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#16 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 07:10 PM

5 million total and 1 million before 1984. No wonder there are so many of the older 300 series and 140's etc. Are they the only company from the 60's that is still intact and making their own GT's? Most of the others have changed hands or farmed out the GT's to another manufacturer.

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 08:28 PM

As one who used my '66 regularly for 2 years mowing lawn and pushing snow I know they built a solid, dependable machine. At -20 F it fired right up and went to work without a problem other than a cold operator. :laughingteeth:

As much as my wife is pushing me to sell it I just cannot part with it. Glad the father-in-law will watch it for me. :D

The 120 takes the great 110 recipe and adds 10 times more ease of use and flexibility with the addition of the hydrostatic drive. Both have their pros and cons. The main difference I notice is the 120 is quite a bit larger (longer) and takes up more space in the garage. I cannot image a RF sitting next to a 300 or even a 400 series.

318/322 are on my wish list... along with everyone else!

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 09:44 PM

Very cool. Just as Brian mentioned, so much stuff is going overseas. It does my heart good to see a company that has stood the test of time.

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 11:27 AM

It's incredible how they stand the test of time.

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 12:44 PM

Harrisburg is not that far from me either. I'm within a half hour of it everyday at work. Might have to wander over and see whats to see. Gary

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 06:10 PM

Wow, 1837. Back then they were just making horses. HA! That is really cool though.


they still make horses , green ones

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Posted October 16, 2011 - 02:31 PM

I bought a 110 back in 1977 at an auction, along with the mower deck, the snowblower, and a JD 80 dump cart.

Then in the mid-80s I bought a JD 140 H1 with mower deck, snowblower, and cab. So I sold the 110 and all its attachments. When I moved to town, I sold the snowblower attachment and the Cab. I also made the mistake of selling the JD 80 dump cart, thinking I did not need it any more and not realizing just much it was worth.

Just last week I bought a JD 318 with the 50 inch deck. It was pretty much restored, and is in great shape. Now I need to sell the 140 and mower deck.

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Posted October 16, 2011 - 11:45 PM

Thank you for posting this.

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 04:00 PM

I bought a 110 back in 1977 at an auction, along with the mower deck, the snowblower, and a JD 80 dump cart.

Then in the mid-80s I bought a JD 140 H1 with mower deck, snowblower, and cab. So I sold the 110 and all its attachments. When I moved to town, I sold the snowblower attachment and the Cab. I also made the mistake of selling the JD 80 dump cart, thinking I did not need it any more and not realizing just much it was worth.

Just last week I bought a JD 318 with the 50 inch deck. It was pretty much restored, and is in great shape. Now I need to sell the 140 and mower deck.


Post a pic of that 140.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 11:42 AM

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Here are some pictures of my JD140 H1: Type T0585, serial # 055311M; Mower Deck: Type/Model 048H, serial # 41450M.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 12:25 PM

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Here are some pictures of my JD140 H1: Type T0585, serial # 055311M; Mower Deck: Type/Model 048H, serial # 41450M.


That be a 1972 - JD used the left-over 120 parts (single brakes, fender pan with no 3-pt cut-out) on the early '72's.
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Posted October 21, 2011 - 01:30 PM

No 3pt. cutout.... so maybe that's why you sometimes see 140's with the fender deck butchered to make a cutout for a 3pt. Thanks forthat info.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 09:15 PM

I don't understand. I found two places on the Internet that say that based on the type/Serial# (T0585/055311M) of my JD140 H1 it is a 1973. What am I missing here?

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 09:37 PM

I don't understand. I found two places on the Internet that say that based on the type/Serial# (T0585/055311M) of my JD140 H1 it is a 1973. What am I missing here?


I checked it too. It is a 1973. I am guessing that they continued to use leftover parts until they ran out some time during the 1973 model year and your tractor is one of the few 73's that got the 120 pan.




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