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  1. It was a banner day on the hill here in RED TRACTOR FEVER land๐Ÿ˜. It was time to wake up some tractors from their long winter nap๐Ÿ˜ด. 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 life๐Ÿ‘. 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 run๐Ÿ‘. As I walked by my lawnmower I gave it a whirl. Dead battery๐Ÿ˜. 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 yesterday๐Ÿ˜‰. 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 ago๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. 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 DEAD๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ. 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 problem๐Ÿ‘. 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 all๐Ÿ˜Š.
  2. That's pretty cool. Thanks for sharing. And thanks to ALL veterans for your service.๐Ÿ‘
  3. Looked that way tho didn't it. When I hit SUBMIT it wouldn't load the post like normal. So I hit it a few more times. Then when I checked it it submitted each time. Whatever works i guess.๐Ÿ‘
  4. Sorry for all the posts. It didn't act like it was accepting it.
  5. Noticed that to. ๐Ÿ‘ I know a guy that did the same thing. Bought just in case.
  6. Noticed that to. ๐Ÿ‘ I know a guy that did the same thing. Bought just in case.
  7. Noticed that to. ๐Ÿ‘ I know a guy that did the same thing. Bought just in case.
  8. Noticed that to. ๐Ÿ‘ I know a guy that did the same thing. Bought just in case.
  9. One thing I can suggest is to make the call instead of using email. I personally like email to but rarely are they answered. A few years ago I sent a email inquiring about a 4300 Transtar. Think I might've even emailed twice with no response. Finally gave the guy a call. The guy remembered my email but assumed it was spam so ignored it. I've emailed other yards to. Same situation, no response. But if you stop by and ask if they got it? They did but never followed up.
  10. I have one and like it alot. As others have stated, very easy to get it on and off. Only trouble mine gives, I gotta tie it to something or it won't slide on the front mounts.
  11. I remember him well myself. Great tunes. RIP.
  12. I've heard this as well. Good luck whatever you decide.
  13. That's what I kinda did. Bought this as a package and never take it off. And I'll admit it's more for show than use. Plus it gives you an excuse to buy another tractor, like we need that๐Ÿ˜ƒ. And for those interested, theirs a 58 560 gas hiding in there.
  14. I found them at a shop I use to go to. No clue where he got them. Paint looked good so away I went with them. It gets easier that's for sure. My first few times backing a short trailer with a big tractor were pretty funny. But like you pull them regularly now. Don't miss very often anymore.
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