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Farmall Super A, AV, 100, 130, & 140 1939 - 1973

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140

Postby Arty » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:39 am

Well the new 140 is more of a project than first thought - maybe a parts tractor. Found welds on the engine block and transmission.

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Re: 140

Postby bb218hlv » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:19 am

Any photos ? Not sure what year your tractor is but any idea what a 140 is worth ? I just brought one and it is becoming a project that I am afraid when finished I will have more money than I could ever expect to get out of it.

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Re: 140

Postby w30bob » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:55 am

Hi guys,

I just did a check on 140 prices last week, as I picked one up at an auction this past weekend and needed to know what they're going for before I bid. As usual, it's not an easy answer. You'll see them listed for all amounts of money, so I focused on those that actually sold for my info. For a decent shape working tractor they range from about $2500 to $5000. Now this all depends on condition, number of implements it comes with, fast hitch or drawbar and what part of the country you're in. Also factor in the condition of the tires/rims, as those tend to cost a big chunk of change to replace and are a pain in the butt.

One thing I noticed is that used 140 parts seem to be much more expensive than Cub parts, and not as plentiful......so something else to consider. Non-running machines go for significantly less, obviously, as do "parts" tractors. At the auction I went to I ended up paying $1750 for mine, which I think is in really nice condition (there's a pic of it in a recent post in this section), while another 140 in "ok" condition, but not running went for $750. I think both were really smoking good deals, but that's at an auction where anything can happen.....so those prices have to be taken with a big grain of salt.

If you look online you'll find a number of 140's currently for sale for at all different prices........seems like the old adage "it's worth what someone will pay for it " is still alive and kicking........but hopefully I've bracketed it a bit for you.

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Re: 140

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:25 am

IMHO, if anyone expects to refurbish/repair old equipment and make any money on the project they are usually not going to "break even". The only one who makes any money on these deals is the guy who sells parts and charges for labor.

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Re: 140

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:45 pm

I agree that there is little or no profit in restoring these tractors, unless you are getting paid by the hour by someone else! I redid my '48 Super A and figure I put about 3 times the money into it than what I could ever get out of it. It must be a project of love, or just a fun challenge like it was for me! I learned a lot, and ended up with a really fine Super A. I just love working on/playing with these tractors, plus sharing with other forum members.

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Re: 140

Postby Arty » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:43 pm

After a more extensive look - The one I bought has a welded torque tube, both rear ears on the block are welded, steering housing cracked, and front engine block ear cracked. There are useable parts and it may be fine being welded but not worth it to me to take that chance. Bought off craigslist and I don’t have a ton in it but not what I expected either. I plan on pulling what’s useable and getting rid of the rest.

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Re: 140

Postby Stanton » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:46 am

Arty wrote:After a more extensive look - The one I bought has a welded torque tube, both rear ears on the block are welded, steering housing cracked, and front engine block ear cracked. There are useable parts and it may be fine being welded but not worth it to me to take that chance. Bought off craigslist and I don’t have a ton in it but not what I expected either. I plan on pulling what’s useable and getting rid of the rest.

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Sorry to hear it wasn't as expected. If you do plan on offering/selling parts on this forum, please start a new thread over in the Vine section.
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Re: 140

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:05 pm

Arty wrote:After a more extensive look - The one I bought has a welded torque tube, both rear ears on the block are welded, steering housing cracked, and front engine block ear cracked. There are useable parts and it may be fine being welded but not worth it to me to take that chance. Bought off craigslist and I don’t have a ton in it but not what I expected either. I plan on pulling what’s useable and getting rid of the rest.

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I might be interested depending on location.
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Re: 140

Postby Arty » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:59 pm

Found an engine block reasonably so I’m going to try to fix it.
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Re: 140

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:20 pm

sounds good! Keep us updated along the way with pictures for those who also need to do this.
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