" rig!! LOL..Oh well,,if My Family like Their Neighbors then I do too..I'll sacrifice the wear n tear.. Dean

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A 111 is a lawn mower not a garden tractor. Light duty transmission, 8" rear wheels vs 12 for garden tractors, vertical shaft engine. Mine was originally a 11 hp B&S. The replacement was a 12 hp. I think you will have more luck blowing snow than pushing it. No comparison to a 110 or 112 which were real garden tractors.
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A 111? Oh, in that case it's a riding lawn mower and was probably about $600-$700 new. Worth about twenty-five cents now.
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Dean wrote:

$200 for that to me seems really cheap. Where I am the snowthrower alone might get that (Wisconsin)
The blower will work better than a plow if you get much snow.
You might ask a JD dealer if the old blower will fit the newer tractors. That will determine how quick a sale you will get.
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Good info and Hi Neighbor,,I'm not too far from the Mississippi in IA.. Maybe I'll buy a plow and test it out for a season then think about selling one or the other.. I used the 10 horse Murray rider(rear engine tho)to chain wrap the end of RR ties and drag 100' accross gravel drive and yard(in summer)about 10 times/ties,,I think a bigger rig should plow unless,,like You say,,it's deep snow..My Friend uses His Cub Cadet to plow every year for a while now so maybe? I do remember Him saying He had to go out during blizzards to keep it from gettin too deep.. My drive is flat and the Chev is 4x4 so I do'nt really need either for Myself,,the occasional Visitor might like a clean place to park/walk tho..The drive is gravel,,will that harm a blower? I know it played hell with a mower deck blade after the plow man pushed excess snow/gravel into My yard last Winter.. Dean
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