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Posted September 05, 2013 - 03:19 AM

 Milkdud, your tag is on the rear fender pan straight down below the  steering column , I can see it in the picture, it is silver and most likely very hard to read if at all :thumbs: 



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Posted September 05, 2013 - 05:04 AM

Here's a pic with measurements:

LGT 3pt Measurements.jpg

 

And here's the PDF for it:

Attached File  LGT 3pt Measurements.pdf   249.72KB   27 downloads

 


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 05:07 AM

Milkdud,
Welcome to the Ford / Jacobsen family!
I wouldn't get too hung up on what year it is. It was made between 1971 and 1976. They are all the same. I've seen no listing of the serial numbers by year. The best way to date it is by the engine year of manufacture. When ordering parts all you need to know is that it is a Ford/Jacobsen Open side LGT 145. Fords were also made by Gilson and others. Jacobsen also made for Oliver and Minneapolis moline.
The later models, 1977-1980, were the "closed side" and, are very similar. Some parts interchange and some don't. Those Kohler engines were used in a great meney machines. And parts a readily available. Same with the tranny and steering assembly.

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Posted September 05, 2013 - 06:30 AM

Anyone needing manuals, send me a PM.

Joe, thanks. Wish there was more info on these as far as year.


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 08:34 AM

Thanks guys,

 

 Milkdud, your tag is on the rear fender pan straight down below the  steering column , I can see it in the picture, it is silver and most likely very hard to read if at all  :thumbs:

 

Thats actually a chalky shift knob looking like a tag in that photo.  here is another photo of the firewall.

 

Now that we are looking at the controls.  Question what did the red light indicate?   What was the button for, was it originally a starter button?

Thanks

Conrad

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Posted September 05, 2013 - 08:59 AM

Red light indicates key on not charging. Usually engine not running. Button is not factory. That where a toggle switch went for the front electric PTO. Your tractor is key start.

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Posted September 06, 2013 - 05:20 AM

I would have to disagree. The red light indicates that the front PTO is engaged.

Charge/no charge is indicated by the ammeter.

I have seen the push button on several tractors, I think that a PO attempted to bypass the safety switch, so the button is used as a starter button.

Just my opinion

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Posted September 06, 2013 - 03:03 PM

Welcome to the fun.  I'm doing the same with my 145, from the pics looks like you're in the same boat I am, but these guys on here are real helpful.  The tag for the Ford serial number is down on the dash, where the rear seat/fender pan meets the column, at least it was on mine anyway.  Should be start with a "JC" and 5 or 6 digits.



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Posted September 06, 2013 - 06:56 PM

Red light is for " pto on" indication.
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Posted September 07, 2013 - 11:15 AM

Red light is for " pto on" indication.


Sorry. I stand corrected!

Joe




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