140 Serial #

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140 Serial #

Postby Ryan Wilson » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:58 pm

Hey Everybody,

Wondering about the serial number on this machine I'm considering purchasing. It's a 140. Serial number says 2017J . Owner advertised it as a 1962. My research tells me it is a 1959 with a Rockford clutch. When I go to tractordata.com, under the "variants" column, 3 versions of the 140 show up. However the serial numbers do not differ from version to version that I can tell. The 3 versions are the Farmall 140, International 140, and 140 High Clear. How do I tell which version this tractor is? Thanks everyone!

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Re: 140 Serial #

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:04 am

2017 is definitely 1959. A 5 digit serial number of 201xx would be 1962. The question comes down to what the serial number really is. Don't worry about it, the tractor would be about the same. The distinction between Farmall 140 and International 140 is mainly about shuffling trade names. In '59 or '62, an "International" would be the commercial version a opposed to the farm version. There are a few equipment differences that will not hurt you either way. A 140 High Clear will be taller with 36" rear wheels rather than 24". It is unlikely that is what it is, the current owner would probably know if it was high clear.

If it does happen to be a high clear, it will have some minor effect on what I said in the other thread about track width settings.

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Re: 140 Serial #

Postby Ryan Wilson » Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:41 am

Ok! Thanks so much Jim for all your help so far. I'll try to remember to post pics of her when I get her home! Good chance I'll be fishing for more info along the way. Cheers!

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Re: 140 Serial #

Postby Ryan Wilson » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:42 pm

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Hey Jim,

Here's a pic of the machine I'm looking at. Any version differences that stand out to you?

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Re: 140 Serial #

Postby Jim Becker » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:02 pm

The first thing that jumps out at me is the sheet metal. That style started at serial 23301 (during 1963). Unless the sheet metal migrated from another tractor, it isn't a '59 or a '62.

It is NOT a high crop, but a regular Farmall/International 140. The battery has been relocated to an odd place. Looks like it has a complete fertilizer side dresser. The cultivator is short a spring trip or two.

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Re: 140 Serial #

Postby Ryan Wilson » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:18 pm

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Yep, these guys have been straight with me concerning missing pieces and such. Maybe this fella didn't read the serial number correctly?? I'll try that serial number with him again. Maybe it's a hybrid LOL. Here's a few more pics that they've sent me. They say she runs like a top! It's a one family owner machine. It's his father-in-laws. Father-in-law passed away a few years back and this machine has just been in the barn.
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Re: 140 Serial #

Postby havoc1482 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:54 pm

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Re: 140 Serial #

Postby Ryan Wilson » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:12 am

I think so too Mike! I'm still a little confused with the date and some of the details of this tractor. The fella selling it said he wasn't sure whether or not his father-in-law had re-done the paint on it. He seems to think it's original paint. I'm skeptical. I've noticed in most pictures I've seen "Farmall" is above the 140 sticker on the front side of the machine up by the radiator. These pictures do not show that. I don't mean to geek out on details, just wondering the history. May never know!! Appears to have the ability to cultivate some veggies around here on the farm however!

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Re: 140 Serial #

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:27 am

It has clearly been repainted. You can see the peeling old layer under the newer paint. It is one of those quickie paint jobs that has been "dressed up" with some details in black. Hard to say whether it is "one owner" or not. You need to check condition, don't worry about what year it is from.

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Re: 140 Serial #

Postby Ryan Wilson » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:33 am

Thanks again Jim.


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