For the first time in 40-45 years the John Deere M left our family farm (originally purchased by Mrs. CP’s great grandfather in 1938 and currently owned by her uncle) and headed to our place. This tractor was bought in the late 70s - early 80s by Mrs. CP’s grandfather because all of great grandpa’s tractors were shot. A year or so ago the M stopped wanting to go into gear. Our uncle decided that was it, the Kioti would assume all duties and the M would be sold. Mrs. CP wasn’t having any of it, so we brought it home to be repaired, along with the No. 51 sickle bar mower. The 2 bottom plow and front snow blade are still at the farm and may remain there. I have arranged to have a guy fix the M and give it a good once over and remove the jerry rigging that our uncle did. I think/hope he’ll look at the mower too. My youngest is in love with the M and wants to give it a full degreasing when it is repaired. Eventually he’d like to do a full repaint and have it shiny green and yellow. But at any rate, he wants it operational for his last drive your tractor to school day next May/June. Oh, and Mrs. CP was able to grab some pics of him on and around the M today to be used with his senior pics. She did a great job cropping out the trailer and straps. I’m no mechanic so I would like to get it to the point of it being reliable and ready to mow our 5 acres of field. I’m also not opposed to putting the sickle bar mower in a corner or the barn and converting to a 3 point setup and just using my 4’ brush hog. Here are some pics…….