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What would this be worth? Is it a fair price?http://www.bismanonline.com/jd_lawn_tracto
I would use this mainly for tilling my tree rows and mowing an 1.5 acre. I have a bigger tractor for snow removal, would proably use it for smaller snow falls though. How well do these tillers work? Are they belt drive or shaft for the tiller? I have tried to use a pull behind agri fab with its own motor and it just dies when you engage it to the ground, my ground is quit hard. How would this 300 work for tilling in these conditions?
 

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First of all you would be better off using a bottom plow before tilling. The 300 goes a great job tilling. It runs off two belts driven from a PTO .
1) good running 300-$400.00-1000.00
2)Mower deck-$200.00-400.00
3)49 snow thrower-$200.00-400.00
4)Rear PTO-$300.00-400.00
5)33 tiller in good condition-$300.00
6)wheel weights-$150.00

I would offer $1500.00 and see what happens. The tractor could be a cobbed up piece of junk and the attachments could be beet up too.

The only tractor meaner than a good 300 in it's class is another 300
 

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I'll second what John says :ditto: If its all there and in good shape its easily worth $1500. Be sure and take a bunch of pics if you bring her home :fing32:
 

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How are these vs like a 400?
 

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The 400 JD is a lot bigger overall in size compared to the 300. Another problem with the 400 is for attachments I think the only ones that fit are made for the 400 only. As in if you find a blade for the front off of a 420 it wont work without some mods. and none of the attachments from the 300 series tractor wont work on the 400. the 300 is a fine machine but you have to remember its the first in the 300 series and they did make a few improvement along theline in the others like the 318. If you can find one of those the 318 in my opinion is twice the tractor as the 300.
 

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Does the 300 have power steering? How much do one of these weight roughly 800-900lbs?
 

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aarcticat1 you need to check out weekendfreedommachines.com if you are so interested with the older john deeres. And no the 300 does not have power steering. And most tillers do not like hard ground. Go out after it rains and the ground has some moisture in it. Not sure on the weight.
 

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I think the advice given is correct, but I'd like to add a comment:

Experience has shown that the transaxle in the X300 is not up to the task when used for much more than simply mowing a reasonable sized, level, residential lawn. Many fail under 250 hours.

Consider the possibility of doing an "Upgrade," either the very successful K66 or the K72 based, "Super 500."

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First of all you would be better off using a bottom plow before tilling. The 300 goes a great job tilling. It runs off two belts driven from a PTO .
1) good running 300-$400.00-1000.00
2)Mower deck-$200.00-400.00
3)49 snow thrower-$200.00-400.00
4)Rear PTO-$300.00-400.00
5)33 tiller in good condition-$300.00
6)wheel weights-$150.00

I would offer $1500.00 and see what happens. The tractor could be a cobbed up piece of junk and the attachments could be beet up too.

The only tractor meaner than a good 300 in it's class is another 300
 

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Rdaisley - this "300" is a MUCH different and older tractor than the "x300" you're refering to. It is significantly heavier framed and was made in the mid 1970's. I have a 300 as well as two 316kohlers (a one year version of nearly the same tractor). They are very nice, very simple, and very heavy duty tractors. They are essentially a 140 with a 16hp motor and dual spool hydraulics. Impliments are relatively inexpensive when compared to newer machines. They don't have power steering, but if the steering box is in good shape, they turn fairly easily. There are some inexpensive upgrades that can be done to the steering with the addition of some thrust washers/bearings that make them steer even easier.
 

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I would think that if it is a hydraulic tiller then that price might be only a little high. The 300 around here would go for about $750 - $900 in decent shape. With a hydraulic tiller which around here goes for about $500 - $600 then you're hitting pretty close to what they're asking! It does make it a year round machine and that it also worth something too! In good shape I'd take the 300 over any new $2,000 tractor!
 
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