I bought this john deere 140 over a year ago, it came with a hydraulic blade and a Kwik way loader
The engine is junk, it is stuck, with a broken rod and someone striped out the head (where the spark plug threads in at)
I have a newer Kohler 18hp V twin engine, it looks like it's going to fit right in with few modifications if any at all.
The other issue with the garden tractor is the steering is out, which brings up the idea of modifying it over to tracks???
I am thinking about making a sub frame for the tracks to mount on, then setting the GT on top of that?
It would make it a lot stouter and I think it would be easier in the long run.
My other option is removing the broken steering box and then set up a hydraulic steering.
But I have always wanted tracks and this would be a great candidate since I have a dozer blade, loader and backhoe that I would also fit on there. This would be the "perfect digging machine"
Has anyone on here made tracks? I am going to use larger tractor tires with the sidewalls cut off and then use a metal bolt on guide to keep them on.
I have seen several JD 140's with the track conversion and it looks like it works well.
Also has anyone put a 18hp V twin engine in one of these?
Let me know what you think? good idea or bad?