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Hello all, quite some time ago I posted a photo which I obtained with very low hours (2200 only and genuine). Well, I have just about completed the refurbishment and have driven it to it's first rally about an hours tractor drive away from home via country roads towing my heavy duty tilt tray trailer transporting my 1930 Case Model C tractor. The main jobs on this consisted of a cab reline, total repaint, new front tyres, and replacement of the 3PL load control shaft, bushes and seals.. The air conditioner is the remaining main area requiring attention and will require a new compressor and hoses at least. The original seat only required a clean up and the joints lubricated. The cloth upholstery showed no wear and only requires several applications of upholstery cleaner. Foe the early part of the tractors life, it was only used with a sugar cane planter on the linkage and a front mounted spray tank to plant the new sugar cane crop each season. It has not done any drawbar work as the pin hole still has the original machining marks in the bores.
The 4th photo shows our granddaughter Scarlet on the steps and grandson Regie in the battery powered Gator which he loves to drive around our yard as well as having rides beside me in the enclosed cab of the 4040
 

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Looks Great! :bigthumb:

What is the tower in the back ground of the picture with the grand children?

I am guessing A/C is need down under.
 

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Thanks for all your comments. I am still learning about painting and by using good quality paint (John Deere suppled) and a reasonable spray gun helps to start with.

Yes A/C is essential here, especially at present where our temperatures are going over 100 deg F at present.
The tower in the background is an old windmill tower I salvaged from our back paddock, cleaned it up and set it in place beside one of my sheds. We have some climbing roses growing up it and on the top, my wife had the profile of a rose flower laser cut from 2 layers of sheet steel, powder coated and laminated together. Overall, we have about 60 roses growing in our 4 acre house yard.
The orange tractor with the jib crane is my Chamberlain Champion 9G, Australian made in 1965. Chamberlain was later bought out by John Deere. My son-in-law is helping me and my dog is sitting on the tractor seat watching us
 

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Nice place and the 4040 looks great.:good2:

Why what looks like a license plate on the front?
 
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Any vehicle or machine that travels on our road system here in Australia has to be registered. In the case of anything that does not come under a motor vehicle category eg cars trucks, trailers, caravans etc, there is a conditional registration (hence the C on the plate) and this covers tractors, combines, construction equipment and even 4 wheeler Quad bikes. The C rego also is available in several classes - crossing the roads where a farming property may span across both sides if the highway, up to 80km from base and unlimited. Included with the annual fee is 3rd party insurance cover which is compulsory for all road users.
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