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OK... so I going to do some rebuilding....

To start I have a 83 224. Motor is tired, but runs.. going to need a pump and some hoses, and a good cleanup, but other then that, its in good shape for its 1800hours!!!

Now, I also have a 87 222 that I picked up as a parts tractor. Well... with a hours work, it has been running, and working awsome!!! Turned into my everyday tractor for the last 3-4 years!!! Well it has always smoked a little, but now its getting REAL bad!!! Also getting a little noisy. Motor is WAYYY tired, but the rest of the tractor is pretty nice. Has probably about 1000 hours on it.

SO... I was thinking of..

A) pulling the 14hp out of the 224, rebuild it, and pop it in the better 222

B) Pull the 12hp out of the 222, rebuild it and put it back in. [that will leave a torn apart tractor laying around, and I hate to have to many torn apart things!!]

C) leave the 222 alone for now, and pull apart the 224 for a true all over rebuild [lot of time/cash]

D) park them bolth, and forget about them.


So there we go... Its not so much that I NEED the tractor. I do still have my 444 for work , and my JD112 that does most of the mowing.. But its nice to have that extra tractor to hook to a cart, or a back up mower.
 

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I can't imagine having to get by with fewer than 4 tractors so my vote is to fix both and sell one if you need the cash.
 

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OK... so I going to do some rebuilding....

To start I have a 83 224. Motor is tired, but runs.. going to need a pump and some hoses, and a good cleanup, but other then that, its in good shape for its 1800hours!!!

Now, I also have a 87 222 that I picked up as a parts tractor. Well... with a hours work, it has been running, and working awsome!!! Turned into my everyday tractor for the last 3-4 years!!! Well it has always smoked a little, but now its getting REAL bad!!! Also getting a little noisy. Motor is WAYYY tired, but the rest of the tractor is pretty nice. Has probably about 1000 hours on it.

SO... I was thinking of..

A) pulling the 14hp out of the 224, rebuild it, and pop it in the better 222

B) Pull the 12hp out of the 222, rebuild it and put it back in. [that will leave a torn apart tractor laying around, and I hate to have to many torn apart things!!]

C) leave the 222 alone for now, and pull apart the 224 for a true all over rebuild [lot of time/cash]

D) park them bolth, and forget about them.


So there we go... Its not so much that I NEED the tractor. I do still have my 444 for work , and my JD112 that does most of the mowing.. But its nice to have that extra tractor to hook to a cart, or a back up mower.
There is little question, from my perspective! Fix the 224, then the 222 and sell the JD to recoup some of your expenses! If money for parts is not an issue, keep all four and watch for another C/I to add to the stable!
 

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There's another option. Load both on a trailer and head to the Rainbow bridge. I'll meet you on the other side and take them both off your hands. End of problems. You can then go back to that JD you love so much.:hide:
 

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LOL!!!! Hey... I like the JD [and my Gravelys also] But Im a Ingersoll man!!!

You know I realy ant to keep one of the small wheelers up and running. Frankly for everyday use I perfer them. They are just so handy to jump on and pull a trailer, or mow a little grass. Plus the wife likes them better also. She spends a lot of time on it pulling a trailer, or mowing also. and you know how THAT works!!! All things go smoother when the wife is happy. :D :D

So.... I dont know.. The 222 is more solid, and will be a quick turn around. The 224 realy needs a full going through..Its mostly solid, but is getting pretty sloppy after its almost 2000 hours of use.
 

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LOL!!!! Hey... I like the JD [and my Gravelys also] But Im a Ingersoll man!!!

You know I realy ant to keep one of the small wheelers up and running. Frankly for everyday use I perfer them. They are just so handy to jump on and pull a trailer, or mow a little grass. Plus the wife likes them better also. She spends a lot of time on it pulling a trailer, or mowing also. and you know how THAT works!!! All things go smoother when the wife is happy. :D :D

So.... I dont know.. The 222 is more solid, and will be a quick turn around. The 224 realy needs a full going through..Its mostly solid, but is getting pretty sloppy after its almost 2000 hours of use.
2000 hours!

Honestly Paul, when you travel around the world on vacation you have to pick a better mode of transportation... talk about taking a small boat to China!

I think I saw you in a movie on that J.D. - "The Straight Story" was it?

Seriously though I wouldn't swap motors, just take the worst one (224) and take your time restoring it and when finished start on the 222. When you finish both you can then have a his/hers set... and tell her to stay off yours. :D
 

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LOL!!! Well the 224 is hers... I got it becouse it came with a splitter. I was going to buy just the splitter, but then she asked how much for the whole packedge. That way, I got my splitter, and she got her tractor.

Ive posted pic's of it. there is a shot in the galery of it with the splitter, weightbox, AG tires, in the winter time.
 
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