Tiller World

This site is dedicated to videos, products, and information for maintaining and using garden tillers and cultivators.

John Deere Tractors Garden tractor

Written By: The Mad Tiller - Jan• 24•12

why old John Deere green tractors are a better investment than new. My 20 year old John Deere 332 diesel garden tractor will last forever if I maintain it. John Deere mowers mow and mow.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

25 Comments

  1. Countryboy1296 says:

    Hey buddy, theres a big difference between a craftsman and John Deere. I could write a book on how Deere outstands it. Number one, resale value. Who wants to buy a used craftsman? Who will gladly buy a used Deere? Me. Piece of mind behind quality equiptment.

  2. Dylanstc says:

    @PJDiesel76 no the 318 is not the same it is smaller, the 322 Is the gas version of 332, the 322 has a diesel engine that is converted to run on gas. And know the 318 is smaller we used to have a 318 with a single stage snowblower, and now have a 322 with a 47 in two stage, and trust me the 322 sounds WAY bigger , and has a bigger engine than the 318

  3. GeorgeVeld says:

    @shadowandhannah Want to talk story’s I just retired my 318 john deere it had 4000 hours as per the meter on it when i bought it (used by a lawn matence company) that was 18 years ago after i got it i have cut our 4 acre (verry hilly Lawn) as u would to keep it nice 2-3 times a week in the spring 1 time aweek mid summer 2 times a week in the fall now it takes 8 hours of cutting time per cut i sold it this spring for $1000 I figgure it had over 8000hrs on it the meter quit 8 years ago at 7000 hrs

  4. ycap123 says:

    He’s right 2.. we got a 84 318 that’s had a few problems but runs like atop and runs and mows better than most of the peoples i know…. mine needs paint though

  5. satellitetune says:

    Good job on your video I liked it very much!

  6. gwk4657 says:

    Good job on your video I liked it very much!

  7. MegaSierra123 says:

    @DailyDiceCc no ya cant. im getting a 2 year old craftsman mint conditiion. selling for $200 used. that things like 10 years old and has 700 hours on it

  8. DailyDiceCc says:

    @MegaSierra123 You’d be insanely lucky to find this or any other older tractor for 500$ in this condition, 3 grand, a little steep, but i can easily see this going for 1.75-2.25 grand easy.

  9. MegaSierra123 says:

    Ya my ass that damn thing would sell 4 $500 bucks not $3000
    Get you facts right if ur making a info vid

  10. wilsonlaidlaw says:

    I have an even older 285, where the tractor bit still works well. However it needed a new mower deck as the original had rusted through. In the UK at least, this was not available. An equivalent new JD with Diesel engine was over £10,000. I bought an Iseki, which had the advantage of a 3 cylinder rather than 2 cylinder engine and full hydraulic emptying on the grass collector. Price – just over £6,000. Not a hard decision. Just as well made as my old JD.

    Wilson

  11. Generallee729 says:

    $3000?!?! This tractor is 20 years old and over 700 hrs on it. I could buy a brand new one for $1500

  12. 1944johndeerel says:

    @Lvfd416 older john deeres are the best! i like all john deeres made up until the late 90’s. i have a 40’s model l, a 1971 model 70 lawn tractor, a 1977 210 (my trusty old work horse) which had lived a hard life but is extreamly dependable, i also have a 1984 210 which is in great shape, and a 1975 300 hydrostatic. its the next step up from a 140. i got the 300 as a project tractor the 16hp kohler is in need of some rehab

  13. NightTurkey82 says:

    wow that is a sweet mower, i think i may just have to find one of those and sell my snapper.

  14. TomescuCalin says:

    @ad356 i know .. it’s very sensible :D

  15. ad356 says:

    @TomescuCalin stx38?? i had one of those. it was weak. they are good for mowing and nothing else. cannot compare to a john deere garden tractor. stx 38’s are lawn mowers, nothing else. dont try to remove snow with it either. the weak transmission will not take the abuse

  16. ad356 says:

    @tezskanza dont forget the old 110, 112, and 200 series machines as well. they are built equally as well although a little small, still serous equipment. i have a 112, i remove snow, roto till, and mow with it. it does everything despite being 40 years old

  17. PJDiesel76 says:

    Good video. You um,….. have a lot of time on your hands! I have one of these, have also owned all the other 300 series units. Great tractors, HUGE following. 

  18. pattontl says:

    NICE! I watched this video earlier this year right after I bought a JD GT235 and then looked into the older JD models because of this video. That research got me interested in restoring an old JD. I bought a 1968 110 that I have started a complete restoration on. I also recently bought a 1987 JD 318 for working the ground and pushing snow! I love the 318!! Now the GT235 is for sale (LOL). It’s a nice machine but I like the 318 better. Thanks for the video!

  19. pattontl says:

    NICE! I watched this video earlier this year right after I bought a JD GT235 and then looked into the older JD models because of this video. That research got me interested in restoring an old JD. I bought a 1968 110 that I have started a complete restoration on. I also recently bought a 1987 JD 318 for working the ground and pushing snow! I love the 318!! Now the GT235 is for sale (LOL). It’s a nice machine but I like the 318 better. Thanks for the video!

  20. pattontl says:

    NICE! I watched this video earlier this year right after I bought a JD GT235 and then looked into the older JD models because of this video. That research got me interested in restoring an old JD. I bought a 1968 110 that I have started a complete restoration on. I also recently bought a 1987 JD 318 for working the ground and pushing snow! I love the 318!! Now the GT235 is for sale (LOL). It’s a nice machine but I like the 318 better. Thanks for the video!

  21. pattontl says:

    NICE! I watched this video earlier this year right after I bought a JD GT235 and then looked into the older JD models because of this video. That research got me interested in restoring an old JD. I bought a 1968 110 that I have started a complete restoration on. I also recently bought a 1987 JD 318 for working the ground and pushing snow! I love the 318!! Now the GT235 is for sale (LOL). It’s a nice machine but I like the 318 better. Thanks for the video!

  22. pattontl says:

    NICE! I watched this video earlier this year right after I bought a JD GT235 and then looked into the older JD models because of this video. That research got me interested in restoring an old JD. I bought a 1968 110 that I have started a complete restoration on. I also recently bought a 1987 JD 318 for working the ground and pushing snow! I love the 318!! Now the GT235 is for sale (LOL). It’s a nice machine but I like the 318 better. Thanks for the video!

  23. pattontl says:

    NICE! I watched this video earlier this year right after I bought a JD GT235 and then looked into the older JD models because of this video. That research got me interested in restoring an old JD. I bought a 1968 110 that I have started a complete restoration on. I also recently bought a 1987 JD 318 for working the ground and pushing snow! I love the 318!! Now the GT235 is for sale (LOL). It’s a nice machine but I like the 318 better. Thanks for the video!

  24. PJDiesel76 says:

    The John Deere 300 series tractors are the best. Actually the 318 (same as 332, but non-diesel) was the most produced tractor in the world. I will own nothing other than an older 300 series John Deere tractor.

  25. JDMowerGuy1998 says:

    nope. Old ones are easier to use but not as safe, not as fast, not as reliable. New ones have more safety features, you don’t have to stop and fix all the time and they cost starting at $1500 to about $4000. Much better then spending money on a beat-up one for $3000 which you will have trouble with.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Powered by Yahoo! Answers