Shawn, there are a few JD owners on this forum. My mom has a JD X585 that I get to use on a regular basis as I have to do the mowing and clearing of snow since my father passed away. It's one very nice tractor. I kind of like to think it's mine.
Here's a photo of my father up at our cabin cutting some brush with it back in May of 2006.
This is my first 140. It came from Proctor Vt area with a nice deck, paid 980 for it. My second 140 came from across the hill and paid 200 for it. With a tiller and deck. I know you cub guys don't like green so well, but IMHO, there are some of the best built, most versatile tractors Deere made. I do have to say I have my eye on a fenderless CCO.
Carey, there are several guys on here that like the JD 140, is that an H3? I see it has the highly desirable style of wheel weights. Say, any idea what the SN of that Original is? It might be a fairly early one as the mower deck belt guards and brackets are white. Usually those parts are yellow.
Yep, It's an H3. I have 2 H3's. Those wheel weights are very expensive to buy if you find someone who wants to sell them, but are not as expensive and desireable as the single notch weights. I bought a 120 out of a barn with a set and like a dum bass, I let them go with the tractor when I sold it. I'm not sure about the serial of the CCO, I couldn't find it.
Here's a more recent photo of my pair of 140 H-3s. I had to rearrange my garage to get my truck inside 2 nights ago before the "Big Storm" hit upstate NY, so I snapped a few new shots before I packed them in. We got a day of flurries and wet roads here in Killawog. To our east, they got blasted.
The first tractor I ever restored was a John Deere 210. It was an FFA project and got the bug started. Sure would like to find another one. I had a 70's 110 for a while, but I traded it for my previous 782.
While all the rigs around here are IH Cub Cadets my first set of wheels was a JD 318 at Mom and Dads. I like it the 345 not so much, it just isn't as stocky as the 318 but they are still nice tractors. I just wont pay the extra money for the green paint.
I recently added a JD400 to my shop. Revamped a 4' catagory 1 box blade to fit the "0" 3 point. Can't see them very well in the pic but there's a T75 Pennsylvania Panzer, JD180, Cub 100, Cub 1450, Cub 982 puller, CCC 2185, CCC 3240 as well as the Sears/Panzer narrow front conversion project in the shop right now. Sometimes a fight breaks out between the different brands!