Those of us who have bought used equipment, or even vehicles, have run into some things done by a previous owner that can just leave you scratching your head and wondering why. I had one yesterday on my 5320 that was almost comical.
I've owned the tractor for a bit over a year now, and it came from an operation down in Mississippi. When I bought it, the dealer and I had a discussion about the tires being filled. I was concerned they may have calcium chloride in them, but he assured me it was 'probably' methanol. That's what everybody uses these days. Now, I'm not blaming the dealer at all, he had no way of knowing what was in the tires and no reason to check. Heck, I didn't either. I found out yesterday though, my tires are not filled with methanol.
They are filled with water. Or, more accurately right now, solid chunks of ice. I jumped on the tractor yesterday and as I eased out with it, the tires felt a little rough. No big deal, it's cold. They'll smooth out when they get rolling and warm up a little. I bumped up to C range, and boy was that unexpected! The little 'thump, thump, thump' I was feeling in A range pulling out of the shed was gone, replaced by a vicious, jarring slam; first to the left, then back to the right, that put the seat suspension into overdrive until I could hit the clutch and shift back down.
I couldn't help but laugh. I get why they probably did it, it doesn't get that cold down in MS. It usually doesn't get and stay this cold in TN, but it has this year. I was planning to put new tires on in the spring, so I'll deal with this then.
What interesting previous owner jobs have you found on stuff?