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Old 12-01-2010, 07:25 AM   #1
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I think I might have bought a ford 145. But it is missing its lift cylinder. Anything I should look for? Are these tractors good tractors? I said I think because its a trade and none of my trades usually go through. Anyway, here are some pictures.

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Old 12-01-2010, 09:24 PM   #2
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:20 AM   #3
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Big question, does the tractor have a large cutout on the right
Side down near the running board ? If so it was made to be manual
Lift. If it has cut outs on the trans cover plate that are open and have a lever sticking
Through, then it would be hydraulic lift. If the trans is manual, so is the lift.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:28 AM   #4
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Its a 145, so its a hydro trans.....

The 145 I had, had the hydraulic lift, but the slot was also cut out for a lift lever.....The picture in the first post also looks like its cut out.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:31 AM   #5
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He should be coming today or tomorrow. So we will see what happens.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:40 AM   #6
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look at the weld between the front deck hanger and the deck itself.. on one that I had it was loosening up because the front spindle was not true and the deck vibrated a lot.

the 145 I have sat for a year not running with nothing covering it, but works like a champ now after a simple wiring fix, and a carb cleaning.. the trans is solid and the hydro should be too. I would not be too concearned about those parts. the stearing gear box on these often gets loose to the point of failing, check that the wheels move when you turn the wheel. If it runs its a great tractor.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:36 PM   #7
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look at the weld between the front deck hanger and the deck itself.. on one that I had it was loosening up because the front spindle was not true and the deck vibrated a lot.

the 145 I have sat for a year not running with nothing covering it, but works like a champ now after a simple wiring fix, and a carb cleaning.. the trans is solid and the hydro should be too. I would not be too concearned about those parts. the stearing gear box on these often gets loose to the point of failing, check that the wheels move when you turn the wheel. If it runs its a great tractor.
Ya, its a running driving tractor. Looks like it was restored at one time to. Nice looking tractor. It should be coming tomorrow. He is dropping it off, so it gonna be a good deal.
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To my knowledge, the 145s and 165s were hydro trans and lifts only. Only the 125 was offered in hydro trans with a manual lift. The hydro lift was optional on the 125 but I never saw one.

If you have the chance, snag it. They are great tractors. I have two of this type and they are hard as nails when it comes to work.
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The hydraulic lift cylinders and valves come up on ebay every once in a while if yours are missing for some reason.
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