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Every 14SB I've seen has been grey, but I've come across one that's green. Is this a later model, or is it simply painted?
 

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It is an earlier model and is based on the first cast hi vacuum mowers JD built the 21SP series. It is the green JD in these photos and was made about 1983 to 86. The silver JD is the later 14SB. There is a mulch plate on the green one in the picture. Roger
 

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Thanks for the pictures/reply, but it's not. It's identical to the silver 14SB, just a green deck. It doesn't APPEAR to be painted.


 

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Probably just another Canadian model that we havent seen down south
 

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Someone painted that, all 14SB's with that deck were silver. The green looks a little yellowish to me for JD green but maybe it's the lighting. Were you thinking about buying it? Great choice although you will need new wheels.
 

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Yeah, I'm planning on picking it up tomorrow or Monday. Is there any steel commercial wheels that I can buy for this mower?
 

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Well, the commercial units used steel wheels but AFAIK the don't fit on the 14SB for some reason. Has something to do with the rear height adjusters. I wish I had a 14SB so I could experiment. Anyways, those wheels are $60+ each :eek::eek::eek: so it's spendy upgrade. Search for the 14SC, 14SX, 12PC, or JX85 if you want to see the steel wheels. Honestly, the plastic wheels are not bad at all and will still last awhile.
 

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I've never seen a green 14SB but that doesn't mean they can't exist. Does the serial number tag identify it as a 14SB? Maybe it's a JX75 & the back flap was taken off a 14SB & installed on this mower?

Post pics when you get the mower! :wwp:
 

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could be a transitional phase between the 14sb and jx75?. anyway you have the best mower desighn of all time in my book
 

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Awaiting to arrange a pick-up time with the seller, wondering if he may have sold it on me... :(
 

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Yup, he sold it on me. Hopefully getting the money a little earlier was worth it to him. No honour among people these days.
 

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Sorry that happened, people just can't do the right thing it seems. But don't give up finding another one - these mowers are worth it!
 

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Thanks. Yeah, I'm really hoping to get one, one of these days. The price is usually way too high around here, this time it was finally right. Figures!
 

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Yup, he sold it on me. Hopefully getting the money a little earlier was worth it to him. No honour among people these days.
It is a SHAME that people just can't let their word or man's honor mean anything anymore. Our society is sick.:dunno:
 

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I just saw a jx75 on Craigslist for $150. It was up for a whopping 20 minutes before it was removed. I should have called when I first saw it.

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I just saw a jx75 on Craigslist for $150. It was up for a whopping 20 minutes before it was removed. I should have called when I first saw it. Sent from the MTF Free App
JX75/85 are one of those mowers that you HAVE to call when you see them. Mine (JX75 with 2 hours on it )I got from a Doctor locally who bought it-used it a few hours and a sump pan bolt worked loose which was cut off by the blade. Instead of warranty'ing it and getting it fixed. He just went ahead and bought ANOTHER new JX75 and pushed this one into the corner of his garage where it sat for a few years. I was out to his house one day saw it and asked if he wanted to sell it. He said he was considering pushing it out for trash.!!:bonk:

I said I'll save it. He helped me load it right there.

Here is a shot of the new oil pan going in...


and Mr. JX75...
 
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