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Just got our John Deere 140 up and running - after 20 years of sitting idle in the shed. She was built in 1968, and still on original engine, transmission etc. All the hydraulics still work, and all it needed was a carb clean, new battery, new fuel and air in the tyres and she has cut all the grass this afternoon. Great little machine. Now on the look out for a lifting bucket for the front now...

So pleased....I grew up driving this baby, as it was my Dad's before.
 

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Almost a car....
 

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that's really cool! it shows that when the fundamentals are right, a machine can survive the passing of time and still be useful and do a good job. Worth bearing in mind given today's 'bin it, buy a new one' way of life :)
 

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John Deere were always built to last ! :thumbs:
 

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The amazing thing is, that even with no preventative maintenance, a hard life and sitting for 20 years (not laid up), everything still works and not one bolt was seized. A joy to work on - wish I could say the same for my current (road) wheels!

I was on the verge of buying a new one, but just thought I'd give it a chance. Glad I did.
 
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