trying to determine year of a 140 I looked at today

Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:16 pm

went to get a blade for my 140 today and dealer had a late model 140 there today serial tag missing has spin on filter , 2 rear light brackets and a factory alternator. do the 140 s have casting date codes like the cubs if so do the letters match the year of the cub date code list. tractor has fasthitch and cultivators

Re: trying to determine year of a 140 I looked at today

Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:00 pm

Hi Billy, ck out this link
Tim

http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractor ... r-140.html

Re: trying to determine year of a 140 I looked at today

Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:38 pm

Billy, I believe Boss told me the spin on filter began in 1974 and the alternator began in 1976.

Re: trying to determine year of a 140 I looked at today

Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:46 pm

Yes, the 140 uses the same casting codes as the Cub.

Re: trying to determine year of a 140 I looked at today

Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:10 pm

IH had a kit (I think caseIH may still sell it) to convert any of the IH's that had that type of oil filter to a spin-on.

Al

Re: trying to determine year of a 140 I looked at today

Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:31 pm

The late models we a mix match of casting codes just like the cubs the newer they were the more different casting codes

Boss

Re: trying to determine year of a 140 I looked at today

Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:00 pm

Below is a list of the serial #’s, this list shows which ones were produced during the 21 year production. The last serial # was 66,890.

This is a description of the “Letters” following the serial #’s.

J – Rockford Clutch

JKK – Optional 4th Gear Ratio: Tractor ran almost twice as fast in 4th gear than a standard 140.

HC – High Crop

1958: 501
1959: 2011
1960: 8082
1961: 11168
1962: 16637
1963: 21181
1964: 25387
1965: 28408
1966: 31285
1967: 34818
1968: 37352
1969: 39906
1970: 42300
1971: 44424
1972: 46605
1973: 48507
1974: 50720
1975: 54273
1976: 57773
1977: 60839
1978: 63111
1979: 64544

The last serial # produced was 66890.

Serial tag is located on the left side of the bell housing.

Re: trying to determine year of a 140 I looked at today

Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:19 pm

and the last new 140 was most likely sold in the 80s

Re: trying to determine year of a 140 I looked at today

Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:33 pm

Boss Hog wrote:and the last new 140 was most likely sold in the 80s


You jogged my memory. I had a chance to meet a man that worked in the Louisville foundry up until the plant closed. He remembered new 140's setting around almost up until the plant shut down. I don't know if his memory was 100% accurate but that's what he said...

Of course, there's at least still one new 140 still in the world.... :wink:

Al