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#16 caseguy OFFLINE  

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 08:39 AM

That is a very complete and solid looking tractor! It looks like the rust holes in the deck are mostly on the flat spots. Should be easy enough to patch! How about some pics of the "after pressure washing" 120?
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Posted August 28, 2011 - 02:42 PM

Looks good now, but I would like to see it after a pressure washing too.

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Posted September 02, 2011 - 10:08 PM

I will post up some new pics tomorrow.

BTW... does anyone have access to a 120 service manual for machines over 7,500? I want to do some more in depth service on it.

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 04:45 AM

Glad the 120 is working for you. Does this have 1" spindles on the front? I have a set of spindles, wheels, and the steering link between.
I wanted to get the axle, but it had already gone to the scrapper. I am not sure what model JD they came from.

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 06:57 AM

From what I read the early 140 got the 3/4" and late 140 got the 1". Not sure where the 120 fits right now. I would guess it lines up with the late 140 based on production dates. IIRC - late 140, 300, 314, 316k and 317 use the 1". NOt sure on the 200 series and open frame tractors.

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 07:08 AM

Thanks. I have ulterior motives for these spindles. I need to check some things out first.

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Posted September 03, 2011 - 03:27 PM

I just had a look at the parts diagrams for the 120 on JDParts.com. According to the diagram the front end has cup and cone bearings for the wheel axles!! When I looked up the part specs they were .75 ID so they are not 1" at the wheel. I also looked up the bronze bearing for the spindle. It is .756 ID x 1.126 OD x1" long. You might be able to squeeze a bushing in there to bring it up to 1" but it would be tight.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 08:11 AM

Ok, finally got some more pics. The last few are post-power washing. It does need the blades sharpened but I have not had time to do that. It takes the same blades as my 110 so I will pull those, sharpen them and install them on the 120 deck.
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That is a very complete and solid looking tractor! It looks like the rust holes in the deck are mostly on the flat spots. Should be easy enough to patch! How about some pics of the "after pressure washing" 120?

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 08:44 AM

Nice little tractor don't see a bunch of 120's

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 08:53 AM

Nice little tractor don't see a bunch of 120's


120's are kinda odd machines. I would say it is a more affordable 140 = smaller engine, one hydro out, single brakes, no 3pt (look at the rear fender pan) and some other things. Made only in 1970/1971 and were not big sellers. Serial split is 0-7499 = 1970 and 7500 to ?? = 1971.

While mowing at church the cleaning guy (a certifiable small engine junkie) came out and talked to me about it. He was impressed with the sound of the engine and how well it cut even with dull blades. The more time I spend on it the more I am impressed with it. Well worth the money!!!

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 09:28 AM

These tractors were in an odd place on the Deere line up 140 's came with a 12 hp first year single lever lift
and single brake.That is most likely why they did not make them long. The front port was even an option I have one with out it I think most people that wanted the hydro tractor was looking for a garden tractor to use all around and the cost was very close so most went with the 140

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 09:31 AM

I hear that. It is essentially an early 140 with an upgraded hydro/diff. Considering a H2 or H3 upgrade using later parts if possible. The purists will hate me for it but this one is a worker and a strong worker it is.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 11:21 AM

Here is the yard after it has been hard at work... I think it still needs a bit more of leveling work to go along with sharp blades.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 11:30 AM

It looks like a very nice cut to me. Pretty impressive for a 40yr. old machine!

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 11:39 AM

I am happy with it. Not quite as nice as my 110 but this deck is not as nice as that one either...




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