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Posted August 24, 2011 - 09:08 PM

If interested I have posted a few pics of my recently purchased unrestored 1971 120 in a new thread on the forum. As others have said, the 120 is a scarce bird, especially if it is a "custom color" model. The 1968 140's came with k301 12HP motors (which is the same motor as the 120's). I think of it as a poor man's 140.

Key points to look for are transaxle, brakes (discs v/s drums), pedals (single v/s dual) and serial tag location (early 1968 were located on the side by the hydro control).

From the thread so far I would guess it to be a 1968 model.
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Posted August 25, 2011 - 07:45 AM

Very nice 120 pics, gives me some good things to compare mine to while I rebuild. Fender pan on the 120 was solid in the back with no notch and no no holes for the hydraulics. Guess after all the different ideas here I will just have to build what I have parts for and see what comes up. Should be a nice serviceable unit to replace my 110 with once I find a deck and snowblower for it.

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 11:58 AM

I sort of ignored this thread until now - I just never had the time to read through the various post and with Mark, Brian, and Texas Deere, I didn't think I could add anything to it.

The 140 had single brake/clutch on the left side for serial numbers 10,000 and below. Individual brakes were added at serial number 10,001. At serial number 30,001 drum brakes replaced the disc brakes and the rear axle diameter increased. Also at this serial number break, the hydro unit was changed to a pinion and ring gear design instead of the bull gears used on the older models. As been noted there is NO H2, only H1s and H3s.

As been noted the 120 had the one brake pedal on the left and had the new style transmission using the pinion and ring gear design. Also drum brakes were used on the 120.

Based on the info we have, you have a 1968 140H1 frame.
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Posted August 25, 2011 - 12:59 PM

Terry, What about the factory looking point cover notch in the frame? Thanks for your input !!

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 02:10 PM

Brian,
Take a look at this thread for a 1968 H3 - noticed it has the notch.

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