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Chris727

What is better: 3410 Landlord or An Allis 312?

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Chris727
I have the opportunity to get a 3410 Landlord with the 3speed trans and a 42 inch mower deck. The tractor is all original but the hood needs paint. It is supposed to run good. I could get it for $250-$300. I also may be able to get an Allis 312 vari-speed. It is in good condition other than it needs a coil. I may be able to get it for $300-$500. I know the simplicity has good parts availability and that basic design of tractor was made for 30 or 40 years. The Allis was only made for 4 years. Is there a problem with the 300 and 400 series Allis? Thanks -Chris

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goatfarmer
I have a 3410 LandLord that was my first Simplicity.It was purchased about 12 years ago. I now have 6 Simplicity/AC tractors,and it's still my favorite. Classic styling,great parts availability,what's not to like? What the hey,buy 'em both!! kenny

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Bunky
Well the Allis basiclly has no parts available some parts might interchange the attachments are different from what i hear.. and they have a kohler engine which cost more too work on.. Just my 2 cents worth...............

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PatRarick
As to parts, that really isn't too big of an issue. The drive trains are the same on either model, so parts are not a problem there. Most other parts are easily fabricated or can be found used. The 312 is harder to get attachments for. Most of the attachments are the same, but the hitch points are different. The mowing decks are completely different. The 312 has the advantage of variable speed, which is plus. For practicality, I would say the 3410 is the better choice. For collectability, the 312 is a better choice. Just my opinion. Pat

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Dadsy98
I have a AC312. Great machine. True, pieces and parts are trickier to find. But that's part and parcel with the ownership of older equipment. I say buy both if ya can. Steve

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