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#1 Pudycatz OFFLINE  

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Posted July 13, 2015 - 09:17 PM

There is a  1972 John Deere 140 H3 9 (only one pic, none of implements) near that I'm waffling over so I decided to ask the experts before I pursue it. Comes with a model 80 cart (serial # unknown), 48 " mower deck, 54 " front mounting blade, E Z rake vacuum sweeper, wheel weights and chains, Has 14 hp Kohler unknown hrs. 

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Posted July 13, 2015 - 09:56 PM

What are your concerns?  That has the later rear end and other great things.  I like the items included in the deal.  


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Posted July 13, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Pudycatz:

 

Sounds like a nice 140 H3 setup. I don't have much advice on pricing, although I did own a 1974 140 H1 with mower deck for about 20 years.

 

I sold it in 2011 for $600, but I had worked it hard for those years. If you do buy the it and the attachments, I have some 140 and attachment manuals scanned as PDFs that I could send you.

 

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Posted July 13, 2015 - 10:50 PM

Best I can tell you is that it is worth what you are willing to give for it.  Where you are located has a lot to do with pricing.  There have been many 140 H1 and H3 tractors for sale here the past few years, so it was popular around here when new and it still is.  My brother in law has a 140 H1 that I traded to him last year to mow with, it isn't the prettiest tractor but it runs good, mows good, has new bearings on the spindles on the deck..  I figured it was worth $400.  I sold a 140 H3 2 years ago that I restored that had a rebuilt motor in it with a good deck for $750, I sold another 140 H3  with a good deck  and good running motor last year for $700.  The rear wheel weights are around $150 plus shipping on epay, the weights on the front look a lot like John Deere front wheel weights and can be high priced because they are rare and hard to find.   The 80 cart can be a little pricey too, depending on condition.  I have sold several of the snow blades for about $350-$450 (that depends on if it is a single hydraulic cylinder or 2-cylinder) and I don't have a clue what the e-z-rake vacuum is worth. 

 

The John Deere 140 is a heck of a good garden tractor.  They made several attachments for it, like a tiller, snow blower, snow blade, for example, and they made a sleeve-hitch and a 3-point hitch for it too.  You can't go wrong owning one of these.  I own another 140 H3 right now  (I kinda like the 140's) and another hydraulic snow blade.


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Posted July 14, 2015 - 07:08 AM

How much is he asking? Worth whatever you're willing to pay.


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Posted July 14, 2015 - 12:30 PM

I didn't mention asking price because I wanted to hear what it is worth. But from the replies he probably is high.  Asking price is 2K.  2 K is my budget  Currently my wife and I mow 2 1/2 acres with 2 old rear engine Snappers. I also mess around in a small vegetable garden, I'm sure for 2 K something will show up. I do like to buy used equipment instead of buying new at home improvement stores. 



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Posted July 14, 2015 - 12:59 PM

    A lot depends on the funds you have available and your desire to own it. Looks like a nice tractor and if you enjoy tinkering than this could be just the thing for you. It's over 40 years old and will need attention from time to time. 

   In the end it's totally up to you if it's a good deal. 



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Posted July 14, 2015 - 02:15 PM

I bought my 1970 H3 for 500.00. Only had a deck. Great tractor. Noel

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Posted July 14, 2015 - 07:49 PM

The region of the country makes a huge difference in pricing as well as condition.  I gave $550 for a solid 120 with a newer long block and rebuilt hydro.  






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