John Deere 2140

   / John Deere 2140 #11  
Bonnet(hood) resembles hood for 2140 SN< 429999. Battery covers & door on this serial # tractor will be metal
 
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Thanks Jim. It just looks so much like a 2130 the more pictures I looks at online. Maybe the early 2140s were still this shape then the later ones went to the square shape and different decals. It is doing my head in, literally looked at hundreds of pictures and it keeps resembling a 2130. I can ask for a serial number later today if that helps? Not sure when the 2140 numbers started and ended. Will try and find out. Thanks again.
 
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Hi all. Advertised as a 2140, is really a 2130. Gutted. So was the seller when I spoke to him. Was an honest mistake so I can not be mad at him. So.... with 7hp less, still a reasonable machine? He is up for negotiations if I still want it, and I have the freight organised so I guess I will go ahead. Jim, are those filter numbers the same for the 30 series or will there be some different ones? Cheers all.
 
   / John Deere 2140 #14  
Sorry for my mistake. JD 30 series tractor built for sales in N America have a 1 piece steel hood similar to 4020 & 2130 was not sold new where I live.
 
   / John Deere 2140 #15  
Jim, are those filter numbers the same for the 30 series or will there be some different ones? Cheers all.

Engine oil filter T19044,fuel filter depends on type fuel system. air filter has serial break, no steering filter due to older style steering,hyd filter depends on serial #
 
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No worries Jim. It was me that was wrong. Ah few different variants by the sounds. I asked the seller for a serial number but the plate is missing. Not sure how I go from there but I guess I check what filters are in it now and go from there. I don稚 know if there is a way to track a serial number, but hopefully it has an engine number I can use.
 
   / John Deere 2140 #17  
Hi all. Advertised as a 2140, is really a 2130. Gutted. So was the seller when I spoke to him. Was an honest mistake so I can not be mad at him. So.... with 7hp less, still a reasonable machine? He is up for negotiations if I still want it, and I have the freight organised so I guess I will go ahead. Jim, are those filter numbers the same for the 30 series or will there be some different ones? Cheers all.

The 7Hp less would not bother me. 2140 has the same engine, but with a turbo, so I would be OK with the 2130 engine.
The main difference would be if the tractor has power steering. It was standard on the 2140, and optional on the 2130. I hope this one has power steering.

The final issue would be age. 2140 made 1980-1987, 2130 made 1973 1977


In another post you said serial tag is missing. Will this be an issue if machine was stolen at some point?


Since I do not know how hard tractors are to find in your area, I can't say if you should forget it.

I would want to payless if no power steering. For me no power steering would be a deal breaker (I am only getting older) My 2030 has power steering. It is less HP than the 2130, 68HP
 
   / John Deere 2140 #18  
If serial tag is AWOL I thought serial # was also stamped into RH frame
 
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Relatively hard to find in reasonable condition at a reasonable price in my area. Anything half decent they hold on to. This is in good nick for the age, and we did come to an agreement of a better price in the end. Very nice bloke, very apologetic. I did not know that power steering was an option, guess I am about to find out in 3 days.... maybe I can find a wrecking machine and fit it if it lacks power steering.
When it turns up I will have a look for stamped numbers in the chassis. Theft of farm tractors has not been big problem in our area, but never say never. Most stolen item from farms is side x side utv, and atvs. Always take the keys out!
 
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