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  1. Gear Drive Tractors
    I've always thought my 212 steering was stiff, but I never had a point of reference. I tend to be more picky about things than most people. It's stiff, but still usable. A few weeks ago, I drove a neighbor's 214, and it confirmed my suspicions about my steering. The 214 was significantly easier...
  2. Want To Buy
    Hey all - been awhile since I've been on here but I recently bought some land and need a 2nd mower to get it all cut. My dad still has the 210 I used when I was a kid but got rid of the rotted deck. Anybody help me find one? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  3. Gear Drive Tractors
    I've been battling the variator on my 212 since I bought it about a year ago. I had two different sets of symptoms, that I believe I have recently solved. I figured I'd post to help anyone else who might be seeing similar issues. Issue #1 - Too sensitive to load/hills Last fall, I started to...
  4. Gear Drive Tractors
    Hi all, I recently found a steal on CL. Long story short, I'm now responsible for a 214 with electric lift (no engine), 31 tiller + all mounting hardware, 37A blower, and 46 deck. I was mostly interested in the electric lift. I have a 212 which runs great. It currently has manual lift, and...
  5. FOR SALE
    I have a John Deere 212 garden tractor for sale with deck and snowblower. Everything is in good shape and runs greats. Asking $1500 obo Located in Norfolk Nebraska. Please email me at [email protected] if interested.
  6. Gear Drive Tractors
    I have a model 212 tractor with a 37a snowblower, it has a manual PTO and a variator. The PTO engaes and spins fine, the variator does not seem to change anything when you move it. It seems to spin, but when it hits heavy snoe it stops turning. I do not know if it is a belt slipping, a variator...
  7. Gear Drive Tractors
    Hi, I brought home an '82 212 in well-used but not beaten condition. One of the previous owners disconnected and lost the parking brake lever/nut/knob (items 6, 7 & 8 below) from the operators deck but I have those pieces arriving Thursday and will install them soon after. I've spent some...
  8. Gear Drive Tractors
    I got involved with reassembling a 212 that has hydraulic lift. I need help with assembling the left rear engine mount/hydraulic lift pump mount parts. The pump and mount were removed to replace the leaking hydraulic lift hoses. The small screws for the engine mount to the frame were loose...
  9. Gear Drive Tractors
    Hello All, I was wondering if I could get a little info on the gasket that goes between the carb and the block. I removed my carburetor to soak it and do a rebuild on it. When I removed the carb there was only a thick plastic like gasket between the block and carb. I understand that it was for...
  10. Introductions
    Hey everyone, just bought my first lawn tractor yesterday, a 1983 JD 212. Very excited to own such a great machine. Bought off CL, has the 46in deck, snow plow, cast wheel weights, and chains. Came with all of the original manuals for the operation, parts, engine and plow too. Runs and cuts...
  11. Want To Buy
    I am looking to buy the following accessories. I am only looking for items in very good condition. Cab 37a Blower 43 Plow 43c Belly Blade Integral Hitch Must be willing to ship (or be located in Atlantic Canada) Let me know what you have!
  12. FOR SALE
    1983 John Deere 212 Garden Tractor - with 47" mower deck, front lift linkage, Model 37 snowblower, and tire chains. The GOOD - New Battery, New Fuel Pump, New mower deck belt. Recent oil change. The BAD - Front tires have plugs, and plugs leak a bit. Tires need pumped up every couple days...
  13. John Deere and Allied Attachments
    I have a JD 212 and a 37A Snow Blower. I am missing the lift linkages/front lift rod on the tractor and blower. I was thinking I could fabricate my own parts for this, but I need the measurements of the parts.I f anyone has a 37A Blower, and would be willing to measure the part dimensions, I...
  14. Gear Drive Tractors
    Hi to All, This forum was very helpful when I needed assistance attaching my mowing deck the week after I purchased this little tractor. After a few months of biweekly mowing in dusty conditions I knew it was time to do a bit of maintenance, other than checking the oil, filling the gas tank...
  15. FOR SALE
    Selling a decent John Deere 216 with mower deck and blower. New battery new seat, new brake band this year. Tires hold air. Could use a new front motor mount but does not affect its operation. Located near Craigville Indiana 46731. Call or text 260.241.1580 $975 Obo
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