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Well I said I was not going to buy any more tractors,this is really an addiction.I bought a jd 210 that seems to be in pretty good shape,it still has the side pannels and the tires look good and no rust on the wheels. it cranks and runs good ,no knocks but a very small amount of smoke when first opening throttle.it has a rattle can paint job on every thing except the hood and it looks like they didn`t prep it very good.this is the first 210 I have owned and I don`t see many threads on the 210,is this an odball mod? it has an 38" mower deck that operates good.he was asking $325 and came down to $275. I don`t know how to send a picture.any ideas on value of a 210? thanks for reading. Mel
 

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Well I said I was not going to buy any more tractors,this is really an addiction.I bought a jd 210 that seems to be in pretty good shape,it still has the side pannels and the tires look good and no rust on the wheels. it cranks and runs good ,no knocks but a very small amount of smoke when first opening throttle.it has a rattle can paint job on every thing except the hood and it looks like they didn`t prep it very good.this is the first 210 I have owned and I don`t see many threads on the 210,is this an odball mod? it has an 38" mower deck that operates good.he was asking $325 and came down to $275. I don`t know how to send a picture.any ideas on value of a 210? thanks for reading. Mel
There`e some 210 owners in the forum. We`re the guys with the bags over our heads standing in the corner!:ROF

$275 sounds like a good deal if it runs well and only smokes a bit during initial acceleration. Be sure to test the variator and all the gears. Do you know the year? If not, get the serial number and go to www.weekendfreedommachines.com and find out. They were made from 1975 thru 1987.

To attach a picture, scroll down to the 'manage attachments' bar. Click. Then click on browse. Your folders will pop up. Then go to pictures or wherever your pictures are stored. Click the open button. Then click upload. Be patient- depending on the speed of your machine, it may take a minute or two. When the uploading file line dissappears, you`re good to go.
Then click the submit reply button. :fing32:
 

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$275 for a runner with a deck is a fine deal! You could probably sell it for $400 tomorrow but once you use it you're going to love it. It's very similar to the 212, 214 and 216 except for the engine. They are tanks.
 

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$275 for a runner with a deck is a fine deal! You could probably sell it for $400 tomorrow but once you use it you're going to love it. It's very similar to the 212, 214 and 216 except for the engine. They are tanks.

I agree completely with Steve. It`s easy to get hung up with horsepower and have a dim view of a 10 hp engine, but my `77 210 has plenty of power to pull me up an incline while powering the 47" deck. I haven`t yet tried ground engaging attachments with it. I`m in the middle of freshening up the motor and refurbishing the rest of the machine.
 

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thanks for the info,all of ths gears work but when you push the variator all the way forward it is pretty noisy, what are the most likely trouble spots to look for? thanks Mel serial# m00210x421038
 

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You have a good tractor there. As to the noise with the variator it could need some service... It is not uncommon that the sheave becomes use to one position as some owners set it and forgets it.

One note only move the variator when the tractor is in motion, it may throw one of the belts. Don't ask me how I know this...:banghead3

By the way your tractor is from the last year of production, 1987. :D
 

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I likE my 210's. They are tanks as has been said. One of them was my first real garden tractor. Then I began to have a real problem.
 

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1`st project,change oil, lubricate,change transaxle fluid.what type of lube does the trans. take? I want to look at the drive belts and inspect the vairable speed device, also would like to check at all the idler pulley bearings.is this done from the bottom or do I need to pull fender pan? any tips appreciated. Thanks Mel
 

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1`st project,change oil, lubricate,change transaxle fluid.what type of lube does the trans. take? I want to look at the drive belts and inspect the vairable speed device, also would like to check at all the idler pulley bearings.is this done from the bottom or do I need to pull fender pan? any tips appreciated. Thanks Mel
Oil: 5W-20 oil for winter, SAE 30 for summer (takes 1 1/2 quarts)
Gear Oil: SAE 80/90 (Shock-Proof Heavy Gear Oil) ~ 2 quarts

Getting the new gear oil in is an adventure. Last time I did it I snuck a 1/4" piece of clear tubing down through the shifter hole and into the weep hole on the tranny (its full when it begins to leak back out of the weep hole). A slow process to say the least. It helps if you warm up the gear oil in hot water first.
 
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