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Anybody know why or what these holes are for?


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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted January 11, 2016 - 09:29 AM

I have asked these before , still don't know what there purpose is, some thing goes in there and screws into the big nut below the hole. Holes look factory made. In all the pictures of 140s I have seen, I have never seen another tractor, 140, with these holes. Any ideas.

Noel

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Posted January 11, 2016 - 09:36 AM

For some kind of umbrella for driver shade?


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Posted January 11, 2016 - 10:07 AM

For some kind of umbrella for driver shade?

My first thought, or bagger mount?


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Posted January 11, 2016 - 10:47 AM

Put those pics over on wfmachines.com and see what you find.  No idea here.


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Posted January 11, 2016 - 11:43 AM

What are the large nuts for?  Would they be access holes for these nuts for an attachment or adjustment of some kind?


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Posted January 11, 2016 - 12:26 PM

I have never seen these holes on another 140. Thought it maybe for some sort of John Deere option, but may have been put there by some other owner.
Not a member on the wfm site. Tryed joining, but got no email from them. I'm not the type to join a bunch of sites any way.

Noel

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Posted January 11, 2016 - 03:13 PM

I have never seen these holes on another 140. Thought it maybe for some sort of John Deere option, but may have been put there by some other owner.
Not a member on the wfm site. Tryed joining, but got no email from them. I'm not the type to join a bunch of sites any way.

Noel

Might take them awhile to check your references and credit!


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Posted January 11, 2016 - 04:17 PM

I would guess bagger mount?


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Posted January 11, 2016 - 06:09 PM

I have never seen these holes on another 140. Thought it maybe for some sort of John Deere option, but may have been put there by some other owner.
Not a member on the wfm site. Tryed joining, but got no email from them. I'm not the type to join a bunch of sites any way.

Noel

Want me to share the pics over there?


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Posted January 11, 2016 - 06:12 PM

Yes, thank you very much.

Noel.

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Posted January 18, 2016 - 06:40 PM

Military often specs things like light bars, roll bars, etc. to be added for various purposes. Does it have another color paint under the green? My cousin used to get large contracts for modified Deeres for various purposes, including for diesel Gators for ambulances.
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Posted January 20, 2016 - 11:46 AM

Not on the fender pan, but on the engine bonnet, it has a darker type of green, but that could be the original color of the fiberglass bonnet.

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Posted January 20, 2016 - 03:11 PM

I don't think the holes are factory made. If these were factory made, they wouldn't have been drilled say with a hole saw bit, but instead would have been punched, as Deere wouldn't have left sharp edges. My opinion thinks these were someone's way of installing a homemade steel canopy supported off of steel tubes that threaded in the nuts that you have shown welded to the frame below. Just my two cents, and I could very well be wrong with my thinking. 


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Posted January 20, 2016 - 05:36 PM

I don't think the holes are factory made. If these were factory made, they wouldn't have been drilled say with a hole saw bit, but instead would have been punched, as Deere wouldn't have left sharp edges. My opinion thinks these were someone's way of installing a homemade steel canopy supported off of steel tubes that threaded in the nuts that you have shown welded to the frame below. Just my two cents, and I could very well be wrong with my thinking. 

Sounds feasible to me Troy!


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