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#1 dropped82 ONLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 07:54 PM

Well I went and did it again. I mean really, who doesn't need 100 projects for the winter. I may get bored. I got this last weekend.
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'70 140 H1. Came with a front blade. Not original. Its a converted blade. I frowned at that till I saw how high that cylinder lifts (small bucket anyone?). Also there are 4020 front weights bolted to the rear fender pan. I also frowned till I realized those could pay for some upgrades and new paint. It runs great. Doesn't smoke or knock. My plan it back to original with paint, seat, and muffler. Also some ags and a sleeve hitch. Now looking for parts. Anyone need 4020 weights? Trade for a sleeve hitch or ags maybe? Also anyone wanna swap a stack for a muffler? I also have a line on some 318 hydraulics complete from handles to lines for a nice price. Any thoughts on that? Only thing I see as av problem would be the handles.

Here is a better pic sent from the PO
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Edited by dropped82, October 22, 2013 - 08:45 PM.

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 08:14 PM

Also the headlight panel is in pristine shape. Hood is cracked but I have a good one from my previous adventures in gear drive JD's. Now I understand why i kept all those parts lol. Also has the factory cigarette lighter! Brakes need some work. I haven't really got into it other than driving it around the yard. The drive linkage is wore. Kinda hard to find neutral. Its there but touchy. Also when going forward and slow speeds, i have to hold the lever otherwise it moves itself forward.
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Also, for some reason it doesn't want to start tonight. Maybe the Case's have been messing with it. They don't look very welcoming in this picture! The 140 looks a little "wide eyed" like she hasn't slept since arrival lol.

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 08:39 PM

One other thing I notices is the rearend. Its completely different from my last 140. Looks like the axle and hyrdo unit are separate. It also has disc brakes. One works, the other not so much. The drive linkage looks simple but seems loose. I'm guessing the bushing in the curved slot needs replaced to tighten it up.
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This one looks a lot easier to change fluids on. My last 140 was a pain with removing the cooling tube.

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 09:04 PM

From WFM

 

With a tractor the size of the 140, allied suppliers were quick to adapt it to their equipment. Front end loaders were available, as were groundsaws, post hole diggers, hard and soft sided enclosures, landscape rakes, numerous gardening tools like plows and discs, and other tools and attachments aimed at commercial users. A more comprehensive listing of these can be found in the allied attachments section of the site.

For 1969, the 140 received a 15% upgrade in power with a move to the 14 horsepower Kohler cast iron K321AS. Also new for the '69 model was individual rear brakes. These allowed sharper turns, as well as the ability to feather a wheel if it was spinning. A change a little more difficult to detect was a switch to a true three spool valve on the H3 models.

 

At Serial number 30001, for the 1971 model year a change was made in the type of hydrostatic unit used. This change incorporated a pinion and ring gear design rather than the bull gears used on previous models. The rear axle diameter was also increased. Rear brakes were changed for the disc type used up to this time to a more reliable drum brake system. Individual rear wheel brakes were retained on the H3 models.

 

You have the early hydro.  

 

There is a nut below the hydro handle that is used to control tension on it.  


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 09:57 PM

Welcome to the family!! I have a '69 model H3 with that rear axle. My 140 is one of two that I can safely say that I will not get rid of. The only bad part about the pre 30K serial models is that I can't find a free owners or service manual... that and the rear PTO is stupid expensive. There is a link to the thread for mine in my sig.


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 04:20 AM

Nice 140. An early one as Travis indicated. The parts can be hard to get for the early setup. The newer ones had the same Dana/Sundstrand setup that was used on the 300 series tractors until 83 when the new 318/316 came out. 


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 04:47 AM

Very nice 140 you have there.  cig. lighter and headlights were optional on the H1.  the rear pto is rare and expensive, but unless you want to run a tiller you won't need it. 

Tell those case tractors to settle down, there is a new girl in town...


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 06:30 AM

Very nice 140 you have there.  cig. lighter and headlights were optional on the H1.  the rear pto is rare and expensive, but unless you want to run a tiller you won't need it. 

Tell those case tractors to settle down, there is a new girl in town...

 

and she is a hottie!


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 04:13 PM

and she is a hottie!

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Posted October 23, 2013 - 05:56 PM

I stopped by the JD dealer today and ordered the replacement bushing for the hydro linkage. Its pretty wore and dont want to adjust anything till its tight. Thats just step one. Many more to go.

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Posted October 23, 2013 - 06:14 PM

Your J D 140 is over 40 years old and u can still buy parts for it.  At the dealer too.  Ain't that cool!  I like my J D! 

I was talking to a fellow gt nut the other day about the cast iron 12" wheel weights ....you can still buy those new at a dealer too........


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Posted October 24, 2013 - 05:17 AM

Hello

I had a 1969 John Deere 140 that I paid $600.00 for about Eight year's ago it came with the 47" Mowing deck. It had a cigarette lighter and was an H-3 but did not have Headlights, as some one had changed out it's hood and headlight assembly with that of an Older 110 machine. I used it to mow Two acre's of Grass Per week with it with until I sold it when I replaced it with a first Year John Deere 318 that is a 1983. The 140 was as strong as an Oxe but the early one's had some issue's of Leaking with the Hydro Valves in the top of the Hydraulic pump. The early one's are no longer availible but as luck would have it mine were fine. I located a 33 tiller for it and made up my own rear PTO drive for it. I used it to Till our Vegetable Garden after I bought my 318 and sold it's 47" mowing deck for $200.00. Here are some of the last picture's of it before I sold it shown with it's tiller and a picture of my Homeade PTO set up. I sold it to fund a Rear Model 30 Hydraulic tiller for my John Deere 318 and Got $800.00 for it when I sold it with the tiller shown on it.  John Deere still stock's Most of the part's for the Model 140 but driveline part's are getting harder to find as they have discontinued some them. I would suggest that you change out the Hydraulic filter often and use John Deere low viscosity hydraulic oil to keep that Transmission and rear end working well. Regards, Hammerdown

 

 

 

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