Farmall504#20

Last known IH 140 tractor Ser# 66896 Home in NC

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Hi everyone its been a Hot and busy summer here in central NC and I haven't made as many post on here as I wanted to but I will try to get back on here more often and keep up with whats going on in the IH world . Here is my latest purchase a 1979 International 140 tractor Ser#66896 . Now the last known or recorded serial number for the 140 was #66890 and Gary Bell in Alabama had the 5th to the last 140 #66886 and I always thought that was "IT" but i guess there was a few more that no one knew about . I doubt #66896 is the last one made I'm sure there are a few more out there around still working but from what I've found out there this is the last known IH 140 out there .  Its pretty complete and about as tight as they come , the paint is a little faded and there are a few little odds and ends that need attention but its pretty much ready to go to the field . 

 

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Very cool. How far did you have to go for this one?

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3 minutes ago, Sledgehammer said:

Very cool. How far did you have to go for this one?

about 45 mins down the road . lol 

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Nice find. Hope you got it for a reasonable price .....but even if ya didnt as long as your happy thats all that matters!:rolleyes:

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Very cool. It's amazing to me how long the design of the A survived with minimal changes.

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old friend of mine that has passed on now and all of his tractors were sold by his family before I knew it had happened had one 140 diesel I've never seen another with  a diesel engine was wondering just how rare they were. if memory serves me he had 6 140's at one time as he farmed tobacco in Charlotte Co. VA. russ

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I don't believe there were any 140 diesels stock. 

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On 9/3/2017 at 10:00 PM, Farmall504#20 said:

about 45 mins down the road . lol 

Lightweight!  :D

 

Al

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Was the 140 diesel actually a IH 274?  (photo credit to TractorData.com)

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15 minutes ago, EquipmentJunkie said:

Was the 140 diesel actually a IH 274?  (photo credit to TractorData.com)

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I guess you could call it that.....the 274 replaced the 140 because the tooling at Louisville was worn out (again) and the C-123 wouldn't meet emissions requirements.  That and the 140 was a pretty low volume tractor outside of the southeast by then.  (Come to think of it, I wonder if IH didn't need the space at Louisville to make some of the parts/assembiles for the 50 series that was on the way in 1979.)

 

Al

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I didn't know they made a 274. Kinda cool!

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The 274 is a cool machine. They generally command good $ when I have seen them. Sounds like a YouTube comparison and showdown in the making ;)

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On 9/4/2017 at 5:39 PM, IH Forever said:

Very cool. It's amazing to me how long the design of the A survived with minimal changes.

Yeah , the A through 140 in tobacco here was king .

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23 hours ago, Sledgehammer said:

The 274 is a cool machine. They generally command good $ when I have seen them. Sounds like a YouTube comparison and showdown in the making ;)

Yes maybe in the future . We have a member with a nicely restored 274 . It would be nice to see a comparison video.

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On 9/5/2017 at 9:45 AM, Super A said:

Lightweight!  :D

 

Al

The blues Brothers 

 

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wasint the 274 just an offset version of the Komat'su built 284 that had no blood relation to the original A  ? 

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41 minutes ago, Power of Red said:

wasint the 274 just an offset version of the Komat'su built 284 that had no blood relation to the original A  ? 

correct.

Al

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the a's power train (or parts of) was also used on hi clear sprayers, combines, and swathers, maybe others    i'm thinking this is one of the longest running tractor designs 

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9 hours ago, Super A said:

correct.

Al

 

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