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  1. #1
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    Default JD 111 any good for racing?

    I have a JD 111 that my girlfriend is bugging me to fix up for her to race. Although I've been a drag and circle track guy all my life I don't know the first about racing these things. Is this tractor any good for a stocker type class (I don't want to have a $5K garden tractor that runs on nitro ), any suggestions where I can look into this? I will try google again, may have missed something the first go round. Dach.

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    Google gave me a bunch of hits. Here's a build blog...
    http://www.heymow.com/index.php?topic=11134.0

    Here's a video...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4YDeijQags

    Looks like fun, but I wouldn't have the time to invest!
    BX2350 - FEL, 48" Box blade, Markham toothbar, ROPS mounted lights, BXpanded bucket hooks, 48" Howse brush cutter

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    Default Re: JD 111 any good for racing?

    I had a 111 that I bought from a guy with a bad rearend, but he had given me a used replacement with it. I put it on and it didn't last long either. I have a feeling that they weren't very durable. I asked at the dealer if they were rebuildable and they said that you could still get all of the internals for them. Luckily, while being a small mower, it was still a quality mower that you could rebuild. I never did, and sold the mower for cheap since I really had no interest in it.

    to be honest though, it didn't strike me as being a very durable tractor overall and I don't know that I would try to race it.

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    Default Re: JD 111 any good for racing?

    I had a 111 that I bought from a guy with a bad rearend....
    'Ya gotta feel sorry for a guy with bad rearend....

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    Default Re: JD 111 any good for racing?

    Quote Originally Posted by swines View Post
    'Ya gotta feel sorry for a guy with bad rearend....
    that's why I was willing to buy a broken tractor from him I guess...

    ... bad choice of wording I suppose.

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