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Need some info on a JD lawn tractor I'm going to look at. Was told it is a 70-71 110,but can't seem to find one that looks like this one. Is this a 110? Is it worth $150? Does not run,but everything is supposed to be there.

Help me please!!!!!!!!!


 

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Looks like to me a 60 or 70 LT. slkpk
 

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Impossible to say what the 70 is worth, but if you did buy it and it didn't work out it could be parted out. That is a lot of work though. What are you looking to do, just rebuild an old-timer or do you have a specific purpose in mind?
 

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Yeah, not a 110. As these guys said, it's a Model 60 or Model 70 Lawn Tractor.

Model 60 = 1966-1969, 6 HP Tecumseh
Model 70 = 1970-1974, 7 HP Tecumseh

If you are looking for something interesting/collectible to restore, these certainly fit the bill. They are not quite as sought after as the 110/112 Garden Tractors, but they are still pretty neat. They are the last of the JD models with Round Fenders.

But if you are looking for something to mow your lawn with this summer, then I would recommend something newer and needing less rehab.
 

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It's probably worth about $100 in its current condition, I sold a 112 that was about the same age for $120 in 2010 but only gave $100 for it. They just do not bring a lot of money even restored, so if you restore it you may very well have a lot more into it than it is worth.

Like the others have said, what do you want to do with it? For restoration purposes there are other more popular models. Tecumseh is no longer in business so an original engine will be difficult to source but not impossible.
 

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I would say it is a late model 70 having a seperat brake pedal like the 100
has .The motor is a repower.I gave $100 each for my 60s .Just remember
once you buy one you HAVE to buy another so it doesnt get lonely
 

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This is my 70 I paid $100 last summer for it. Engines and carburetors are almost impossible to find for them. I couldn't get it to start consistently with the Tecumseh so it has a Briggs in it right now. Any replacement engine except a VH70 and V70 will require modifing the tractor. The picture with the hub caps is the day I brought it home. I have since put bigger diameter wheels on the back althought the tires are narrower than the stock ones and have done some other up grades. The black engine is the Tecumseh and the silver is the Briggs. Both are about 7 HP. Roger
 

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Roger touched on the "most valuable part" the VH-70 engine and carb. Last year I bought a 1972- 70 for $25, it was a barn find... played around with it and sold it for $250. Fellow wanted the running engine really bad... Hated to sell it... but could not turn down the cash he had in his hand... I don't think I will be able to repeat that deal.
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Thanks guys! This the info I was wanting. I had intentions of getting to fix up a little to use on my smaller yards. I have a 73 JD 140 H3 and thought the pair would look good.

Will anything from the 70 interchange with the 140?
 

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Thanks guys! This the info I was wanting. I had intentions of getting to fix up a little to use on my smaller yards. I have a 73 JD 140 H3 and thought the pair would look good.

Will anything from the 70 interchange with the 140?
I would say only the operator... sorry could not help it... :D
 

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Well,talked with the owner. Lowest he will go is $100 or he will haul it off for scrap................ Don't understand this mind set
Leave a note at his door with a phone number: "Will haul scrap for free."
 

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? He won't get a hundred for it from the scrap yard. Some people. I'd give 100 just to save it. In a second I would
 

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It's probably worth a hundred bucks pretty easy. You could probably add a Harbor Freight engine for now for another hundred and change, assuming everything else is good, and have something to play around with... I just wouldn't spend a fortune on it.

As for his mindset, he's saying a hundred bucks or no one gets it because he feels taken advantage of then. Very common. Saw some nice vintage Buick fenders on ebay once. Dude couldn't sell them for what he wanted, someone offered half. So he fired up the torch and cut them in halves and posted the pieces for half price.

Some people have no decency when it comes to historic items, all they worry about is the cash.
 
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