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new around here for posting but I have done some reading its a great site to learn from!

any way I have a 1969 140 H1 with a sleeve hitch on the back

got it from my uncle's garden tractor auction collection,
"he has health problems and not able to answer question's about the machine anymore"

wondering is the sleeve hitch that is on the back a Home Made job or if is a produced by any company.

some Pics of the 69 and the sleeve hitch

T0581 21159 K321 Kohler 14HP

thanks for any thought or comments.

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Well, since you asked, and I'm new also...

That's an addition someone made.
Its not a " normal" sleeve hitch, but not a normal 3pt hitch either.
At least not that I've seen.
 

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top link is just a solid rod more or less it dosn't pull in or push out or that I have found. though I have not done alot of looking at it.

it just makes that when going up/down the sleeve stays in a vertical plane. where most sleeve rotate as they come up if I understand how the standard ones work.

pretty sure the wires you see are for the rear tail lights.

I'm a learning as I go on these 140's

but so far I really like it for doing yard work. I got a Heavy Hitch sleeve hitch to receiver hitch adapter and used it for backup up a trailer to my small shop opening and it was way easier to use the 140 than to use a ATV

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also used it to pull a small limp out of the wood to the brush pile
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This is what an original sleeve hitch looks like. John Deere calls them an integral hitch.

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then I had some extra time and thought it'd be nice to free up the bolts that lock in the sleeve hitch attachments so that the sleeve hitch dosn't swing side to side like it does.

Back the 140 into my little work shop and up on some car ramp to make working on the rear hitch a little easier to due.

was looking at the bottom attachment of my sleeve hitch and 1 side missing a nut so I think I'll just put a nut on and low and be hold the bolt on the 1 side is broken so Off comes the sleeve hitch and the top link and the holding bracket on 1 side as I'll need to have the broken bolt pressed out of where its stuck.

broken bolt is on the right side of the sleeve hitch.
 

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when working on the sleeve hitch I found where looks like somebody added some extra weights to the machine.

the first pic where the wrench is touching is appx 7" tall by 14" long by 1" thick

Top weight is appx 3" tall by 8" long by 4" wide.

sorry I could'nt get better pics its on my list some day to take off the rear seat pan and get a better look but I didn't have that amount of time.

I got the sleeve hitch off due to broken bolt and then had to drill out the standard hitch to make my 2" ball fit then back on the trailer and into its storage shed.
 

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Your 140 is officially a member of the ugly duckling club, which is for tractors that aren't hideous but not pretty. Yours can be vice president, alongside my 69 H1, Larry.
 

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Your 140 is officially a member of the ugly duckling club, which is for tractors that aren't hideous but not pretty. Yours can be vice president, alongside my 69 H1, Larry.
yes I like your 1 light 140 as well Hope Larry is all well and good and did you get the front headlight panel fixed up at all yet?
 

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on a side not once I had the sleeve hitch all out

with some PB Blaster and some talking to with the Impact wrench I did get the bolts out that set the sleeve hitch tightness, I don't know what those 2 bolts are called that are on both sides of the attaching Pin.

I'm thinking I might just go and get new bolts for that as those didn't turn in and out the best but they are out and didn't break off in the sleeve hitch.
which is a plus i suppose that was what I wanted to due was free them up. Just wasn't planing on having to take the sleeve hitch all the way off.

the mounting bolt must have been broken for a while as there wasn't fresh shinny metal when I got it apart showing recent break.

just glad I didn't cause alot of bending of things before I found it broken and make a bigger mess of things than I now have
 

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if the hand hydro lever is solid and not loose, you can adjust the eccentric bolt on the hydo under the tractor but it might have a flat spot in it already as the get jammed with dust
 

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yes I like your 1 light 140 as well Hope Larry is all well and good and did you get the front headlight panel fixed up at all yet?
Nope. And I probably never will. Larry will just forever be a cyclops. Makes him stand out from our other 2 140s, which is also why I went for H2 instead of H3 and went with a 10 horse motor.
 

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does any body have a Pic of where you adjust the creep for the 69 140? Its different than the newer 140's correct?

Knottyrope, posted this
if the hand hydro lever is solid and not loose, you can adjust the eccentric bolt on the hydo under the tractor but it might have a flat spot in it already as the get jammed with dust

but is that for the newer 140's than the 69 that this is,

sorry for asking repetitive questions, its just I'd like to know what I need to look for before I look for it.

thanks for all your help with this I sure due appreciate it.
 

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does any body have a Pic of where you adjust the creep for the 69 140? Its different than the newer 140's correct?

Knottyrope, posted this
if the hand hydro lever is solid and not loose, you can adjust the eccentric bolt on the hydo under the tractor but it might have a flat spot in it already as the get jammed with dust

but is that for the newer 140's than the 69 that this is,

sorry for asking repetitive questions, its just I'd like to know what I need to look for before I look for it.

thanks for all your help with this I sure due appreciate it.
On the end of the linkage that goes on the hydro, there is a joint that looks like a tie-rod end. You unbolt it from the cam plate, and turn it until you get it right.
 

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so I had the bolt that connects the sleeve hitch to frame the twin to the broken one and took to the hardware store and gave to the guy there and he said it wasn't a common size or thread that he could match up with what they had there.

I was off on different quest "bolts for the Sofa at Home" so I didn't want to look over his shoulder and rummage through stuff my self.
he's been real good for getting me other thing's and I seem to remember that John Deere has its own belts for things and wonder if they would due that with there own bolts on things?

thinking this has got to be a standard size? but looks like fine thread? I have this one out the one on the other side is broken in half and I'll need to replace that. can I just go to a deere dealership and pray for the best on this? thanks for your thoughts.

this is the bolt in question
 

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If you measure the bolt you could get a whole bag of replacements from McMaster Carr. Don't think John Deere could get you the bolt, especially since it isn't a Deere hitch.
 
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