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#1 markdombroski OFFLINE  

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Posted September 15, 2012 - 10:04 PM

Today, I picked up a running 1973 John Deere 140 H1. I am mainly interested in the attachments that came with the tractor.
  • Model 54 front blade with hydraulic lift
  • Model 49 front snow thrower with hydraulic lift
  • Model 33 rear tiller
  • Rear wheel weights
  • Mower Deck
I would like to use the blade and the snow thrower this winter on the driveway and road. The tractor starts and runs nicely and attachments look to be in good shape. All I need now is a Cozy Cab.

Here is a dusk picture of the tractor. Also including some pictures from the original Craigslist post.

- Mark

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Edited by markdombroski, September 15, 2012 - 10:21 PM.

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Posted September 15, 2012 - 10:41 PM

Mark
good little setup you get there. hope you can get a cab. they are nice. I got one I use on my 212
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Posted September 16, 2012 - 08:04 AM

Hi Mark, seems you made a big deal :thumbs:
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Posted September 16, 2012 - 08:41 AM

Nice to get a tractor with implements that you plan to use. And you still have time to check them all out before the season is upon you. Good luck with it!
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Posted September 16, 2012 - 08:52 AM

Congratulations Mark. The tractor looks all right and the implements look great. Nice package. Good luck finding the cab.
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Posted September 16, 2012 - 09:16 AM

Great scores!!!
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Posted September 17, 2012 - 10:50 AM

Yesterday I changed the oil on the tractor, lubricated the zirc fittings, and tested some of the attachments. The front blade and Snow thrower work well. Hydraulics lifts are functional. However, the directional control on the Snow thrower does not rotate.

Also, I have reviewed pictures and videos of the 49 snow thrower. It appears there are a few different revisions of the this model. Some of the pictures show the directional chute being longer and have a narrower enclosed tube. The chute on my snow thrower appears to be a wider diameter and is not an enclosed tube. Don't know if these were different options or if one works better than the other? I am interested if anyone knows the differences on this.

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Posted September 17, 2012 - 11:01 AM

IIRC - there were two different shapes of the chute - Round and your version. There were also short and tall versions of the chute you have. My 80's model 49 looks like yours in the pic.

As for the directional rotation, if you would like I can take a pic of mine for your reference. I would guess that something needs tightened up.

BTW - your 140 H1/blower combo looks a lot like my 120/blower combo.
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Posted September 17, 2012 - 11:17 AM

Nice to get a tractor with implements that you plan to use. And you still have time to check them all out before the season is upon you. Good luck with it!


Hi Kenny, for some reason I have been focused on getting prepared for the winter this year. It is kind of a strange nesting instinct almost where I have been focused on getting for the winter and unknown weather.

I have cleaned and repaired the gutters from last year's snow storms and stocking firewood.
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Posted September 17, 2012 - 11:48 AM

IIRC - there were two different shapes of the chute - Round and your version. There were also short and tall versions of the chute you have. My 80's model 49 looks like yours in the pic.

As for the directional rotation, if you would like I can take a pic of mine for your reference. I would guess that something needs tightened up.

BTW - your 140 H1/blower combo looks a lot like my 120/blower combo.


Hi Travis, thanks for the info, it helps me understand. I would be glad to receive a picture of yours as reference. On the directional control, the rod doesn't rotate. I think something is rusted or corroded. I need to do some dismantling and lubricating. Other than that, it probably will work. I also saw a youtube video of thrower where the manual control was replaced with a hydraulic rotation control. He used the second hydraulic port on his 318 to control the snow thrower chute direction. It was very cool.

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Posted September 17, 2012 - 03:41 PM

Round chute is the early models. (pre-1976? or so)
john-deere-model-49-snow-blower-thrower_280602103897.jpg

Short squared-up was until '87 or so. (maybe earlier?)
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Tall squared-up used after that.
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If you're not happy with your blower's throwing distance, there are 3 things you can do to it.

1. Convert the chute. You can use a later tall chute, or one off from a walk behind blower. One off a WB will have cable control of the tilt, very handy.
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2. Paddle clearance. Check the clearance of the paddles in the middle of the blower to the rear housing. The tighter, the better. If it is excessive (over 1/4") you can weld in new cups, or attach rubber strips with a couple of bolts and a strip of metal.

3. Speed up sprocket. Replace the sprocket on the end of the auger with a smaller one, to increase the rpms.
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Posted September 17, 2012 - 04:18 PM

Round chute is the early models. (pre-1976? or so)
john-deere-model-49-snow-blower-thrower_280602103897.jpg

Short squared-up was until '87 or so. (maybe earlier?)
Kayla's 10th Birthday 1536.JPG

Tall squared-up used after that.
DSCN0835.jpg

If you're not happy with your blower's throwing distance, there are 3 things you can do to it.

1. Convert the chute. You can use a later tall chute, or one off from a walk behind blower. One off a WB will have cable control of the tilt, very handy.
John_Deere_snowblower_2-300x205.jpg

2. Paddle clearance. Check the clearance of the paddles in the middle of the blower to the rear housing. The tighter, the better. If it is excessive (over 1/4") you can weld in new cups, or attach rubber strips with a couple of bolts and a strip of metal.

3. Speed up sprocket. Replace the sprocket on the end of the auger with a smaller one, to increase the rpms.


Thank you for the awesome and informative reply. At first, I thought that I was missing some chute parts. It looks like I have the 1976 -1987 model and will try it out this winter before making modifications.

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Posted September 17, 2012 - 05:04 PM

Quite the package unit there Mark, Congrats, and have some fun with it!
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Posted September 17, 2012 - 05:58 PM

It looks like I have the 1976 -1987 model and will try it out this winter before making modifications.


I forgot the easiest and cheapest thing to do. Make sure your chute is smooth. Give it a new coat of paint on the inside, (if needed) and wax it.
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Posted September 17, 2012 - 06:07 PM

Quite the package unit there Mark, Congrats, and have some fun with it!


Thank you Troy!




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