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THE TRACTOR HUNTER
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John Deere 140 H3 w/ Very Rare Brantly Model 320 FEL New Pics

This is probably going to be the coolest addition to my JD collection, or should I say coolest implement found for a 140 H3. I can't remember if I posted this a while back, but I found this loader in a small tar paper shack barn about 15 minutes from my house around 2 months ago, and here I was contemplating having a Johnson Model 12 or 12a shipped from Utah back east for about 3 times the cost.

Anyway, this is a Brantly 320 loader that was built for the 300 series JD GT's, and the 320's are very hard to find apparently. So I took some measurements of the subframe, ran home to make sure it would fit on my 140, and I brought it home the next day. I have since flushed the entire loader of fluids, and had a full set of new Hydraulic hoses made at my local Parker Shop for a decent price since all the old ones were craked or leaking. I have basically slacked off for the last month or so and never got around to installing all the lines, but yesterday I got er done, topped off the hydro fluid with fresh Hygard and ran it through its paces to bleed out the system.

It works much better now, and I pulled it out to move some dirt and it works pretty good so far. The PTO Hydro pump seems to be strong, and the action of the loader is crisp and accurate. One mistake I keep making is that you can't touch the levers on the hydro valve after you have dissengaged the PTO, because it releases the internal pressure and shoots the fluid out of the fill port weep hole, which will go all over you. Don't ask how I know this.
Check it out guys, and let me know what you think.:trink39:
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Have Dog - Will Travel
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Looks like fun, great pics
 

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Tanner
That looks great.I'm sure you will find hundreds of uses for that setup .
 

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Great find and the bucket looks huge on it. slkpk
 

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That looks like it would be a LOT of fun to play with!
 

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The Magnificent
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Looking great, T.

And as a side note, didn't I pull an April Fool gag on you about finding a loader in a shed a couple of blocks from you? Karma!
 

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Glockem,

That looks like it'd handle most any kind of earthmoving job you'd need to! You're definitely going to have to put some weight on the back to balance that all out!
 

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Looking good Glockem !!! you did it again !
 

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That is badass!! I am liking the looks more and more of that body style compared to my 400!
 

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THE TRACTOR HUNTER
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Glockem,

That looks like it'd handle most any kind of earthmoving job you'd need to! You're definitely going to have to put some weight on the back to balance that all out!
Yepper. I got the 3PH to finish blasting and painting, so I can mount my suitcase weights on the back, plus I have the 100lbs of cast iron wheel weights as well. I just haven't put them on yet.

I did have to air up the front tires a bunch with all the added weight of the loader as it was crushing the V61 tires since I only had about 15 psi in the front's, now I have 30 psi. Talk about a mother to turn.:trink39:
 

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Hi Tanner,

Nice FEL, should be lots of uses for that and fun to use !!!

My question though, have you reassembled that brinly plow yet ??? Ya know PA Plow Day is only about 6 months away !!!
 

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THE TRACTOR HUNTER
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Hi Tanner,

Nice FEL, should be lots of uses for that and fun to use !!!

My question though, have you reassembled that brinly plow yet ??? Ya know PA Plow Day is only about 6 months away !!!
6 Months away? I don't have enough time to reassemble it as it is still sitting in 400 pieces. :praying:
 

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I think the size of that loader is fantastic. Doesn't look overbuilt for the size of the tractor. Could you post some dimensions when you get a chance? Tubing size, lenght of arms, and the angle between the bucket legs and the arms going back to the uprights? maybe a better picture of the mount when you get a chance?

Have fun with it and post some action shots!
 

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Nice teeth. I would like to get a set for my 40 FEL sometime in the future.
 
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