Tractor Puller - Geo - Modified John Deere 140
puller, nicknamed Geo, started
John Deere 140
and a trip to the
salvage yard for a Geo Metro 3 cylinder car engine with only 4000
miles on it We removed the engine in the John Deere 140
garden tractor and the Geo engine was mounted ahead of the
hydrostatic transmission. A
gas peddle was installed so it could be driven just like a car.
We converted the engine from fuel injection to a 4 barrel
carburetor. Three single pipes were installed for the
exhaust system so it could breath
better. The engine ran about 6000 RPM.
We used this
garden tractor pulling.
Needless to say, when running this tractor down the blacktop in a
tractor pull the
would be squealing the entire way.
A clipart was made
for us to use as our logo from a professional photograph taken of
the Geo while it was still in
a garden tractor puller.
Later the GEO engine was also installed in a John Deere 317 garden
tractor and used as a garden tractor puller.
I have been trying to find an actual picture of the Geo but the
only pictures we had were in the shop and got lost in the
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Garden Tractor Puller Questions and Answers:
Q: Jim, did
you use the tractor as a puller? If so did you have what
might be referred to as transmission slippage? (I guess that would
at the pump?) I was just curious what you used as driveshaft
I may need to rework the front axle if I do this. The V-4's weigh
about 320 pounds.
A: Yes we used both the 317 and
140 for pulling. The transmissions on both these tractors are very
tough and I didn't have any problems with that. I made the
driveshaft, it's kind of hard to explain. I got some parts from
CATCO (truck PTO parts), had some here, some I have machined
special for whatever I'm doing. Of course each engine install needs
I think your front axle could take the weight but might be in the
Modified John Deere 140 - Geo - Garden Tractor Puller