Hello all, just got a 1940 B, How can you tell if it is electric start? (i dont have it home yet just going by pics) also how hard is a hand start b to start? Thanks in advance:hi:
Styled?? Unless it's been removed, there's a cover on the flywheel.Hello all, just got a 1940 B, How can you tell if it is electric start? (i dont have it home yet just going by pics) also how hard is a hand start b to start? Thanks in advance:hi:
I seriously doubt you can add a PTO if it didn't have one, at least not without a bunch of work. There's a bunch of different casting you would have to have to make it work. It's possible, but would probably take a donor tractor or a bunch of parts from a recycler/used parts dealer.Is there a pto kit for these B's? This one does not have any:dunno:
Forgive me if I'm wrong. I was in my teens when I first began working on these tractors. :unknown:Is there a pto kit for these B's? This one does not have any:dunno:
One of the experienced two cylinder guys is going to have to answer the carburetor adjustment questions.Ok the pto has been cut :thumbsdown: I got her running though!!!!:good2::good2: she fired up after about 20 or 30 pulls on the fly wheel now i know how to run and start! what are all the fuel adjustments?
what are all the fuel adjustments?
great pic to explain things. my neighbor where i used to live at(only 7 miles away) sold a tractor like what u showed-only his had rubber tires. anyways he sold it thru Green Magazine. i hauled it to Cleveland, Tn. back in 92 or 93 to a collector there, man did he have a selection of JD stuff that day.BigJim, sometimes a picture helps. This is the typical look of the Unstyled A, B, and G tractors.
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Both tractors in the photos you mentioned are styled tractors. The one with the full flywheel cover would represent the 1947 and up A and B with the battery under the seat.
The partially covered flywheel with a ring gear and top mount starter would represent the early electric start models A, B, all H's , and G. Pretty sure the model G looked like this until the end of it's production. Some changes made to the A and B's never did appear on the G. Styled tractors began in 1939 but IIRC the complete line up of models did not all get completed on schedule as in models G and D. Could be wrong though. (Depends on which book you read LOL)
I'm not sure when the electric start was made standard. WWII caused some shortages in electrical and rubber parts, and new designs were probably held back somewhat.
The picture posted of the lift is known as Power Lift. It does have a sticker that says Custom Power Trol though. A version I'm not familiar with perhaps. The PowerTrol option that came a little later and I am familiar with, has ports to operate a remote cylinder for pull type implements. The rockshaft is disabled when a cylinder is plugged in. Either one sure beats the tar out of the "Armstrong Lift" of years before!