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I am new to trying to learn the language of these early 200 series tractors and I know that the 1975 tractors were different and that the engines were different for each of the different models beyond the obvious 2hp power difference.

I also understand there are frame differences seen in the electric PTO vs the manual PTO tractors. I also know the left side cover is different for the hydraulic vs manual lift (not sure if electric lift is unique or like one of the others). I’ve also read that the late manufactured 216s have a larger diameter PTO shaft than early 216s and the rest of the family. I also know there are early and late side panels and grill differences.

So, what other differences are seen in these tractors? Are all the rear transaxle the same - same gears and internals too? How about things like the front axles, spindles, rims etc? Are the engine bolt on items like carb, starter, air cleaners, spark plugs etc the same?

I do have the manuals and have been trying to read them but hoping for a head start on improving my basic understandings. I am starting this journey working on 214 and 216 tractors but I am trying to learn where I can find any parts that I need to replace when I come across good or better than good deals!

Edit: I also found the carburetor for the 210, 212 were the same and the 214 and 216 were the same but different than the lower HP tractors in the series.
 

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The electric lift side panel is unique, plus there is two different wiring schemes depending on the amount of solenoids used. The rears are all pretty much the same, other then some changes in the brake area. Engine wise the only real differences besides the HP is the carburetor and some had balance gears, some don't. the 200 series share a lot of common items with the older square fender 110's and 112's. I'm not sure if any where made late enough to go through the front spindle changeover or not..
 

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Yeah so your model number should read C216H and then the serial number.
Yes, that is what the tag says. Should the hood stripes be solid yellow or tiger stripes. I ask as I’ve seen 216 hood decals that are not tiger striped but the hood I got with that tractor has tiger stripes.
 

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I'm not sure about the hood decals, i'd have to research that.
Based on this thread:


The switch happened at 95,000 so there should not be any 216s with the solid yellow stripes if Tractor Data is correct that the 216 started at 95,000
 

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I'm pretty sure that's correct Ken. You mentioned above about seeing solid yellow 216 decals. I personally can't recall ever seeing that but certainly can't say they don't exist.
OK, I struggled to find this again and I note this shop doesn’t actually have an image either but here was where I think I saw them.

 
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