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Old 08-29-2011, 08:10 PM   post #1 of 13
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Default My Workhorse 214 has been busy... pushing the belly blade!

Yes, it has a grille emblem!

Some pics, all nice and dirty, spent a few hours today pushing the JD Model 43C Center (belly) Blade. I was levelling off 3 triaxle loads of 3/4 gravel, 40x60' pad. Does a decent job.

Blade rotates 23 degrees right or left, or straight ahead. Also the blade can be rolled forwards of back to make it dig more or less.

I bought this recently off fleabay, it was pricey and not cheap to ship either, but it even came with the original manual and works great on dirt and gravel.

I will say this, I'm really glad I added the hydro's to my tractor!!
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:19 PM   post #2 of 13
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Default Re: My Workhorse 214 has been busy... pushing the belly blade!

more pics including some from the manual....
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:22 PM   post #3 of 13
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Default Re: My Workhorse 214 has been busy... pushing the belly blade!

Nice blade for sure, you also really have that tractor set up for working!
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:47 PM   post #4 of 13
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Default Re: My Workhorse 214 has been busy... pushing the belly blade!

That a Very rare Implement on the 200 series and Looks Great on that 214 with Hydraulic lift
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:58 PM   post #5 of 13
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It must be an early version, the manual doesn't even show or mention a 200/300 series. Just the 110/112/120/140.
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:52 AM   post #6 of 13
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Default Re: My Workhorse 214 has been busy... pushing the belly blade!

Nice looking tractor and you don't see many of those on a JD. slkpk
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:52 AM   post #7 of 13
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Default Re: My Workhorse 214 has been busy... pushing the belly blade!

Nice workhorse, the treads look great. Thanks for the pics!
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:56 AM   post #8 of 13
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wow, now there is something new I want.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:58 AM   post #9 of 13
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That actually looks easy enough to build. I like it. I have more time than money.
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:51 PM   post #10 of 13
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Nice workhorse, the treads look great. Thanks for the pics!
I know someone's gonna ask sooner or later, so Titan Tru Powers on the rear, and Deestones on the front. All four are filled with fluid (I forget how many gallons, it sure was alot). The fronts actually rub the lugs against the frame at full turn when the axle pivots, in fact, a few times while pushing the rough gravel around it would lift the wheel up enough to lock the wheel until I straightened the steering or got off the hump.... :S They are the original size.

Can anyone ID my rear wheels? When I bought them, they referred to them as "heavy duty Patio 140 rims", but I'm not sure I buy that, I'm not even sure they are JD. Offset it a bit different and the center is a solid welded disk rather than the usual pressed in square. I can probably get a better pic....
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:05 PM   post #11 of 13
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Those are the so called "heavy duty" rims. They are not any stronger than the other rims and actually are though to be weaker by some. They were used by Deere in part of 1969 when the supplier of the regualr rims went on strike so the company that produced the flat faced rims was used. I have a set on my patio 140 H3 too.
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Those are the so called "heavy duty" rims. They are not any stronger than the other rims and actually are though to be weaker by some. They were used by Deere in part of 1969 when the supplier of the regualr rims went on strike so the company that produced the flat faced rims was used. I have a set on my patio 140 H3 too.
Hmmmmm.... learn something new every day.

They are actually freshly painted, but you'd never know it under the dirt!!
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:47 PM   post #13 of 13
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For Sergeant....
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