Hi all. Last friday i bought a little riding mower that i just could'nt pass up but it needs a little bit of love. its a john deere 65. It has what seems to be a 5 hp tecumse engine that smokes just a bit and the carburator could use some adjustement. It's got a nice 3 speed tranny that is almost as big as the motor. I was able to ride it the clutch ,brake and mower work fine it's just rusted but i have already fixed most of that with some john deere green corostop paint. My neighbor says i should not invest in the motor and should insted switch it to a brigg. He has offered me a 10 hp that he has but has'nt given me the price he wants for it. I guess it would be more efficient with the bigger motor but i thought it might be cool to restore the tractor to it's original glory. It looks like a simple and well built little deere. Are any of you familiar with this model? if so can anyone give me an idea of when it was built and if they are worth investing in. I will try to post a picture of it. By the way i paid 60.00$ for it. Thank you in advance.
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