It was a banner day on the hill here in RED TRACTOR FEVER land😁. It was time to wake up some tractors from their long winter nap😴. I started (PUN INTENDED) with the German Diesels. One needed a new ether can (826) and the wife's tractor (756) I had to turn the key switch a couple times for connection. Otherwise they all came right to life👍. Next up was the 756 gas. It gave a fit last fall, sediment bowl full. I did get it to run enough to move it a bit. It will need some attention and soon, but it did run👏. As I walked by my lawnmower I gave it a whirl. Dead battery😏. So it to will need some love before long. Next on the list, what we call Harold's Super MTA. It's my tractor but he's been in the pilots seat more than me. But I'm totally fine with that. He's very respectful of equipment. So as stated, no issues with that. Anyway it started like it ran yesterday😉. Let it run awhile just like the German Diesels. One more needed to be woke up today. The most important one for the veterans home show in May. The Navy tractor. I was shocked. It started like it ran 5 minutes ago👌👍👏. And the reason I was shocked, it normally needs the points shined a bit after sleeping all winter. I use a battery post cleaner, even had it in my pocket, but didn't need it. I had one more thing on my list that needed investigation. The old Transtar 4300. Last fall I wanted to start it up one last time before cold weather. But it was DEAD😭😭😭😭. No clicking no nothing. Looked at the batteries today. Near as I can tell, manufacture date was 12\09. So their only 10 years old. Thinking some new ones might rectify that problem👍.
A friend has been working on a Louisville Super M. Blown head gasket between 2 & 3. New head gasket and a carb kit and it purrs like a kitten. The M&W hydraulic pump works cause when you pull the lever it pulls down the engine. Definitely has M&W pistons. Looked like M&W valves if their was such a thing? And he mentioned a M&W pto rod.
So all in all, things are good with me and my friend. He got his SM going relatively easy. I've got a few more tractors to wake up sometime. But the ones we will need first appear ready for the most part. Two low tires and a couple oil changes are looming but that's fine. Goes with having them so no complaints at all😊.