140 “lawn mower”

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140 “lawn mower”

Postby AT140 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:37 pm

I bought a 140 (1963ish) off a buddy of mine last year. He and his dad have various old Farmall’s sitting around their property. I’m sure members of this forum have that addiction - buy a project for <$500 and you’ll “get to it one day.” Then you see another “deal” you have to have, and another, and another. :lol:

Anyway, I only have a tad under an acre, but he convinced me that a tractor would be better than a riding mower. It had been sitting for the better part of 15 years, but he got it fired up, converted it 12V for me and we trailered it out here. Came with a plow and a L306 deck, which I got more or less squared away (will need spindles rebuilt this winter, but good enough to get through a season). Mowed with it all this past season, which was great and made quick work of an acre. Plus plenty of looks from people driving by. :lol:

I got the lights working again, just drained (a lot) of water and gunked up gear oil out of the trans. Currently working on the final drive pan gaskets. Battery is currently sitting on the floor pan at my feet, but jeez those battery boxes are spendy. I work on cars and have rather enjoyed something that is no frills and simple.

Just wanted to introduce myself. I may check in here and there with questions.

-AT
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Re: 140 “lawn mower”

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Re: 140 “lawn mower”

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:41 pm

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Re: 140 “lawn mower”

Postby Indy4570 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:44 pm

:thumbsup: 1962 140 with woods L306 is what I mow with.
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Re: 140 “lawn mower”

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:11 am

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Re: 140 “lawn mower”

Postby AT140 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:42 pm

Thanks for the welcomes... knocked down a dead tree the other day with the plow. Kinda like being a kid again with this thing sometimes. :lol:

-AT

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Re: 140 “lawn mower”

Postby Indy4570 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:54 pm

I see some yellow, and "international" badges, do you have the diamond front axle and accelerator pedal? looks like an industrial!
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Re: 140 “lawn mower”

Postby AT140 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:39 am

TBH, I wouldn’t know what to look for between an agricultural and industrial 140, other than yellow. There is a lot of paint loss tho (obviously :lol: ). I started stripping the radiator cover this summer. It was repainted once, I’m pretty sure. I assumed the stuff underneath the paint which is yellowish was primer but I really don’t know. I can take pics of the front and pedal when I get home.

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Indy4570 wrote:I see some yellow, and "international" badges, do you have the diamond front axle and accelerator pedal? looks like an industrial!

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Re: 140 “lawn mower”

Postby Indy4570 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:49 pm

industrials were badged as "INTERNATIONAL" farm tractors were Farmalls. The diamond front axle is a box shape, not the simple pipe tube setup found on most farm tractors. accelerator pedals were a small button on the floor between the brake pedals. One of the cool features was a huge solid brace running from the front bolster to the bell housing. This made them much stronger.
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Re: 140 “lawn mower”

Postby Stanton » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:17 am

Welcome to the Forum! Sorry I missed your first post last Saturday.

Take some time and read through a few threads to acquaint yourself with the Forum:

We’d encourage you to take the Safety Test located in the Safety Forum: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=68084

Might also enjoy reading through this thread (even though it’s for a Cub, much can be applied to any tractor just brought home): What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Thanks for posting a picture of your 140; looks nice. Glad you joined us.

BTW: Here are a couple pictures of a Farmall 140 and an International 140 (industrial) showing the difference in the front axles (the Industrial style also has a front bolster brace):

Farmall140 Front Axle.jpg
Round front axle.

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Square front axle; additional "dog leg" brace from front bolster to engine/torque tube.
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Re: 140 “lawn mower”

Postby AT140 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:56 pm

I must have an agri 140 then. Throttle is a lever next to the hydraulic levers, round front axle, and Farmall badges. Thanks for the links. I’ll take a look at the safety test. I have been careful (and my buddy warned me to be) with an “old school” tractor, especially as far as things like rollover (I have an old septic mound in the backyard which can be a little daunting depending the angle you take it).

Anyway, hopefully everyone, as I did, had a “belt loosening” :lol: Thanksgiving with good food, good drink, and family and friends.

-AT


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