Ford Lgt 145
Posted September 04, 2013 - 08:34 AM
I'm starting a restoration on a LGT 145. My grandfather bought new in the 70's. Best thing about it is she's complete and i got both the mower decks that he bought. She was running when they parked her in the early 90's. Any info you can give me from the pictures would be greatly appreciated. I can't read the silver tag so I'm hoping to locate a vin number when I start disassembly next week. I know she rough but I've built cars in worse shape. Lol, this is my 1st tractor.
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Posted September 04, 2013 - 08:56 AM
Welcome to GTtalk. The good thing is the tractor is complete. Does the engine turn over? We have several folks quite knowledgeable about the fords.
Posted September 04, 2013 - 10:38 AM
Hello there and welcome!
Posted September 04, 2013 - 11:15 AM
That silver tag is your only key to identifying it!! Look really carefully as the tag was Handwritten in , and is made of a very soft metal so be careful!!!
Posted September 04, 2013 - 12:43 PM
Welcome to GTT. Your grandfather had excellant taste. Check our manuals section for the manuals you need. Good Luck, Rick
Posted September 04, 2013 - 01:12 PM
Welcome...... their's a great bunch of folk's on here, very helpful and willing to answer any questions.That's a great looking tractor well worth resorting good luck
Posted September 04, 2013 - 03:12 PM
Welcome to the forum! I'm with Keith, Hope you find the rest of the 3-point.
From what I see on the tag in the 5th pic, that's the 09JC3310, LGT145. Rest of it is hard to read. Gonna be a cool tractor!
Posted September 04, 2013 - 03:18 PM
that will be a nice tractor when its done. there are plenty of guys with that model that can help
Good luck, Tom
Posted September 04, 2013 - 04:15 PM
Welcome to GTTalk. Those Fords are an excellent tractor. If you can't figure the year from the tractor tag the Kohler engine ser. no. should narrow it down for you.
Posted September 04, 2013 - 05:43 PM
Welcome to the madness. Nice looking Ford. Will make a fine machine with a little work. Good Luck.
Posted September 04, 2013 - 07:00 PM
Hello and welcome to GTtalk! Glad u found this site! Great bunch of old garden tractor folks here!
That is a great gardentractor u have there. Thanks for posting the photos.
An open-side Ford LGT 145 is a workhorse ! She will be a great asset for you when u get her running again.
Posted September 04, 2013 - 07:43 PM
Posted September 04, 2013 - 09:28 PM
Here is mine when I pulled it out of the weeds. This pic shows the two back bars. it does not show the cross bar or 3rd link. Disregard the white bar. Is a homemade sprayer attachment.
Yea man! That's 2 open-side Ford LGT 145's! Thanks for joining this site and thanks for the pic, milkdud!
Edited by James henry, September 04, 2013 - 09:29 PM.
- milkdud said thank you
Posted September 04, 2013 - 09:32 PM
Where is that tag located on the frame? My Kohler tag is basically trashed. And I cannot find anywhere a FORD tag was located? Would be cool to know the year of mine as well.