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John Deere la power plant

Postby stevey30 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:47 pm

So I'm out in my yard today and the neighbor asks if im interested in a power unit he has.It looks to be a John Deere LA,dont know anything about them but it looks complete,any idea of value,he said it last ran 3 years ago

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Re: John Deere la power plant

Postby LincTex » Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:20 am

It's actually called a "LU" or "LUC"

Deere used these on a lot of hay balers and small pull-type (12A) combines.

My memory is fuzzy, but I think some of them were built by the Hercules Motor Company of Canton, Ohio. They look almost identical.

I think the Herc built engines were 3.25" bore x4" stroke = 66.3ci, while the Deere made engine is 3.5" bore x4" stroke = 77ci

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Re: John Deere la power plant

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:48 pm

Avery and MM also used Hercules engines in Avery A, R, V and MM BF and BG.
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Re: John Deere la power plant

Postby Eugene » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:03 am

I have no idea as to the value of the power unit.

I did a short internet search and found one engine for sale for $500-. My conclusion is that there is more value in good parts than the complete unit.

My opinion. Suggest to neighbor that he advertise the power unit on the local craigslist. Conduct a web search first to obtain a general idea of the unit's value.
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Re: John Deere la power plant

Postby LincTex » Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:02 pm

As cool as power units are... they never sell for a good price.

Once in a while you'll see one "re-purposed" off of a baler onto a buzz saw, or made into a generator or something. But it is not as common as us "lovers of old iron" would like to see.

I have my eye on a Model U2 (Farmall "A" engine) power unit that was used for an irrigation pump. Not sure what I'd do with it, LOL! I just want to have it because it is unique and I don't want to see it get scrapped.

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Re: John Deere la power plant

Postby jim turner » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:32 pm

If it is one of the later ones it might be a 2 cylinder upright in which case it would be worth $12 to 1500 bucks.
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Re: John Deere la power plant

Postby Bezirk » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:14 am

I have an LUC that is stuck, but it is on my project list so hopefully It will get repaired one of these days in the not too distant future.

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