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Clay


Location: Wis
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John Deere 1130 SE
Original Message   Jan 7, 2009 1:07 pm
I did a search and found a few references to this machine but no answers.  Any one have one of these?  15.5 snow max engine, heated hand grips, 30" wide.  I can't find a listing for auger diameter or impeller diameter.  I called John Deere and the guy that was suppose to be the snow thrower expert didn't know either. 

What is the Easy Steer drive system?  The literature says: 

  • Easy Steer® drive system giving continuous power to both wheels and auto speed adjustment
  • Is it similar to the Ariens auto differential? 

    I've heard that the units are built by B&S which translates to Simplicity.  They do have cast iron gear cases like the Simplicity.  The chute control is different than the simplicity and so is the turning method so they are not exactly the same.  I'm trying to compare the Simplicity L1530E to the JD 1130SE.  Any help would be appreciated.

    Rick

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    Tate


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
    Points: 6

    Re: John Deere 1130 SE
    Reply #284   Dec 1, 2010 4:00 pm
    Sean thanks for the link on the parts manual.  I did find that earlier but the only sites that reference owner manuals seem suspect and want a monthly fee subscription.... not.

    Tate
    Swoods


    I love all power equipment from lawn mowers to snow blowers. My favorite pieces of equipment are 2 cycle Lawn Boys.

    Location: Elburn, IL
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Points: 65

    Re: John Deere 1130 SE
    Reply #285   Dec 1, 2010 4:06 pm
    A comparison picture of a little Toro compared to the 1130se. My dad used to make me use a Toro like this was a kid and I hated it. I found this one for $50 and thought it would be easier than pulling out the big one for light snows and the sidewalk.
    This message was modified Jan 21, 2011 by Swoods


    Sean Woods
    Catt


    Location: Minnesota
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
    Points: 196

    Re: John Deere 1130 SE
    Reply #286   Dec 2, 2010 9:50 pm
    Hey Swoods!  Your 1130 is looking great and I see you have a nice Toro for the smaller jobs.
    borat


    Joined: Nov 10, 2007
    Points: 2692

    Re: John Deere 1130 SE
    Reply #287   Dec 2, 2010 10:05 pm
    Is the Toro a gas engine power shovel?
    aa335


    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Points: 2434

    Re: John Deere 1130 SE
    Reply #288   Dec 3, 2010 10:13 am
    That's a Toro S-200.  There a dime a dozen around here.
    Swoods


    I love all power equipment from lawn mowers to snow blowers. My favorite pieces of equipment are 2 cycle Lawn Boys.

    Location: Elburn, IL
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Points: 65

    Re: John Deere 1130 SE
    Reply #289   Dec 7, 2010 2:26 pm
    aa335 is right. The Toro is an S-200. I recently found that it works good for clearing the snow off of the deck. I like to keep the deck clear so I can still grill with my Weber. My snow shovels are metal and the deck is stained really dark so I don't want to scrape it, but the rubber "blades" on the Toro don't mark up the wood at all. I'm looking forward to some real snow this winter. So far, we only have around 4" on the ground. Before too long, I'll be able to take the 1130 on the pond out back to clear an ice-skating rink for the local kids.

    Sean Woods
    aa335


    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Points: 2434

    Re: John Deere 1130 SE
    Reply #290   Dec 7, 2010 2:39 pm
    Catt wrote:
    Hey Swoods!  Your 1130 is looking great and I see you have a nice Toro for the smaller jobs.
     
    Didn't you get a Toro Powerclear 180?  How's it working out for you?
    Catt


    Location: Minnesota
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
    Points: 196

    Re: John Deere 1130 SE
    Reply #291   Dec 8, 2010 2:00 am

    aa335,

    I did get the Toro Powerclear 180 which I use for very light snow falls.  It’s worked very well, but earlier this season we had a very heavy wet snow.  The Toro was pretty useless in that situation.  More recently we had fluffy snow and it worked like a champ through that. 

    trouts2




    Location: Marlboro MA
    Joined: Dec 8, 2007
    Points: 1328

    Re: John Deere 1130 SE
    Reply #292   Dec 25, 2010 7:25 pm
    Swoods, Your pictures have made the thread unreadable. Can you go edit your post and put carrige returns (enters) after your pictures? That will make posts line up to be readable. Thanks - trouts2
    Swoods


    I love all power equipment from lawn mowers to snow blowers. My favorite pieces of equipment are 2 cycle Lawn Boys.

    Location: Elburn, IL
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Points: 65

    Re: John Deere 1130 SE
    Reply #293   Jan 21, 2011 6:16 pm
    OK, I fixed the images I had posted, but I cannot edit the ones the are from a reply from the user, Snowmachine. Sorry, I didn't even know there was a problem, they line up fine on Google Chrome. I went back to Internet Explorer and saw what you meant.
    This message was modified Jan 21, 2011 by Swoods


    Sean Woods
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