Sorry I didn’t get back, thanks for the coolant tip. Good name.I have. It's called Bambi. Useful little tractor for topping and light work, but a sod to get into and out of. It's had an engine rebuild at 5000 hours because the wet liners gave way. Top tip, only use JD coolant.
What's it value these days?
If one’s name and village is on a name board ,I do think it gives an idea of where you live/ tractor is to thieves, what a sad worldSorry I didn’t get back, thanks for the coolant tip. Good name.
Had plenty spent on it since the start of the year, clutch, brakes, roof respray, new fronts etc. as it’s been more or less not started and in a more or less inaccessible lean-to shed for 19 years for a variety of reasons. Now it’s home, or was. Filled up in Eastbourne on Friday and the power steering exploded on at the top of Beachy Head, blowing out the steering wheel hub top, hydraulic oil everywhere! Fire brigade and Highways out etc. Taken its toll on me a bit, but was recovered Monday AM and back to workshop. There goes the Jubilee pageant!
It’s worth more to me than I’ve spent, and it’s very tight fit getting in, but fine for my mini operations, can’t justify a newer one, and it does the basics and looking forward to a bit of ploughing. Top speed 20mph, have to get on and off fast A road for half a mile occasionally, but works.
Worth about £8,000 perhaps in open market, - 4000 hrs, but Dad and I shared it so worth more to me.
Anyone have thoughts of detachable front roof mounted name boards on tractors? Such as A & B Smith, Upper Villageton or is this not a good idea?
Hard work in those days , stacking bales in the top of a barn, especially so in the summer of 1976, when it was so hot and dry. Can anyone else remember those good old days!! The upside was that when my late father bought a new tractor or piece of kit, he could afford to write a cheque out for it, and that was as a tenant farmer. Oh how finance’s have changed.Trying to remember when I last saw bales stacked for a Perry loader!