Nothing against parade queens because it is nice to see old machines that have been restored to new condition. I'm just curious if anyone else still uses their 2-cylinder as a working tractor?
My Model M turns 65 years old later this year. It was used to push snow all winter and will be used to mow the lawn all summer plus two cuttings, rakings, and balings on a 20 acre meadow. I've only owned her for three years but before the M, my field work was done with a '52 Model G. The G was great for plowing and for land clearing but it was thirsty and over powered the rest of the time. I do miss the view from the seat of that G though!
With the switch to 12volt electrics and an electronic ignition, I'd have to say my M is as reliable as any modern tractor. I'd gladly pit it against any newer 20hp machine in any test except an emissions test or an OSHA test! The only thing I wish it had was a gas gauge.
So who else has an old machine that works to earn its spot in the shed?