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John Deere L110 Real Deere or not??


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07-07-15, 02:22 PM   #1  
John Deere L110 Real Deere or not??

Their's a guy on Craig's list selling one claiming it's a real deal John Deere. I say B.S. It was built in Greenville TN. with MTD parts. Right or wrong?

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07-07-15, 02:28 PM   #2  
L110 seems to be a real model # & they have a place in Greenville TN. However, I never use craigslist. Scammers galore.

 
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07-08-15, 10:01 AM   #3  
Pulpo, thanks for your input. Yeah, I know about Craigslist. Some real Darling's there. But some good folks also. Anyone else have an opinion on this?

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07-08-15, 01:26 PM   #4  
What would make you think it was not a real John Deere?
I owned an L110 for many years and finely gave up on it.
Blade belt kept coming off when you disingage the blades from day one, took it back to the dealer many times and it never got fix.
I fixed it myself by drilling a hole in the deck and installed a bolt next to the pulley to keep it from come off.
The idler pulley fell apart the first week, and in 5 years it had to be replaced 5 times.
I went through at least 6 spindles even though they where greased every week.
The plastic wheel that acts as a deck guide had to be replaced a bunch of times.
It's rated as a home owner mower for less then one acre.
Sold it and bought a Massey Fugason 48" Z turn.
159 hours and only had to sharpen the blades, clean the air filter.

 
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07-08-15, 02:13 PM   #5  
J.D.'s parts catalog still lists the L110. I believe that it was a model made for the big box stores.


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07-08-15, 02:27 PM   #6  
What would make you think it was not a real John Deere?


Well besides the pretty paint and sheet medal. The controls look pretty much like the MTD's of that era. I've been told the older Deere Mowers built before the Greenville TN plant opened where good units. I feel we sure there are members that work on mowers for part or all of they're livelihood. Was hoping some might share they're thoughts on the similarity's of the MTD's and the L110 series J.D's.

Never owned a Deere mower of any kind. So I have no opinion. That's the reason for the questions.
All opinions welcome.


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07-08-15, 05:25 PM   #7  
No it was not just made for the box stores.
Bought mine at a JD dealer.
It's just a light duty home owners grade mower.

 
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07-08-15, 11:05 PM   #8  
It's a real John Deere. No question about it. It's a cheap homeowner version but it has nothing to do with MTD. Not one single part. The Tennessee plant used to be a Murray factory, but the Deeres made there aren't Murray either, they are just lower priced Deeres. Just like you could buy a Chevy chevette, or a Chevy Corvette. Both are Chevy, both are quite different.


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07-09-15, 05:36 AM   #9  
Here's good guide on the different model #s.
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07-10-15, 09:26 PM   #10  
Just a short note to thank all who took the time to share their thoughts.

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