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    New Member joecooler's Avatar
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    1968 JD 300 Industrial

    Default Re: My Beautifully restored 1968 JD 300

    Wanted to say thanks for the comments!! She is really sweet to drive. The wife was out mowing for a couple hours yesterday and had a great time...

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    John Deere 1026R

    Default Re: My Beautifully restored 1968 JD 300

    Beautiful piece of machinery!

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    New Member joecooler's Avatar
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    1968 JD 300 Industrial

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecooler View Post
    Well, so far it looks like better that one hour per gallon. I am tracking this tank full so I will have a better assessment when I get the level down enough for a refill worthy of a calculation...
    Well, looks like 2.2 gallons per hour under full load cutting 2 foot high grass. About $8 per hour for gas alone. I expect a better return when doing just light normal mowing. Fingers crossed..

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    Super Member flusher's Avatar
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    2008 Mahindra 5525, 1964 MF-135 diesel, 1951 Farmall Super A, 1951 Minneapolis Moline BF, 1945 Oliver 60 Row Crop, 1949 JD B widefront

    Default Re: My Beautifully restored 1968 JD 300

    Great looking mowing tractor. I like it's low stance and wide track--just what you need to mow slopes and hills safely.

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    Default Re: My Beautifully restored 1968 JD 300

    hey hey joe
    that is just ferocious!
    i love it........what a beautiful
    it reminds me of my JD 380 diesel fork lift
    that is something to be very proud of

    larson1951

  6. #16
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    Massey 180 Diesel

    Default Re: My Beautifully restored 1968 JD 300

    I mowed with a 301 with 5' side mount sickle bar off & on for 10 years. Sweet little tractors..!! Just be real careful engaging the pto. There is an internal pin that will shear/break, and you need to split the tractor to repair it. Seems everytime they pulled me off of the tractor to go run the maintainer, they would put someone on it that didn't like to mow. They would shear the pin intentionally so they wouldn't have to.

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    1948 Ford

    Default Re: My Beautifully restored 1968 JD 300

    I have the same tractor, just bought yesterday. Filled the tank & it seems to be leaking gas thru the choke linkage. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: My Beautifully restored 1968 JD 300

    That tractor looks great joecooler!

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    JD 2720

    Default Re: My Beautifully restored 1968 JD 300

    Great looking tractor. I like its stance and the overall simplicity of the design and paint.

    Nice looking lot too. I agree with the poster that said it has a nice retirement job.
    Gus

    2012 JD 2720, 200CX FEL w/61" bucket, I-Match, Wallenstein BX42 chipper, Wallenstein WX620 splitter

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    Kubota L285

    Default Re: My Beautifully restored 1968 JD 300

    Quote Originally Posted by joecooler View Post
    Well, looks like 2.2 gallons per hour under full load cutting 2 foot high grass. About $8 per hour for gas alone. I expect a better return when doing just light normal mowing. Fingers crossed..
    I doubt you will do any better than that with a gas version of that tractor. Actually that is darn impressive for a gas tractor of that hp. Look at Nebraska test results for a deere 1020 gasser which is the ag version twin sister of the industrial 300. In that test 3.3 gph was consumption at full load and throttle set at 540 PTO speed. Consumption increased to 3.7 gph at wide open throttle and full load. Fuel Consumption goes down at less than full load but they never saw less than 2.5 gph even on tiny hp loads.

    All in all I say you doing well at 2.2 gal per hour. My lowly Farmall h will not do much better than you are doing and at 26 to maybe 27 PTO hp on a very good day - it has way less than the 38.8 PTO hp of the Deere 300 (or Deere 1020).

    Very nice looking tractor by the way. Use it and enjoy it.

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