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    A 77 214 won't offer a bolt in motor swap to a 87. They have different engine cradles and mounts. You will also probably find the pto pulley doesn't swap. Its a Male vs female issue.


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    Aaah! Dang it! Newbie ignorance bites again. Ok, that clinches it. I will harvest the hydraulic lift parts for my 87, get the 77 running, then sell the 77.

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    Sadly, this could be my story or any of the others here. There are never enough deer in the shed!

    The manual pto is better in my opinion as the electric ones are expensive to replace.

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    Good point. I guess I need to really get more familiar with both machines before I settle on the one I will keep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inspired_metal View Post
    Sadly, this could be my story or any of the others here. There are never enough deer in the shed!

    The manual pto is better in my opinion as the electric ones are expensive to replace.

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    I agree 100% with the Manual PTO comment!

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    Question:
    The 77 214 has a knob on the back plate behind the transmission. What is it for? The 87 does not have it.

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    Sounds like a knob for adjusting the rear lift,it may have had an integral hitch on it at some time
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    Thanks. I need to spend a few days catching up on work, but I hope to get one or possibly both of the tractors running this weekend so I can test them and get more familiar with them. If the 77 does have a hydraulic front and rear lift already installd and if the mechanical PTO is more reliable and cheaper to repair, I may very well just get that one running and keep it as is.

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    I was able to clean the carb on the 77 and try starting it today. It cranks fine, has compression, but no spark. Reading the service manual leads me to believe I need to either sit in the seat while cranking or bypass the seat switch. I also need to deal with the rusted choke control cable.

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    A 77 has no seat switch.

    200 series safety switches prevent cranking. They do not effect spark.


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