Its a 47...first production model.
Does run..quite well after some carb tuning and general cleanup.
Fixed the lose hubs in the rear ,cleaned brakes ,cleaned air filter (has the optional glass outer pre-cleaner).
Hydro oil is contaminated....more on this.
Draft control spring shaft has morphed into a 2 piece useless part......more on that later as well.
Came with a ford 5' brush mower that has seen better days and pukes oil out of every orafice....
Solution ......some combine butter/corn grease thing I read about somewhere . If you have a better Idea lets hear it??
No its not getting new seals...its older than dirt and the housing is rough at best. Goofy one-off blades. Its getting pumped full of whatever grease and will last long enough.
Tractor has 1 new rear(brand new by previous owner).with no ballast.....dumped the calcium outta the other yesterday and installed new valve stem . Its the 2 piece liquid style. Fronts look great ,hold air but are dated...prehistoric..there fine. This tractor needs front weight...NOT rear. No loader.Not getting one. The less traction the better as they are known to lift the front quite easy. The reason I own a jd 4x4 is cus I got spooked on a 9n.....This is a stepping stone to get my kid into a jd 4x4 scut. Learn the basics on something thats leaving...not the one your keeping.
Pto works ,looks like a new hydro pump was installed?? Plate on the bottom is spotless and shiney..either a rebuild or whatever...it has no paint like the rest of the Red Belly.
Drives....but we havn't....Had the old boy that we bought it from drive it over to the loading site.
He started it in N then somehow got it into 1st...it would try to die at idle when we showed up so this would have helped.
Or he bypassed the start in gear switch as there are bare wires everywhere to acomplish this. Its Home.
6v...positive ground...confirmed buy seller. Get it home and the battery is in backwards
These tractors don't care...but Were scared to switch it back...Its working soo.. We'll get to that but of course being an early model it has the front Distributer...PITA.
The BLOCK is Not cracked so were feeling good.
Ok we paid 800...tractor mower.running.
Who here has split a 2,9,or 8N...??
Any other good ideas for unsticking the clutch....??
Pulled starter and dumped 3 cans of brake clean on clutch....it appears that hydro oil is leaking out front of transmission.
Could be oil stuck...been stuck for a year plus. Pedal has been wired down and He mowed 10 acres with no sign of it unsticking.
No were not running it into a tree.
Not gonna jack it up ,wind it up in 4th and push it off the jack.
Tie it to a tree with a long chain and go like a bat outta h55l.
Other solutions are all welcome...pile on if you got a story that works ...or might.
Yes I've found a couple other forums...not a member of any.
I like it here but realize I'll have to look around a bit .