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#1 Oppie OFFLINE  

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 06:08 PM

Im new, and just wanted to post my tractor, and what she has done for me today.

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 06:32 PM

Never seen that model I don't think.  On the rear of the right footrest....is that a red oil filter?  The tiller is unique to me also.  Never seen one with a hold-back bar on the rear like that.  


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 06:38 PM

not sure exactly what it is, but it has something to do with the electric lift thingamajig.



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 06:47 PM

Nice looking tractor and tiller Oppie. Did you take that area from sod to garden or was previously planted. 


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 06:49 PM

Thanks. i dont think it was sod, but its a newly tilled spot, not been a garden before.


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 06:49 PM

Welcome Oppie! That is a great looking Ford 140 you have there!!

You don't see many of the 140"s. The tillers and electric lift are not all that common either!

Every tiller I find is missing all the hardware for mounting, and I have never found the double groove pulley (with fan built in) to power the tiller.

It also looks like the tiller does a great job! How is using the tiller with that Hydro trans?

 

 That tiller and electric lift fit on all the smaller Fords (80,100,120)and Jacobsens (800,1000,1200) like yours.

 

Thanks for posting the pictures!


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 06:56 PM

Welcome Oppie! That is a great looking Ford 140 you have there!!

You don't see many of the 140"s. The tillers and electric lift are not all that common either!

Every tiller I find is missing all the hardware for mounting, and I have never found the double groove pulley (with fan built in) to power the tiller.

It also looks like the tiller does a great job! How is using the tiller with that Hydro trans?

 

 That tiller and electric lift fit on all the smaller Fords (80,100,120)and Jacobsens (800,1000,1200) like yours.

 

Thanks for posting the pictures!

Thank you. When i purchased it, it had a single groove pulley with fan on it. i purchased a 2 groove pulley from surplus center and put on it. it doesnt have the fan, i have to find a buddy with a drill press to attach the fan to it. After a bit of tilling, seemed like the hydro got pretty hot and wasnt wanting to run as smoothly until she cooled down. Definitely have to put that fan on it.
Yea, the tiller works pretty well. I got thrown around a bit, but overall its not too bad with the Hydro trans. I continuously have to manipulate the stick to go forward, or throw it in reverse to try to prevent the surging forward.


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 07:02 PM

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Nice looking Ford. And the tiller looks like it works the ground GREAT!!!
(Looks like good soil too)

Have to smile at the helper in the background. My helper is growing up but he still is willing to pitch in... Keep telling him it's not possible to do it myself :D
I think the red piece is the motor for the electric lift.
To Guys who have used these lifts: are they electric-hydraulic or straight electric?
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Posted August 03, 2013 - 07:05 PM

Thank you. The soil is pretty good as far as the texture (?) goes. its a bit lacking in nutrients though. Thats why there are the raised beds in the background. they are filled with mushroom compost, manure, and garden soil. ill need to add some compost and bone/blood meal to this new spot.


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 08:46 PM

Nice looking tractor. It is great having a rearmount tiller for breaking up an area for garden. Even tho you get bounced around, I think it is easier than hanging onto a walk behind. Lots of memories being made when Dad's lil helper is learning and wanting to do new things.


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 09:03 PM

Welcome to GTtalk, :wave:  Oppie....Very glad u found this site.  Bunch of great folks here, ready to help out. 

 

Mighty-fine looking garden tractor you have there, looks like she does the job well!  

 

Are those turf tires or ag tires on the back of your tractor?  When I first got my 300, I had turf tires on it and hooked up the tiller on it, and the tiller was pushing me all over the place...couldn't get any traction with the turf tires to stop the tractor when the tiller dug in.  Put ag tires on the tractor and the being shoved foward by the tiller pretty much stopped.

 

p.s....more pictures please!!!!  :D


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 09:50 PM

Nice GT!  I really like that tiller.


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 11:12 PM

Nice looking tractor. It is great having a rearmount tiller for breaking up an area for garden. Even tho you get bounced around, I think it is easier than hanging onto a walk behind. Lots of memories being made when Dad's lil helper is learning and wanting to do new things.


He really enjoys getting to help me out with anything and everything. He wants his own tractor lol, gotta get a shed built first though before I'll get his momma talked into it.

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 11:18 PM

Welcome to GTtalk, :wave: Oppie....Very glad u found this site. Bunch of great folks here, ready to help out.

Mighty-fine looking garden tractor you have there, looks like she does the job well!

Are those turf tires or ag tires on the back of your tractor? When I first got my 300, I had turf tires on it and hooked up the tiller on it, and the tiller was pushing me all over the place...couldn't get any traction with the turf tires to stop the tractor when the tiller dug in. Put ag tires on the tractor and the being shoved foward by the tiller pretty much stopped.

p.s....more pictures please!!!! :D

Thanks. I'm not sure what sort of tires they are. Where would I find ag tires?

I'll snap and post more pictures when I hook up the other attachments.

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 11:24 PM

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The 1st picture is of a style "Turf Tire" The second picture is of a "AG" tire


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