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#1 jtorigian OFFLINE  

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Posted January 25, 2018 - 09:58 AM

Hello Ford Lovers,

I recently purchased a running Ford LGT 14D (no deck, no attachments...yet!!!) from the original owner. Paid $700

Never owned a Ford let alone a diesel which is pretty cool for me.

I plan to perform a full service initially so I dropped my credit card at the local New Holland dealer to order all the filters and perform a fluid change (hydraulic, engine oil, and antifreeze).

The manuals have all been downloaded and printed to follow when I do the work above.

 

This is a great site and I'm happy I found it.

 

Meantime, does anyone know how to determine the year?

The ID tag says:

Serial: T003249

Model: 9618784

Unit: 8M14B

Engine: E643-06368

 

Also, any additional advice you have for me would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

John


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Posted January 25, 2018 - 10:03 AM

:wave:  Welcome to the forum! I'm jealous! :thumbs: Have fun with it!

 

These were sold between 1987-1991. I have not seen anything to determine year.


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Posted January 25, 2018 - 10:17 AM

They are great tractors I bought one about a year ago and mow about two acres with it . They are very smooth but parts and attachments are pricey . Hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine.


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Posted January 25, 2018 - 10:32 AM

$700?!  What a great deal!  These Ford tractors are very stout and well built and weigh over a thousand pounds.  I think they have the same transaxle as my Ford LGT 195 and Massey Ferguson 1855, the Peerless 2500 series.  Great purchase!


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Posted January 25, 2018 - 11:01 AM

Thanks for the feedback.

After servicing, one of my first projects is to custom install a 50" Heavy Duty ATV blade/plow (made by Swisher) and repurpose the hydro lift cylinder to the front using longer hydraulic hoses to raise/lower the plow.

I like the idea of using the stock fender mounted control valve to operate the plow lift because it also has a float option in the valve and keeps the stock appearance.

Any advice or experiences to share about this topic?

Thanks,

John


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Posted January 25, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Those are great tractors and hard to find, at least around here. Congratulations!


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Posted January 25, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Nice tractor. I would like to have one. Just wondering why no attachments. Original owner never had any, broken, rusted out, sold to someone else. just curious. I saw one years ago in my area, it had a deck with It. And I had no money to buy it.

 

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Posted January 25, 2018 - 12:17 PM

pics.........


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Posted January 25, 2018 - 05:03 PM

pics.........

:ditto:  :ditto:


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Posted January 26, 2018 - 11:58 PM

Seems to be a solid unit. I like mine. The early Kubota’s like in this add are essentially the same tractor. This one has the hard to find 3pth which would fit on your Ford as well. Something to keep in mind when looking for parts or attachments . Dunno they must of found some of the same steel FoMoCo constructed their vehicle’s from in the mid ‘70’s to stamp the decks out of, I remember my Dad being beyond P.O’d when his brand new ‘75 pickup was a rusted out POS by ‘78. He figured they were already rusting as they sat in the showroom, most decks either Ford or Kubota I’ve found are rotted out.



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Posted January 27, 2018 - 10:32 AM

If I remember right back in the 70s there was some bad steel coming from Japan. Congress end up putting restrictions it the import steel.



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Posted January 29, 2018 - 03:35 PM

The previous owner stated the original deck was damaged but he didn't say how. My guess is that he hit something sold and since the deck was rotted and weakened, wasn't worth repairing so he tossed it. I asked twice if he had anything left from the deck laying around and he said no.

 

Anyway, Six filters later and a few hours of work and I completed all the preventative maintenance on the tractor as planned. Accidentally overfilled the transmission by about a quart and had to take some out.

I'm very please it all went well. I just ordered a pair of new front tires as both have bad leaks and dried out cracking rubber sidewalls so don't want to deal with that much longer.

Next is the 50" plow setup. Going to fabricate a front mount and relocate the hydraulic lift piston as previously discussed.

 

Also I found out that the service manual (available on this forum) has a page in it that decodes the ID tag. It is book page IV, but the PDF says p.7 if that helps.

The seller told me it was a 1989 which is probably true since mine was made in December of 1988 and probably wasn't sold until 1989.

 

I promise pictures are coming of the tractor and early stages of my plow project.

 

Any advice on where/how to post pics? Should I add them to my blogs or post in the gallery or something like that???

 

Thanks,

John


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Posted January 29, 2018 - 04:18 PM

KennyP from post #2 has a link to show people how to post a picture.  

I usually just hit the more reply option when I start a post and you will be sent to a new screen.  At the bottom of the post area it will let you choose a picture.  Very simple.


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Posted January 29, 2018 - 04:32 PM

Mark is right. The link takes you to a video on uploading pics to the site, which is the best way to do it.


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Posted January 30, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Here is the day of purchase.

We tried to get it running since the hydraulic steering needs power to operate.

After an hour we ended up pushing it up the trailer.

It wouldn't start as the terminals were oxidized and not enough power was getting to the starter and glow plugs.

After cleaning the main terminals, new battery and cleaning the starter main terminal, she started no problem.

 

More pics of tractor and plow project will be posted after this weekend.

Thanks,

John 

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