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I found one in the weeds at a neighbors home. I haven't had a solid 360deg look at it and might not for a little while so I have some time to ask questions like -
I've read about the difference between the h1 & h3 models. If it's an h1 is it possible or does it make sense to upgrade it to an h3?
If I need to make major changes to deep components that are hard to find and expensive that would make it not practical. OTOH, if all it takes is a few hoses and fittings with a lever swap, that's not so hard to imagine.

I'm looking for a machine that would be cheap to purchase and offer the chance to install an FEL or hydro blade.
Like anyone, I'd like to find a 455 I could afford but, I'm open to alternatives.

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Sounds like a 140 fits the bill for you :fing32: An H3 conversion is not hard you need the levers, valve and lines. Remember a 140 has no power steering so its not the perfect loader tractor but I have one and its not really an issue in my opinion but once you have power steering you never go back or so I'm told. Be sure to post some pictures for us or give more details and we could help you with a fair price :fing32:
 

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Sounds like a 140 fits the bill for you :fing32: An H3 conversion is not hard you need the levers, valve and lines. Remember a 140 has no power steering so its not the perfect loader tractor but I have one and its not really an issue in my opinion but once you have power steering you never go back or so I'm told. Be sure to post some pictures for us or give more details and we could help you with a fair price :fing32:
A 140 is a not a FEL friendly tractor at all, so don't kid yourself. It is cool to have one, but it is a beeoch to turn. It is fine for a blade.

I would just go check it out and determine if it is a H3 or not. if not, keep looking for one, as it really isn't worth your time, effort, or money in parts to convert it to a H3. There are so many H3's out there, so don't be afraid to take your time in finding one.
 

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There are so many H3's out there, so don't be afraid to take your time in finding one.


Man, they sure are scare up here in Ontario. Someone tell me where to look.:crybaby:
 

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I swapped out a hydraulic spool on my 316 and I didn't think it was that easy, and I wasn't changing the number of spools. I agree, if it's not an H3, either use it as is or keep looking. The 318 has power steering and there are a lot more of them, that might be a good choice for a loader.
 

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Glockem hit the nail on the head the 140 is a tough tractor to turn even without a fel.I own 140 345 425 I love my 140 but the older I get the less I use it also you would have to go some to find a more rugged well built tractor.
 
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