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Anyone ever buy a tractor that doesn't have the hydraulic lines to the front? Or need to make them for whatever reason?

My 140 is missing the front lines. I was at my dealership today to see if they were available and they are not. I've looked on epay a little bit and haven't found anything. I have two options - have the dealer make hoses, or use steel brake lines and get the fittings/couplers from the dealer. Steel lines would be cheaper, and I would think they would be OK with the pressure. What are your thoughts?
 

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Brake tubing will hold the pressure but the fittings are male thread 45° whereas hydraulic fittings are female, 37°. In addition to that the threads on brake tube fittings are a differnt pitch than JIC fittings and adapters are.

It might be possible to get brass fittings and tube nuts that could be used to adapt 5/16" barke tubing to end up with the 1/4" pipe thread that would mate to the hydraulic couplers.

The project is do-able but either way, 45° or 37°, it will take flaring and bending tools.

You can get flareless hydraulic fittings but they are pricey. Go to discounthydraulichose.com and explore their line of flareless fittings.
 

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I used 3/8th steel lines for the diverter valve on the Kubota, makes sure to use tube nuts and sleeves.I borrowed a friends hyd. flaring tool since the double flares on 3/8th steel tube are hard to do by hand. Its pretty easy and cheap to make the hard lines and looks a lot cleaner than rubber flex lines IMHO.


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Yeah. I'm thinking that's what I'll have to do. I totally forgot about brake lines being set up wrong. Deere gets $0.33/inch for 1/4" hose. The fittings are probably where it will get pricey. Guess I'll have to price them and see. It would just be easier if I could find someone selling the lines or parting out a tractor.
 

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Called tractor sales and parts....he is going to check and make sure but he said he'd sell me a whole H3 system for $100!!!!

I'm pumped!!
 

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Yeah. I gotta call him back about 4 PM CST and he said he would know by then. My cousin said to get two sets if he has them. He's hoping to make his 120 a 120 H3! I'm also thinking about a rear PTO if the price is right....

This could be bad. It'd be awesome to have about $5,000 cash and make a road trip down there to their place. But I might be divorced when I came back.....
 
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