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#1 maddhorse OFFLINE  

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 04:20 PM

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Not without its problems but I got a good price on it.

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 04:30 PM

Nice JD, wouldn't mind one of those. Trade my 68 for it!

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 05:26 PM

That serial number and type code makes it a 1971. Nice find and it has the front blade. Nice.

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 06:55 PM

Nice tractor. I wonder what happened to the rear of the fender deck. It looks like someone had a custom rear attachment or hitch mounted to it at some point.

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 07:17 PM

That's a nice Looking 140:thumbs:

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Posted September 06, 2011 - 11:04 PM

Nice 140. Glad it was a nice price. That always makes it better.

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 04:56 AM

The rear end does not look original. some one added a spot for hydrolic ports in the fender. I thought there would be a hook up for atachments as well like the 200 series. I dont think the tow hitch plate belongs. I have a sleeve hitch I want to put on it but there is no way as it is. It will take some time but I will get it right. He had a patio 112, 300 hydro, 314 electric lift and 318 hydro. between 400 and 600 $'s I got the 140 for under 500 and four way blade for 200.

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 06:04 AM

First off, most of the 140s had a cutout in the rear of the fender deck for rear attachments. Also, they had holes for rear hydraulic ports, which was an option. So most 140s had a cover plate there instead. The cut out in your 140 looks to be butchered. The rear hitch plate is factory. The 140s used the same integral hitch as does the square fender 110s and 112s, as well as the 200 series, and the early 300 series.

Here are some pictures of 140s showing the rear end:

John Deere -> 1970 140 H3

John Deere -> 1974 140 H3

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 06:39 AM

The rear end does not look original. some one added a spot for hydrolic ports in the fender. I thought there would be a hook up for atachments as well like the 200 series. I dont think the tow hitch plate belongs. I have a sleeve hitch I want to put on it but there is no way as it is. It will take some time but I will get it right. He had a patio 112, 300 hydro, 314 electric lift and 318 hydro. between 400 and 600 $'s I got the 140 for under 500 and four way blade for 200.


Maddhorse, I see you are in Maine, so you will get some good usage out of that blade in the winter. Those prices sound very good to me. I have yet to see a 140 up here in Nova Scotia. That looks like the standard hitch plate and is identical to the one on my 314. The sleeve hitch will go on without interfering with that. My sleeve hitch is homemade and bolts on but I think the JD one can easily be installed and removed.

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 08:58 AM

Nice find on the 140. It's usually a bonus to get an attachment or two in the deal. Sounds like you got a good one. That 54 blade will sure come in handy.

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 03:53 PM

Butchered is a good way to say it. although I think it can be cleaned up with some grinding and paint. The blade is awsome! This is my first GT with hydrolics and am pretty stoked. I have yet had time to go over it completly and see everything. I hauled a little wood just to see how well it ran. It lurches at low speeds and sounds like piston slap hard describe the sound but once you have heard it you will always know it. It also idles way low around 800 rpm's and the hydro pump whines at low idle. It seems to me to be a good find and easy repairs.

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 04:19 PM

According to the spec sheet the idle should be 1200 for a 140. If you adjust it up the hydro may be quieter. The 300 series with the rubber engine mounts and no counter balancer idle much higher, from 2000 to 2200 for the 314 for instance.

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 04:26 PM

Tomorrow is the big day for the two us. JD 140 and I.

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Posted September 07, 2011 - 05:43 PM

Nice 140.

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Posted September 08, 2011 - 02:43 PM

First off, most of the 140s had a cutout in the rear of the fender deck for rear attachments. Also, they had holes for rear hydraulic ports, which was an option. So most 140s had a cover plate there instead. The cut out in your 140 looks to be butchered. The rear hitch plate is factory. The 140s used the same integral hitch as does the square fender 110s and 112s, as well as the 200 series, and the early 300 series.

Here are some pictures of 140s showing the rear end:

John Deere -> 1970 140 H3

John Deere -> 1974 140 H3


There is One Other thing that Looks Custom TMO that where the rear Hydraulic Outlet Holes are Those are side by side Most were one on top the Other from the factory:thumbs:




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