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#1 GTTinkerer OFFLINE  

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Posted March 29, 2012 - 07:29 PM

Bought my first John Deere garden tractor today. Haven't checked the serial number but it is supposed to be a 1973 140H3. It was posted on CraigsList yesterday. Tried to talk the price down but the owner would not budge a dime.

Needs some work but started first time after setting all winter, runs and drives just fine. Tried to push the trailer in forward and reverse and no slippage in the hydro. Tires weather checked, hood damaged and it looks like a brake pedal is missing. Going to be a worker and not a looker for now at least.

Came with a deck and three point with top link.

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Edited by GTTinkerer, March 29, 2012 - 07:35 PM.

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Posted March 29, 2012 - 07:46 PM

You did good Bill. Looks like the top link is original, and yes, the tractor is missing the outside, or right brake pedal. I'd be happy with the purchase. The broken headlight panel and hood front edge, are cosmetics, and can be easlily fixed. As you said, it's going to be a worker, not a beauty queen. Enjoy it and have fun!

Edited by johndeereelfman, March 29, 2012 - 09:54 PM.

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Posted March 29, 2012 - 09:07 PM

Bill, that's great. It sure looks pretty decent over all. A good worker. That three point is great. Sure makes the worker more useful. Congratulations.
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Posted March 29, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Now I need to find some manuals. I will post a request over in the manuals needed forum.

Thanks,
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Posted March 30, 2012 - 04:23 AM

Hey,congrats Bill.That looks to be in pretty good condition.
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Posted March 30, 2012 - 05:48 AM

Nice score there, Bill! Looks like a very good worker!
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Posted March 30, 2012 - 06:07 AM

Looks pretty good for it's age! :thumbs:

My first JD garden tractor was a 69-140 H1, hard working little tractor.

Congrats! ~~ Lowell
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Posted March 30, 2012 - 07:15 AM

Congrats Bill! The 140 is my favourite but there are none up here. I have a 314 which under the tin is very much a 140H1. That 3pt is a nice bonus. It will certainly make a good worker.

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Posted March 30, 2012 - 02:40 PM

Hey, congradulations on a great buy. My second JD GT was a 1973 140 H1 that I had for over 20 years, and I loved it. I still have a number of manuals for it and for some of it's attachments. PM me if you're interested.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 05:53 AM

congrats on the 140 it should make a great tractor .

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 08:25 AM

It seems these 140's are hidden all over the place and everyone but me finds them. Welcome! 120/140's are great machines.




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