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post #1 of 29 Old 11-30-2010, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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OK, I値l be first

The photo below is my 1987 John Deere 165 with a 12.5 HP Kawasaki engine showing just what a little tractor can do. I bought this tractor new and adapted a generic plow to it for snow plowing. This tractor cut my grass and plowed my snow for the last 23 years without missing a beat.




Last year I bought a newer JD 155 to give the older tractor a break from mowing but I still used it for plowing. This year I bought a bigger tractor with a snowplow and an Ariens snowblower to handle the winter work. If they work out I will retire the 165 (still working great) to pulling the lawn cart, and may do a total restoration some time later.

Here is a photo of the new (to me) plow tractor. It is a 1994 Craftsman GT 6000 hydro with an 18 HP 2 cylinder Kohler and a dozer blade. I built the rear blade for pulling snow away from places you can稚 plow it away from. Photo was taken before I put the chains on.

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Hice pic's.......
And NICE DEERE!!!!!!!
Gotta love the old deere's!!!!!
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Wow, that's pretty darned impressive work for that Deere. Says a lot for the Kawasaki engine. Your Craftsman looks new, should give you some pretty good service too.
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Can't beat a John Deere with a kawasaki! You mentioned that it has plowed snow for you for 23 years; does that mean you're the only owner the tractor ever had?

Thanks also for posting the pictures!

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Can't beat a John Deere with a kawasaki! You mentioned that it has plowed snow for you for 23 years; does that mean you're the only owner the tractor ever had?
Yes, I purchased the tractor new from a local dealer.
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Yes, I purchased the tractor new from a local dealer.
Oops, I see that you mentioned buying it new in the first post. Somehow I just didn't see it.

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Can't beat a John Deere with a kawasaki!

Thanks also for posting the pictures!
Unless it has a Yanmar diesel under the hood!

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This is my snow removal set up, shaft drive hydro lift, two 44" snowcanons, 48" snowdozer blade.
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This is my snow removal set up, shaft drive hydro lift, two 44" snowcanons, 48" snowdozer blade.
Is that a necker knob on the steering wheel?!?
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