That is what I call a 'tractor shed' expediant repair....kinda like a field expedient repair, but with a roof. Fuel line broke and we had to fix it NOW.WOW! You are right, it has quite the battle scars. Is that you doing some heart surgery? Thanx for the post. :good2:
The family farm has had those two fords, a 4000 & 5000, on the property since before I was born. Those two tractors worked the 300 acres, doing everything you would expect a farm tractor to do. The only time I can actually recall them breaking down where they were taken out of service was here recently....apparently both with trans issues. Those old blue machines have had the hell beat out of em, and kept taking it!From someone making a living with John Deere at the time that 4000 was new, I can tell you that in this area the 4000 and 5000 were tough comeptition.