I bought that one in the picture from a dealer out east new in box 2 years ago...along with another one that was on the same shelf. Even was able to work a better deal since I bought both.
I had a dealer print off all ones showing up in the USA, which was about 25 dealers long. Called about 15 before I found one that actually had one, turned out to have 2. Only found 1 more and a buddy of mine bought it.
You see them on ebay ocasionally. That or put a wanted add on WFM.
Has anyone successfully used/modified a zero turn mower suspension seat platform? They are expensive also, but should be more plentiful... Looks like they only have about one inch of total travel, but appear to be adjustable for operator weight so they don't "bottom out"
The other possible alternative is a bit unsightly in my way of thinking, but under $100 at Surplus Sales. It too would most likely need some modification to work on an open frame 300/400 series Deere garden tractor:
Hi guys, I made it home safely from my trip to DC. I did manage to meet up with a couple WFM members on the trip. I got some interesting photos too. I'll post them in my photobucket album when I get time.
I spent the night last night at the plow Wizzard's place in Ohio and was treated to a great home raised & evening meal and breakfast!
Sure beat staying in a motel! I enjoyed seeing his latest 430 project which will be amazing I bet. Also enjoyed meeting his dog a German Shepard named Sarge!
Hey Guys I just have to show off my newest deere. I have always wanted a RF and when I saw this 65 I just had to get it. It looks completely original and doesn't appear to be missing any parts. I even got a bunch of decals, carb kit, and various other items the PO had bought for his planned resto. I know the carb is in need of a rebuild but his baby runs and sounds really solid! I'm super pumped about this tractor! Adam
I've been looking for a #50 thrower for my 400 without success. Today I found a '46 snowthrower-400' that the PO claimed was on his 400. It fit using a 'quick hitch adapter' I was unable to figure out how to make this combination work on my 400. After searching the JD site, I found that the hitch kit he sold me are front pto mounting parts for a 430.
The thrower I bought is a M00062X100096
also on the tag it says 46 snowthrower-400.
Can anyone tell me just what this thrower is supposed to fit onto.
Congrats on the find. I was too late also as I got a canned response from the guy. He must of had a lot of people contact him. I don't know why people would tell him he sold it too cheap. Just jealous I guess. For that price and condition, I was willing to drive all the way from Illinois to get it.
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