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#1 fishman OFFLINE  

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 12:24 AM

Picked up a 140 h3 today pretty rough it looks like it hasn't had a good life at least not last couple years. But I'm sure I can change that. We got home late from picking it up so I'll get pictures in morning. And also lots of questions.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 05:43 AM

Congratulations on picking up the 140H3. They are great workhorses, even better if you don't have to worry about scratching the paint.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 05:59 AM

Nice fond. Congrats, the 140 is my favourite of the older JD's. I like the open sided design better than the 300's. The 3 hydraulic circuits are a big bonus as well. I've never seen one locally.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 08:18 AM

Nice find! I was going for a 140 when my 120 showed up for the right price. While I am still partial to the 300 series machines (I remember seeing them new at the local Deere dealer as a kid in the late 70's) there is something about the 120/140 that just grabs my attention. Looking forward to pics.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 08:56 AM

Here it isImageUploadedByTapatalk1339941345.584861.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1339941357.176797.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1339941373.294351.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1339941384.830126.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1339941398.482268.jpg
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Posted June 17, 2012 - 12:20 PM

Great tractor. Needs a bit of TLC, but what used tractor doesn't! Enjoy!

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 06:39 PM

I offer my congratulations on your aquisition. I do this based solely on the consensus of the
previous posts. I know nothing about the John Deere brand of tractors. I am however
anxious to listen and learn.
What does the h3 signify?

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 09:23 PM

I offer my congratulations on your aquisition. I do this based solely on the consensus of the
previous posts. I know nothing about the John Deere brand of tractors. I am however
anxious to listen and learn.
What does the h3 signify?


Congratulations on the H3. I had a 140 H1 for 20 years or so, and loved it.

To answer IamSherwood's question: Others here know more about this than I do, but it basically means it has 3 Hydraulic levers, one for each set of hydraulic couplers. They allow you to use attachment with hydraulic cylinders like snowblowers, front blades, etc.
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Posted June 18, 2012 - 02:25 PM

Getting it taken apart & cleaning. Did have it running but had to jump past key. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1340047454.904740.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1340047494.520219.jpg

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 02:42 PM

Looks like a great project. Looking forward to watching you fix it up! :thumbs:

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 04:32 PM

Getting it taken apart & cleaning. Did have it running but had to jump past key. [


If you want to take a stab at repairing the ignition switch heres a thread where I take one apart and fix it up. Sometimes it is just the connection at the rivets on the back of the switch and you can clean them up and re solder them.
http://gardentractor...tch#entry153458
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Posted June 18, 2012 - 07:02 PM

Thanks I going to give it a try.

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 07:26 PM

Nice snag Mike, Congrats! It will bring you many years of pleasure!

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 08:38 PM

If anyone has a wiring diagram for the switch also rest of tractor. I got so of it figured out but not all.

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Posted June 18, 2012 - 10:05 PM

Here is the wiring diagram from the 140 Service Manual. Hope it helps.

Attached File  JD 140 Wiring Diagram.PDF   309.51KB   60 downloads

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